Joff Wild

The full programme and speaking faculty for IPBC Global 2018, being held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco from 10th to 12th of June, have now been finalised.

More than 70 IP thought leaders from business, policy, finance and the legal sector are confirmed as speakers at the conference, which is acknowledged as the world’s foremost event about the business of intellectual property.

Highlights for 2018 include …

A wide range of topical, interactive, thought-provoking sessions

Practical masterclasses, industry boot camps, set-piece debates, CIPO scenarios and much more. All designed to provide delegates with practical takeaways that will give them the kind of insights to turbo-charge their IP value-creation strategies.  

Three keynote addresses

Andrei Iancu (Director, USPTO)

Sue Siegel (Chief Innovation Officer, GE)

Benoît Battistelli (President, EPO)

Dozens of world-class panellists, such as:

John Mulgrew, Uber

Barry Costa, the Mitre Corporation

Billie Chen, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd

Gustav Brismark, Ericsson

Tim Croll, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

Katharine Ku, Stanford University

Amar Mehta, Waymo LLC

Diane Gabl Kratz, Seagate Technology

Phyllis Turner-Brim, Starbucks

William LaFontaine, IBM

Ben Wang, ZTE

12 hours of networking

Formal and informal, drinks receptions, breakfasts and extended lunches

PLUS: CLE accreditation – up to 10.5 hours

Close to 500 people have now registered to attend IPBC Global in San Francisco this June and remaining places are limited. If you want to ensure that you are at the world's premier event about IP value creation you are strongly advised to act quickly to secure your place..