Keynote Speakers


Antonio Campinos

President, European Patent Office


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Kaci Patterson

Founder & Chief Architect, Social Good Solutions


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Honorable Mark Scarsi

US District Court Judge for the Central District





  • Alley200 Alley, Ryan

    Ryan Alley IP Law | Patent Attorney & Engineer

    Mr. Alley provides comprehensive patent procurement and strategy to a broad array of clients. Mr. Alley has prepared and filed hundreds of new patent applications and thousands of responses to office actions, petitions, and appeal briefs in the USPTO in provisional, utility, and design applications, for PCT, foreign-prepared Paris convention, and drafted-from-scratch domestic applications. In cleantech, he has worked with the entire spectrum of clients, from individual inventors, to multi-national conglomerates, to lean start-ups working toward safe and effective global decarbonization.
  • Antcliff_C&R_Profile square200 Antcliff, Jennifer

    Carpmaels & Ransford | Partner

    Jenny is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. Her patent litigation expertise focusses on biotechnology and pharmaceutical products, including blockbuster small molecule drugs, therapeutic antibodies, enzyme replacement therapies and orphan medicines. Jenny also specialises in complex SPC litigation and associated regulatory advice, many cases involving references to the CJEU or EFTA Court, including C-493/12 Eli Lilly v Human Genome Sciences, E-16/14 Pharmaq v Intervet, C-577/13 Actavis v Boehringer Ingelheim, C-443/17 AbraxisBioscience and, most recently, Teva v Janssen Pharmaceutica (Xeplion).
  • Atlas200 Atlas, Nancy F.

    Southern District of Texas, Houston Division | Senior US District Judge (Inactive)

    Senior United States District Judge Nancy Atlas was appointed to the bench in 1995 for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, and took inactive status in 2021. Judge Atlas served on the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Security from 2005 to 2015 and was its chair from 2010 to 2015. Locally, Judge Atlas chaired the Southern District’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and Court Security Committee for most of her judicial tenure.
  • Bandlow, Lincoln 200 Bandlow, Lincoln

    Law Offices of Lincoln Bandlow | Founder

    Lincoln Bandlow is the founder of the Law Offices of Lincoln Bandlow in Los Angeles. Lincoln focuses his practice on sophisticated media, First Amendment, intellectual property and other entertainment-related litigation matters. He represents clients in the motion picture, television, publishing, broadcasting, Internet and advertising fields. In addition, Lincoln represents several of the principal underwriters for the media and entertainment industry.
  • Batzli, Brian

    Merchant & Gould | Partner & Chairman Emeritus

    Brian Batzli is an intellectual property attorney and partner at Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis office. He is also now Chairman Emeritus, having led the firm as CEO, Managing Director and Chairman from 2011 to mid-2018.
  • Becher, Thomas

    Hoffman Eitle | Partner

    Thomas studied general mechanical engineering at the Technical University (RWTH) in Aachen. In 1995/96 he completed his final thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Technology (IPT) on 3D printing. Thomas joined Hoffmann Eitle, a pan-European IP boutique headquartered in Munich, in 1996. He qualified as a German patent attorney in 2000, as a European patent attorney in 2001, and as a Higher Courts litigator for England and Wales in 2016. Thomas was the founding partner of the firm's Dusseldorf office in 2012, which he continues to manage.
  • Bijvank_Koen200 Bijvank, Koen

    Brinkhof | Partner

    KOEN BIJVANK is a partner at Brinkhof in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Mr. Bijvank is qualified both as an attorney at law (‘advocaat’) and as a Dutch and European patent attorney. He specializes in international patent litigation and oppositions before the European Patent Office. His practice mainly involves patents in the life sciences and pharmaceuticals.
  • Bongiovanni, Simone

    Studio Torta | Managing Director

    Mr. Giovanni joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1995. Since 2011 he has been the Managing Director of the firm. He is a qualified European and Italian Patent, Design and Trademark Attorney. He is a member of various associations, including LES, AIPPI, FICPI, JIPA, IJBG and CCIGI. He is a member of the Council of the National Order of Industrial Property Consultants and a court expert in the Industrial Property Section of the Court of Turin. 
  • Canady, Karen 200 Canady, Ph.D., Karen S.

    Canady + Lortz LLP | Founding Partner

    Dr. Karen Canady is managing partner of the Los Angeles office of canady + lortz LLP, where she specializes in patent prosecution and client counseling, primarily serving universities and start-ups in the biotechnology industry. Her technical emphasis is in diagnostics and therapeutics, including vaccines, stem cells, biomarkers, personalized medicine, gene therapy, and recombinant molecules.
  • Cary, Judson

    CableLabs | Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

    Judson Cary is Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at CableLabs, a non-profit research and development organization owned by the global cable industry. He also serves as General Counsel of the Society of Cable and Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), the ANSI-accredited standards body for the cable industry.
  • Collen IMG_square200 Collen, Bennett

    Endstate | CEO

    Bennett Collen is the cofounder/CEO of Endstate, a brand creating the future of product ownership through NFTs and sneakers. He is also an Adjunct Professor teaching Business Applications of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency at Boston College’s MBA program. Prior to Endstate, Bennett was founder/CEO of Cognate, which pioneered the use of smart contracts/NFTs to represent trademark rights. Cognate Acquired by GoDaddy 2018.
  • Coyne, Patrick

    Finnegan | Partner & AIPLA President

    Patrick is a trial and appellate attorney. His litigation experience includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret claims; licensing; related antitrust and unfair competition issues; general commercial litigation; products liability; and domestic and international arbitration. He also assists clients with strategic portfolio development and management.
  • Crane headshot200 Crane, Sharon

    Rothwell Figg | Partner

    Sharon E. Crane, Ph.D.’s practice specializes in post grant trials at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), litigation, and patent prosecution and opinions for clients in the biotechnology area.
  • Fischer, Ury 200 Fischer, Ury

    Lott & Fischer, PL | Founding Partner

    Ury Fischer is a founding partner of Lott & Fischer. Mr. Fischer dedicates his practice to patent and trademark procurement and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Fischer’s patent procurement practice concentrates in the areas of mechanical and electrical arts, software and business methods. Mr. Fischer has represented a diverse group of U.S. and foreign-based clients in patent, trademark, copyright and computer law litigation matters.
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    AIPLA | Executive Director

    Vince Garlock is the Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), a national bar association dedicated to improving the domestic and international IP laws and providing the highest quality of services and programs to its members. Vince is involved in various aspects AIPLA management, and is particularly involved in the shaping, development and communication of policy initiatives.
  • Gaul, Allison

    Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan | Of Counsel

    Allison Gaul is Of Counsel at Millien White, where here practice includes patent and products counseling for computer-implemented innovations. She specializes in AI, blockchain, analytics, and platforms. She loves working with client engineers to improve user experience for digital products, while reducing compliance risk related to privacy, ethics, and more. Allison has experience as a startup advisor for NFT platforms and brokerages, as well as advising clients about patenting in this space.
  • Gerratana_Frank_square200 Gerratana, Frank

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo | Member

    ​Frank Gerratana is a Member at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo in Boston. His practice focuses on patent portfolio strategy and spans several emerging technologies including blockchain and cryptocurrency. He is a former chair of the Law Practice Management Committee and New Lawyers Committee.
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    Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton | European & Italian Patent Attorney

    Francesca Giovannini is European and Italian patent attorney with a chemical engineering background. She is registered on the French list of persons qualified in industrial property, patent section. She has been working in IP for more than 20 years in Italy, Germany and France, both in private practice and in-house.
  • Grimes, Roger200 Grimes, Roger

    KnowBe4 | Data Driven Defense Evangelist

    Roger A. Grimes is the author of 13 books and over 1100 national magazine articles on computer security, specializing in host security and preventing hacker and malware attacks. Roger is a frequent speaker at national computer security conferences and was the weekly security columnist at InfoWorld and CSO magazines between 2005 - 2019. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including, Foundstone, McAfee, and Microsoft. Roger is frequently interviewed and quoted in the media including Newsweek, CNN, NPR, and WSJ. His presentations are fast-paced and filled with useful facts and recommendations.
  • Irving, Tom 200 Irving, Thomas L.

    Finnegan | Partner

    Tom Irving has more than 40 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law. His practice includes America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant proceedings, due diligence, counseling, patent prosecution, and reissue and reexamination.
  • Jordan, Lynn200 Jordan, Lynn M.

    Kelly IP | Founding Partner

    For the past 25 years, Lynn Jordan has devoted herself to representing clients in all aspects of trademark law, from selection of marks through federal court appeals. She is particularly adept at helping clients understand the business and legal risks associated with the adoption, use, and registration of trademarks. Lynn has handled countless clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters, and regularly speaks and writes on a variety of trademark topics.
  • Jungreis, Rivka

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA | Patent Litigator

    Rivka Jungreis is a patent litigator at Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. She handles an extensive docket of pharmaceutical patent litigation involving Teva’s generic, branded, biologic, and biosimilar products. Rivka also advises the company on a variety of trade secret, FDA regulatory, and antitrust issues in the pharma space.
  • Kahana_Eran_200 Kahana, Eran

    Maslon LLP | Attorney

    Eran Kahana is an experienced attorney concentrating his practice on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and intellectual property law. He counsels clients on a wide variety of matters related to cybersecurity, privacy, technology law, artificial intelligence, trademarks, patents, and copyright issues.
  • Keller_Katzenellenbogen-Square200 Keller Katzenellenbogen, Lauren

    Knobbe Martens | Partner

    Lauren Katzenellenbogen litigates all types of intellectual property disputes, including claims pertaining to patents, trademarks, unfair competition, trade secrets and copyrights. For nearly two decades, she has represented clients in litigation involving an array of industries, including computer software, medical and mechanical devices, consumer products, fashion, energy drinks and entertainment.
  • 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.
  • Klein Klein, Halie

    Pace Gallery | General Counsel

    Halie Klein is the General Counsel of Pace Gallery. As General Counsel, she negotiates and drafts agreements and provides strategic advice to Pace on all of the company’s legal matters, including contractual matters, artist agreements, corporate governance, compliance and, most recently, NFTs.
  • Koenigsberg, I. Fred

    Retired | Past President, AIPLA

    I. Fred Koenigsberg has spent his career as an attorney specializing in copyright and related intellectual property law. A graduate of Cornell University (B.A., 1967), the Annenberg School of Communications of the University of Pennsylvania (M.A., 1969) and Columbia Law School (J.D., 1972), Koenigsberg spent the first 18 years of his career as in-house counsel for the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP). He then went into private practice as a partner in White & Case, LLP, from which he retired at the end of 2011.
  • Kramer, David B.

    Gemini Risk Partners, LLC | Principal

    David provides insurance brokerage and risk management to law firms nationwide. He oversees the procurement of professional liability insurance and delivery of risk management services to law firms ranging from one attorney to over 200 attorneys for approximately 200 law firms in 26 U.S. states. He also speaks nationally to various legal associations on insurance and risk.
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    McKool Smith | Principal

    William "Bill" LaFuze is a principal in McKool Smith’s Houston office. Bill’s practice has been directed to a broad range of intellectual property law issues, with a particular focus on patent and other intellectual property litigation and transaction work in the oilfield equipment, telecommunications, smartphone, computer, healthcare, electronics, internet, and a broad range of technical fields. He has represented clients in many district courts throughout the United States and in cases appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C.
  • Anne-Li-200 Li, Anne Elise Herold

    Crowell & Moring | Partner

    Anne Elise Herold Li is a partner in the firm’s Life Sciences Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Trade Secrets groups in New York, and is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group Steering Committee. Anne represents clients in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, medical device, and mobile device industries, including a wide range of clients from large corporations to start-ups. She litigates in both federal and state court, Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings, and at the International Trade Commission (ITC) as lead counsel. She deeply understands life sciences companies, their technologies, and their markets.
  • Linck, Nancy J.

    NJ Linck Consulting | Founder

    I serve as a patent practice consultant and expert witness, with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals and Hatch-Waxman litigation and, more recently, antitrust litigation brought against pharmaceutical companies.
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    Qualcomm Inc. | Vice President, Legal Counsel

    Dave Marr is Vice President, Legal Counsel at Qualcomm Technologies, where he currently leads the open source practice and policy team. Dave’s background in the fields of technology transfer and community licensing practices and has been involved in open source in various capacities since 1998.
  • Milligan, Robert

    Seyfarth Shaw | Partner & Co-Chair of Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes Practice

    Robert Milligan co-chairs Seyfarth's Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group. His practice primarily focuses on trade secret, non-compete, and data theft/protection litigation, investigations, and transactional work on a state, national, and international platform. Robert represents multinational companies in a variety of key industries in trade secrets and restrictive covenant litigation and routinely provides valuable transactional advice on how to best protect valuable intellectual property assets in significant business transactions. He is a recognized national leader in trade secrets law serving on the prestigious Sedona Conference for Trade Secrets Working Group and serving as Vice Chair of the State Bar of California Trade Secrets Interest Group.
  • Mok, Iris200 Mok, Iris

    Intel Corporation | Assistant Director of Patents

    Iris Mok joined Intel Corporation in March 2011 from an acquisition of the wireless business of Infineon Technologies in Munich. She managed a large wireless technology patent portfolio, provides patent related counseling to various business units, and support litigation, licensing, and M&A activities. Now, Iris manages a patent portfolio focusing on Autonomous Platforms technologies, including drones, autonomous driving, robotics, and sensors.
  • Moran Ricardo 200 Moran, Ricardo

    Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner | Principal

    Ricardo Moran is a registered patent attorney practicing intellectual property law with an emphasis on small-molecule pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals and their formulations; imaging agents; and materials science. Dr. Moran’s practice focuses on chemical and pharmaceutical intellectual property law, including pharmaceutical patent litigation; preparation and prosecution of patent applications; infringement, validity, patentability, and due diligence analyses and opinions; and counseling of clients in a wide range of aspects of intellectual property law.
  • Mueting photo200 Mueting, Ann

    Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt | Patent Attorney

    Ann M. Mueting, Ph.D., J.D., is a founding shareholder of the firm Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which began in 1995 and represents Fortune 500 companies, biomedical firms, universities, various mid-size and startup companies, as well as individual entrepreneurs. Ann is a patent attorney practicing in the areas of patent prosecution, due diligence, and related opinion work with emphasis in chemical and biotechnology patent law.
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    Mauriel, Kapoutian Woods LLP | Attorney

    As a registered patent attorney in New York, ANDREW NOBLE regularly handles patent preparation, prosecution, and related complex U.S. Patent Office proceedings. He is very experienced in managing large-scale domestic and international patent portfolios. He is also very experienced in counseling clients on intellectual property and technology services issues arising in complex transactions, like private equity, mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, and licensing programs. In addition, Andrew has tried patent matters before federal courts.
  • Patterson, Kaci headshot 200 Patterson, Kaci

    Social Good Solutions | Founder & Chief Architect

    Kaci launched Social Good Solutions (SGS) in 2014 after nearly 18 years of working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Always with an eye toward human and community development, Kaci has designed SGS to work with philanthropic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and public entities to co-create, operationalize and manage strategic initiatives from concept to implementation, using a racial justice and inclusive, democratic framework to guide the work.
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    McGlinchey Stafford PLLC | Member

    Drew Patty is a member of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC, where he leads the law firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and co-leads the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group. He is a registered U.S. patent attorney with over 26 years of experience in intellectual property law and related litigation, and is admitted to practice in North Carolina, Texas, Louisiana and the District of Columbia, and is Office Managing Member for McGlinchey’s Baton Rouge, LA office.
  • Pegram-John-2017-200 Pegram, John

    Fish & Richardson P.C. | Of Counsel

    John B. Pegram is Of Counsel at Fish & Richardson P.C., a multi-office law firm concentrating in IP and technology law, based in the New York City office. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his law degree from New York University.
  • Pennington_Tammy200 Pennington Rhodes, Tammy

    Wenderoth | Of Counsel

    Tammy Pennington Rhodes focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to computer hardware/software systems, communications/networking, and hydrocarbon exploration/production inventions.
  • Philip-Petti-square 200 Petti, Phillip T.

    USG Corporation | Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

    Phil Petti is the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for the USG Corporation, a member of the Knauf Group, an international leader in residential and commercial building systems. Based at USG's headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, Phil is responsible for USG’s worldwide intellectual property portfolio, licensing, IP litigation, and trade secret protection. This includes protection of USG’s well known SHEETROCK,® DUROCK® and other leading building products and technologies.
  • routman preferred200 Routman, Brent

    Merchant & Gould, P.C. | Partner

    Brent E. Routman is a partner and General Counsel of the intellectual property firm of Merchant & Gould, P.C. The firm has offices nationally, including in New York. Brent is a Past President of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) and the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA); former chair of numerous committees and sections of the ABA/Intellectual Property Section including the Patent Division, the Ethics Committee, and a former member of the Ethics Committee of the Hennepin County Bar. Brent served in the ABA House of Delegates for seven years, and is a former Chair of the Commission on Law and Social Action for the American Jewish Congress Southeast Region.
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    Middleton Reutlinger | Director and Member of the Management Committee

    John Salazar currently serves as a member of Middleton Reutlinger’s management committee. He is a registered patent attorney and concentrates his legal practice in intellectual property, especially in patents, trademarks, copyrights and computer law.
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    DexCom | Lead IP Legal Counsel

    From her decade of experience as a materials engineer to her law practice today, Elise has always been driven by analyzing and improving technologies.
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    Covington & Burling LLP | Attorney

    Neelofer Shaikh is an attorney in Covington & Burling LLP’s Los Angeles office and a member of the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. She advises clients on a wide range of privacy, cybersecurity, and consumer protection issues, including privacy and cybersecurity obligations under U.S. federal and state laws, cybersecurity preparedness and incident response, and defending against regulatory inquiries and class-action litigation.
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    Relativity Space | Assistant General Counsel and Head of IP

    Bridget Smith is Assistant General Counsel and Head of Intellectual Property at Relativity Space, an American aerospace manufacturing company that develops manufacturing technologies, launch vehicles, and rocket engines for commercial orbital launch services.
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    Meister & Steiner PLLC | Founding Partner

    Dave Steiner has been advising clients for over 20 years on technology, media and intellectual property deals as well as trademark, copyright and art-related matters. Dave is also a working artist, and has had solo shows in New York, Los Angeles and Copenhagen. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Huffington Post and Hyperallergic.
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    Kirkland & Ellis, LLP | Partner

    Ellisen Turner is an Intellectual Property partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He is a well-known IP strategist and litigator who combines business acumen with a deep knowledge of intellectual property law to support his clients’ business goals and maximize the value of their technology. He has helped clients secure victories in patent and trade secret litigations that have led to billions in total client compensation, and has successfully defended matters with billions in revenue at stake.
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    Foley Hoag LLP | Partner & Co-Chair of IP Litigation Group

    Donald Ware is a partner and co-chair of the IP Litigation Group in the Boston office of Foley Hoag LLP. His practice focuses on patent litigation, licensing, and counseling. Don has decades of experience in life sciences patent and inventorship disputes, in which he represents global biopharmaceutical companies, universities, and research institutions. He also represents universities and their licensees in Bayh-Dole matters, including Bayh-Dole march-in proceedings.
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    The Proctor & Gamble Company | Vice President and Associate General Counsel - Patents

    David Weirich is Vice President & Associate General Counsel for The Procter & Gamble Company’s global Beauty Care business. P&G is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies with operations in over 180 countries and sales exceeding $76 Billion per year. P&G has an extensive portfolio of intellectual property assets, including patents, designs and many well-known trademarks. David has been in P&G’s Legal Department handling IP matters for over 28 years and throughout his time at P&G has supported each of P&G’s different business units.