2013 IP Summit

Featuring Keynote Address by

The Honorable Carlos Gutierrez
Former Secretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce

November 8, 2013
8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce | Washington, D.C.

While intellectual property is responsible for enhancing our today, the benefits a robust IP system provides in the form of jobs, innovation, safety, and access will indefinitely provide the foundation for building our tomorrow.

The GIPC’s inaugural Global IP Summit will convene the country’s leading associations and policymakers in innovation and intellectual property. The Summit will feature a keynote address from The Honorable Carlos Gutierrez, former Secretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce, a special musical performance by Lee DeWyze ( American Idol season 9 winner) with speakers and panel discussions from thought leaders and emerging innovators including: American Pharmacists Association, Blue Sky Studios, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Osiris Shoes, Aventyn, Inc., Sanaria Inc., and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc .,just to name a few!


(Program Book PDF)

8:30am        Registration & Breakfast

9:15am        Welcoming Remarks: Thomas J. Donohue (President and CEO, U.S.
Chamber of Commerce)

  • Introduced by: Rick Cotton (Senior Counselor for IP Protection, NBCUniversal and Chairman, Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy)

9:30am        Keynote Address: The Honorable Carlos Gutierrez (Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce)

9:50am        Panel: IP Drives Innovation

  • Brian Keane (Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Blue Sky Studios, Inc.)
  • Tony Chen (President and CEO, Osiris Shoes)
  • Navin Govind (Founder, Aventyn, Inc)
  • Moderated by: Rich Bagger (Senior Vice President, Corporate and Strategic Market Access, Celgene)

10:35am        Coffee Break

10:45am        Congressional Perspective: What’s Next for Congress on IP: The Honorable George Holding (R-NC)

11:15am        Panel: IP Delivers Access to Global Solutions

  • Stephen L. Hoffman, M.D. (Chief Executive and Scientific Officer, Sanaria Inc.)
  • Rob Atkinson (President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)
  • Denise Dewar (Executive Director, Plant Biotechnology, CropLife International)
  • Moderated by: Rufus Yerxa (Former Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization)

12:00pm      Networking Break

12:15pm        Lunch

12:45pm       Panel: Patent Litigation Reform Perspectives

  • Todd Dickinson (Executive Director, American Intellectual Property Law Association on behalf of the 21st Century Patent Partnership)
  • Emery Simon (Counselor, BSA │The Software Alliance)
  • Ryan Triplette (Principal, Franklin Square Group on behalf of the Coalition for Patent Fairness)
  • Manus Cooney (Partner, American Continental Group on behalf of the Innovation Alliance)
  • Michael Beckerman (President and CEO, Internet Association)
  • Beth Provezano (Senior Director, Federal Government Relations, National Retail Federation)
  • Moderated by: Matt Webb (Senior Vice President, Institute for Legal Reform, U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

1:45pm         Video Presentation

2:00pm        Government Perspective: The Nexus between IP Theft and International Crime: General Jim Jones (Former National Security Advisor)

  • Introduced by: Ann M. Beauchesne (Vice President, National Security & Emergency Preparedness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

2:15pm        Panel: IP Keeps Consumers Safe

  • Terry Brady (Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc)
  • Jim Owens (Vice President of Practice and Science Affairs, American Pharmacists Association)
  • Lev Kubiak (Director, National IPR Center)
  • Moderated by: David Hirschmann (President and CEO, Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

3:00pm        Closing Remarks

3:05pm        Musical Performance: Lee DeWyze (Musician, American Idol Season 9 Winner)

3:20pm        Cocktail Reception

For inquires, please contact Lea Wink at LWink@uschamber.com.



Partnering with:

American Apparel & Footwear Association | Association of American Publishers | Biotechnology Industry Organization | BSA – The Software Alliance | Entertainment Software Alliance | International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition | International Intellectual Property Alliance | International Trademark Association | Motion Picture Association of America | National Association of Manufacturers | Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America | National Music Publishers Association | Recording Industry Association of America | Software & Information Industry Association

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