Speakers

Speakers list in alphabetical order. More speakers are added every day, check back often!
  • Beck, Russell square200 Beck, Russell

    Beck Reed Riden LLP | Founder

    Russell Beck is a business and intellectual property litigator, nationally recognized for his trade secrets and noncompete experience. He's been cited as an expert on trade secrets and noncompetes by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the White House, the Treasury Department, National Public Radio, PBS, the BBC World News Service, and many others, and was invited to the White House to help develop guidelines for the proper use of noncompetes.
  • Beebe, B_square200 Beebe, Barton

    New York University School of Law | Professor of Intellectual Property Law

    Barton Beebe specializes in the doctrinal, empirical, and cultural analysis of intellectual property law. He has been the Anne Urowsky Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. 
  • berkowitz, Nicole Square200 Berkowitz, Nicole

    Baker Donelson | Associate

    Ms. Berkowitz has a diverse practice assisting clients in various intellectual property and complex commercial litigation matters. She has substantial experience litigating patent, trademark, and copyright infringement disputes as well as trade secret matters.
  • Boclin, Ricardo square200 Boclin, Ricardo
    Ricardo Boclin is a seasoned professional working with Intellectual Property for more than 20 years, mainly on the consultancy related to patent and industrial design prosecution. He is a mechanical engineer and attorney at law and recently assumed the role as Technical and Legal Director at Clarke Modet Brazil.
  • Borella_square200 Borella, Ph.D., Michael S.

    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP | Partner

    Michael S. Borella is a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and serves as Chair of the firm’s Software & Business Methods Practice Group. Dr. Borella provides legal and technological advice in support of validity, infringement, patentability analyses, and litigation matters. His expertise includes networking, Internet telephony, wireless communication technologies, telecommunications, financial transactions, cloud computing, routing, TCP/IP, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer graphics and imaging, voice and facial recognition, robotics, and mobile applications.
  • Boyd, Felicia200 Boyd, Felicia J.

    Norton Rose Fulbright | Partner

    Felicia Boyd is a Chambers ranked litigator with extensive experience as a leader in complex IP disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade dress both in and out of court spanning a diverse array of industries, including financial and investment services, medical devices (such as pacemakers, heart valves, defibrillators and synchronization devices), software, music, pharmaceuticals and manufactured goods.
  • Charrington, Laurie200 Charrington, Laurie

    Intel Corporation | Associate General Counsel

    Laurie Charrington is Managing Counsel in the Law and Policy Group at Intel, where she owns and manages significant patent litigation and litigation-related threats to Intel, including matters in which billions of dollars of Intel revenue is at risk and where an adverse outcome could materially impact or shut down Intel’s business.
  • Chu, Michael Chu, Michael

    U. S. Department of Justice | International Computer Hacking & Intellectual Property, Attorney Advisor for Internet Fraud and Public Health

    Michael Chu is the International Computer Hacking & Intellectual Property (ICHIP) Attorney Advisor for Internet Fraud & Public Health. On detail in D.C., he is grateful for the support of the Houston U.S. Attorney’s Office. Since 2007, Mr. Chu has prosecuted computer and IP crimes as the CHIP Coordinator first at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas and then in Houston.
  • Collada Pic square200 Collada, Laura

    Dumont Bergman Bider & Co | Managing Partner

    Laura Collada has been the managing partner of Dumont Bergman Bider & Co SC since 2008. She has many years of experience in the field of IP. Her practice covers the complete lifecycle of IP rights, from consultancy to application, and from enforcement to dispute resolution.
  • Cudkowicz Bio square200 Cudkowicz, Ariel D.

    Seyfarth | Partner

    Ariel partners with clients to manage day-to-day workplace challenges and design solutions that align with company business goals and culture. When litigation is necessary, he aggressively defends his clients.
  • Scott Daniels Square200 Daniels, Scott M.

    Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian | Of Counsel

    Mr. Daniels heads the firm’s litigation group, where he handles litigation matters in district courts and at the International Trade Commission. Mr. Daniels also counsels clients by providing infringement and validity opinions, as well as guiding clients’ strategies using post-grant tools such as inter partes review and reexamination.
  • deangelis Square200 DeAngelis, Justin D.

    Quarles & Brady | Associate

    Justin DeAngelis is a patent attorney in the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. With a mechanical engineering degree, clients find his technical training to be a strong compliment to his legal knowledge.
  • Deberardine, Robert200 DeBerardine, Robert

    Johnson & Johnson | Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

    Robert DeBerardine is Worldwide Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Johnson & Johnson where he manages a group of about 270 IP professionals, of whom about 110 are patent and trademark attorneys. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Robert was Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Sanofi. Prior to Sanofi, Robert served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Abbott Laboratories.
  • Dell, Stephensmallsquare Dell, Stephen

    NOVUM Consulting Group | Founder and President

    Stephen Dell is the Founder and President of NOVUM Consulting Group. With more than eighteen years of professional experience in financial consulting and valuation services, he focuses on assisting clients with complex intellectual property damage analysis, commercial disputes, and valuations.
  • Dhavan, Gauri200 Dhavan, Gauri

    ZOLL Medical Corporation | Chief Intellectual Property Officer

    Gauri Dhavan, Ph.D., J.D., is Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at ZOLL Medical Corporation, a company offering and developing novel medical devices and software solutions in the resuscitation and acute critical care fields. Gauri leads ZOLL's IP team in managing all aspects of ZOLL's intellectual property, including patent portfolio development, charting IP strategy and policy, best practices, IP litigation and risk management.
  • drayton-joe-square200 Drayton, Joseph

    Cooley LLP | Partner

    Joseph Drayton is a first chair trial lawyer who has represented the nation’s largest enterprises in competitive and strategic litigation involving varied forms of technology. Joe’s mission as a lawyer is to find solutions to issues and disputes plaguing clients. Joe's practice background includes a broad range of intellectual property and complex commercial matters including patent litigation, trademark and copyright usage, trade dress, design patents and false advertising.
  • Elliott, Tara200 Elliott, Tara D.

    Latham & Watkins | Partner

    Tara Elliott is a first-chair trial lawyer whose practice focuses on high-profile intellectual property proceedings and commercial litigation. Ms. Elliott has a unique combination of private practice and government experience that enables her to navigate clients' most complex legal issues.
  • Emerson, Lauren200 Emerson, Lauren

    Leason Ellis | Partner

    Lauren Emerson develops and executes strategies for protecting brands around the world. Her practice includes all aspects of trademark searching and clearance, as well as the prosecution of trademark and copyright applications through to registration. Lauren has experience protecting both traditional and non-traditional marks, including sound marks, scent marks and retail store trade dress.
  • Ferrill, elizabeth square200 Ferrill, Elizabeth D.

    Finnegan | Partner

    Elizabeth Ferrill is an “undisputed expert on design patents” who is “always updated and enlightening others with her deep knowledge,” “very involved in the design bar,” and “gives her clients an outstanding service” as noted in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000. She focuses her practice on all aspects of design patents, including prosecution, counseling, post-grant, and litigation.
  • Fromer, Jeanne200 Fromer, Jeanne

    New York University School of Law | Professor of Law

    Professor Jeanne Fromer specializes in intellectual property, including copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, and design protection laws. She is a faculty co-director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy. In 2011, Fromer was awarded the American Law Institute’s inaugural Young Scholars Medal for her scholarship in intellectual property. 
  • Gale, Jame Photo square200 Gale, James A.

    Cozen O'Connor | Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litgation

    Jim has handled hundreds of cases involving patents, theft of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, trademarks, unfair competition, and internet disputes. He has appeared in over 400 federal cases in more than 48 federal district and circuit courts, as well as handled hundreds of injunctions in over 35 different states around the nation.
  • gaul- Allison200 Gaul, Allison W.

    Millen, White, Zelando & Branigan | Of Counsel

    Allison Gaul is an Of Counsel attorney at the Firm, and currently assist clients with a variety of intellectual property and data privacy matters. Ms. Gaul is adept at developing creative approaches for short and long term intellectual property and risk management strategies. She specializes in technical field areas of computer engineering and software.
  • Dahlia George square 200 George, Dahlia

    USPTO, Office of Enrollment and Discipline | Staff Attorney

    Dahlia George first joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in January 2005 as a Trademark Examining Attorney. In January 2008, she joined the USPTO Office of General Law where she investigated and prosecuted EEOC complaints, grievances, and Merit Systems Protection Bureau appeals. She also responded to subpoenas for Government witnesses and documents, investigated Federal Tort Claims Act claims and IG inquiries, and handled Reasonable Accommodation requests for legal sufficiency. In addition, she was the USPTO FOIA Officer. Since January 2011 to the present, she has served at the USPTO Office of Enrollment and Discipline where she investigates grievances and complaints alleging misconduct by patent and trademark practitioners; conducts moral character and “fitness to practice” applications for individuals seeking registration before the USPTO; and heads the Diversion Pilot Program for impaired practitioners.
  • Gerben, Josh Gerben, Josh

    Founder and Principal Member | Gerben Law Firm

    Josh Gerben is a trademark attorney and founder of Gerben Law Firm, PLLC. The law firm was created by Mr. Gerben to help small and large businesses alike have access to trademark lawyers who are affordable and responsive to their needs. Mr. Gerben represents a wide range of clients, ranging from small start-up businesses to large multinational corporations. Since beginning his practice, Mr. Gerben has represented clients in over 5,500 trademark matters.
  • Gilbert square200 Gilbert, Penny

    Powell Gilbert | Partner

    Penny’s strong scientific background has led to her specialisation in advising clients in the life sciences sector. She represents clients before the UK patent courts, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and has represented clients in referrals to the CJEU and EFTA Court.
  • Gills Pic square200 Gills, Jeanne M.

    Foley & Lardner | Partner

    Jeanne M. Gills is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. She also serves as vice chair of the firm’s national Intellectual Property Department focusing on Strategic Marketing & Business Development, and she previously served as vice chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.
  • Gilmore, vanessa square200 Gilmore, Vanessa D.

    US District Court for the Southern District of Texas | Judge

    Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore is a judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In 1994 when she was sworn in, she was the youngest sitting federal judge in the nation and the first University of Houston Law Center alum to serve on the federal bench. She was born in St. Albans, New York and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was the youngest member of her freshman class at her alma mater, Hampton University in Virginia.
  • Goodrum200 Goodrum, Garfield
    Garfield Goodrum has over 20 years’ experience in IP, working with internationally known brands and designs. Garfield has cleared and prosecuted registrations for hundreds of trademarks and copyright-protected works, and litigated numerous design, copyright and trademark infringement and inter partes matters. In 2009, Garfield won a $774,000 jury verdict for willful design copyright infringement in U.S. federal court. Garfield is chair of the Industrial Design Committee of AIPLA – the American Intellectual Property Law Association, a member of INTA – the International Trademark Association and the Copyright Society of the U.S.
  • Gourvitz Pic square200 Gourvitz, Evan

    Ropes & Gray | Counsel

    Evan Gourvitz has successfully litigated intellectual property disputes and counseled clients on intellectual property protection, as both outside and in-house counsel, for more than 20 years.
  • grayson200 Grayson, Angela

    Precipice IP | Founder and Principal Member

    Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP is an accomplished nationally recognized lawyer, speaker, and author. She is Principal Member and Founder of Precipice IP PLLC. PRECIPICE is an award-winning consultancy and technology law boutique specializing in patent, trademark, copyright, and data law. PRECIPICE helps entrepreneurs and technology-focused businesses protect their products, brands, designs and data.
  • Huget, J. Michael200 Huget, J. Michael

    Honigman | Partner

    Mike Huget is one of Michigan’s leading litigators, focusing primarily on intellectual property, media and entertainment litigation. He has appeared as counsel in more than 250 cases in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, including numerous cases in which he has served as lead trial counsel. Mike is chair of the firm’s Litigation department.
  • Iancu square200 Iancu, Andrei

    United States Patent and Trademark Office | Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

    In his role as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world, with more than 12,000 employees and an annual budget of over $3 billion. He also serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters.
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    Bristol Meyers Squibb | Senior Intellectual Property Counsel

  • Jean, Patrice200 Jean, Patrice

    Hughes Hubbard & Reed | Partner

    Patrice P. Jean is Co-Chair of Hughes Hubbard's Life Sciences group. She has over a decade of experience counseling leading and startup pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology companies in all areas of patent law.
  • Kamholz, Scott200 Kamholz M.D., Ph.D., Scott E.

    Covington | Of Counsel

    Scott Kamholz has scored major wins for clients in PTAB cases involving blockbuster life science technologies. He combines his experience as an Administrative Patent Judge and background in medicine, biophysics, and engineering to advise clients in the life sciences sector on a variety of complex patent litigation matters and PTAB proceedings.
  • Kaufman, Marc200 Kaufman, Marc

    Rimon | Partner

    Marc Kaufman concentrates his practice in the area of patent strategy, in particular, advising clients in protecting, managing and leveraging their intellectual property assets. He has also represented clients in defending against patent assertions in district courts and through post-grant administrative proceedings in the U.S. Patent Office. Mr. Kaufman has created structured procedures to secure and enforce intellectual property rights in a market-focused manner. Marc’s practice focuses on computer software including the areas of Fintech, database technology, content distribution, and computer security.
  • Kendall, Dara Kendall, Dara

    Proctor & Gamble Company | Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Global Fabric & Home Care

  • kessler, allison200 Kessler, Alison

    LifeSci Consulting

  • Kim, Nicholas Kim, Nicholas

    Microsoft | Senior Attorney, IP Litigation

  • Kimmel, Lisa square200 Kimmel, Ph. D., Lisa

    Crowell & Moring | Senior Counsel

    Lisa Kimmel is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group. She resides in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Lisa's practice covers merger and civil nonmerger antitrust investigations and antitrust counseling. Lisa also advocates for clients on competition policy matters before federal and state antitrust agencies, focusing in particular on the technology and digital commerce sectors.
  • Koblitz, Sara200 Koblitz, Sara W.

    Hyman, Phelps & McNamara | Associate

    Sara W. Koblitz advises FDA-regulated clients on a range of issues with a particular focus on Hatch-Waxman patent and exclusivity, biosimilars, and the Orange Book. She helps drug and device manufacturers in various stages of product development and guides clients through the applicable regulatory requirements with respect to applications and submissions, device classification, potential exclusivities, promotional issues, and post-marketing requirements.
  • Lee Stephen Lee, Stephen

    Target | Chief IP Counsel

    Stephen Lee has been with Target for nearly 15 years, where his practice has covered the entire spectrum of I.P. matters, as he had been responsible for all trademark, copyright and patent work. Particularly rewarding is the fact that his team provides legal services and advice to practically every business team within Target and has touched almost every one of Target’s key strategic initiatives. He manages a team of 19 high-functioning I.P. professionals, and he has first-hand experience leading his team through the ups and downs of the retail landscape transformation.
  • Leitao Barbara Headshot square200 Leitao, Barbara

    Di Blasi, Parente & Associates | Attorney

    Bárbara Leitão is an attorney-at-law (Universidade Federal Fluminense) currently taking up post-graduate degree courses on Intellectual Property Law at PUC-Rio and Civil Procedure Law at Universidade Cândido Mendes. Her practice is focused on consultation and litigation involving trademarks, patents, copyright and unfair competition. Bárbara is also collaborator member at the Fashion Law Committee at the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ)
  • Long, David200 Long, David W.

    Essential Patent LLC | Founder

    David Long is a registered patent attorney with over twenty years of experience dealing with complex patent issues in the telecom industry ranging from simple matters to bet-the-company litigation.
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    Bookoff McAndrews PLLC | Partner

    Jameson helps startups and Fortune 100 companies alike develop intellectual property to protect their market share. Jameson also help his clients mitigate risk by analyzing competitor IP, and challenging competitor patents via post-grant proceedings at the USPTO.
  • Mackenzie, Stephen200 MacKenzie, Stephen
    Stephen MacKenzie is Senior Counsel IP and IP Litigation at Koch Companies Public Sector, which is the Legal, Government, and Public Affairs division for Koch Industries, Inc. based in Wichita, Kansas.  Steve focuses his practice on prosecution strategy, IP management and counseling, M&A, and licensing.  Prior to joining Koch, Steve worked in private practice as a patent litigation attorney in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • mak, toby200 Mak, Toby

    Tee & Howe | Senior Counsel / Patent Attorney

    Dr. Toby Mak is a registered Chinese Patent Attorney and has a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Dr. Toby Mak was born in Hong Kong and graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He worked at one of the largest law firms in Hong Kong for 8 years before joining Tee & Howe.
  • Malsbury, A200 Malsbury, Alison

    Harris Bricken | Attorney

    Alison Malsbury has assisted clients with contracts, company formation, intellectual property protection, and regulatory compliance, and enjoys working with creative entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. She has a strong and growing practice representing celebrities on their cannabis endorsement deals and helping cosmetic and skin care companies navigate the complicated laws involving CBD.
  • Mazzelo, Mary200 Mazzello, Mary

    Kirkland & Ellis | Partner

    Mary Mazzello is an intellectual property litigation partner in Kirkland’s New York office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, false advertising, and trade secret issues.
  • Meddings, Lori200 Meddings, Lori S.

    Quarles & Brady | Partner

    Lori Meddings helps clients protect and enforce their intellectual property throughout the world, with a focus on maximizing the value of the company's trademarks and copyrights and defending against unfair competition in advertising. She is Chair of the firm's Trademark subgroup within the Intellectual Property Practice Group.
  • Meyer, Mercedes200 Meyer, Mercedes K.

    Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP | Partner

    Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D. collaborates with her life sciences clients from start-up to Fortune 500 companies on their patent portfolio strategy and manages an extensive biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent prosecution practice.
  • Michalko, M200 Michalko, Matej
    Matej Michalko is a #BlockchainPioneer with 8+ years of blockchain and cryptocurrency experience. He is the Founder and CEO of DECENT.
  • Moore, Michael Moore, Michael
    Michael Moore is assistant general counsel, senior director, trademarks and copyrights for Mattel Inc, where he is responsible for managing all trademark and copyright matters for Mattel around the world, from clearance and registration, through to disputes and litigation. Since joining Mattel in 2000, Mr Moore has represented Mattel in a number of high-profile and important IP cases, including managing the first EU design rights case ever litigated (Mattel v Simba (UK)), and a UK case involving the SCRABBLE brand against Zynga.
  • Morita, Karen200 Morita, Karen

    Foley Hoag | Director of Human Resources

    Karen Morita leads Foley Hoag’s human resources function. She is committed to supporting the business strategy, objectives and values of the firm by providing services that address the firm’s business challenges and, promotes a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment of all people, open communications, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.
  • morrow_j 200 Morrow, John

    Womble Bond Dickinson | Partner

    ohn Morrow currently chairs Womble Bond Dickinson’s US Intellectual Property Litigation Group. For more than two decades, John’s practice has focused on complex disputes involving patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising, antitrust, and cybersecurity (data breaches). John has served as lead trial counsel in state or federal courts sitting in North Carolina, Nevada, Texas, Wyoming, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah, Tennessee and Virginia.
  • Newsome Picsquare200 Newsome, Rosalyn

    Barker Brettell | Head of Cosmetics Sector

    Rosalyn Newsome has over 20 years’ experience handling all aspects of trade mark work. She routinely conducts global brand clearance work and creates global filing strategies to complement business drivers, timeframes and budget considerations.
  • Ogden Pic square200 Ogden, Erin R.

    Ogden Glazer + Schaefer | Founder

    Erin Ogden helps clients strategically create, grow, and when needed merge, acquire or be acquired. She assists clients to set up their business; add or remove owners, employees, shareholders, and investors; identify and protect their intellectual property with trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets and, if necessary, cease and desist letters and law suits; and create business contracts including non-competition agreements and confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements.
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    Dinsmore | Partner

    Brian O'Shaughnessy, immediate past president of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. (LES), is an internationally recognized authority in licensing and commercial transactions involving intellectual property rights.
  • Pak, Mayya200 Pak, Mayya

    PETOŠEVIĆ | Associate

    Mayya mainly handles trademark enforcement and contentious matters. She coordinates investigations, advises clients on trademark protection and enforcement strategies and represents them before the courts and police and customs authorities.
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    IBM Corporation | Counsel, IP Law

    Joe Petrokaitis is currently Counsel, IP Law, at IBM Corporation supporting the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. Joe previously supported IBM's blockchain transactional and patent filing activities. Joe received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and is registered to practice before the USPTO.
  • Pinsonneault, Greg Pinsonneault, Gregory

    LitNomics | Managing Director/CEO

    For more than 17 years, Gregory Pinsonneault has delivered consulting services and expert testimony in commercial litigation matters concerning economic, financial, and business issues. While he's primarily focused on the calculation of economic damages, he's also assessed liability and provided non-litigation consulting services.
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    Venable LLP | Partner

    Andrew Pratt is a partner in Venable’s Washington, DC-based Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He has significant experience advising clients on intellectual property issues and litigating intellectual property disputes in federal courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
  • rader, randall200 Rader, Randall R.

    US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit | Former Chief Judge

    The Honorable Randall Rader has been a thought leader in the field of intellectual property law and jurisprudence for over 25 years. His work as Chief Judge, his publications, and his work teaching patent law globally to students, judges and government officials has left an indelible mark on the field of IP law and the protection of IP rights throughout the world. Judge Rader was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 and assumed the duties of Chief Judge on June 1, 2010.
  • Rai, Arti200 Rai, Arti K.

    Duke Law | Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law

    Arti Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law and Faculty Director, The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law, is an internationally recognized expert in intellectual property (IP) law, innovation policy, administrative law, and health law.
  • Reyna, Jimmie Reyna, Jimmie V.

    US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit | Judge

    The Honorable Jimmie Reyna was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Barack Obama in 2011. Prior to his appointment, Judge Reyna was an international trade attorney and shareholder at Williams Mullen, where he directed the firm’s Trade and Customs Practice Group (1998-2011), led its Latin America Task Force (2006-08), and served on its board of directors (2009-11).
  • Rizzolo, M200 Rizzolo, Matthew

    Ropes & Gray | Partner

    Matt Rizzolo is a litigator who works extensively with technology companies to both enforce clients’ intellectual property rights and defend clients from infringement claims. Matt has significant experience litigating patent cases in a variety of jurisdictions, including federal district courts throughout the United States, the Court of Federal Claims, and in Section 337 actions before the United States International Trade Commission.
  • Rosenberg, Donald 200 Rosenberg, Donald J.

    Qualcomm | Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    Donald J. Rosenberg is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mr. Rosenberg reports directly to CEO Steve Mollenkopf and is a member of the company's Executive Committee. In his role as chief legal officer, he is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm's worldwide legal affairs including litigation, intellectual property and corporate matters. Qualcomm's Government Affairs, Internal Audit and Compliance organizations also report to him.
  • Rothman, J200 Rothman, Jennifer E.

    Loyola Law School | William G. Coskran Professor of Law

    Professor Jennifer Rothman is nationally recognized for her scholarship in the intellectual property and constitutional law fields, and is the leading expert on the right of publicity. Her book, The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World, was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press.
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    Ballard Spahr LLP | Of Counsel

    Paul J. Safier's practice focuses on representing news, entertainment, and other media clients in defamation, privacy, false advertising, copyright, and trademark lawsuits, as well as representing the press and public in seeking access to court and government records.
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    Robins Kaplan | Partner

    Ronald J. Schutz is an experienced trial attorney and chair of the firm's Executive Board. Mr. Schutz is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
  • Soni, Pankaj200 Soni, Pankaj

    Remfry & Sagar | Partner

    Pankaj Soni leads the Patent Litigation practice at the Firm with several successes before High Courts in India for Fortune 500 clients. He is recognised for his expertise in creating successful litigation strategy and handling technical aspects of claim construction and infringement/invalidity analysis.
  • Strom, Ryan Strom, Ryan

    Target | Director Counsel, Intellectual Property

    Ryan Strom is Director Counsel, Intellectual Property at Target.  His primary responsibilities include managing the patent strategy for protecting innovations by the Data Sciences, Global Supply Chain & Logistics, Enterprise Architecture and Product Design & Development teams.  As a member of the Open & Inner Source, Ryan also helps direct Target’s involvement in the open source software community.  Ryan also advises Target’s Shipt and Dermstore subsidiaries in the management of their intellectual property portfolios.
  • Sundby, S Sundby, Suzannah K.

    Managing Partner | Canady + Lortz LLP

    Suzannah Sundby practices all aspects of intellectual property law across a diverse array of technological fields including biochemistry, molecular biology, recombinant technologies, small molecules, pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, microfluidics, diagnostics, medical devices and treatments, orphan drugs, catalyst compositions, and nanotechnology.
  • Svoboda, C Svoboda, Craig

    Alvotech | Global Head Intellectual Property

  • Tang, Darren square 200 Tang, Daren

    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) | Director General - Elect

    Mr Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has been officially appointed as the next Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO is a specialised United Nations (UN) agency based in Geneva, Switzerland, with 193 member states and an annual revenue in excess of S$600 million. Mr Tang will take over the helm of WIPO on 1 October 2020 for a term of six years. This marks the first time a Singaporean will lead a UN agency, and WIPO’s first Director General from Asia.
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    Kramer Levin | Director of Legal Recruiting and Diversity

    In her role as director of legal recruiting and diversity, Lauren Tapper works with firm leadership to develop and implement Kramer Levin’s strategic recruiting and diversity initiatives.
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    IBM

    Yeen Tham is an intellectual property and patent attorney at IBM, based in New York. As the Watson Research Site Counsel for IBM, she facilitates IBM’s legal strategy for artificial intelligence, supporting IBM’s accomplishment as a cutting-edge industry innovator with sixteen hundred IBM AI patents granted in 2018. Her career at IBM has included legal support of IBM’s Watson Research Lab as Site Counsel and Manager as well as analytics software and solutions as Senior Attorney under the Cross Brand team. Yeen has handled joint development and research collaboration transactions, source code licensing, acquisitions and divestitures, procurement of high-value patents, and patent docket management.
  • Trask, Tara200 Trask, Tara

    Tara Trask LLC | President of Trask Consulting

    Tara Trask is the President of Trask Consulting, a boutique litigation strategy, jury research and trial consulting firm with offices in San Francisco, Houston and New York. Ms. Trask’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation; including intellectual property, (patent and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation) antitrust, securities, breach of contract and fraud.
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    Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie | Partner

    Jennifer Van Kirk counsels clients on a wide variety of IP matters, including all aspects of ‎trademark and brand protection: trademark clearance, prosecution, licensing, portfolio ‎management, and litigation guidance. Her experience includes traditional marks as well as 3-‎dimensional marks, motion marks, service trade dress, and packaging trade dress. She also assist clients with identifying, protecting, and licensing copyrights and rights of publicity for use in products and advertising and protecting and licensing clients' copyrights and rights of publicity.
  • Walker, C200 Walker, Christopher

    The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law | Professor of Law

    Christopher J. Walker is the John W. Bricker Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and director of the Moritz Washington, D.C., Summer Program. At Moritz, he teaches Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Litigation, the Ethics of Washington Lawyering, Federal Courts, Legal Analysis and Writing (LAW II), Legislation and Regulation, and State and Local Government Law.
  • Wang-Sophie square200 Wang, Sophie

    Choate, Hall & Stewart | Principal

    Sophie Wang represents biotech, pharmaceutical, and technology companies in complex intellectual property and commercial disputes across the country. Her practice focuses on complex patent litigation and trade secrets litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, post-grant and inter partes review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB), and contract and licensing disputes within the life sciences and technology industries. Ms. Wang also represents leading industry organizations in submitting amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on a variety of key issues concerning intellectual property rights.
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    Warner Norcross & Judd LLP | Partner

    Brian litigates disputes and counsels clients in a wide range of commercial and intellectual property matters. He has developed a particular focus in matters of creative expression, commercial identity and privacy, which spans the legal doctrines of copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity rights, advertising, journalism and related fields.
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    Faegre Drinker | Attorney Development Manager

    Courtney Wylie is a member of the Learning and Development team at Faegre Drinker. In this position, she oversees all attorney development and training and CLE, focusing on leadership and professionalism topics. She also works with the HR Department in designing and running the firmwide well-being program. Recently, Courtney was elected as an American Bar Foundation Fellow in recognition of her dedication and work to improve the legal profession.
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    Paul Weiss | Counsel

    A counsel in the Litigation Department and member of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group, Josephine Young focuses her practice on patent litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Young worked as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where she examined patents in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical arts, and as a patent agent where she filed and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patents and assisted in interference and opposition proceedings.
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