McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP a Proud Sponsor of 2020 IP Counsel Cafe Meeting

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is proud to be an official sponsor of the 2020 IP Counsel Cafe Meeting entitled, “Where Does the American Patent Stand in an Increasingly Global IP Portfolio?.” It is set for September 15-17 in Palo Alto, California.

We are in a period of great uncertainty. It is a presidential election year in the United States, and a great deal is at stake. The 5G network is fast approaching, potentially unleashing a new wave of NPE litigation and challenging cross-border SEP licensing negotiations. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the IP industry. Countries are increasingly interdependent, even as they jockey for economic and technological dominance. Despite the international turbulence, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently reported that most high-income economies show rising international collaboration with foreign inventors, and IP portfolios are covering a wider range of territories. Interestingly, while 2018 patent filings declined in the United States, they increased significantly in low- and middle-income countries such as Pakistan, the Philippines, Morocco, Vietnam, and African countries. Knowledge creation and patenting activity are spreading to more and more regions. How is the American IP system evolving against the global landscape? How are companies keeping pace? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from 60+ IP Counsel.

MBHB partner Bradley Hulbert is a featured moderator for a panel presentation taking place from 9:20-10:10 a.m. on Thurs., Sept. 17 entitled, “How are Companies Driving Innovation?.”


Bradley Hulbert, Founding Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP


Charu Kurani, Associate General Counsel, Patents, Facebook

Karina Levitian, Director of IP, Lookout

Jonathan Putnam, Director of Patents, Viasat


About IP Counsel Cafe

IP Counsel Café is committed to keeping you at the forefront of IP law. To that end, we conduct extensive research and work closely with the legal community to gather market intelligence and design informational tools that meet your professional and business development needs. Unique and forward-thinking, we address industry challenges in a new light. Things move fast in the world of IP law. 

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