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Conference Brings Top Intellectual Property Experts from Philips, Microsoft and Shell to Tel Aviv

Second annual ‘how-to’ conference focuses on extracting
new value from patent portfolios, adds Masters Classes

Tel Aviv, Israel – WEBWIRE
2014 Best Practices in Intellectual Property Conference, Tel Aviv
2014 Best Practices in Intellectual Property Conference, Tel Aviv

The 2014 Best Practices in Intellectual Property Conference will feature renowned IP experts Ruud Peters of Philips and Andrea Silvestrini of Microsoft on May 27‑28th in Tel Aviv.  Both keynote speakers will bring their legendary know-how for building valuable patent, copyright and trademark portfolios, along with expert tips for creating new IP-based value at established and start-up companies.

Now in its second year, the Conference draws approximately 200 in-house IP professionals, general counsels, CFOs, CEOs and their advisors seeking current knowledge from a rich variety of IP, financial and legal perspectives.  The Conference combines practical speaking and panel sessions together with focused networking and roundtable discussions to provide a unique environment for IP professionals to learn new techniques and exchange ideas.  In 2014, the Conference also adds in-depth learning opportunities with a variety of Masters Classes led by visiting speakers.

Ruud Peters served for over 14 years as Chief IP Officer of Royal Philips Electronics and was responsible for managing Philips’ worldwide IP portfolio creation and value capturing activities, and creating technical and formal standardization activities in the company’s leading fields of technology. He now serves as Executive Vice President at Philips. Mr. Peters is a 2010 inductee in the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame.

Andrea Silvestrini, a 22-year Microsoft veteran with a broad range of experiences in finance, is the CFO of Microsoft Intellectual Property Group (IPG). He leads strategic and long term planning, IP deal valuation and acts as a principal for IP acquisitions and divestitures, equity investments and licensing deals across the IPG.  Mr. Silvestrini has worked with Microsoft in America, Europe and Asia and was the CFO of Microsoft Greater China Region in Beijing prior to joining IPG.

Among other featured speakers this year include John Nevard, Director of Intellectual Property at Cambridge Display Technology Ltd. and Andrew Browne, Senior IP Counsel at Shell.

Program and registration information for the 2014 IP Best Practices Conference can be found at:

Conference producer Intellectual Property Resources, Ltd. (IPR) is Israel’s leading IP consultancy, operating in this niche market for almost two decades.  IPR dedicates itself to assisting clients to reach the ideal combination of professional expertise and cost to protect and grow company IP value.  IPR is known for its unique professional search services as well as its excellent conferences. Visit:

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