Speakers

Speakers list in alphabetical order. More speakers are added every day, check back often!
  • Barks, Justen200 Barks, Justen S.

    Beard & Barks PLLC | Partner

    Justen S. Barks is a commercial, intellectual property, and entertainment litigator. His experience in the courtroom helps his clients in their various transaction needs. For his commercial clients, he provides work in the form of risk management counselling, litigation in state and federal courts, mediation, contract drafting and negotiation. His intellectual property practice includes a mix of work with the U.S. Trademark Office, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Copyright Office, and copyright, patent, and trademark litigation.
  • 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.
  • Boulware, Margaret 200 Boulware, Margaret

    Boulware & Valior | Partner

    In 2010, Ms. Boulware started a woman-owned boutique firm building on her years of experience in international and domestic IP work. She tried the first validity and infringement arbitration of a U.S. patent, which case was tried before the International Chamber of Commerce. She has represented clients in trademark infringement cases including over 100 cases before federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to litigation experience, Ms. Boulware has prosecuted patents in chemical, mechanical and biotech areas. She procured pioneer patents on cattle cloning in the U.S. Ms. Boulware supervises international trademark portfolios and advises on international market strategies for clients including Fortune 500 companies. Meg was the first woman president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and is active in national IP associations.
  • 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.
  • Cameron, Kyrie200 Cameron, Kyrie

    Patterson + Sheridan LLP | Associate

    Kyrie Cameron joined the firm in 2015 and has since developed a diverse range of technical expertise, with special emphasis on energy, oil and gas, and electronics and semiconductor technologies. Inspired by a love for science and strong family ties to the legal industry, Kyrie obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Baylor University and immediately began carving out a reputation for herself as a valued contributor at South Texas College of Law.
  • Charrington, Laurie 200 Charrington, Laurie

    Intel Corporation | Associate General Counsel

    Laurie Charrington is Associate General Counsel and Patent Litigation Team Lead in Intel’s Intellectual Property Legal Group. In this role, Laurie manages significant patent litigation and IP-related threats to Intel, including matters threatening billions of dollars of revenue and where an adverse outcome could materially impact Intel's business. Laurie manages a global portfolio, and leads cases and teams in the US, Germany, Japan, France, Brazil, India, and the Netherlands. In addition to her responsibilities as Associate General Counsel, Laurie co-leads Intel Legal’s Diversity and Inclusion Team and serves on the General Counsel’s Black Leadership Advisory Council.
  • Chillemi, Ronald-200 Chillemi, Ronald

    Leichtman Law | Partner

    Ron, a partner at Leichtman Law, is a seasoned trial attorney. Ron’s practice is dedicated to representing corporations and individuals in complex litigation, particularly those involving government investigations and emerging eCommerce issues. With substantial experience as both a Federal prosecutor and senior State law enforcement official, he regularly defends his clients against investigations and actions commenced by the Department of Justice, the offices of States Attorneys General and professional licensing boards, and committees of the U.S. Congress. With his experience as a Senior Vice President of a Top 50 online retailer and as a litigator of high-stakes civil cases at large law firms in New York and Philadelphia, he regularly counsels businesses in managing disputes and risks, especially in intellectual property and eCommerce matters.
  • 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 | Managing Partner

    Laura Collada has been the managing partner of Dumont 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 Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP where his practice focuses on domestic and international patent prosecution, freedom to operate analyses, and infringement analyses for design and utility patents. He is currently the Chair of the International Policy & Practice Subcommittee of the AIPLA Industrial Designs Committee, Co-Chair of the Young Members' Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC), and on the Board of Directors of the Kettle Moraine Land Trust in Southeastern Wisconsin. Justin received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
  • 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.
  • Deka, Monisha Deka, Monisha

    US International Trade Commission | Investigative Attorney

    Monisha Deka (Mo) has been an Investigative Attorney at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington DC for almost 8 years. Investigative attorneys advocate on behalf of the public interest in intellectual property investigations initiated under 19 U.S.C. 1337, commonly referred to as Section 337 litigations.
  • 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.
  • Dienes, Jennifer 200 Dienes, Jennifer

    US International Trade Commission | Investigative Attorney

    Jennifer Dienes has been an Investigative Attorney at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington DC for 1 year. Investigative attorneys advocate on behalf of the public interest in intellectual property investigations initiated under 19 U.S.C. 1337, commonly referred to as Section 337 litigations.
  • drayton-joe-square 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.
  • 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 is a partner in the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group at Leason Ellis, where she helps clients establish and enforce intellectual property rights. Lauren counsels household names and new ventures alike across a diverse array of industries, including consumer products, fashion, payment technology, energy, telecom, medical device, retail, software, automotive, and food and beverage. She also works with individual authors and artists and advises several non-profit organizations. Lauren has significant experience managing global trademark portfolios, crafting complex rights agreements, tackling thorny prosecution issues in China, and representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Federal litigation highlights include cases pertaining to toy sprinklers, sippy cups, romance novels, and in-dash navigation systems. She holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Dartmouth College. Before attending law school, Lauren enjoyed a prior career in licensing at Pokémon USA, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Garner, Melvin Garner, Melvin

    Leason Ellis | Partner

    Melvin Garner’s practice includes all phases of patent, trademark and copyright litigation and procurement involving various technologies. The technologies include laser applications, video circuits, telecommunications (particularly cellular phones), optics (including lenses for photolithographic equipment), sintered materials, office products, medical devices, and computer hardware and software (including gaming systems).
  • 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.
  • Gilmore, vanessa square200 Gilmore, Vanessa D.

    US District Court for the Southern District of Texas | Judge

    In 1994 when Judge Vanessa Diane Gilmore was sworn in, she was then the youngest sitting federal judge in the nation. The native of Silver Spring, Maryland was also the youngest member of her freshman class at her alma mater, Hampton University in Virginia. Gilmore decided to undertake a career in law after she represented herself and won a minor civil lawsuit. She graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 1981. In 1982, Gilmore began a 13-year tenure at a Houston law firm known as Vickery, Kilbride, Gilmore and Vickery where she specialized in civil litigation. Gilmore also became an active member of the Houston civic community, serving on the boards of a number of civic and charitable organizations including a term as president of the YWCA of Houston. She also became involved in the Texas political arena while serving as counsel and teacher in the area of election law.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Issac, Roy 200 Issac, Roy

    Bristol Myers Squibb | Senior Intellectual Property Counsel

    Roy Issac Ph.D., J.D. is a patent attorney at Bristol Myers Squibb. Roy has extensive experience in pharmaceutical patent law. Prior to Bristol Myers Squibb, Roy has served as in-house counsel for Allergan and Gilead Sciences. Roy received his Ph. D. in Bioorganic Chemistry from Purdue University and J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
  • Jean, Patrice square200 Jean, Patrice

    Hughes Hubbard & Reed | Partner

    Patrice P. Jean is the Chair of the Life Sciences Practice at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, an international law firm based in New York City. Patrice graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1993 with a degree in Biochemistry and then earned both her M.A. and Ph.D. in molecular biology from Princeton University. Following graduate school, Patrice graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 2002, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Science & Technology Law Review. Patrice is a frequent speaker on issues related to the practice of IP Law and the life sciences. She currently serves as Vice-President of the New York Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation and is a Board member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.
  • 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 Square200 Kendall, Dara

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

    Dara Kendall leads the legal team supporting P&G’s global Fabric & Home Care businesses. Her work spans advertising, safety, trademarks, and patents. She spent six years in Asia, where she led the patent teams in China, Japan, and Singapore that handled P&G’s businesses in Greater China and APAC. Over the span of her P&G career, Dara has worked in the majority of P&G’s businesses.
  • Kessler, Allison (2)200 Kessler, Alison

    LifeSci Consulting

    Alison Kessler is Principal Member and Founder of LifeSci Consulting LLC, where she guides Life Sciences companies through decision-making processes on matters ranging from strategy, intellectual property, and business development. With over 20 years’ experience, Alison has served as General Counsel at Cosette Pharmaceuticals; Vice President, Global Head of Intellectual Property at ConvaTec; Global Head of Patents at Novartis Consumer Health; and US Head of IP, Business Development & Licensing at Sandoz. Alison began her legal career at Goodwin Procter LLP focusing on IP matters in both the corporate and litigation groups.
  • Kim, Nicholas Kim, Nicholas

    Microsoft | Senior Attorney, IP Litigation

    Nicholas Kim is a Senior Attorney at Microsoft Corporation and focuses on IP litigation. Mr. Kim joined Microsoft from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, where he was a trial attorney in the Intellectual Property Section. Before that, Mr. Kim was a patent attorney in private practice in Washington, DC.
  • 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.
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    Robins Kaplan, LLP | Partner

    For more than 25 years, Chris has helped his clients protect their intellectual property rights. He tries complex patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and licensing cases. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in courts throughout the country, and in both national and international arbitration.
  • 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

    The George Washington University

    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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    US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit | Circuit Judge

    Circuit Judge Alan D. Lourie was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 6, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush. He was formerly Vice President, Corporate Patents and Trademarks, and Associate General Counsel of SmithKline Beecham Corporation.
  • Ma, Jameson square200 Ma, Jameson

    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.

    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath | 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.
  • 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

    John currently chairs Womble Bond Dickinson’s US Intellectual Property Litigation Group. John’s practice focuses on complex disputes involving trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, false advertising, antitrust, and cybersecurity (data breaches). Specifically regarding trade secrets, in addition to many civil matters John has recently worked with the United States Government to protect clients’ interests on the criminal front, including one matter in which a defendant was sentenced to six months in prison. John is ranked by Chambers and the Best Lawyers in America in intellectual property litigation.
  • 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 18 years, Gregory Pinsonneault has delivered consulting services and expert testimony in commercial litigation matters concerning economic, financial, and business issues, primarily focused on the calculation of economic damages. He has consulted in a variety of complex litigation matters, with a focus on all types of intellectual property disputes. Mr. Pinsonneault has consulted on more than 200 different matters, and has been designated as an expert witness or non-litigation project lead in more than 90 matters.
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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 is Elvin R. Latty Professor and Faculty Director of the Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law School. She is an internationally recognized authority on patent law, administrative law, and biopharmaceutical innovation. Rai's extensive research on these subjects has been funded by Arnold Ventures, the National Institutes of Health, the Greenwall Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. She has published widely in both peer-reviewed journals and law reviews.
  • 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).
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Managing Partner | Canady + Lortz LLP

    Suzannah practices all aspects of intellectual property law across diverse technologies including biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, microfluidics, diagnostics, medical devices, and nanotechnology. Her legal practice involves patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, opinion work, post-grant proceedings, strategic planning, and client counseling. Ms. Sundby has experience assisting start-up biotech companies with the preparation and prosecution of their foundation patents, nondisclosure agreements, and related IP issues.
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    Alvotech | Global Head Intellectual Property

    Craig Svoboda has extensive experience with patents and intellectual property in the pharmaceutical industry. He has served as in-house counsel for innovator small molecule and biologics and most recently with the biosimilar company Alvotech. Craig’s skills includes patent drafting, prosecution and portfolio management; client advising including patentability, freedom to operate, non-infringement and validity opinions; licensing including IP diligence, contract drafting and negotiations. Craig’s former and current roles include strategic counseling and creative applications of providing legal advice to efficiently and effectively influence fast moving product development.
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    Honigman | Partner

    Leigh Taggart is a partner and an intellectual property litigation attorney with almost 30 years of experience. He litigates patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust, and trade secret matters throughout the U.S. in federal trial and appellate courts and before the International Trade Commission. He also has extensive experience in international intellectual property and contract cases.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law | Professor of Law

    Christopher Walker is the John W. Bricker Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Walker clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and worked on the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented federal agencies in a variety of regulatory contexts. His publications have appeared in the California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, Michigan Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among others. Outside the law school, he serves as one of forty Public Members of the Administrative Conference of the United States and as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He blogs regularly at the Yale Journal on Regulation.
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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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