2019 Annual Hines Symposium

  • 15 May 2019
  • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • The Union League Club of Chicago


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2019 Annual Hines Symposium
"Intellectual Property:  Risk Landscape"

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Union League Club of Chicago

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Intellectual property (IP) is one of the most important intangible asset classes driving the modern global economy. Intellectual property includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and know how, all of which factor ever more prominently in the above companies’ success and other organizations’ ability to succeed. The global expansion of IP has also increased the rise in the number of lawsuits filed claiming infringement of intellectual property rights. Despite the significant risk these lawsuits present, many companies have struggled to properly manage this risk, potentially resulting in loss of revenue, business disruption or even bankruptcy, and damage to brand and reputation.

The potential costs, disruption of revenue streams and damage to brand make intellectual property one of the greatest areas of risk a company faces in the current environment. With this broad scope of risk, companies are recommended to institute best practice processes and governance to help ensure that they are sufficiently protected.

Please join us on May 15th for what promises to be a worthwhile event with valuable take home information for all that attend.  Sign up today.

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

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?

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

The Union League Club of Chicago

65 West Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, Illinois  60604

This meeting is open to RIMS Members, Associates and Non-Members.  Non-members are required to pay a user pay fee of $50.00 to attend this event.  Payment is due upon registration on this website.
  All fees are non-refundable.

Who should attend:  
Risk management professionals, General Counsels, IP professionals, In-House IP Counsel

Cancellation Policy (Members)
If you need to cancel, please do so on or before Friday, May 10th, to avoid a cancellation penalty of $50 per person. Please email Maggie at mdivarco@comcast.net.  If you do not show up for this event after registering, you will be billed a no show fee of $50.00.


Self-parking in neighboring parking garage is available, as well as valet parking.  Parking is at your own expense.

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318 Half Day Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

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