Conference preview: IP Law Online Summit 2021


Conference preview: IP Law Online Summit 2021

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Benedict Frey is one of the ultimate thinkers for the 34th marcus evans IP Law Online Summit 2021, 16 – 17 June.


Ben has spent five years as global legal counsel for Whirlpool in southwest Michigan supporting transactions, privacy, and global information systems, and patents. He has managed global intellectual property for the refrigeration, air and water product categories, including patent portfolio and acquisition, agreements and other transactions, and freedom to operate, enforcement, and litigation. 

Currently, Ben supports procurement and global information systems from a legal perspective, counselling on risks and strategies related to data privacy, information security, audit compliance, service, supply, and development agreements, and technology-related mergers and acquisitions.

Previously, Ben led the industry contracting initiative at North-western University in Evanston and spent several years as senior IP litigation associate at Sidley Austin in Chicago.

Ben will be part of a selected group of panellists and discussing data privacy and IP considerations. Organisations have a unique set of data privacy challenges and threats internally and externally to not only cope with but overcome as they move towards greater efficiency. There is a complicated legal framework governing IP rights and assets globally and subsequently IP executives take maximum use of protocols and procedures in order to fully comply with all relevant regulations.

The panel will cover:

  • Data privacy and effective management of information
  • Proactive strategies to alleviate data privacy concerns
  • Adhering to existing and emerging data privacy laws and regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and related California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Biometric Privacy Law (BIPA)

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