Strategies for Protecting and Managing Data (RECORDING)
This session will provide strategies and best practices for sharing and protecting your business’ data. Speakers will discuss considerations when licensing data including who owns the data, where it can be stored, whether it can be manipulated, what it can be used for, etc. They will also discuss when to choose an open data model vs. a closed model.
Carl Kukkonen, III
Carl Kukkonen is a partner at Jones Day and has more than 20 years of experience helping clients build litigation-ready patent portfolios, minimize risk through invalidity and freedom-to-operate analyses, and develop and implement litigation strategies including inter partes reviews (IPRs). Carl also performs due diligence for financing and M&A transactions, assists clients when licensing IP, and advises regarding brand protection matters. Carl has prosecuted, analyzed, and litigated patents across various technologies including high-technology, life sciences, and energy with a special emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, and natural language processing (NLP) innovations.
Head of Consulting and Customer Success (US+CEMEA)
William Mansfield is the Head of Consulting and Customer Success in Americas + CEMEA for LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions. Responsible for overseeing the negotiation, creation, and delivery of global consulting work along with managing the Customer Success team. He works closely with numerous international and Fortune 500 companies and others to ensure effective deployment of patent analysis for Business Strategy, M&A due diligence, Portfolio Management, and other cases. Will has an Economics background and experience in Market and R&D strategy in the semiconductor industry.
Associate General Counsel - Data Governance
Stephen Mortinger is Associate General Counsel - Data Governance for IBM.
Vice President, Intellectual Property
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Hugh Pasika leads a global intellectual property team to develop and defend robust IP assets, provide reasoned risk-mitigation strategies for new products, and develop IP strategy in the areas of physics-based instrumentation, artificial intelligence and software. With rich dispute-resolution experience, he has a practical sense for the challenges of leveraging intellectual property and has been successful in achieving material business outcomes. In his time with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Hugh has led IP teams in the company’s Genetic Science, Materials and Structural Analysis, and Chemical Analysis Divisions. He has been successful at integrating IP teams coming to the company through acquisition and building teams in new business areas. He now leads the IP function for Thermo Fisher’s Analytical Instruments Group. With a doctorate in machine learning and a deep passion for science, Hugh enjoys the challenge of protecting complex technical solutions serving the life sciences, semiconductor, and scientific discovery markets.
Senior Counsel, IP Transactions
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Caroline Pinkston is Senior Counsel, IP Transactions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. With over a decade of experience, she has worked in both private and corporate practices. In her current role, she leads and advises a services-led business and sales teams over various IP transactional matters. Her expertise in this role includes commercial agreements, technology transfer agreements, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, portfolio management, and open source and standards matters. She is the current Chair of IPO’s Artificial Intelligence and New Emerging Technologies Committee. Outside of her intellectual property practice, she is also invested in pro bono initiatives. In April 2018, Caroline was awarded the Milan Miskovsky award by the Washington DC Archdiocese Legal Network for outstanding pro bono representation of clients facing eviction and immigration proceedings. Aside from her legal experience, she enjoys watching horror movies after she puts her two children (7yos, 8months) to bed and finding great local restaurants.