2020 Virtual Annual Meeting



Speaker list in alphabetical order.

  • Albert Photo Albert, Julie

    Baker Botts | Senior Associate

    Julie Albert's practice centers on branding, advertising and copyright law, ranging from intellectual property litigation to counseling on trademark and copyright law, design patents, trade secrets, gray market and counterfeiting issues, trade dress, domain name disputes, social media and advertising.
  • Baird Photo copy Baird, Steve

    Greenberg Traurig LLP | Shareholder

    Steve provides strategic guidance on trademark usage and clearance, branding strategies, domestic and worldwide portfolio management, litigation and enforcement, internet domain name and trademark disputes, licensing, and prosecution.
  • Bamiagis Photo Bamiagis, Alex

    United States Customs and Border Protection | Attorney-Advisor

    Alex Bamiagis, Esq. has been an Attorney-Advisor with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since 2008.
  • Boundy Photo Boundy, David

    Proper Orange, LLC | Affiliate

    Engineer and nationally-ranked IP and administrative lawyer. Defends small inventors against patent trolls
  • Cao Photo Cao, Wen

    Shanghai Office of NTD | Senior Partner

    Ms. Cao serves as the principal of NTD Shanghai Office.
  • Chapple PhotoSQUARE200jpg Chapple, Scott

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation | Head of Pharmaceutical Patents

  • Clark Photo Clark, Terry

    Bass Berry & Sims, PLC | Member

    For almost 30 years, Terry Clark has counseled technology companies on intellectual property related matters including patent portfolio development, strategic planning and IP protection through litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
  • Connors Photo Connors, Michele

    Cirrus Logic, Inc. | Assistant General Counsel

  • Fink Photo Fink, Rudy

    McKool Smith | Associate

    Rudolph “Rudy” Fink IV is an associate in McKool Smith's Dallas office.
  • Freeman Photo Freeman, Justin

    Winstead, PC | Of Counsel

    Justin Freeman is a member of Winstead’s Corporate, Securities/M&A Practice Group.
  • Gallagher Photo Gallagher, Patrick C.

    Duane Morris, LLP | Partner

    Patrick C. Gallagher, Ph.D., chairs the Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals Litigation and Regulatory group of Duane Morris' global Intellectual Property practice and serves as a team lead for the Life Sciences and Medical Technologies industry group.
  • Galli Photo Galli, Nicole

    Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC | Founder

    Nicole D. Galli focuses her practice on commercial litigation, including all forms of intellectual property (IP) litigation, and IP counseling, especially regarding trade secret protection.
  • Gill Photo Gill, Adam

    GLS Capital | Managing Director

    Adam Gill is a founder and Managing Director at GLS Capital and leads patent-related investments.
  • Gray Photo copy Gray, Naomi Jane

    Shades of Gray Law Group, PC | Principal

    Naomi Jane Gray is a principal in the law firm Shades of Gray Law Group, PC.
  • Greenspoon Photo Greenspoon, Robert

    Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC | Founding Member

    Robert Greenspoon is a founding member of Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC.
  • Grossman Photo Grossman, Andrew M.

    Baker Hostetler | Partner

    Andrew Grossman is co-leader of the firm's national appellate practice.
  • Harris Photo Harris, Jonathan

    Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider, LLP | Partner

    A patent trial lawyer with over two decades of experience, Jonathan Harris focuses his practice on patent litigation and contested Patent Office proceedings.
  • Heres Photo Heres, Rafael

    Legarreta y Asociados, SC | Partner

    Rafael Heres is a qualified lawyer in Mexico, specialized in intellectual property and corporate law.
  • Jalali Photo Jalali, Laleh

    Alliance IP, LLC | Patent Attorney

    Laleh Jalali has over 25 years of experience as a U.S. patent attorney, including patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, patent analysis in the context of offensive and defensive patent assertions, patent pageants and patent licensing negotiations.
  • Kallay Photo Kallay, Dina

    Ericsson, Inc. | Head of Antitrust

    A global antitrust lawyer, with unique international antitrust experience, including agency experience from both the U.S. (FTC) and E.U (DG COMP) and extensive work on Asia-Pacific competition issues.
  • Khanduri Photo Khanduri, Pratibha

    Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox | Associate

    Pratibha Khanduri, Ph.D., is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Biotechnology & Chemical Practice group.
  • Kitch Photo Kitch, Paul

    Greer Burns & Crain | Partner

    Paul R. Kitch is a partner with Greer, Burns & Crain in Chicago with significant experience in IP prosecution, litigation, and client counseling.
  • Kronengold Photo Kronengold, Steve

    SRK Law Offices | Team Leader

    With over 25 years of experience, Steve Kronengold, our team leader, advises clients regarding a broad range of business law issues.
  • Luo Photo Luo, Juhua

    CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

    Mr. Luo's practice focuses mainly on prosecution of patent.
  • Lyon Photo Lyon, John

    Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP | Partner

    John’s practice areas at Thomas | Horstemeyer include electrical/computer patent prosecution, litigation, and open source software licensing.
  • Martin Photo Martin Ph.D., Alice O.

    Barnes & Thornburg, LLP | Partner

    Dr. Alice Martin advises on domestic and international patent prosecution and litigation opinions.
  • McCormack, James square200 McCormack, James M.

    Law Offices of James M. McCormack | Founder

    Mr. McCormack is the former General Counsel and Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas (1991-1996) and a former Managing Attorney of the Civil Litigation Section of the Travis County Attorney’s Office in Austin, Texas.
  • McDade Photo McDade, Allison

    7-Eleven, Inc. | Senior Trademark Counsel

  • McKeown Photo McKeown, Scott A.

    Ropes & Gray LLP | Partner

    Scott McKeown is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation practice and chair of the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) group.
  • Modi Photo Modi, Naveen

    Paul Hastings, LLP | Partner, Litigation Department

    Naveen Modi is the Global Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property group at Paul Hastings, overseeing the firm’s Global Intellectual Property group consisting of more than 100 attorneys.
  • Nealey Photo Nealey, Tara

    Polsinelli, PC | Shareholder, Practice Chair

    Dr. Tara Nealey is a member of the Science and Technology practice group, with a background in academic physiology research. She focuses on advising clients with intellectual property questions related to life science technologies.
  • Okuno Photo Okuno, Akihiko

    SK IP Law Firm | Managing Partner

  • Palmer, David square200 Palmer, David

    University of Texas at Austin | Program Director, Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions

    DAVID J. PALMER is the program director for intellectual property and technology transactions at the Office of Technology Commercialization, or OTC, at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Perumal Photo copy Perumal, Karthika

    Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | Partner

    Karthika’s practice involves all aspects of technology law with an emphasis on the protection, acquisition, and monetization of intellectual property.
  • Talbert Peschel Photo Peschel, Leisa T.

    Jackson Walker | Partner

    Leisa Talbert Peschel is both an intellectual property trial lawyer and counselor.
  • Pizarro, Derrick200 Pizarro, Derrick A.

    Pizarro Allen, PC | Shareholder, Registered Patent Attorney

    Derrick A. Pizarro focuses his law practice on intellectual property and technology issues. For nearly two decades, he has assisted clients in buying, selling, developing and licensing software, hardware and related services.
  • Rosenblatt Photo Rosenblatt, Paul S.

    Butler Snow, LLP | Attorney

    Paul Rosenblatt assists in leading the national expert team in the pelvic mesh litigation and has selected and developed experts, taken and defended expert witness depositions, and prepared experts for trials.
  • Runsten Photo Runsten, Melissa B.

    Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP | Associate

    Melissa Runsten is a corporate associate and a member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Group.
  • Shead Photo Shead, Jim

    CommScope | Lead Counsel

    Jim Shead is the Lead Counsel at CommScope where he is responsible for providing legal support directly to the General Counsel and to all departments, primarily in the area of litigation support and management.
  • Sloane Photo Sloane, Wendi

    Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg, LLP | Partner

    Wendi concentrates her practice on intellectual property law and complex commercial litigation.
  • Srinivasan Photo Srinivasan, Kalpana

    Susman Godfrey, LLP | Partner

    Ms. Srinivasan tries high-stakes cases for plaintiffs and defendants in courtrooms across the country.
  • Stadheim Photo Stadheim, Theresa

    Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. | Principal

    Theresa Stadheim is a registered patent attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner.
  • Stein Photo Stein, James

    Lee & Hayes | Patent Attorney/Partner

    With nearly 15 years of experience, James has a diverse practice spanning all areas of patents, including post-grant proceedings (e.g., inter partes review and reexamination), strategic counseling, prosecution, litigation, and transactions.
  • Sujek Photo Sujek, Angela

    Honigman | Partner

    Angela Sujek is an experienced intellectual property attorney focusing her practice on trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, and enforcement; advertising and marketing; licensing; and corporate transactions involving intellectual property assets.
  • Swint Photo Swint, Kate

    Pirkey Barber, PLLC | Associate

    Kate is an associate at Pirkey Barber PLLC in Austin, where her practice focuses on trademark and copyright law.
  • Tribble Photo Tribble, Max L.

    Susman Godfrey, LLP | Partner

    Max Tribble, a permanent member of Susman Godfrey’s Executive Committee, is well-recognized as one of the premier trial lawyers in America.
  • Verma Photo Verma, Divyendu

    Krishna & Saurastri Associates, LLP | Managing Associate

    Mr. Divyendu Verma is an Advocate and Patent & Trademark attorney with over 10 years of experience.
  • Wuamett Headshot Photo Wuamett, Jennifer B.

    NXP Semiconductors | General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    A senior executive with over twenty years of international business and leadership experience, Ms. Wuamett has been a member of executive management teams and an advisor to CEOs and boards of directors of global, publicly traded, high technology companies.
  • Zadra-Symes-square200 Zadra-Symes, Lynda

    Knobbe Martens | Partner

    Lynda Zadra-Symes is a litigation partner and co-chair of the firm’s trademark and copyright litigation practice groups.



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