September 17-19, 2023
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Speakers

Speakers subject to change. Current as of September 14, 2023.

Keynote Speakers

Henry Hadad

Henry Hadad

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Andrei Iancu

Hon. Andrei Iancu

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

Sullivan & Cromwell

Hon. Kathi Vidal

Under Secretary of Commerce for IP and Director

United States Patent & Trademark Office

All Speakers

Alden Abbott

Alden Abbott

Former FTC General Counsel; Senior Research Fellow

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Meredith Addy

Meredith Addy

Co-Founder & Intellectual Property Litigator

AddyHart P.C.

Matthew Bathon

Principal Legal Counsel

Samsung Electronics

Bruce Berman

Chief Executive Officer

Brody Berman Associates

Enno Bibow

Enno Bibow

Strategy & Management Consultant

Dennemeyer

Russell Binns

CEO & General Counsel

Allied Security Trust

Scott Boalick - USPTO

Hon. Scott R. Boalick

Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

USPTO

Hon. Susan G. Braden

Jurist-In-Residence

Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy C-IP2

Randy Canis

Randy Canis

Chief Patent Counsel

Cigna

Louis Carbonneau

Louis Carbonneau

Founder & CEO

Tangible IP

Thomas Carey

Partner

Sunstein LLP

Ray Chohan

Co-Founder

Patsnap

Elina Litvak Cohen

General Counsel

Skeps

Carlo Cotrone

Chief IP Counsel

Techtronic Industries (TTI)

Will Covey

Will Covey

Deputy General Counsel and Director

Office of Enrollment and Discipline, USPTO

Arthur Daemmrich

Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes

Arizona State University

Cynthia Deal Mitchell

Cynthia Deal-Mitchell

Associate General Counsel, Head of Global IP

ZimVie, Inc.

Libbie DiMarco

Shareholder, Litigation Practice

Wolf Greenfield

Noel Egnatios

Noel Egnatios

Chief Legal Officer

DivX

Hon. Theodore Essex

Senior Counsel

Hogan Lovells

Alfred R. Fabricant

Managing Partner

Fabricant LLP

Claudia Fernandini

Founding Partner - CEO

Mertz IP Consultancy & Innovation Management

Glenn Forbis

Principal

Harness IP

Steve Francis

Strategic Advisor, Retired Homeland Security Investigations Executive

Growth Catalyst Partners

Victoria Friedman

Managing Director

Dennemeyer & Associates US

Allison Gaul

Legal Counsel

Boston Consulting Group

Christopher Geyer

Corporate & Securities, Intellectual Property Counsel

Scale LLP

Llew Gibbons

Professor of Law

University of Toledo College of Law

Phil Goter

Investment Manager & Legal Counsel

Omni Bridgeway

Melissa Gray

Intellectual Property and Business Lawyer

The Law Spot

Christopher Grice

Partner

Sage Patent Group

Michael Gulliford

Co-Founder & Partner

Soryn IP Capital Management

Hon. Melissa A. Haapala

Vice Chief Judge

Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO

Henry Hadad

Henry Hadad

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Bristol-Myers Squibb

David Hall

Founding Partner

Sage Patent Group

Jason Harrier

Lead Counsel of Intellectual Property

Plaid

Joshua Hartman

Partner

Merchant & Gould

Paul Hashim

Chief Patent Counsel

Huawei

Brandon Helms

Trial Attorney and Patent Litigator, Partner

AddyHart P.C.

David G. Henry

Partner

Munck Wilson Mandala

Brian Hinman

Brian Hinman

Chief Commercial Officer

Aon Intellectual Property Solutions

Hon. John W. Holcomb

United States District Judge

United States District Court for the Central District of California

Hon. Ryan T. Holte

Judge, Jurist-in-Residence Professor of Law, University of Akron School of Law

United States Court of Federal Claims

Andrei Iancu

Hon. Andrei Iancu

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

Sullivan & Cromwell

Brian P. Johnson

Partner

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

David Jones

David Jones

Executive Director

High Tech Inventors Alliance

Miranda Y. Jones

Partner, IP Litigator

Porter Hedges LLP

Sivon Kalminov

Director, Intellectual Property Division

Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Jeff Kichaven

Jeff Kichaven

Principal Mediator

Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation

F. Scott Kieff

Hon. F. Scott Kieff

Former ITC Commissioner, Professor of Law

George Washington University Law School

Patrick Kilbride

Patrick Kilbride

Senior Vice President

Global Innovation Policy Center

Suzanne Konrad

Partner/U.S. Patent Attorney

Global IP Counselors

Jeff Langer

Jeffery Langer

General Counsel

Zoeller Company

J. John Lee

Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary

Ken Lemke

Chief IP Counsel and Associate General Counsel

Brunswick Corporation

Mark Leonard

Mark Leonard

General Counsel

Sunsweet Growers Inc.

Victoria Libin

Fractional General Counsel & Former Chief Compliance Officer

Otto Licks

Founding Partner

Licks Attorneys

Benjamin Mak

Benjamin Mak

Partner

Ridout & Maybee LLP

Joseph Matal

Partner

Haynes Boone, LLP

Nick-Matich-McKool-Smith

Nicholas Matich

Principal, IP Practice

McKool Smith

Eli Mazour

Partner, Patent Prosecution Lead

Harrity & Harrity, LLP

Stephen McBride

Partner

Carmichael IP

Brendan McCommas

Senior Counsel, Former Chief of Staff, USPTO

Husch Blackwell

Eileen McDermott

Editor-in-Chief

IPWatchdog, Inc.

Scott McKeown

Scott McKeown

Shareholder, Post-Grant Proceedings Practice

Wolf Greenfield

Kevin McLintock

Kevin McLintock

Associate General Counsel - Head of WW IP Strategy, Patents and Trademarks

Logitech

Kevin McPherson

Counsel

Lee & Hayes, P.C.

Bryan Mechell

Bryan Mechell

Partner

Robins Kaplan LLP

Chief Judge Paul Michel

Hon. Paul R. Michel

Chief Judge (ret.)

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Anup Misra

Director

Curiam Capital LLC

Joseph Monaghan

Joseph Monaghan

Patent Counsel

Volvo Group

Tilman Müller

Partner

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

David Muus

Head of Legal Operations

Sisvel Group

Judge Pauline Newman

Hon. Pauline Newman

Circuit Judge

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Joss Nichols

Joss Nichols

Senior Director of Legal & Head of Compliance

Samsara Inc.

Grace Karaffa Obermann

Hon. Grace Karaffa Obermann

Administrative Patent Judge

Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO

Carlos Olarte

Partner

OlarteMoure

Brian O’Shaughnessy

Partner, Chair of IP Transactions and Licensing Group

Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Daniel Papst

Daniel Papst

Managing Director

Papst Licensing GmbH & Co.

Changhae Park

Senior Vice President, Chief IP Officer

NXP Semiconductors

James Pooley

IP Litigator and Trade Secret Expert

James Pooley, PLC

Chen Qian

Chen Qian

Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property

DrFirst, Inc.

Gene Quinn

President & CEO

IPWatchdog, Inc.

Renée C. Quinn

Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer

IPWatchdog, Inc.

Hon. Randall R. Rader

Former Chief Judge (ret.)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Leanne Rakers

Principal

Harness IP

Jessica Richard

Vice President, Federal Public Policy

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Douglas Robinson

Principal

Harness IP

John Rogitz

Managing Attorney

Rogitz & Associates

Hon. Gerald E. Rosen

Mediator/Arbitrator, Former Chief Judge, US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

JAMS

Vincent Rubino

Partner

Fabricant LLP

Jennifer Russell

Associate General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel

Surgalign Spine Technologies, Inc.

Thara Russell

Senior Manager, Senior Counsel

Capital One

Matteo Sabattini

President and Chief Licensing Officer

Convida

Corey Salsberg

Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs

Novartis

Joel Samuels

Principal

Harness IP

Jon Scahill

Chief Executive Officer

Quest Patent Research Corporation

Laura Smalley

Partner

Harris Beach PLLC

Caren Yusem Sterne

Counsel

AddyHart P.C.

Bob Stoll

Robert Stoll

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

Faegre Drinker

A.J. Sutton

Managing Intellectual Property Counsel and Prosecution Part Leader, North America IP Team

LG Energy Solution

Judge Michael Tierney

Hon. Michael Tierney

Vice Chief Judge

Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO

Zach Toczynski

Senior Director of Global Brand Protection

Levi Strauss & Co.

Julie Tolek

Trademark Attorney

Dilworth IP

Marlene Valderrama

Senior IP Assets Manager & Lead Technology Scout

Halliburton

Mark Vallone

Chief Patent Counsel, Americas

IBM

Alaina van Horn

Chief of the IP Enforcement (IPE) Branch

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Hon. Kathi Vidal

Under Secretary of Commerce for IP and Director

United States Patent & Trademark Office

Bryan Walker

IP Counsel

3M

Todd Walters

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

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Brad-Watts

Brad Watts

Vice President, Innovation Policy

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Brian Weinhaus

Brian Weinhaus

Director of Corporate Security Operations

Moderna

John White

John White

CEO & Managing Director, PCT+ Learning Center

Partner, Harness IP

Leo White

Leo White

Chief IP & Associate General Counsel

The Duracell Company

Koren Wong-Ervin

Partner

Jones Day

Wen Xie

Partner

Global IP Counselors

John Zevitas

Vice President and Managing Legal Counsel

T. Rowe Price

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