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MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum

King & Spalding is proud to again serve as a primary sponsor of the Managing IP’s International Women’s Leadership Forum, scheduled for December 11, 2015, at The Fairmont San Jose, California.  This exciting event will focus on IP developments in the US and globally and will provide an opportunity for women in IP to hear from thought leaders on subjects such as arbitration, litigation, licensing, enforcement, competition law, and patent reform.

This interactive Forum also examines best practices and innovation around leadership, networking and business development. It will feature leading general counsel and IP counsel who will share their thoughts and insights with the audience.  The aim is to provide an inclusive debate around building the talent pipeline as well as discussing the latest developments in IP. 

Topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • IP in Arbitration
  • Challenges to Online Enforcement and Potential Pitfalls
  • Practical Advice for Handling Post-Grant Challenges: Lessons learned from PTAB
  • From Pay-for-Delay to SEPS – Where Does Canada Stand on IP and Competition Law
  • Patent Reform in Europe
  • The Importance of Leadership in Developing Your Career
  • Recent Developments in Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Trends in Licensing
  • Ethical Conflicts in the IP Industry
  • The Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Decision

King & Spalding’s women partners Natasha Moffitt and Silvia Marchili will participate on the “IP in Arbitration” panel, which will cover:

  • What is arbitration
  • The pros and cons of arbitration vs. litigation, particularly in the context of IP disputes
  • An overview of the different contexts in which an IP arbitration might arise, including contractually or pursuant to international investment agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating arbitration clauses
  • A discussion of various institutional rules, including rules governing IP disputes
  • Available arbitral remedies and enforcing the arbitral award