Held on 1/31/23 - 2/01/23
Hero background


Speakers listed in alphabetical order. Speakers subject to change.

All Speakers

Meredith Addy

Meredith Addy

Co-Founder & Intellectual Property Litigator

AddyHart P.C.

Cook Alciati


Gardella Grace P.A.

Scott Boalick - USPTO

Hon. Scott R. Boalick

Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board


Hon. Jacqueline Wright Bonilla

Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge and Senior Legal Advisor


Jim Carmichael

James Carmichael

Founder and Managing Partner

Carmichael IP, PLLC

Hon. Kevin Cherry

Administrative Patent Judge

Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO

Brad Close

Executive Vice President of Licensing and Transactions

Transpacific IP Group Limited

Hon. Murriel E. Crawford

Administrative Patent Judge

Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO

Erin Dunston

Erin Dunston


Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

Rachel Elsby, Ph.D.


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Tim Fink


O’Melveny & Myers

Christopher Freeman

Senior Vice President

Burford Capital

Lori Gordon


Perkins Coie

Kevin Greenleaf

Counsel, Leader of PostGrant Group, IP & Technology Practice


Philip S. Johnson

Chair, Steering Committee

Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform

David J. Kappos

Hon. David Kappos

Former Under Secretary of Commerce for IP & Director of the USPTO

Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Salvador Karottki

Sal Karottki

General Counsel

Gracenote, a Nielsen company

Kevin Laurence

Founding Member

Laurence & Phillips IP Law

David McCombs


Haynes Boone, LLP

Scott McKeown

Shareholder, Post-Grant Proceedings Practice

Wolf Greenfield

Joel Merkin


GLS Capital, LLC

Chief Judge Paul Michel

Hon. Paul R. Michel

Chief Judge (ret.)

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Kayvan Noroozi

Founding Partner

Noroozi PC

Grace Karaffa Obermann

Hon. Grace Karaffa Obermann

Administrative Patent Judge

Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO

Gene Quinn

President & CEO

IPWatchdog, Inc.

Jonathan Rogers

Jonathan Rogers

Chief Operating Officer


Stephanie Schonewald

Stephanie Schonewald


Choate, Hall & Stewart

Michael Shinall


Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Drew Sommer

Andrew (Drew) Sommer


Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Sarah Spires

Litigation Partner

Skiermont Derby LLP

Richard Torczon

Senior Counsel

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Sarah Tsou

Portfolio Manager of Global Intellectual Property and Senior Investment Manager

Omni Bridgeway

Todd Walters

Shareholder, Chair, Patent Office Litigation Practice and Co-Chair, IP Section

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Phil Warrick

Philip Warrick


Irell & Manella LLP


Brad Watts

Vice President, Innovation Policy

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Candice Wright

Candice Wright

Director, Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Thank You to Our Sponsors!