Thank you to all sponsors, attendees and speakers for making the inaugural summit a success!
2013 Conference Overview: With increased awareness from your management team, shareholders, and media - combined with a recovering economy - the role of intellectual property professionals is more vital than ever to a company’s success.
Intellectual property executives are being asked to educate internal business leaders on IP, manage resources and budgets, evaluate and increase revenue from their IP portfolios, work with outside counsel, deal with NPEs—all while enforcing their IP! IP Strategy Summit brings actionable insight and tools that help intellectual property professionals address these daily challenges, align their strategies with their company's overall goals and provide context around current trend.
Managing Your Portfolio: The centerpoint of your IP strategy
Troll Reform: Is this a solution looking for a problem?
IP Generation and your strategy: building the foundations of success
ROI, Value & Monetization: Harvesting your IP
Enforcement's Role in your IP strategy
AIA Post-March 16th and your IP strategy
Chief IP Counsel
VP & Director of IP Strategy
Chief, Deputy and Associate General Counsel
Intellectual Property, Trademark and Copyright Counsel
Head of Litigation
Director of Business and Legal Affairs
Director/VP of Intellectual Property
Director/VP of Licensing
VP & Director of Intellectual Asset Management
John F. Martin has over 25 years of experience leading and growing innovative enterprise software companies, focused on emerging market segments. Prior to Innography, John helped drive 50-fold revenue growth in 10 years at IQNavigator, the leader in services procurement solutions for the Global 2000, as Chief Technology Officer and head of strategy and marketing. Previously, John held multiple VP-level positions at Saba Software for four years, including VP Product Management, as it grew from no revenue to over $60 million and went public as the leader in learning management solutions. John was also VP Convergence Technologies at CSG Systems as that company went public and grew to over $200 million in sales. As a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., for four years in the United States and Europe, John led engagements to solve strategic issues and increase value for clients in a wide range of industries. John was also a leader for four years in Oracle's consulting division, as Oracle grew from its IPO to a billion-dollar firm. John holds an MBA from Stanford and BS degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.
In-house intellectual property attorney based in Menlo Park, California. My practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications and providing clients with practical, proactive, and preventative services in the areas of competitive analysis and monitoring, application prosecution, and portfolio management through each stage of the product development cycle. My practice is focused on medical devices.
Specialties:Portfolio management, portfolio mining, portfolio analysis (defensive and offensive), patent prosecution, interference, re-exam, client counseling.
Smith has more than 16 years of legal experience primarily representing companies and organizations focused on biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and development to Heliae. Before joining Heliae, Mr. Smith held positions as Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Associate General Counsel and Head of Licensing & IP for Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, and Corporate Counsel for Novo Nordisk, Inc. Mr. Smith obtained his J.D. with honors from Washington University. He also holds undergraduate and graduate level technical degrees in biology, environmental science, and information systems management. Mr. Smith also previously conducted plant genetic research and completed internships with the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the Office of the Vice President of the United States, and the US Patent and Trademark Office.
As the Director of Intellectual Property of Atmel Corporation, a publicly traded microcontroller company, I manage all IP-related matters to help the global group of Atmel companies achieve their business objectives. My responsibilities include patent portfolio development (strategy and implementation), third-party infringement risk evaluation, IP licensing and acquisitions/sales, IP diligence in M&A, substantive IP litigation matters, and all other IP-related matters faced by a technology company with global operations.
Before joining Atmel, I was a Partner in the New York and Southern California offices of Jones Day, a law firm with over 2,000 lawyers on five continents (including nearly 300 IP lawyers providing a full range of IP services to firm clients). I received my law degree from Columbia Law School, and started my legal career practicing patent law in the New York office of Pennie & Edmonds (as an associate, and then a partner).
I began my professional career as a Member of the Technical Staff on the Galileo Spacecraft Flight Operations Team at NASA-JPL, after obtaining a B.S. from Caltech and an M.S. from U.C. Berkeley.
Stefan Tamme joined Rambus in 2004 and currently serves as Vice President of IP strategy. In this role, he leads the strategic development of Rambus’ patent portfolio and the implementation of the Company’s IP business strategies. He is involved with acquisitions, divestitures, as well as outbound licensing. Prior to this position, he served as Rambus’ director of global business enablement where he led the strategic alliance partner program, as well as the worldwide reseller channel. Mr. Tamme has over 20 years of global experience in the electronics business ranging from semiconductors to systems and software. He has been involved with inbound and outbound licensing for 18 years and he has worked for large companies such as Bosch, as well as for several successful start-ups. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and an MSEE from the University of Hannover, Germany.
Peter Ullmann is currently Manager of Intellectual Property at Prysm, Inc. as well as Patent Manager at the startup venture, zSpace, Inc. His previous position was at Adobe Systems, Inc., where over his eleven years tenure he architected the patent program, including the portfolio strategy, invention mining workshops, application filing/claim objectives and overall management/operations. Peter has also held technical and business positions at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, The Boeing Company, Texas Instruments, Inc., Raytheon, and Schlumberger Limited.
In addition to his patent and development work, Peter’s over 25-year career has included positions as Standards Manager, University Collaborations Manager, Product Manager, Asia Business Manager, and Engineering Manager. He has worked across a broad range of technical domains from avionic systems to electron beam probing systems to integrated circuits failure analysis to software systems. An Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, Peter has published internationally, chaired several non profits including the Software Patent Institute, the Software Patent Coalition, as well as various community organizations. He also founded the Idea Parlor, volunteering time with the goal of helping individuals across all backgrounds (technical and non-technical) identify the patentable inventions within their ideas from garage shop hopefuls to small entities.
In addition, Peter has been active in the arts: performing with the Boston Opera; chairing an international film series; writing/producing a melodrama about an inventor pursuing a patent, entitled “The Claims of Fame”; and writing the libretto about the patenting experience entitled “The Passionate Patent,” ... the opera having been performed several times across the valley.
Mr. Eric B. Janofsky is currently Vice President of Intellectual Property for Lam Research Corporation. Prior to Lam’s merger with Novellus Systems Inc. he was Novellus’ Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property. He was Vice President and General Patent Counsel at Marvell Semiconductor Inc. Mr. Janofsky has over 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to his career as an attorney, he was a practicing engineer for over 10 years.
He is a member of the Intellectual Property Inns of Court, Licensing Executive Society, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Janofsky holds senior member status with the IEEE. Mr. Janofsky holds a J.D. degree from St. John’s University School of Law, and is a member of the bars in California, New York, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Janofsky also holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Engineering in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also holds a Masters of Science in Management from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Lee Cheng is currently advisory counsel for the board at NewEgg. He served as Chief Operating Officer and EVP at Gibson Brands and prveiously served as NewEgg Inc's Chief Legal Officer, SVP of Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary and General Counsel.
He's a graduate of UC Berkeley Law School, where he earned his J.D. A graduate of Harvard University where he earned his SB in History and Science.
Peter Kang is a patent trial attorney and author of the #1 ranked book "Intellectual Property Litigation in the U.S. International Trade Commission". Mr. Kang has first-chaired patent trials in the ITC and federal courts, handled appeals to the Federal Circuit, and litigates IP issues nationwide. He has negotiated multi-million dollar IP/technology licenses worldwide. He represents clients in contested proceedings in the U.S. PTO, and he provides IP opinions and strategic advice.
He was recognized by Chambers Global as "an excellent choice of counsel." In the U.S. News Best Lawyers survey, a former client noted that "Peter Kang would be my first choice." Benchmark Litigation recognized him as a “Litigation Star”, noting that “Bay Area leaders such as Peter Kang have a point of entry with Silicon Valley companies.” Managing IP named him an "IP Star". Asia Pacific Legal 500 "recommended" Mr. Kang as an "IP litigation expert." IFLR1000 recognized Mr. Kang as a “significant contributor” who “specialises in intellectual property and telecommunications” and as a “leading individual" who "handled a raft of important deals for Korean clients.” Asia Law & Practice named Mr. Kang a “Leading Business Lawyer” in the fields of IP, Dispute Resolution, and IT/Telecomm/Media. He was named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Technology by ALM/Martindale-Hubbell. "Northern California Super Lawyers" and "San Francisco Magazine" have recognized Mr. Kang in the field of IP every year since 2007.
Mr. Kang serves as Judge pro tem, Settlement Conference Officer, Arbitrator, and Court-appointed Mediator in commercial and patent lawsuits. He issued an arbitrator opinion which was adopted as a judgment of the California Superior Court, and has authored peer-reviewed articles (one cited by a Federal court opinion and another used by a European law school). AABA awarded Mr. Kang the "Commitment to Diversity" Award for his pro bono civil rights work in 2005.
Garreth Sarosi is Deputy General Counsel and Staff Vice President at MetroPCS Communications, Inc. in Richardson, TX.
Garreth holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and received his law degree from George Mason University. He began his career in New York, and moved to Texas in 2002. He has held several positions at various law firms in the Dallas area, most recently at Akin Gump, primarily practicing patent litigation. Garreth has litigated matters in various district courts across the country, the ITC, the Federal Circuit and other Courts of Appeals, and the Supreme Court.
He is responsible for all intellectual property and intellectual propertyâ€“related matters at MetroPCS, as well as consumer class action, regulatory litigation (including MetroPCS v. Community Voice Line), securities litigation, shareholder litigation, indemnification, tax and other complex litigation matters. In addition, Garreth handles marketing and advertising, privacy and security, transactional matters, certain regulatory responsibilities with the FCC, DOJ and state PUCs, interactions with law enforcement agencies, as well as general advice and counseling for MetroPCS.
Head of IP with substantial in-house experience leading teams and creating programs focusing on proactive patent portfolio development, resolving patent disputes, defending against patent litigation and leveraging patent assets.
Ensuring freedom to operate in current and future markets while helping businesses differentiate their offerings from competitors.
Experienced in customizing IP strategies for start-ups, mid-size and large companies.
Patent portfolio development
IP due diligence
Steve Roth is a Senior Intellectual Property Law Attorney with considerable experience in all aspects of corporate intellectual property law, including extensive patent asset monetization practice. Mr. Roth has a proven track record of closing deals and making significant contributions to an annual patent and technology income stream exceeding one billion U.S. Dollars. Broad legal and technical experience, including supervision of critical litigation matters, drafting and negotiation of a broad spectrum of intellectual property related agreements, provision of extensive legal advice and counsel to senior technical and business executives. Responsibility for ensuring continuity and growth of corporate patent licensing income through corporate-wide licensing quality initiatives and personnel development.
VP & Intellectual Property Counsel , Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Founded Drakes Bay Company LLC in 2005. Joe provides a wealth of experience in transactions representing buyers and sellers of patents. An innovator in sell- and buy-side deals, IP debt, and patents for defense programs, he leverages a global network to meet business objectives in patent monetization. Joe has authored articles for Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, appeared on LES conference panels, been awarded the Intellectual Ventures 2012 President's Award, and been one of the IAM Strategy 300 annually since 2010. Prior to founding Drakes Bay Company LLC, he was a business strategist and Board member for Stac Electronics, and marketing strategist for Intertrust, two history making IP-rich technology startups. He was also President/COO of Dorado Network Systems, SVP Market Development of Intertrust, and founder and President/CEO of Jennings and Company, a market consulting firm that was sold to Grey Advertising. Past strategy clients include IBM Corp., Sun Microsystems, Adobe, Motorola, Inc., Seagate, Oracle Corporation, NEC Corporation, and a broad range of technology startups and venture capital funds. He has an MBA in Finance from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, cum laude from Whitman College.
As SVP TechInsights Research, Julia Elvidge is responsible for the Competitive Technical Intelligence and Product Development divisions at TechInsights, Inc. Ms. Elvidge joined Chipworks in 1994 as the second employee and held increasingly senior positions before being named President in 2003. As a major shareholder, she was instrumental in growing the firm from a small start-up to a global enterprise of 120 people. TechInsights, the industry leader in proving patent value, acquired Chipworks in June 2016.
A renowned thought-leader in the industry, Ms. Elvidge recognized early in her career the business value that competitive technical intelligence and intellectual property held for technology companies. She began her career with Mosaid Technologies; then joined LSI Logic, where she honed her expertise in ASIC design, ultimately leading her own engineering groups. Ms. Elvidge holds multiple patents for her work.
Ms. Elvidge is a board member of the Information Technology Association of Canada and a longstanding member of the Licensing Executives Society. A winner of numerous awards for her contributions to entrepreneurship in the high-tech industry, she is a regular speaker at intellectual property events, such as the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the Intellectual Property Business Congress (IPBC) conferences.
A role model for women in technology and business – and a technology geek at heart, Ms. Elvidge was one of six women in a class of 100 to pursue an education in electrical engineering. She earned her degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario.
Stuart has driven next-level growth and turnaround initiatives as an Internet startup CEO and senior executive at both private and public software companies. Skillful at understanding market dynamics, he has created enduring strategic alliances/partnerships for the companies he has lead and represented.
Stuart turned around BayTSP, an 11-year old anti-piracy firm, by driving heightened and more consultative interaction with customers, re-focusing current and emerging services, increasing internal collaboration and negotiating customer and supplier agreements to support profitable growth. He identified Global partners and led the sale of the Company to Irdeto in 2010. Previously, Stuart was VP, Media & Entertainment of Digimarc where he was responsible for Intellectual Property Licensing, market development and strategic partnership development. He was also responsible for the joint venture between Digimarc and Nielsen (2009). Earlier in his career, Stuart founded and was CEO of Sequel Technology which specialized in Internet access control software for Fortune 1000 customers.
Recognized for establishing best practices in safeguarding digital content, Stuart is the creator of “The Piracy Continuum,” a framework for understanding consumer behavior in digital media consumption. The Piracy Continuum has been called “the most comprehensive security overview,” and is becoming widely adopted as a strategic foundation for planning next generation copyright programs by creators and distributors around the world. Stuart is also an inventor with patents in content identification, internet access control and mobile content consumption and an author with contributions to publications such as The New York Law Journal.
Stuart has completed the Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Manitoba in Canada.
Specialties:18+ years of experience in technology infrastructure and security, digital media, digital media management and security and Intellectual Property development and commercialization: s Executive Leadership s Market Development, Strategic Planning s Strategic Relationship Development & Management s Technology Commercialization, Product Direction & Product Development s Sales and Marketing Strategy s P&L Management, Operational Planning.
Fergal Clarke is the director of IP business analysis at Lenovo, the world’s largest PC firm, which has major research centres in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Mr Clarke is responsible for providing business context to all IP-related activities and for ensuring that such activities are consistent with and supportive of the overall business strategy. His specific responsibilities include patent acquisitions, supporting organic patent development, supporting inbound and outbound licensing and communicating the IP business strategy.
Mr Clarke was previously director of IP strategy at Rambus. Before this, he held multiple technology and engineering management roles at Applied Materials, in addition to managing its corporate trade secret management initiative.
Mr Clarke obtained his physics degree from Dublin City University and his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Owen is Chief Evangelist and General Counsel. Owen has previously founded and led software, real estate development and non-profit ventures and operated his own law firm. He is a member of the California Bar and earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. from The Colorado College.
Thomas Reynolds is a registered patent attorney and shareholder whose practice focuses on patent reexaminations, intellectual property development and enforcement strategies, litigation counseling/support, complex licensing agreements and opinions. Immediately prior to joining Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, Tom was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for ThinkFire, a leading provider of intellectual property representation and monetization services. He managed a group of internal attorneys and outside counsel responsible for handling various matters related to licensing, litigation, patent brokerage and intellectual property due diligence. Prior to ThinkFire, Tom was a Senior Managing Litigation Attorney and then Chief Patent Counsel for Intel Corporation where he managed a group of over 75 attorneys, patent agents, paralegals and support staff. He was responsible for Intel's worldwide patent portfolio and worked closely with senior executives in formulating corporate intellectual property strategy. He managed all technical analysis in support of licensing and litigation and also personally managed many of Intel's major litigation matters in the areas of patents, trade secrets, antitrust, breach of contract, commercial torts and wrongful termination. Prior to Intel, Tom was an associate and then partner in the Los Angeles intellectual property law firm of Spensley, Horn, Jubas & Lubitz (now part of Loeb & Loeb). He focused on all aspects of intellectual property law, specializing in high technology patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation, patent prosecution, licensing and other transactional work. Tom is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. He received his J.D. from Brigham Young University where he was a member of the Board of Advocates. He also holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
Tyron Stading founded Innography in 2006 with a vision of redefining the intelligence/analytics landscape. As President and Founder, Tyron believes insights matter, and his mission is to make those insights easier and more integrated into business processes. Prior to Innography, Tyron was an IBM worldwide industry solutions manager in the telecommunications and utilities sectors, and worked at startups focused on mobile communications and network security. He has published multiple research papers and filed over three dozen patents. Tyron has a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MS in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas at Austin.
Mihir Patel has over 10 years of experience in IP monetization and licensing, patent evaluation and analytics, and IP consulting services. He is responsible for patent portfolio triage and analysis as well as member communication for patents available for purchase through AST. He also manages product development for fAST IP and relationships with SMEs, IP analysis partners and IP data services. Previously, he was Project Manager at ThinkFire Services where he assisted major fortune 500 companies in analyzing their patent portfolios for licensing and brokerage opportunities, litigations, reverse engineering, claim charting and IP modeling. He was also a founding member of the PatentFreedom and lead content research team and system design. Mihir received M.E. in Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from North Gujarat University.
Vice President, Business Development, Allied Security Trust Linda Biel has more than 20 years of experience in high technology, specializing in business development, marketing and sales. She is responsible for new member recruitment and the management of relationships between Allied Security Trust and sellers of patent portfolios, including patent brokers and direct sellers. She also handles the sales of portfolios that AST has purchased, once involved members are licensed. Previously, she was a founder and Director of Customer Relations for PatentFreedom, and before that served in a variety of customer and partner interfacing roles as a Director at IBM, including assignments in both Asia and Europe. Linda received a M.S. magna cum laude in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.