Scott Taylor leads the Brand and Business Development team for AT&T Intellectual Property. A electrical engineer by trade he is focused on continuing AT&T success in in turning world class innovations into best in class IP.
James Arnold, Jr is a Director-level Senior Counsel at Eastman Chemical Company with over 15 years of professional legal experience. He earned his B.A. in Chemistry with honors from Talladega College, J.D. from Howard University School of Law and his LLM in Business Transactions with honors from the University of Alabama School of Law. He has expertise in the drafting of commercial, information technology and intellectual property agreements as well management of global patent portfolios in a variety of industries including electronics; semiconductors; specialty chemicals; health care; medical devices; fluoropolymers; textiles; and fabrics. As a former Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of a Fortune 1000 company and current Senior Counsel at a Fortune 500 company, he has departmental leadership and project management experience, as well as experience in monetization of intellectual property, management of outside counsel and legal budgets, and utilization of intellectual property to accelerate growth strategies within large, complex organizations.
Co-managing partner Phil Colburn has transformed Cantor Colburn into one of the nation’s leading intellectual property law firms. Phil leads a team of more than 110 attorneys, patent agents, and technical advisors who are committed to helping clients optimize their IP assets through the timely delivery of top quality, cost-effective legal services.
His counsel to Fortune 50 multinationals, as well as smaller companies and universities, is informed both by unique technical insights gained from his years of professional experience as a design engineer and by strategic perspectives derived from more than 20 years’ practice as an IP attorney. Taking a proactive, results-driven approach allows him to help clients define their needs and implement strategies that achieve their objectives. A frequent speaker on IP issues, Phil is an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at Western New England College School of Law.
I am an attorney registered with the United States Patent Bar and the State of Georgia. I graduated with a BA from Indiana State University in 1999, and from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now, University of New Hampshire) in 2002 with a JD and a Master of Intellectual Property. I’ve been working in Atlanta since that time practicing in patent and trademark prosecution, IP litigation, and negotiating IP license agreements. I’ve been in house with Andritz Inc. in Alpharetta (a subsidiary of Andritz AG, headquartered in Graz, Austria) since 2011, where I am Group IP Counsel for the Andritz Group. Andritz is a globally leading supplier of equipment and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, separation, and other specialized industries.
Nathan Harwell joined Rinnai America Corporation as General Counsel in October 2015. In addition to leading the Company’s overall legal function, he is also responsible for managing the Company’s intellectual property portfolio.
Nathan is an accomplished commercial attorney with a successful history of addressing complex legal and operational issues within both public and privately-held companies in domestic and international markets. Nathan came to Rinnai from Medtronic, plc, the world largest medical technology company, where he provided guidance to Medtronic’s industry-leading Spine and Biologics Division. Before Medtronic, Nathan held in-house attorney roles for other global companies, including Exide Technologies and D.R. Horton, Inc. Nathan also has extensive experience as a private practice attorney; where he began his career at King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta.
Nathan is an active member of the in-house legal community, currently serving as a Vice President of Communications for the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). In 2017, Nathan was awarded the “General Counsel Impact Award” from the Fulton County Daily Report – an award honoring in-house counsel whose efforts contributed substantially to his or her company’s success.
Ron Coleman is a litigation partner with Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is head of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice on complex business litigation, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, franchise, and trade regulation litigation. He also regularly represents clients in commercial and business tort litigation, defense of complex product liability and tort injury cases, as well as in federal and state appellate litigation. In addition, he has represented clients in numerous arbitrations, mediations, and other types of ADR processes.
Mr. Coleman has been recognized by: Best Lawyers in America (2006-present) for Franchise Law (Atlanta Franchise Lawyer of the Year 2012, 2017) and Litigation – Intellectual Property; Chambers USA Leading American Business Lawyers – Complex Litigation (2010-present); Georgia "Super Lawyer," Business Litigation, by Law & Politics Media (2004--present); International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Franchise Law (2004--present); Litigation Counsel of America, Charter Fellow.
Mr. Coleman has written and spoken extensively on intellectual property, franchise, and general litigation topics. He currently serves as a member of the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Franchising and as co-chair of the Trade Secrets Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation's Intellectual Property Litigation Committee.
Mr. Coleman received his A.B. degree, cum laude, from Duke University in 1983 and his J.D. degree, with honors, in 1986 from Duke Law School, where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Hill, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 1986-1987.
Marc is a VP of Intellectual Property at Boehringer Ingelheim. He is a experienced senior legal leader with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. Significant in-house experience in developing a patent strategies and patent portfolios (both organically and through acquisitions), asserting and defending key intellectual property, and managing a staff of attorneys and other patent professionals. Experience includes offensive and defensive litigation on global scale, as well as negotiating settlements/license agreements, and overseeing IP due diligence.
James is Chief IP Officer at Juno Therapeutics, Seattle. He previously worked at XPERI, BigBand Networks and Tumbleweed communications.
Stephen is currently Senior Corporate Counsel in T-Mobile’s Litigation Group. At T-Mobile, he manages patent and other intellectual property litigation and provides strategic counseling on various intellectual property matters. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Stephen served as Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation where he managed U.S. and international patent litigation in Microsoft’s Litigation Group dating back to 2001, and later handled various patent counseling, dispute resolution, and licensing related issues as part of Microsoft’s Innovation and Intellectual Property Group. As the second patent litigator hired at Microsoft, Stephen has been responsible for many large-scale and high stakes patent litigation matters, including the Lucent v. Microsoft series of cases that are cited to frequently in the context of patent damages reform. Prior to Microsoft, Stephen practiced at Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley, California, where he also focused on patent litigation and other intellectual property disputes. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law.
Robert B. Lytle is an Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation.His practice focuses on patent litigation.Mr. Lytle was previously a partner at Howrey, and a shareholder at Arnold, White & Durkee.Mr. Lytle clerked for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.Mr. Lytle received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he served as an editor for the Columbia Law Review.Mr. Lytle has also served as an adjunct professor at two law schools and has frequently lectured on intellectual property related topics.
Byron Holz serves dual roles at Nokia, as both Head of IP Services for Nokia Software, and Senior IPR Licensing Counsel. His work includes both transactional and litigation matters. In parallel with his work for Nokia, Byron has taught International Intellectual Property at Emory University School of Law. He previously worked in Alston & Bird’s IP Litigation group, and as a clerk for the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff in the Southern District of California.
Jennifer Miller is Chief IP Counsel for Change Healthcare.In this role, Jennifer provides a full range of general intellectual property and strategic counseling to the business, as well as oversees management of the company’s patent, copyright and trademark portfolios.Before joining Change Healthcare, Jennifer was Senior IP Counsel for McKesson Corporation, serving as patent counsel for multiple McKesson business units.Prior to that, she was an associate in the IP practices of Alston & Bird LLP and Ballard Spahr LLP in Atlanta, with a focus on electrical and software technologies.Jennifer received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.
Wab Kadaba is Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Department. Mr. Kadaba concentrates his practice on litigation related to intellectual property as well as strategy and management of intellectual property and technology issues. Mr. Kadaba has considerable experience representing clients in patent, trademark and trade secret litigation matters, covering technologies as diverse as software, telecommunications, e-commerce, medical devices, footwear and chemical compositions. He is admitted to the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Mr. Kadaba was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law in 2015 and the five years immediately preceding. He was also named a 2014 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Patent Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Kadaba has been selected as a Georgia "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation in 2010 and the five years immediately preceding, a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in 2015 and the four years prior, and a Top 100 Georgia "Super Lawyer" in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Super Lawyers magazine. He is listed in the 2014 and the six years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading Georgia Intellectual Property lawyer. Mr. Kadaba was selected as one of the top 15 young Atlanta lawyers "On the Rise" by Fulton County Daily Report in 2007. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, he was named a top patent practitioner by IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners. Mr. Kadaba was recognized as one of Georgia Trend's 2012 "Legal Elite" for Intellectual Property Law. He was named a 2013 and 2014 "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He is a recipient of the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) Cornerstone Award and was named to "Who's Who in Law and Accounting: The 100 Most Influential Individuals Who are Leading the Way in Metro Atlanta's Legal and Accounting Industries" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Mr. Kadaba speaks conversational Japanese and Hindi and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
Vivek Ganti's practice focuses on patent litigation and post-grant review proceedings such as inter partes review (IPR). He develops infringement, invalidity, and claim construction strategies and engages in discovery, motion practice, pre-trial and trial practice, all with an emphasis on value-based representation. As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Ganti has served as counsel in numerous IPR proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Ganti has participated in several IPR trials and appeals. In 2015, Mr. Ganti has prepared and filed approximately twenty IPR petitions. Much of his work in IPR practice overlaps with ongoing district court litigation, yielding strategic insights for parallel proceedings. Mr. Ganti has worked with a variety of technologies including wireless and cellular networks, video transcoding, server-client systems, broadband gateway devices, packet switched networks, mesh networks, server blade systems, analog circuits, integrated circuit fabrication, power amplification, digital signal processing, Basic Input/Output Systems, other computer-based systems, and various biotech and pharmaceutical-related technologies. Prior to law school, Mr. Ganti was a product development engineer at Intel.
Wesley Nicolas is Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel at Novo Nordisk, Inc. in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Mr. Nicolas graduated from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, and has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Virginia. Mr. Nicolas practices all aspects of patent prosecution, managing the entire U.S. medical device patent portfolio for Novo Nordisk. Much of his work focuses on counseling and patent prosecution, including both Ex Parte and Inter Partes proceedings. Mr. Nicolas has experience in the three major patent practice areas, Government practice (formerly at the USPTO as a Primary Patent Examiner), private practice (formerly at Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C.), and corporate in-house practice (Novo Nordisk).
Steven is Senior Counsel in the IBM Legal department, advising the company on intellectual property strategy,including the licensing, sale and enforcement of IBM's IP.