2017 Annual Meeting - What You Missed!


The AIPF 2017 Annual Meeting was held on September 13 to September 15 at the Marriott Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA.

"An Age of Uncertainty: How do Boutique IP Firms Respond?" provided attendees with a well-rounded conference focused on the latest legal and business management topics.

Legal Topics

The Challenges for In-House Counsel in a Changing IP Landscape

  • Jason Rogers, IP Counsel and Attorney, Ford Motor Company, USA
  • Jonathan Stroud, Chief Patent Counsel, Unified Patents Inc., USA
  • Gabriel Kleiman, Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer Inc., USA
  • Moderator Carlos Olarte, Partner, Olarte Moure, Colombia

Monetizing Intellectual Property: Perspectives from Patent Brokers

  • Robert Aronoff, Managing Partner, Pluritas LLC, USA
  • Steven Horowitz, Founder & Principal, Ovidian Group LLC, USA
  • Moderator Jennifer Bailey, Erise IP P.A., USA

Global Trademark Update

  • Isabelle Jomphe, Partner, Goudreau Gage Dubuc, Canada
  • Martin Viefhues, Managing Director, Jonas Rechtsanwaltsegesellschaft mbG, Germany
  • Laura WInston, Partner, Kim Winston LLP, USA
  • Moderator Cheryl Burbach, Partner, Hovey Williams LLPC, USA

Brand Owners in ICANN-land: The REAL Virtual Reality of Domain Name Expansion

  • J. Scott Evans, Director-Trademarks, Adobe Systems Inc., USA
  • Moderator Brett Lunn, Partner, FB Rice, Australia
The Intersection of Legal Ethics with Data Security
  • Rebecca Stroder, Vice President-Legal, Fire-Eye Inc., USA
  • Moderator Jennifer Bailey, Partner, Erise IP P.A., USA & Ricardo Enrique Antequera, Partner, Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez, Venezuela

Inventorship Issues Across Jurisdictions
  • Victor Garrido, Partner, Dumont, Mexico
  • Felix Klopmeier, Partner, Lang & Rahmann Rechtsanwalte, Germany
  • Timothy Letters, Partner, Letters & Thoo Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Moderator Andrew Ritter, Associate, Sughrue Mion PLLC, USA


Brand of Excellence Topics

Social Media and Personal Branding Essentials

  • Susan Kostal, Legal Marketing & Content Strategist, USA
  • Moderator Christopher Agrawal, Partner, Bookoff McAndrews PLLC, USA

Law Firm Leadership: Responding to Uncertainty

  • Lynn Jordan, Partner, Kelly IP, USA
  • Brett Lunn, Partner, FB Rice, Australia
  • Carlos Olarte, Partner, Olarte Moure, Colombia
  • Robert Watson, Partner, Mewburn Ellis LLP, UK
  • Moderator Christopher Agrawal, Partner, Bookoff McAndrews PLLC, USA


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