Makan Delrahim is the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. Makan is the first registered patent attorney in that role and has already made some significant changes with regards to the DoJ’s approach to intellectual property issues and encouraging innovation. During this episode, we discussed Makan’s personal story, the Antirust Division itself, the intersection between patent and antitrust issues,…Play Episode
Kathi Vidal is the managing partner of of the Silicon Valley office of Winston & Strawn LLP. Kathi is also one of the top patent litigators in America and one of the most interesting thought leaders in the legal industry. During this episode, we discussed how Kathi became so successful, what it’s like to be an IP lawyer in Silicon…Play Episode
Aaron Cooper was the Chief Counsel for IP and Antitrust Law on the Senate Judiciary Committee during the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) and is now the head of global policy for the trade group BSA (fka the Business Software Alliance). The AIA arguably made the most substantial changes to patent law since the Patent Act of…Play Episode
USPTO’s (United States Patent and Trademark Office) Director of Technology Center 3600 Business Methods discusses his career, role at the USPTO, how policy is formulated and implemented at the USPTO, taking over and turning around the TC after the Alice Supreme Court decision, and section 101 rejections. He also provides priceless advice to patent practitioners about how to successfully work…Play Episode
IP Columnist for Above the Law and Founding Partner at Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC & Markman Advisors LLC. Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC is an IP litigation boutique & Markman Advisors LLC is a leading consultancy on patent issues for the investment community.Play Episode
Eli Mazour is the creator and host of the Clause 8 podcast, which features interviews with the most interesting members of the IP community. He leads the Harrity’s patent prosecution team with an ability to successfully reach agreements with USPTO patent examiners for clients’ most important patent applications. He is often sought out by various technology companies, legal and business professionals, and media organizations for his insights on various patent policy developments, including legislative proposals and changes at the USPTO.