The IP Landscape Has Changed: But Has Your Strategy?
The IP environment has been turned upside-down over the last 24 months:
ALICE v CLS cast uncertainty on the very naturewhat's patentable
Octane & Highmark decisions loosened up fee shifting standards
Post issuance proceedings can create risky outcomes
USPTO's 2nd round of AIA changes proposed in August...
How Does All This Impact Your Portfolio Strategy?
Come join thought leaders for a full day of analysis & insights on the issues facing every IP executive. The day's agenda is designed to maximize learning, benchmarking and networking opportunites.
Now in its 3rd edition, this is a must-attend conference to examine how your IP strategy stacks up ahead of 2016.
KEY TOPICS DISCUSSED
IP Strategy at the Legal Intersection Post ALICE: The Nexus of Patents, Copyright, Trade Secrets and Contract Law
The 3 Pillars of IP Strategy: Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Management & Due Diligence
The Right Enforcement Strategy For Operating Companies
Benchmarking Post Issuance Proceedings Post AIA & ALICE
Maintaining and Enhancing Your Defensive Strategy
IP Strategy at the Legal Intersection Post ALICE
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
Milan Patel has over 16 years of experience with patent portfolio development and management, client counseling, licensing, IP strategy and patent acquisition covering various complex technologies, including Wireless, Audio/Video, Internet and Networking technologies. He was a major contributor in the development of Apple’s Wireless patent portfolio, Qualcomm’s OFDMA patent portfolio, Nokia’s CDMA patent portfolio and TV/Com’s MPEG-2 patent portfolio. He has extensive experience in connection with managing and counseling business and engineering clients, patent mining, drafting and presenting claim charts, evaluating and mapping technology, and finding gaps in IPR coverage. He also has experience in substantial patent preparation and prosecution, managing inside and outside counsels and third party portfolio analysis for licensing, acquisitions, assertions, and litigation.
Joel brings more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry including 12 years of IP experience developing and managing patent portfolios for emerging medical device companies. Joel has worked for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP and Rita Medical Systems Inc. Joel has also held engineering and management positions at divisions of Guidant, Abbott Laboratories and Johnson and Johnson. Joel is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a graduate of Santa Clara Law School and a recipient of an Emery Scholarship for Academic Achievement and Witkin and Cali Awards for Academic Excellence (Golden Gate University). In addition to his law degree, Joel holds a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and an M.S. Degree in Bioengineering from Penn State University.
Dmitry Tulchinsky has more than fifteen years of experience in the biotech and chemical industries. He has worked for the last seven years as a patent professional focusing on intellectual property matters in IP strategy development and implementation, licensing, due diligence and portfolio building at DuPont and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to working as a patent professional, Dmitry worked for eight years as a scientific researcher in drug discovery for Novartis, Amgen, UCLA, and The University of Southern California culminating in three drugs candidates entering human clinical trials and one marketed within the U.S.
Tom Anderton joined Zonare Medical Systems in 2013 and oversees the legal and compliance functions at Zonare. Prior to joining Zonare, he was Vice President, Legal Affairs at Presidio Pharmaceuticals. A patent attorney by training, Tom has been either the head lawyer or Chief Patent Counsel at Monogram Biosciences, Genencor, and SUGEN, where he has created many of the world’s most highly rated IP portfolios. Before working in Life Sciences, Tom was focused on appellate, constitutional and First Amendment law and was responsible for co-writing trial briefs in the ISKCON v. City of Los Angeles (Hare Krishna/LAX) First Amendment case(s). Tom earned a J.D. from the Vermont Law School, a B.S. in molecular biology from UCSD and an M.S. in Molecular Genetics and Cancer Biology from Stanford University.
Ulysses Hui is the General Counsel and Chief Risk Management Officer of JDI Display America, part of Japan Display, a leading display supplier for mobile devices, which formed through the integration of the display companies of Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi in 2012 and went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2014. Ulysses has been with Japan Display since its launch, successfully guiding the Executive Team and business units throughout Japan Display Group’s global network on key business development, corporate, compliance, legal and IP issues, with a focus on strategic relationships with U.S. mobile, automotive and other customers and ecosystem partners. Ulysses started his career as an investment banker in New York, before receiving his J.D. from Stanford Law School and going on to represent tech clients in private practice in both IP trials and complex litigation and tech transactions for over twelve years in the Silicon Valley.
Tracie Carroll is Counsel at Philips. Previously she was External General Counsel at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), an institute of more than 1,000 employees dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising innovative therapies of tomorrow by taking a unique, collaborative approach with its major research programs in cancer, neuro-degeneration, diabetes and infectious, inflammatory and childhood diseases. She has worked at SBP for five years, only recently taking the position of External General Counsel in order to take a Counsel at Philips, as well. Tracie was named a 2013 General Counsel Award Winner in the Rising Star Category by the San Diego Business Journal and vounteers for a number of programs including the Consistiutional Rights Foundation, Public Law Center, and Illumination Foundation. She holds a JD with a certificate in Intellectual Property from Whittier Law School and earned her MBA from Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management in 2014.
Chuck is a trial lawyer whose practice has spanned a broad spectrum of intellectual property litigation for more than 25 years. He has served as lead counsel in numerous patent, trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, copyright, and trade secret lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout the United States. In addition, he has litigated antitrust counterclaims in patent litigation, as well as independent antitrust claims arising from the use or enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Chuck’s practice further encompasses Section 337 litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and arbitration proceedings involving intellectual property claims. He is an experienced appellate advocate in intellectual property cases, having argued patent cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and trademark and copyright cases before the regional federal courts of appeals, including the Second, Fourth and Ninth Circuits.
Jennifer Gallagher is a senior sales engineer who joined Innography in September 2013. She is a member of a very successful sales team where her specialty is a deep understanding of Innography’s solution portfolio and is adept at positioning solutions to best address prospective client’s perceived needs. She has also participated in industry events, contributed to industry best practices through various webinars & blogs, and has helped maintain an established sales channel through various partner firms overseas. Previous to Innography, Jennifer served as the Patent Portfolio Manager at Freescale Semiconductor. During her time at Freescale, Jennifer focused on several areas of IP strategy such as in-bound/out-bound licensing, patent sales, competitive intelligence, and litigation support.
A native Texan, Jennifer graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2002. During her time at Texas Tech, she completed three internships with Motorola Semiconductor Products Group in Austin, which eventually was spun-out to create Freescale.
Sriranga Veeraraghavan is a Vice President, Legal at Xperi (formerly Tessera). Sriranga supports Xperi’s technology licensing and corporate development efforts in addition to managing Tessera’s litigation matters and post-issuance proceedings. Before joining Tessera, Sriranga practiced law at Cooley LLP and Howrey LLP and worked as an engineer at Sun Microsystems and Cisco Systems. He is a named inventor on two U.S. patents, which are based on his work at Sun.
Mike is a registered patent attorney who has experience in many aspects of patent law including post grant proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. and foreign patent acquisition, and patent litigation. Mike defends some of the largest technology companies in the world against allegations of patent infringement using the post grant review process offered by the USPTO.
Mike’s work in post grant proceedings has ended in successful outcomes that either invalidated the asserted patents or resulted settlement for substantially less than what was originally sought. Mike also works with client in developing patent portfolios covering their most important technologies. Mike’s experience includes working with both U.S. and foreign patent offices and foreign counsel to obtain patents worldwide. Most of Mike’s patent portfolio development work involves assisting startup clients in acquiring their first and often most important patents.
Prior to law school, Mike was a software engineer for a startup company in Portland, Oregon. Mike’s software experience was focused on mobile device technology and client server systems. While in law school Mike served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Mike also served as the Managing Editor of the Pierce Law Review (now the UNH Law Review).
Mike co-authored an article in Law360 entitled "Rackspace Gets 'Troll's' Graphics Patent Nixed By PTAB."
Brian Shelton is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Sughrue Mion, PLLC, where he is a member of the Litigation practice. Mr. Shelton has significant experience litigating intellectual property rights in U.S. District Courts and in front of the International Trade Commission across a broad range of complex technologies in the electrical, mechanical and computer arts.
Mr. Shelton also provides client counseling on electronic discovery (e-Discovery) issues associated with existing or contemplated litigation, with a focus on providing efficient and defensible compliance strategies for document retention and production obligations. This counseling includes advising clients on e-Discovery obligations in the context of international discovery requirements and competing foreign information disclosure restrictions.
In addition, Mr. Shelton’s practice includes rendering opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity, as well as due diligence investigations, product clearance analysis, and patent licensing negotiation.
Prior to joining Sughrue, Mr. Shelton was a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications in the interactive video distribution systems technology area, including cable television, satellite television, and Internet video distribution systems.
Ryan Koppelman focuses his practice on intellectual property matters with a specific focus on patent litigation. He has handled over 30 patent infringement cases in forums across the country, including the ITC. He recently managed the day-to-day activities of the Nokia v. Apple case where the parties asserted over 50 patents against each other.
Ryan represents a wide variety of clients across diverse industries such as mobile, high-tech, finance, health, telecom and plastics, and his clients range from multinational publicly-traded corporations to emerging growth and start-up companies.
He passed the Electrical Engineering FE/EIT certification exam, and he has handled intellectual property disputes across a number of technology areas, including wireless protocols, chipsets, touchscreens, Bluetooth, GPS, mobile applications, e-commerce, call center processing, cloud computing, payment clearinghouses, health data processing, medical devices, plastics molding, polymer chemistry and porous plastic sintering.
Bill Ahmann is a Partner in Sheppard Mullin's Intellectual Property Group and focuses on patent procurement, patent litigation, patent portfolio management and strategy, competitive analysis, legal opinions (primarily freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and non-infringement), and licensing. Bill also assists with contract, establishing internal patent procurement programs, design patents, document retention policies, trade secret protection, trademark procurement, and copyright registration.
Specialties: Telecommunications, computers, software, Intellectual Property Law, primarily in the fields of software, electronics, electrical engineering, computer engineering, telecommunications (and particularly wireless networks), security, cryptography, social networking, distributed networks, business methods, and the Internet.
Thomas F. Fitzpatrick is partner and co-chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Silicon Valley office. Mr. Fitzpatrick focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property, including litigating patent, trade secret, trademark, technology licensing and other related disputes. He has represented both patent owners and patent defendants in federal courts throughout the country, including in the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California, the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Virginia, the District of Delaware, the Northern District of Georgia and the District of Arizona. Most recently, Mr. Fitzpatrick has successfully represented internationally based and publicly traded companies in the computer database, telecommunications, semiconductor, Internet and power supply industries. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fitzpatrick was a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Patent Litigation Group at Goodwin Procter. Then he was a partner in the Palo Alto office of Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP. Before that, he was a deputy district attorney at the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Mr. Fitzpatrick obtained convictions through bench and jury trials. Mr. Fitzpatrick has written numerous articles on patent law and patent litigation. He has spoken on recent developments in patent law to various organizations in the United States and Korea. Mr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the San Mateo Bar Association and a past -member of the California District Attorneys Association. Mr. Fitzpatrick received his J.D. in 1997 from Santa Clara University School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Patent Law and was the research editor for the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal. He received a B.A. in 1994 from the University of California Berkeley. Mr. Fitzpatrick is admitted to practice in California, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, the District of Arizona and the Eastern District of Texas.
Jason Hardiman is patent counsel at Intuit, where he is responsible for patent prosecution management and invention harvesting for the Small Business Group. Prior to this he was senior counsel at Rearden Commerce and Openwave and provided on-demand counsel to many other leading Silicon Valley companies. Jason served as general counsel to a streaming media company in New York City where he oversaw the successful defense in Kelly v. ArribaSoft, a landmark fair use case. In private practice, he had his own intellectual property law firm and was associated with a number of New York firms. Jason holds a BSE from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Patrick is a Senior IP Attorney at HGST, a division of Western Digital. Early years at HGST focused on revenue generation from technology and patent licensing, current work focuses on patent development and portfolio management for storage products. Prior to HGST, Patrick ran bet the company patent litigation at Nichia Chemical, wrote technology agreements at National Semiconductor, and drafted patent applications. An electrical engineer and patent attorney, Patrick obtained his Juris Doctor from Hastings College of the Law and holds two bachelor’s degrees, the first in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Patrick is a licensed attorney in California, New York, and the District of Columbia.
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.