Joff Wild

The speaking faculty for the IP Business Congress taking place in San Francisco between 19th and 21st June 2011 is now starting to grow. As of today, the following IP business leaders had confirmed that they will be taking part:

• Kasim Alfalahi, Vice President and Chief IP Officer, Ericsson

• Bruce Berman, CEO, Brody Berman Associates

• Mark Blaxill, Managing partner, 3LP Advisors

• Charles Clark, Global Head of IP, Edwards Limited

• Bill Coughlin, President and CEO, Ford Global Technologies

• Tim Crean, Chief IP Officer, SAP

• Ralph Eckardt, Managing director, 3LP Advisors

• Thomas Ewing, Principal consultant, Avancept LLC

• Horacio Gutierrez, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, IP and Licensing, Microsoft Corporation

• Peter Holden, Partner, Coller Capital

• John Kim, Assistant General Counsel, IP, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

• Sherry Knowles, Principal, Knowles Intellectual Property Strategiess

• Michelle Lee, Deputy General Counsel, Google Inc

• Michael Lennon, Partner, Kenyon

• Damon Matteo, Chief IP Officer, PARC

• Mike McLean, Vice President Intellectual Property Rights and Professional Services, UBM TechInsights

• Peter Menell, Professor of Law; Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

• Michael Meurer, Professor, Boston University School of Law

• Henry Nothhaft, Chairman and CEO, Tessera

• John Olsen, Partner, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge

• Daniel Papst, Chief Patent Officer, Papst Licensing

• Ruud Peters, CEO, Philips IP & Standards

• John Pryor, Senior Vice-President, IP Brokerage, ICAP

• Béatrix de Russé, Executive VP of IP and Licensing, Technicolor

• Paul Ryan, CEO, Acacia Technologies LLC

• Mona Sabet, Corporate Vice President, Business Development, Cadence

• Joseph Siino, CEO, Ovidian Group

• Tyron Stading, CTO and Founder of Innography

• Tim Steinert, General Counsel, Alibaba Corporation

• Duane Valz, Partner, Chadbourne & Park

• Mallun Yen, Executive vice-president, RPX Corporation

You can see a full preliminary programme for the event here.

There is a super early bird discount that gets you a full delegate place for $995. This applies until until 21st January 2011. The full price for a place is $1,650. So that's quite a saving. Not surprisingly, quite a few people have already taken advantage. The last IPBC, which took place in Munich in June, was a sell-out. It's looking like San Francisco 2011 will go the same way. I very much hope that you can join us.