Event Details

Date:                              Monday, October 30th, 2017
Location:                       Town & Gown Hall
665 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Schedule of Events:
6:15pm | A Welcome From USC President C.L. Max Nikias.
6:20pm | Introductory Remarks by Dr. Gary K. Michelson
6:35pm | Introduction of Panel by Luke Dauchot
6:40pm | Panel Discussion

Register to attend at: http://events.usc.edu/esvp/
Use the Code: IP2017

About the Program

The Michelson 20MM Foundation and the University of Southern California (USC) will be hosting an Intellectual Property (IP) panel discussion.


The role of Intellectual Property is as significant as ever in a U.S. economy whose output and global competitiveness is increasingly predicated on intangible knowledge. Today, IP industries comprise38.2 percent of total U.S. GDP, or $6.6 trillion in annual output and is responsible for more than 80 percent of the collective market value of most publicly-traded companies.

Now more than ever, it is vital that we continue to leverage IP to promote American innovation.Join us for a rich panel discussion with the nation’s premier IP minds examining the state of U.S. IP and its capacity to fuel U.S. competitiveness in a global and knowledge-based 21st century economy.


Allen Lo 
VP & Deputy General Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property, Facebook

Hon. Paul R. Michel
Chief Judge (ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Suzanne Wilson
Deputy General Counsel, The Walt Disney Company

Mark Ringes
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, IBM

Linda Lloyd da Silva
Director, Communications Division, World Intellectual Property Organization