From the article:
"Niro says he and Harris first met at an IP licensing conference in New York in May 2006, when Harris asked Niro to discuss his inventions."
I could not find which conference he was referring to, but he may have been thinking of the IP Licensing Summit he spoke at in August of 2006 (I too presented and remember his talk).
If that conference was their actual meeting place, it is interesting to me personally. It was there that I first met Dr. Pocklington, who would eventually ask me to lead the IP division here at OQO.