The IP Strategy Summit: Seattle

January 23, 2024

IP Strategy Summit 2024:  Seattle

CenterForce’s Intellectual Property Strategies Summit is an annual event that has been taking place for over 10 years. The conference brings together experts from various fields to discuss the latest developments and trends in intellectual property law and policy.

This year’s conference will feature speakers from prominent companies and law firms. The conference will include panel discussions and roundtable sessions that will provide attendees with practical knowledge, skills and strategies to navigate the complexities of intellectual property law.

The panelists will share their insights on topics such as patent litigation strategies, portfolio management, patent prosecution, trade secrets and best practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and gain valuable insights to deepen their knowledge and progress in their careers.

The IP Strategies Summit is a must-attend event for anyone interested in staying up to date on the latest developments and trends in intellectual property law and policy. With over 10 years of experience hosting successful conferences, Centerforce provides high-quality content, expert speakers, and valuable networking opportunities.


**CLE Approved 4.5 Credits WA State inc. .5 Ethics

Key Topics
  • Building, Managing & Benchmarking Your IP Strategy
  • Trade Secrets: Trends & Strategy in 2024 and Beyond
  • The 3 Pillars of your Patent Prosecution: Innovation, Insights & Strategy
  • AI and Patents: Navigating the Shifting Landscape and Envisioning the Future
  • The Importance of Diversity in Innovation
  • Defensive Litigation and Risk Management Strategies


Who Attended
  • Chief IP Counsel
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • VP & Director of IP Strategy
  • Chief, Deputy, Associate and/or Assistant General Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Intellectual Property, Trademark, and Copyright Counsel
  • Head of Litigation
  • Director of Business and Legal Affairs
  • Director/VP of Intellectual Property
  • Director/VP of Licensing
  • IP Counsel
  • Patent Counsel
  • Corporate Counsel


Christopher Sweeney
Executive Director, IP
Alice Garber
Chief Counsel,Contracts & IP
Blue Origin
Connie Wan
Seattle Gummy Company
Andrew Mason
Cy Hersch
General Counsel
WatchGuard Technologies
Emily Peyser
Polsinelli PC
Rose James
Senior Director, Global, Legal Intellectual Property
Expedia Group
Alexey Titov
Director, IP
Jeff Waters
Partner - Atlanta Office, Chair, Computer Science Practice
Cantor Colburn LLP
Kellie S. Bickel, PhD
SVP, IP & Corporate Strategy
TwinStrand Biosciences
Nicholas Kim
Senior Attorney, IP Litigation
Heather Hedeen
Corporate Counsel
Anne Leahy
Senior Attorney
Leron Vandsburger
Associate IP Counsel
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Patrick Evans
Assistant General Counsel
Paul Focke Ph.D
Patent Agent
Daimler Truck North America
R. Wilson “Trey” Powers III
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
Patrick Njeim
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Benjamin J. Hodges
Foster Garvey
Colin B. Heideman
Knobbe Martens
David V. Sanker
David Sanker: Patent Law | AI
Shawn B. Cage
Buchanan Ingersol Rooney
Ben Herbert
Miller Barondess LLP
Steven Camac
Founder and President
Centerforce Conferences


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