2019 Annual Hines Symposium “Intellectual Property: Risk Landscape”

The 1.5 hour panel discussion will focus on the risk landscape of Intellectual Property, including:

  • IP risk assessment
  • How to model IP
  • IP litigation
  • Protection of trade secrets
  • Emerging IP exposures–patent infringement, employee theft, and source code vulnerability
  • What sorts of risks does IP involve of which a risk manager may not be aware?


  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Registration
  • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.  Program
  • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  Cocktail Reception

The panelists will share unique perspectives, best practices, and innovative strategies to help organizations ensure that their IP development plan aligns with their organization’s overall goals while protecting against infringement claims and theft.

Speaker Panel to include:

  • Gavin Souter, Editor of Business Insurance (Moderator)
  • Nick Chmielewski, Head of Aon IP Broking
  • Risk Manager (Liz Walker, Groupon)
  • Michael Friedman, CEO of Hilco IP Merchant Bank
  • Grant Drutchas, Managing Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

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