OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - June 14, 2017) - TechInsights, a trusted patent and technology partner to the world's largest and most successful companies, announced that Senior Vice President, IP Services, Ian MacLean, and Senior Vice President, IP Services, Mike McLean, will lead two hot topic sessions at IPBC Global next week. The sessions address vital issues around the Internet of Things (IoT) and convergence and will include prominent IP experts from the world's leading technology companies.

"We are proud to welcome IPBC to Ottawa and to host the 10th anniversary of this prestigious event," said John Day, Chief Executive Officer at TechInsights. "I am confident that Ian and Mike will leverage their expertise and deliver insights that attendees can use to develop successful IP strategies in order to support their business goals."

On June 19, Mr. MacLean will lead "Boot Camp: The Internet of Things," which will provide an in-depth look into the IoT patent landscape and explore major IP issues facing corporate executives. He will be joined by Micky Minhas, vice-president, IP licensing and engineering from Microsoft, Michael Pierantozzi, strategic business development executive, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Joseph Sommer, vice president, Intellectual Property at AT&T. The panel will discuss IoT market leaders, IP IoT management and licensing challenges, and the future of IoT technology.

Mr. McLean's session on June 20, "Meeting the Convergence Challenge," will examine how technological developments create significant overlaps between industries and sectors that previously were distinct. The expert panel will discuss the challenges this creates for corporate IP leaders including the impact on IP strategies, open vs. proprietary technology, and aligning IP and business goals. He will be joined by Erich Andersen, corporate vice president and chief IP counsel of Microsoft, Monica Magnusson, vice president and head IP rights policy, Ericsson, Courtney Quish, vice president, patent strategy at Rovi Corporation, a TiVo Company, and Bruce Schelkopf, chief IP officer at ABB.

For more information on TechInsights, visit its website. To download the program, visit the IPBC Global website.

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