September 12-14, 2021
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Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Judge Alan D. Albright

Hon. Alan D. Albright

Judge

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

All Speakers

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

Intel

Joan Archer

Joan Archer, Ph.D.

General Counsel

AGI Digital

Brent R. Bellows, Ph.D.

Partner

Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies

Jill Bindler

Partner

Gray Reed

Russell Binns

CEO & General Counsel

Allied Security Trust

Hon. Ada Brown

United States District Judge for the 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

Partner

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

President

Brandywine Ventures LLC

Brad Close

Executive Vice President of Licensing and Transactions

Transpacific IP Group Limited

Carlo Cotrone

Chief IP Counsel

Techtronic Industries (TTI)

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim

Makan Delrahim

Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice

Abha Divine

Co-Founder & Managing Director

David Djavaherian

Founding Partner

Jayne Durden

Global Director of Trademarks and Brand Protection

Techtronic Industries (TTI)

Rachel Elsby, Ph.D.

Partner

Akin Gump LLP

Hon. Theodore Essex

Senior Counsel

Hogan Lovells

Steven Geiszler

US Chief IP Counsel

Huawei

Llewellyn Gibbons

Professor of Law

Kae Gruner

Counsel

McGuire Woods

Michael Gulliford

Founding Partner, Soryn IP Capital Management

Phil Hartstein

Co-Founder

Soryn IP Capital

Danielle (DJ) Healey

Senior Principal

David G. Henry

Partner

Munck Wilson Mandala

USPTO Director Andrei Iancu. Photo credit Jay Premack/USPTO.

Hon. Andrei Iancu

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

Irell & Manella

Marylauren Ilagan

Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property

Chris Israel

Senior Partner

American Continental Group

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

David Kappos

Partner

Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Stephen Key

Stephen Key

Contributor to Forbes; Entrepreneur; Author; Speaker

Stephen Key Media, LLC

Patrick Kilbride

Patrick Kilbride

Senior Vice President

Global Innovation Policy Center

Jay Knobloch

Executive Vice President for Intellectual Property

Dr. Mark Kokes

SVP, Global Head of Media IP Business

Adeia (an Xperi Company)

John Kolakowski

Director of Patent Licensing

Nokia

Gary Lauder

Managing Director

Robert Leonard

Shareholder

Volpe Koenig

Nicholas Matich

Principal, IP Practice

McKool Smith

Eli Mazour

Eli Mazour

Partner, Patent Prosecution Lead

Harrity & Harrity

Matthew McBride

Director of IP Services

CAS

Eileen McDermott

Editor-inChief

IPWatchdog, Inc.

Scott McKeown

Scott McKeown

Partner, Chair, PTAB Group

Ropes & Gray

Megan McLoughlin

Patent Attorney, Founders Legal

Chief Judge Paul Michel

Hon. Paul R. Michel

Chief Judge (ret.)

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Raymond Millien

Chief Executive Officer

Harness IP

Micky Minhas

Senior Vice President

Thomas Moga

Thomas Moga

Member, Dykema Gossett

Changhae Park

Senior Vice President, Chief IP Officer

NXP Semiconductors

Kevin Post

Partner, 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, IPWatchdog

Gene Quinn

President & CEO

IPWatchdog, Inc.

Hon. Randall R. Rader

Former Chief Judge (ret.)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Bob Rauker

CEO and Founder of MedicinusIP, LLC

Michael Renaud

Member, Intellectual Property Group

Mintz

Matthew Rizzolo

Partner

Ropes & Gray

Erick Robinson

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group

Spencer Fane LLP

Chad Rutkowski

Partner, Baker Hostetler

Paul Skiermont

Partner

Skiermont Derby

Michael Snyder

Shareholder, Intellectual Property

Volpe Koenig

Sarah Spires

Litigation Partner

Skiermont Derby LLP

Bob Stoll

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

Michael Wilson

Co-Chair Patent LItigation

Munck Wilson Mandala

Katharine Wolanyk

Managing Director

Burford Capital

Christine Yun Sauer

Partner

Robins Kaplan LLP

David Yurkerwich

Senior Managing Director & IP Practice Leader

Ankura