Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL)

Join GOAL and Global IP Experts for a Conference on the Role of Legal Support Services in Patent Reform

Press release   •   Feb 10, 2014 00:48 EST

Connect GoalGiven sweeping patent reform in the US and Europe coupled with exponential growth in the global IP industry, the Global Outsourcing Association for Lawyers (GOAL) is producing an international conference to address IP legal support services. The Global IP Outsourcing Conference will take place on 17-18 February 2014 at the Bar Association of San Francisco in California, USA. The conference will gather IP lawyers from in-house and private practice, Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) experts, and government representatives to discuss issues and opportunities related to “The Role of LPO in Navigating the Patent Reform Storm.”

Learn from Top Industry Experts

The LPO industry can play a key role in helping law firms and in-house counsel to navigate the unchartered waters of patent reform and build a strategic intellectual property program to thrive in a competitive global market. Hear from an impressive roster of speakers including:

• Patent Operations Lead, Google Inc., USA
• IP Counsel, IBM, USA
• Senior Director & Managing Counsel, HP Strategic IP Transactions & Counseling Team, USA
• Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property Law Group, Chevron, USA
• Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, USA
• Sr. Patent Counsel, Sony Corporation of America, USA
• Access the complete list of presenters at

Stay Current on Patent Reforms and the Latest IP Strategies

Delegates will learn about new developments and trends that could help them advance their business goals. Among the hot conference topics are:

• U.S. Patent Reform and Key Provisions of the America Invents Act such as (1) switching to a “first-to-file” system, and (2) expanding the definition of Prior Art • The Agreement on the establishment of the European Unified Patent Court
• Proposed Changes to the Hong Kong Patent System
• Debunking Perceived Obstacles in Off-Shore IP Resources
• Applying the Legal Outsourcing Model to IP Strategies
• Emerging Trends and Considerations in IP Outsourcing
• IP Litigation: Demonstrating Value through Outsourcing Models
• Choosing Your Brand: The Importance of Trademark Prosecution
• Access the full agenda here:

Don’t Miss This Unique Conference Benefit: Pre-Scheduled One-on-One Introductions

The conference will serve as a platform for introductory sessions between in-house lawyers and legal support service providers including law firms. It’s an opportunity for event participants to get to know each other and discuss their business requirements and offerings. GOAL’s on-site teams make genuine efforts to introduce you to your potential clients, peers and/or legal service providers for global legal support services.

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GOAL has earned a global reputation among LPO leaders as the ideal platform to build and cultivate a robust global business network. From New Delhi to New York, GOAL has created a community of global lawyers and outsourcing experts designed for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training, best practices, and business development. As a world authority on LPO issues, GOAL produces and organizes collaborative, high-value events such as international conferences, webinars training and master classes, and promotes business networking opportunities to foster valuable business connections. The organization also provides educational, advisory and networking forums to buyers looking to outsource legal work.