IP Monetization Conference

in Plano, Texas, USA

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Online registration is closed.  Please bring your completed registration form to the door.  

Past Event

Credits:7 Hours of MCLE Credit available


Monetizing intellectual property assets is an increasingly important consideration for technology companies.  This timely conference will consider how the law and government policy affect monetization, and explore aspects of monetization in practice.

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Highlights will include:

  • Patent policy update
  • 20th century accounting practices distorting 21st century IP
  • Indirect licensing
  • Patent pools

Conference Co-Chairs

John C. Lindgren
President & Chief Executive Officer
Conversant Intellectual Property Management
Ottawa, Canada

John Veschi
Chief Executive Officer
Plano, Texas

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

What’s Happening in Washington and Brussels That Could Impact Your Licensing Program?

The FTC 6(b) Study, the Innovation Act recently passed by the House and the Leahy bill pending in the Senate, USPTO Initiatives, heightened White House involvement in the conversation, and EU enforcement actions. There is no shortage of legislative and administrative proposals and studies on patent enforcement.


Chris Israel, Former U.S. Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement

  • Suzanne Drennon Munck, Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property at the Federal Trade Commission
  • Joseph Matal, Associate Solicitor in the Office of the Solicitor of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Steve Pinkos, Former Policy Director and General Counsel to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy
  • Jon Dudas, Former Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

10:15 am


10:30 am

Patent Licensing Codes of Conduct: Raising the Bar for the Industry

As congress, the FTC, the DOJ, and the European Commission have been called upon to make significant changes to the legal framework of patent enforcement, the industry itself needs to step up and insist on behavioral changes.


Manus Cooney, Partner, American Continental Group, Inc.

  • Phil Shaer, Senior Vice President and Chief Licensing Officer, Conversant Intellectual Property Management, Inc.
  • Phil Hartstein, President, Finjan, Inc.
  • Changhae Park, Vice President, IP Licensing, Freescale Semiconductor

11:30 am

Keynote Speaker - How the Patent Licensing Industry Has Evolved – For Better or Worse

Marshall Phelps, Former Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Licensing, Microsoft Corporation

12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:00 pm

Indirect Licensing

A significant number of companies have decided to transfer high quality patents to enforcement entities in recent years. What’s the motivation for this and what models have been successful?


John Lindgren, President and CEO, Conversant Intellectual Property Management, Inc.

  • Diane E. Duffy, Ph.D., Executive Director and Technology Control Officer, Applied Communication Sciences, A Business of the SI
  • E. Earle Thompson, Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, SanDisk

2:15 pm


2:30 pm

Through the Looking Glass – How Accounting Practices affect the IP Picture

Accounting Practices influence Business Practices. We’ll explore two seemingly simple questions:

  • What makes a deal a good deal in terms of financial reporting for both the licensee and the licensor?
  • How much are your patents really worth?

John Veschi, CEO, Rockstar

  • Michael Friedman, Managing Director, Ocean Tomo
  • Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group, LLC
  • Ross Morgan, Managing Director, CFO4Results, Inc.
  • Darlene Nielsen, Partner, Deloitte LLP

3:30 pm

Patent Pools: An Attractive Alternative to Direct Licensing or Traditional NPE Enforcement?

A discussion of how pools have been able to attract patent owners to contribute high quality IP and where they see the industry headed.


Michael C. Wilson, Partner, Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP

  • Peter Moller, Managing Director, IP Equity, General Electric
  • Karel van Lelyveld, CEO, Sisvel International 

4:30 pm

SEP’s: What are they Really Worth these Days?

There have been a slew of recent cases that attempt to compute with specificity what a RAND commitment means in terms of actual royalty rates. Are these cases consistent and on the right path? Or are there better ways to look at this?


Chad Hilyard, Chief IP Counsel, Rockstar

  • Bart Showalter, Partner, Baker Botts
  • Henry Bunsow, Partner, Bunsow DeMory Smith and Allison
  • Peter Quies, Senior Consultant, Micronomics, Inc.
  • Roy Weinstein, Managing Director, Micronomics, Inc.

5:30 pm

Networking Reception

CLE Credits

MCLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for 7 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 901291679. Sign-in sheets and/or certificates of attendance will be available for ALL states.

Overnight Accommodations

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center, 7121 Bishop Rd, Plano, TX 75024. Registrants should call 972.473.6444 and advise them they are attending  "IP Monetization" to receive a reduced room rate of $249 + tax. The last day to obtain this special rate is April 23, 2014.


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