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LES Silicon Valley Chapter's 15th Annual Conference: "Licensing Across the Galaxy: The Vast World of Sports and Entertainment"

When: April 29, 2015 08:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Where: Hewlett-Packard World Headquarters, 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Join us at Hewlett-Packard World Headquarters on April 29th for a great day of programs and networking at the LES Silicon Valley Chapter's 15th Annual Conference: Licensing Across the Galaxy: The Vast World of Sports and Entertainment

Meet the minds behind the licensing of such mega-hits and teams as Star Trek, Star Wars, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and the media & technology companies that fuel them, including Technicolor, Dolby Laboratories, TiVo, and Starz!


• Filippo Torrigiani, VP, Intellectual Property Sales & Licensing, Hewlett-Packard Company


• Panel on "Monetizing Intellectual Property in the World of Sports" with:

J. Douglas Hollie, President, NFL Players Association, Northern California Chapter; Founder, S.M.A.R.T. Students, Inc.
Jim Kovach, B.S., M.D., J.D., and all-SEC Linebacker for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers, SVP of Business Development, CrowdOptics
Elizabeth R. Murphy, VP and Deputy Counsel, San Francisco Giants


• Keynote Conversation on “Technology is not the Silver Bullet: The Power of Storytelling in Developing a Monetizable Lifestyle Brand or Entertainment Franchise” between:

André Lake Mayer, President, Brand Strategy, ZAG Animation Studios. Former executive at Lucasfilm & Paramount Pictures, Playmates Toys, Bandai Toys; in all capacities involved with launching and building consumer brands from Star Trek & Star Wars, Forrest Gump, Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, Disney Princesses & Fairies.

Kenneth Markman, CEO, KKM Global Brand Strategies, Professor at UCLA, Branding and marketing consultant to Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, Mattel Toys, USOC (United States Olympic Committee), and The Weather Channel

• Panel on "Innovations Fueling the Sports and Entertainment Industries" with:

Kevin J. Mack, Assistant Chief Patent Counsel, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
John Penney, Chief Strategy Officer, Starz
Jonathan Steuer, Chief Research Officer, TiVo
Ted Wolcott, SVC of Technology Licensing, Technicolor

Coffee, Chocolate, Wine Tasting Event from 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. (same venue)
Presented by Soody Tronson, Managing Founder, STLGip, Technology Law Firm; Chairwoman, LES Silicon Valley Chapter

Tasting experience by:
HighNote Coffee, Oscar Nunez, Founder, CEO
Ribevi Wine, Paolo Cagnoni, CEO
Dandelion Chocolate, Becky Wurwarg, Event Executive

Early, by Friday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 noon

LES Members: $100

Non-Members: $110

After Friday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 noon

LES Members: $120

Non-Members: $130

Register online at:

If you experience any problems with the online registration process, please contact James House at

Online Registration Deadline: Friday, April 24, 12:00 noon

After Friday, April 24, 12:00 noon, contact James House at

No refunds after Friday, April 24, 2014

Substitutions are permitted

This event qualifies for 4.75 hours of MCLE credit.

Hosted by:
Hewlett-Packard Company