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Confirmed Speakers

Robert Bahr

Robert Bahr

Partner, Former Deputy Commissioner for Patents

Maier & Maier PLLC

Carlo Cotrone

Chief IP Counsel

Techtronic Industries (TTI)

Cynthia Deal Mitchell

Cynthia Deal Mitchell

Associate General Counsel, Head of Global IP

Highridge Medical LLC

Eric Foster

Intellectual Property Counsel

First Solar Inc.

Dean Geibel

Chief Patent Counsel

Samtec, Inc.

Benjamin Grau, Ph.D.

German and European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney

Fleuchaus & Gallo Partnership

Ben Herbert

Patent and Trade Secret Misappropriation Trial Lawyer

Miller Barondess LLP

Blair Hoyt

Blair Hoyt


Harness IP

Carey Jordan


Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Sivon Kalminov

Director, Intellectual Property Division

Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Anne McAleer

Head of IP

Paragraf Ltd

Megan McLoughlin

Corporate Counsel

Consumer Safety Technology, Inc.

Bryan Nese

Partner, Intellectual Property Group

Mayer Brown

Véronique Pagé

Vice President, IP Transactions & Analytics

Innovation Asset Collective

Robert Plotkin

Founding Partner

Blueshift IP

Gene Quinn

President & CEO

IPWatchdog, Inc.

John Rogitz

Managing Attorney

Rogitz & Associates

Thara Russell

Senior Manager, Senior Counsel

Capital One

Derek Somogy

Derek Somogy

Assistant General Counsel, Patent Attorney

Caterpillar Inc.

A.J. Sutton

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

LG Energy Solution

Meghann Teague

Head of Intellectual Property


Jeroen Valensa

Assistant General Counsel for Intellectual Property

A. O. Smith Corporation

Mark Vallone

Chief Patent Counsel, Americas


Leo White

Leo White

Chief IP & Associate General Counsel

The Duracell Company

Dean Woodward

Assistant General Counsel, IP & Licensing

RTI International

Wen Xie


Global IP Counselors