Hear from experts at companies like:

FADIPL Board Member
Former General Counsel of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (retired)
Patent Counsel at Google
Senior Corporate Counsel, IP at Amazon.com
Principal, Fish & Richardson
Chief DEI Officer, Akin Gump
Program Manager for JTB-APO


Half-day diversity, equity and inclusion workshop from ADAPT, a consortium of IP leaders from Amazon, Cruise, Disney, Google, Meta, Microsoft and others.

12:00 PMLunch/registration
1:00 PMCEO Opening Remarks
1:15 PMKeynotes: Perspectives from DEI Program Participants
1:35 PMSession 1: How will you ADAPT?
2:00 PMNetworking Break
2:15 PMKeynote: USPTO Diversity Initiatives
Molly Kocialski, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office
2:30 PMSession 2: Take Action: Perspectives from DEI Organizations
3:20 PMNetworking Break
3:35 PMSession 3: DEI: Reflections and Results
4:35 PMNetworking Break
4:50 PMSession 4: Roundtable Discussions
5:35 PMAdjourn


9:00 AMBreakfast / registration
9:30 AMOpening Remarks

  • Ken Seddon, CEO LOT Network
  • Gail Su, Senior Patent Counsel on the Patent Transactions Team at Google LLC | ADAPT Team 
10:05 AMKeynote – Fireside Chat

  • Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Caren Ulrich Stacy, CEO, Diversity Lab
  • Ken Seddon, CEO, LOT Network
11:05 AMNetworking Break
11:30 AMThe Future of Crypto: Fact vs Fiction

  • Dan Doney, CEO, Securrency Inc
12:15 PMLunch

Allied Transportation Association and Prior Art Archive

  • Kurt Brasch, Director, Patent Transactions, Uber & President, Allied Transportation Association
1:45 PMIP Issues in the Metaverse
Shayne O’Reilly, Head of Licensing & Open Source at Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook, Inc.)
2:30 PMNetworking Break
3:00 PMPatent Monetization for Operating Companies:  The Investor Perspective

  • Ami Patel Shah, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
  • Jonathan James, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
3:45 PMClosing Remarks
4:00 PMCocktail Hour