Global Intellectual Property Center

2015 IP Summit

Global IP Summit 2015
Illuminating the Possibilities

This fall, the Global IP Center hosted the 3rd Annual Global IP Summit to highlight the critical role of copyright, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets in driving innovation and creating jobs across diverse industries.

Global IP Summit 2015 Agenda

Thursday, November 5th Cannon Caucus Room
6:00 p.m. Reception Begins
6:15 p.m. Opening Remarks & Congressional Keynote Introduction

Mark Elliot | Executive Vice President, Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
6:30 p.m. Congressional Keynote Speaker

Senator Thom Tillis (NC)
Introduced by : Rich Bagger | Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Market Access, Celgene
7:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment

Jeffrey Steele | Premier Nashville Songwriter
Introduced by : Bart Herbison | Executive Director of the National Songwriters Association

Friday, November 6th U.S. Chamber of Commerce
8:00 a.m. Registration & Exhibit Hall Opening

For a list of our exhibitors, please click here.
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

Rich Bagger | Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Market Access, Celgene
8:45 a.m. Keynote Address

The Honorable Orrin G Hatch | Chairman, Senate Finance Committee
Introduced by : Bob Filippone | Vice President, U.S. Policy and Government Affairs, Merck & Co., Inc.
9:15 a.m. Leading CEOs Straight Talk on IP

IP affects more industries than you might think! The entire U.S. economy relies on some form of IP, because virtually every industry either produces or relies on it. IP is the cornerstone of business, comprising over 40 million American jobs across 75 diverse industry sectors. In addition to employing millions of Americans, these IP-intensive industries contribute several trillion dollars to America's GDP. Come hear leading industry association CEOs discuss what IP means to the industries they represent – and what we need to do to ensure that America remains the world’s engine of innovation.

Featured speakers include:
Tom Allen | President & CEO, Association of American Publishers
Robert Cresanti | President & CEO, International Franchise Association
Juanita Duggan | President & CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association
David Israelite | President & CEO, National Music Publishers Association
9:55 a.m. Employing Innovation Across America: The Road to a Strong Economy

Mark Elliot | Executive Vice President, Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
10:00 a.m. The Art of the Possible with Micro-Innovator Beam

Featured speakers:
Jeffrey Schweitzer | Chief Innovation Architect, Verizon
Philip Maher | Strategic Engineering/Partners, Suitable Technologies
10:30 a.m. Breakout 1: Has the Sun Set on Multilateral Rulemaking on IP?

In the 20 years since the enactment of the WTO’s TRIPS Agreement, transnational and multilateral rulemaking on IP has seemingly stagnated. As countries from varying development levels belly up to the same table, is the protection of IP rights backsliding on the multilateral level? This panel will discuss the progress of IP in trade agreements like TPP and TTIP in addition rulemaking in Geneva including the UN, WIPO, and the WTO.

Featured speakers include:
Pavel Svoboda | Chair, Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI), European Parliament
George York | Deputy Assistant USTR for Intellectual Property and Innovation, Office of the United States Trade Representative
Paul Salmon | Senior Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO
Stephen Ezell | Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Moderated by : Patrick Kilbride | Executive Director, Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Breakout 2: Igniting Innovation in Life Sciences

Patients depend on new cures, life-saving medicines, and medical breakthroughs to address the greatest health challenges facing the world today. This panel will discuss the innovations in their pipelines and how intellectual property is critical toward their success in moving these from concepts to patient care and health care solutions.

Featured speakers include:
Peggy Guzzie-Peck | Senior Scientific Director, Global Head of Investigative Safety, Johnson & Johnson
Richard Harrison | Director, Portfolio and Licensing Services, Thomson Reuters
Christy Wyskiel | Senior Advisor to the President, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Moderated by : Joe Damond | Senior Vice President, International Affairs, Biotechnology Industry Organization
11:25 a.m. Breakout 3: U.S-China Cooperation on IP: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Renmin University’s China Intellectual Property Academy recently released the second report of the U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue. The Dialogue brings together 10 thought leaders annually – five from the United States, five from China – committed to strengthening IP rights in China. Please join our experts to discuss the Dialogue report's recommendations on how to strengthen IP protection in China.

Featured speakers include:
David Kappos | Former Director of the USPTO and Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Judge Randall Rader (Ret.) | Former Chief Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
He Jing | AnJie Law Firm
Moderated by : Peter Leung | Washington Editor, Managing Intellectual Property

Breakout 4: New Orleans Rebuilds with Innovation

In the decade since the widespread destruction of Hurricane Katrina, the citizens and city leaders of New Orleans have turned to innovative start-ups to redevelop their city as a place where people want to live and businesses can be successful. In other words, Katrina enabled New Orleans to start fresh, incubating an entrepreneurial environment. According to the new Innovation That Matters report, building connections between civic startups and local stakeholders is the key to fostering entrepreneurial innovation in the civic sector. Join panelists from the New Orleans community to understand the post-Katrina state of innovation, and learn how they are building connections to create innovation that matters in their community.

Featured speakers include:
Aaron Miscenich | President, New Orleans BioInnovation Center
Nam Pham | Managing Partner, NDP Analytics
Christopher Stelly | Executive Director, Louisiana Entertainment
Moderated by: Rich Cooper | Vice President of Research and Emerging Issues, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Breakout 5: Current Enforcement Solutions in Complex Environments

Successful Intellectual Property enforcement often requires a creative approach, especially in complex environments. This panel will discuss innovative methods of global IP enforcement across luxury, footwear & apparel, and pharmaceuticals. Holistic approaches to enforcement that stop infringers in their tracks but also create awareness regarding the threat of IP infringement will be a central focus.

Tara Steketee | Associate Director, Product Integrity, Merck & Co., Inc.
Tiffany Walden | Senior Counsel, Director of Intellectual Property and Global Brand Enforcement, Tory Burch, LLC
Moderated by : Zach Toczynski | Director of Global Brand Protection, Levi’s
12:20 p.m. IP: The Lifeblood of Life Science

Ray Kerins | Senior Vice President, Communications, Public Affairs & Policy, Bayer Healthcare
12:30 p.m. Lunch & Multi-Agency Impact: Spotlight on the Administration

Dozens of departments and offices in the U.S. administration have critical roles in developing – and implementing - intellectual property policy. In this all-star discussion, top level policy makers will discuss the impact their agency has on innovative industries and highlight their agenda for 2016.

Keynote address by Ambassador Robert Holleyman | Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
Introduced by : David Hirschmann | President & CEO, Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Jean A. Bonilla | Director, Office of International IP Enforcement, U.S. Department of State
Shira Perlmutter | Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Karyn Temple-Claggett | Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office
Moderated by : Morgan Reed | Executive Director, ACT | The App Association
1:20 p.m. Innovative Brand Showcase

Rachel Waranch | Director - Counsel, CHANEL, Inc.
1:35 p.m. Congressional Fireside Chat

Representative Mike Pompeo (KS-4)
2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

David Hirschmann | President & CEO, Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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The 2015 IP Summit was brought to you in partnership with:

ACT | The App Association | American Apparel & Footwear Association | American Beverage Association | American Bridal and Prom Industry Association | American Intellectual Property Law Association | American Foundry Society | Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers | Association of American Publishers | Association of Global Automakers | Association of Independent Music Publishers | Association of University Technology Managers | Biotechnology Industry Organization | BSA | The Software Alliance | California Life Sciences Association | CropLife America | Entertainment Software Association | Fashion Accessories Shippers Association | Global Brand Council | INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry | International Trademark Association (INTA) | Interactive Advertising Bureau | International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition | International Chamber of Commerce’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) | International Franchise Association | International Intellectual Property Alliance | Motion Picture Association of America | Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association | Nashville Songwriters Association International | National Association of Manufacturers | National Confectioners Association | National Foreign Trade Council | National Music Publishers’ Association | National Electrical Manufacturers Association | Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America | Recording Industry Association of America | Software & Information Industry Association | The Latino Coalition | United States Council for International Business

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