September 12-14, 2021
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Keynote Speakers

Judge Alan D. Albright

Hon. Alan D. Albright


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

All Speakers

Meredith Addy

Meredith Addy

Co-Founder & Intellectual Property Litigator

AddyHart P.C.

Shawn Ambwani

Shawn Ambwani

COO and Founder

Unified Patents

Vishal Amin

Head of IP Policy


Heather Antoine


Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP

Joan Archer

Joan Archer, Ph.D.

Of Counsel

Carlton Fields

Jacob Babcock


NuCurrent, Inc.

Brent R. Bellows


Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies

Jill Bindler


Gray Reed

Russell Binns

CEO & General Counsel

Allied Security Trust

Hon. Ada Brown

United States District Judge

Northern District of Texas

Dan Brown, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Loggerhead Tools LLC

Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D.

Senior Attorney

Volpe Koenig

Joseph Cammiso

Brand Protection Manager

Benjamin Cappel


AddyHart P.C.

Jim Carmichael

James Carmichael

Founder and Managing Partner

Carmichael IP, PLLC

Megan Carpenter

Dean and Professor of Law

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law

Kimberly Chotkowski


Brandywine Ventures LLC

Brad Close

Executive Vice President of Licensing and Transactions

Transpacific IP Group Limited

Carlo Cotrone

Chief IP Counsel & Assistant General Counsel

Techtronic Industries (TTI)

Patrick J. Coyne



Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim

Makan Delrahim

Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice

Abha Divine

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Techquity Capital Management

David Djavaherian

Founding Partner

Jayne Durden

Global Director of Trademarks and Brand Protection

Techtronic Industries (TTI)

Rachel Elsby, Ph.D.


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Hon. Theodore Essex

Senior Counsel

Hogan Lovells

Steven Geiszler

US Chief IP Counsel


Llew Gibbons

Professor of Law

University of Toledo College of Law

Kae Gruner


McGuire Woods

Michael Gulliford

Co-Founder & Partner

Soryn IP Capital Management

Phil Hartstein


Soryn IP Capital

Danielle (DJ) Healey

Senior Principal

Fish & Richardson P.C.

David G. Henry


Munck Wilson Mandala

Andrei Iancu

Hon. Andrei Iancu

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

Sullivan & Cromwell

Marylauren Ilagan

Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property

Olaplex, Inc.

Chris Israel

Senior Partner

ACG Advocacy

Sharon Israel

Sharon Israel

Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Kim Jessum

VP Legal, General Counsel

Miranda Y. Jones

Partner, IP Litigator

Porter Hedges LLP

David J. Kappos

Hon. David Kappos

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

Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Stephen Key

Stephen Key

Contributor to Forbes; Entrepreneur; Author; Speaker

Stephen Key Media, LLC

Patrick Kilbride

Patrick Kilbride

Public Policy Expert

Jay Knobloch

Executive Vice President for Intellectual Property

Mark Kokes

Chief Licensing Officer & General Manager of Media IP Business


John Kolakowski

Director of Patent Licensing


Gary Lauder

Managing Director

Robert Leonard


Volpe Koenig

Van Lindberg

Van Lindberg


Taylor English Duma LLP


Nicholas Matich

Principal, IP Practice

McKool Smith

Eli Mazour

Partner, Patent Prosecution Lead

Harrity & Harrity, LLP

Matthew McBride

Director of IP Services


Eileen McDermott


IPWatchdog, Inc.

Scott McKeown

Shareholder, Post-Grant Proceedings Practice

Wolf Greenfield

Megan Jeans

Corporate Counsel

Consumer Safety Technology, Inc.

Wesley McMichael


Volpe Koenig

Chief Judge Paul Michel

Hon. Paul R. Michel

Chief Judge (ret.)

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Raymond Millien

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Exro Technologies

Micky Minhas

Senior Vice President

Thomas Moga

Thomas Moga

Member, Dykema Gossett

Changhae Park

Senior Vice President, Chief IP Officer

NXP Semiconductors

Kevin Post


Ropes & Gray

Connie Powell Nichols

Of Counsel & Professor of Law at Baylor Law School

Gray Reed

Jon Putnam

Founder and Principal

Competition Dynamics, Inc.

Gene Quinn

President & CEO

IPWatchdog, Inc.

Hon. Randall R. Rader

Former Chief Judge (ret.)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Reginald Ratliff


Vanguard/IP, LLP

Bob Rauker

CEO and Founder of MedicinusIP, LLC

Michael Renaud

Member, Intellectual Property Group


Matthew Rizzolo

Matthew Rizzolo


Ropes & Gray

Erick Robinson

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group

Spencer Fane LLP

Chad Rutkowski

Partner, Baker Hostetler

Paul Skiermont


Skiermont Derby

Mark Snyder

General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.

Michael Snyder

Shareholder, Intellectual Property

Volpe Koenig

Sarah Spires

Litigation Partner

Skiermont Derby LLP

Robert Stoll

Partner, Co-Chair IP Group, Former Commissioner for Patents, USPTO

Faegre Drinker

Robert Taylor

Founder & Owner, RPT Legal Strategies

Alaina van Horn

Chief of the IP Enforcement (IPE) Branch

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

James Warden

Executive Vice President, Engineering

PanOptis Patent Management, LLC

Scott Weingust

Managing Director, Intellectual Property Valuation Practice, Stout

John White

John White

CEO & Managing Director, PCT+ Learning Center

Partner, Harness IP

Michael Wilson

Co-Chair Patent LItigation

Munck Wilson Mandala

Katharine Wolanyk

Managing Director

Burford Capital

Christine Yun Sauer

Cloud Business Apps, IoT, and AI Attorney


David Yurkerwich

Senior Managing Director & IP Practice Leader