2019 AIPLA Annual Meeting


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ALAN D. ALBRIGHT - United States District Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Marc Adler

MARC S. ADLER - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

In 2019, Marc was named a world-leading IP Strategist by IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists.

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Scott Allison

SCOTT ALLISON - Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property, Delos

As Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Delos, Scott brings over twenty years of intellectual property experience spanning a wide range of technologies, legal issues, and commercial strategy areas.

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Stephanie Bald

STEPHANIE BALD - Partner, Kelly IP

Stephanie has been named to Managing Intellectual Property's Top 250 Women in IP (2014-2018), named to the World Trademark Review 1000 (2016-2018), and recognized as an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property (2014-2018).

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JULIE E. BURKE - Patent Scientist, Knobbe Martens

Julie Burke is a patent scientist who handles patent prosecution matters with a special interest in resolving complex procedural issues across all technology sectors.

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Dale Cendali

DALE CENDALI - Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Dale Cendali is a nationally recognized leader in IP litigation; in 2019 she was selected for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America “Hall of Fame.”

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Trey Cox

TREY COX - Partner, Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst

Trey Cox is consistently recognized as one of the country’s best trial lawyers.

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Dennis Crouch

DENNIS D. CROUCH - Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri

Professor Crouch is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and the editor of the popular patent law weblog: Patently-O.

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Brian R Daley

BRIAN R. DALEY - Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Brian Daley practices intellectual property law, with a focus on patents, trademarks and litigation at the trial, appellate and Supreme Court levels.

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Kirk Damman

KIRK A. DAMMAN - Member, LewisRice

Former Chairman of the AIPLA Committee for Emerging Technologies, Kirk A. Damman practices in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on helping startup and growing companies. He's co-authored two books on patent law and is a mentor for local startups in St. Louis, MO.

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Siegel Danoff

DIANE SIEGEL DANOFF - Partner, Dechert

Diane Siegel Danoff has extensive litigation experience, developed during over 30 years of practice, with trade secret, non-compete, trademark, patent, copyright, unfair advertising, and invasion of privacy matters.

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Jennifer DeTrani

JENNIFER DETRANI - General Counsel, Nisos

Jennifer DeTrani is the EVP and General Counsel for technology enabled cyber security and investigations firm Nisos.

Paul Golian

PAUL GOLIAN - VP & Assistant General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Paul Golian is is the Protein Therapeutics & Biotechnology Patent Practice Group Leader, as well as the Oncology Therapeutic Area IP Lead.

Garfield Goodrum

GARFIELD GOODRUM - Founder, Garfield Goodrum PLLC

Garfield Goodrum, former Chair of the AIPLA Industrial Designs Committee, has over 20 years’ experience in IP, working with internationally known brands and designs.

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Lesley Grossberg

LESLEY GROSSBERG - Counsel, BakerHostetler

Lesley McCall Grossberg focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition litigation, as well as trademark prosecution and enforcement.

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Benjamin Grzimek

BENJAMIN GRZIMEK - Partner, FieldFisher

Benjamin Grzimek's focus is on advising and representing clients in patent litigations.

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KEISHA HYLTON-RODIC PH.D., ESQ., - Managing Principal, Hylton-Rodic Law

Keisha Hylton-Rodic, Ph.D. is a registered patent attorney with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

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J Michael Huget

J. MICHAEL HUGET - Partner, Honigman

Mike Huget is one of Michigan’s leading litigators, focusing primarily on intellectual property, media and entertainment litigation.

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Laura Hupp

LAURA HUPP - Associate, Merchant & Gould

Laura is an experienced patent attorney at Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis office. She focuses on chemical and life science IP law.

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Kurt Karst

KURT R. KARST - Director, Hyman Phelps & McNamara

Kurt R. Karst provides regulatory counsel to pharmaceutical manufacturers on Hatch-Waxman patent and exclusivity, drug development, pediatric testing, and orphan drugs.

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Sherry Knowles

SHERRY M. KNOWLES - Founder, Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies

Sherry M. Knowles is an intellectual property attorney with 30 years of experience in global corporate and private practice.

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Allison Martin Rhodes

ALLISON MARTIN RHODES - Partner, Holland & Knight

Ms. Martin Rhodes is a nationally recognized leader in the law governing the legal profession. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the subject.

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David McGowan

DAVID MCGOWAN - Professor, University of San Diego Law

David McGowan is a Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competition and Innovation Law; Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets.

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Rakhi Nikhanj

RAKHI NIKHANJ - Attorney, Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt

Rakhi is a patent attorney practicing in the areas of domestic and international patent protection and related opinion work in the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts.

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James Pooley

JAMES POOLEY - Founder, James Pooley, a Professional Law Corporation

AIPLA Past-President James Pooley is one of the world’s foremost experts in trade secret law and management.

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Melissa Pytel

MELISSA J. PYTEL - Of Counsel, Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills

Melisa J. Pytel has has over twenty years of experience in the life sciences area, both as outside counsel and as in-house counsel.

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Louis Trolio

LOUIS M. TROILO - Of Counsel, Finnegan

Louis M. Troilo represents Fortune 100 companies to startups and universities looking for assistance in patent procurement, portfolio analysis, opinion drafting, and intellectual property licensing.

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