Next week, June 21-23, Chicago plays host to IAM’s IP Business Congress 2009. IAM promises that attendees will include "Chief IP Officers from Fortune 500 companies, heads of IP at other major companies, global IP thought leaders and senior policy makers." And the conference also will include an impressive list of bloggers, including Peter Zura, the anonymous editor of Blawg Review and me, using a generously offered press pass. The faculty for the event is very impressive, including the following confirmed speakers:
- Marshall Phelps, Corporate VP for IP Policy and Strategy, Microsoft
- Ruud Peters, CEO, Philips IP & Standards
- Carl Horton, Chief IP Counsel, GE
- Scott Frank, President and CEO, AT&T Intellectual Property
- Todd Dickinson, Executive Director, AIPLA
- Ciarán McGinley, Head of the Controlling Office, European Patent Office
- Beatrix de Russé, Executive VP of IP and Licensing, Thomson
- Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network
- Sherry Knowles, Senior VP and Chief IP Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline
- Marcella Watkins, Managing Counsel, IP, Shell Oil Company
- Don Merino, General Manager Acquisitions, Intellectual Ventures
- Damon Matteo, Chief IP Officer and VP IP, Palo Alto Research Center
For more information on the event and to register, click here. You can still register and if you register online using the code WC10, you will get a reduced rate of $1,350, 10% off of the full $1,500 rate.
Finally, whether or not you can make it to the conference, if you are in Chicago Tuesday night, June 23, come to Meet the Bloggers VI at the world famous Billy Goat Tavern. It will be a great chance to meet law bloggers from Chicago and around the world, and to discuss insights gained at the conference. I hope to see you at both the conference and the Billy Goat.