The 2017 IPR Center Symposium “Solving the E-Commerce Puzzle”

Welcoming Remarks/Introductions

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. IPR Center Acting Director Nick Annan
  • 9:05 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. HSI Acting Executive Associate Director Derek Benner
  • 9:10 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. CBP Office of Trade Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Cynthia Whittenburg
  • 9:15 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. FBI Deputy Assistant Director J.C. Hacker

Keynote Speaker

9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

IP Enforcement Coordinator Vishal Amin


Panel Discussion:

A model for pulling all the puzzle pieces together

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (A2C2)

Moderator

  • William “Andy” Forsythe
    Brand Protection Manager, Nissan North America
    President, Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council

Panelists

  • Jason S. Kosofsky, Global Brand Protection, Ford Motor Company
    John Lancaster, National Wholesale Parts Manager, Subaru
    Teena Bohi, Brand Protection Analyst, Toyota


BREAK

10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

 

Panel Discussion:

An ever–changing marketplace with endless online opportunities

10:35 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Moderator

  • Special Agent Jon Ruttencutter
    ICE HSI

Panelists

  • Charles Wright, Associate General Counsel, Amazon Marketplace
    Spencer Jones, Director Legal/Americas Litigation/Global Asset Protection, eBay
    Matthew J. Bassiur, Vice President, Head of Global IP Enforcement, Alibaba Group


LUNCH BREAK

11:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 


Panel Discussion:

Establishing safeguards to protect your money

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Moderator:

  • Steve Shapiro – FBI, Supervisory Special Agent, IPR Center

Panelists

  • Dan Pearson, Strategic Intelligence Manager, Western Union
    John Verdeschi, Senior Vice President, Customer Performance Integrity, Mastercard
    Pete Caddigan, Head of Law Enforcement Liaison, Moneygram International

 

Panel Discussion

Moving a maze of merchandise trending from docks to doorsteps

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Moderator:

  • John Leonard
    Executive Director, CBP Trade Policy & Programs

Panelists

  • Marianne Rowden, President/CEO, American Association of Exporters/Importers
    Cynthia Chandler-Snell, Senior Counsel, FedEx Express
    Shoshana Grove, CEO, International Bridge, Inc.


BREAK

2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

 

Panel Discussion

How industry is changing the way it does business

2:50 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Moderator

  • Laurie Iacono Program Manager/Brand-Consumer Protection
  • National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance

Panelists

  • Libby Baney, Principal, Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting
    Rachel Nyswander Thomas, Senior Vice President, Operations & Public Policy, Trustworthy Accountability Group
    Joel Schwarz, Senior Director, Global Internet & Data Analytics, Business Software Alliance

 

Panel Discussion

Challenges facing enforcement

3:35 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Moderator

  • Kasie Brill, Senior Director, Brand Protection, Global Innovation Policy Center,
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Panelists

  • Lev Kubiak, Vice President, Deputy Chief Security Officer, Global Security/Compliance Division, Pfizer Inc.
    Christopher S. Merriam, Deputy Chief for Intellectual Property
    Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Department of Justice
    Caridad Berdut, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Policy and International Affairs
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Closing Remarks

IPR Center Deputy Director William G. Ross


Symposium Photos