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David Kappos 
Partner, Corporate
Cravath, USA
Former Under Secretary and Director, USPTO

Topic: Shifting U.S. IP Policy — Recent, Present and Upcoming

About David Kappos

  • He served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • He was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system i.e. the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, signed into law by the President in September 2011.
  • He was named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property by Managing IP.
  • He was inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine in 2012.
  • He is currently serving as Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, USA, advising clients on intellectual property matters relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions and litigation.
  • He is the member of the Advisory Board of ORoPO Foundation and an Adviser on The American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property project.
  • He is special advisor to the Board of Directors of ipCreate and is Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Economics of Innovation.
  • He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Partnership for Public Service, the Center for Global Enterprise and the Intellectual Property Owners(IPO) Education Foundation.

Mike O’Neill Mike O’Neill
Managing Director
Optimal Risk Management Limited
UK

Topic: Protecting IP from Cyber Threats

About Mike O’Neill

Mike is the Managing Director of Optimal Risk Management Limited. He has long been a proponent of the importance of adopting a converged approach to security risk.

He has been advocating the need for organisations to introduce red team testing and cyber war games if they are to thrive in the face of today’s challenges.

He has been a Chartered Security Professional since June 2011, is a Fellow of the Security Institute and holds the ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) qualifications.

Speakers

 

GOAL is committed to producing global legal conferences and exhibition that are led by world-class, experienced speakers. Our conference speakers and presenters are national and international leaders having expertise in the areas of Litigation, Intellectual Property, Compliance, Risk Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contract Management, Legal Outsourcing, Technology among others. As recognized and respected experts in their fields, they are eager to share their knowledge, insights and personal stories to inspire and educate you. For each conference, our speakers focus on relevant ideas, strategies and solutions to advance your professional and business development objectives.

Dr. Helen Jenkins

Dr. Helen Jenkins

Partner, Oxera Consulting LLP, UK

Louise Bagnall

Louise Bagnall

Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies, UK

Rubya Ramjahn

Rubya Ramjahn

Senior Legal Counsel, eBay Inc, UK

Ruth Garey

Ruth Garey

Director , Duff & Phelps

Sue Williams

Sue Williams

IP / R&D Manager, Hargreaves Plants, UK

Weilin Zhang

Weilin Zhang

Director / Patent Attorney, China Sinda Intellectual Property Pte Ltd, Singapore

Peter Hope

Peter Hope

Partner, Oxera Consulting LLP, UK

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson

Founder and director, Metis Partners, UK

Marios Athanasiou

Marios Athanasiou

Tax Partner, Michael Vorkas & Associates LLC, Cyprus

Loredana Cacciotti

Loredana Cacciotti

Founder & CEO, DIT Music, UK

Dr Nathalie Moreno’s

Dr Nathalie Moreno’s

Partner, Lewis Silkin LLP, UK

Tony Thiaray

Tony Thiaray

Director of Legal Services, London City Airport, UK

Donal O’Connell

Donal O’Connell

Managing Director, Chawton Innovation Services Limited, UK

Dan Solomon

Dan Solomon

Director (Cyber Risk & Security Services) Optimal Risk Management Limited

Marialena Constantinou

Marialena Constantinou

Partner, Michael Vorkas & Associates LLC, Cyprus

Joanna Emery

Joanna Emery

Intellectual Property Manager, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, UK

Brian Whitehead

Brian Whitehead

Senior Solicitor, Kempner & Partners, Deputy District Judge, United Kingdom

Georgie Collins

Georgie Collins

Partner, Irwin Mitchell LLP, UK

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay

President (Legal) & General Counsel, Hinduja Group, UK

Julie Thompson

Julie Thompson

Global Head of IP Practice, Yerra Solutions, Switzerland

Vincent Phillips

Vincent Phillips

Senior Manager – Legal, Accenture, UK

Claire Bennett

Claire Bennett

Partner, DLA Piper, UK

Dr. Bojan Savic

Dr. Bojan Savic

Partner, Jones Day LLP, Germany

Matthew Hiscox

Matthew Hiscox

Trade Mark Manager, Gordon Dadds

Jordanna Popli

Jordanna Popli

Head of Legal, Bupa, UK

Roberto Valenti

Roberto Valenti

Partner, DLA Piper, Italy

Tommaso Panico

Tommaso Panico

Legal Director, Colt Technology Services Group, UK

Philip L. Cupitt

Philip L. Cupitt

Partner, European Patent Attorney, Finnegan Europe LLP

Simon Carr

Simon Carr

Intellectual Property Manager, Crown Holdings, Inc., United Kingdom

Leigh Crestohl

Leigh Crestohl

Senior Solicitor, Zaiwalla & Co., UK

Marina Mirabella-Williams

Marina Mirabella-Williams

Senior Legal Counsel, Barclaycard, UK

Richard Blakesley

Richard Blakesley

CEO, Quantiply, UK

Martin Ekundayo

Martin Ekundayo

Director and Chief Legal Officer, Asiko Group, Nigeria

Dr Avantika Chowdhury

Dr Avantika Chowdhury

Senior Consultant, Oxera Consulting LLP, UK

  • DLA Piper
  • eBay Inc
  • Hargreaves Plants
  • Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service
  • China Sinda Intellectual Property Pte Ltd
  • London City Airport
  • Colt Technology Services Group
  • Zaiwalla & Co.
  • Accenture
  • eBay Inc.
  • Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited
  • Asiko Group
  • Barclaycard
  • Oxera Consulting LLP
  • Finnegan Europe LLP
  • Quantiply
  • Duff & Phelps
  • Lewis Silkin LLP
  • Yerra Solutions
  • Bupa
  • Metis Partners
  • Crown Holdings, Inc.
  • Hinduja Group
  • Michael Vorkas & Associates LLC
  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • Chawton Innovation Services Limited
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies
  • Jones Day LLP
  • DIT Music
  • Gordon Dadds
  • Optimal Risk Management Limited