T.J. is general counsel with fifteen years of in-house and law firm experience. Currently he is General Counsel at Digital Control Incorporated. Prior to that, he worked for Intellectual Ventures as Senior Counsel. His law firm experience includes 8 years at Fenwick & West LLP, a Silicon Valley-based firm, representing publicly traded and privately held technology companies (including Cisco Systems and Symantec). He holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington.
Justin is a patent attoney, director and IP Counsel at NuScale Power. Accomplished patent attorney known for securing patents with both broad and targeted claims for a number of high-technology clients.
He specializes in the software and electrical fields. Recently his experience has involved: microprocessor architecture and design, cloud computing, software-as-a-service, enterprise management software, operating systems, wireless/cellular communications, optical, networking devices, and mechanical.
Dr. Paul A. Maltseff is a highly experienced professional in all aspects of intellectual property creation and management. He graduated as an electronic engineer from Mozhaysky Military Aerospace Engineering Academy (MMAEA), Saint Petersburg, Russia, and received Ph.D. and D.Sc. in applied cybernetics from MMAEA in 1981 and 1989 respectively, and was conferred Juris Doctor from a School of Law, Seattle University in 2005. Until 1992 he had been a professor in MMAEA and a head of laboratory in the National Academy of Sciences of USSR. During 1992-2014, Dr. Maltseff had been involved in R&D projects with Versatron Corp. and Intermec Technologies Corp. on senior engineering positions and as a chief intellectual property counsel. In January of 2014, he joined Datalogic as a chief intellectual property counsel. Dr. Maltseff holds 30 U.S. patents and authored more than 50 publications.
Jana Harris, J.D., Ph.D. is Patent Counsel at Seattle Genetics, an innovative biotechnology company dedicated to improving the lives of people with cancer through novel antibody-based therapies. Prior to joining Seattle Genetics, Jana was an intellectual property attorney for six years at a general practice law firm supporting a variety of clients on all aspects of intellectual property prosecution, litigation, and licensing. At Seattle Genetics, her legal practice encompasses building global intellectual property portfolios through strategic procurement, management, and defense. Additionally, she renders legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity and freedom to operate, as well as provides counsel during drug research and development on patent portfolio enforcement and lifecycle management.
James’ practice includes patent procurement, opinion, analysis & strategy, litigation, technology licensing, primarily focusing on life sciences, material sciences, medical device, and electronics. As a conduit between China and the rest of the world, James represents international clients to obtain and enforce their intellectual property (IP) rights in the fast-evolving and challenging IP environment in China. In particular, James helps international clients to enhance the value of IP assets, lower IP risks, and increase commercialization opportunities through comprehensive due diligence, counseling, procurement, litigation and cross-border licensing and collaboration.
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.
Bill Harmon is a Director of IP & Trademarks at Uber Technologies. His practice includes all areas of intellectual property with a focus on inbound and outbound patent licensing related to both commercial deals and IP disputes. Prior to joining Uber, Bill was a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon representing clients on matters related to intellectual property and cyber security. Bill also worked at Microsoft for over a decade where he served as Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Patent Litigation Group, Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, and General Manager for Microsoft’s Global Standards Team. Bill graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1995 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University. Bill spent 4 years as an adjunct law professor at Seattle University teaching IP Licensing.
Brian Platt is Director of IP Litigation at Nagra USA, a subsidiary of the Kudelski Group, which is a Swiss public company and world leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content. In this role, Mr. Platt manages and oversees the Group’s intellectual property litigation matters in the United States and Europe, including the development and implementation of the Group’s intellectual property and innovation strategies. In addition, Mr. Platt manages intellectual property licensing programs and initiatives related to litigation worldwide.
Most recently, Mr. Platt was Director, Patent Litigation, at Intellectual Ventures, a privately held global invention capital company founded in 2000 with > $5 billion in capital under management. In his role at Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Platt developed and managed Intellectual Ventures’ patent litigation matters, including the direction of licensing and customer engagements related to technology litigation matters.
Before joining IV, Mr. Platt was a patent litigation attorney with the law firms of Merchant & Gould, P.C., and Perkins Coie LLP, where he managed civil and intellectual property litigation matters related to intellectual property in U.S. federal courts.
Mr. Platt holds a BS from the Walla Walla University School of Engineering, and a JD from the Seattle University School of Law. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Platt served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Thomas S. Zilly and Judge James L. Robart in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Doug is a coporate legal director at Leatherman corporation. His focus includes business and patent strategy as well as portfolio management across various brands and product offerings.
Craig is senior litigation counsel at HP. He coordinates and oversees intellectual property and other litigation matters. He has previous counsel experience at WilmerHale where he handled intellectual property litigation matters for technology clients. Vsquez Benisek & Lindgren with a focus on patent infringement and general business disputes for clients in the technology sector as well as Morgan Miller and Blair where handled a range of litigation involving technology, patent, real estate, and general business disputes.
He's earned a B.A. in English from the Unviersity of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School
David Killough is an Assistant General Counsel in the Litigation, Competition and Compliance Group of Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs department. Killough’s principal responsibility is management of Microsoft patent litigation matters in the U.S. and internationally. Before joining Microsoft in 2008, Killough was a partner of the firm Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. in Austin, Texas, where he co-headed the Intellectual Property & Technical Litigation Section, and before that was a partner of the firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP in California. He received his B.A. degree from North Texas State University in 1977 and his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1983. While in private practice, Killough was listed in The Best Lawyers in America and in Texas Super Lawyers.
Sanjesh Sharma is Senior IP Counsel at Johnson & Johnson Vision, where she manages all aspects of intellectual property for the company’s Refractive Surgery and Laser Cataract Surgery product lines, including managing domestic and international patent portfolios, litigation support, opposition practice, product clearances, due diligence for asset acquisitions and licensing, as well as copyright and trademark compliance. Before moving in-house, she worked at various national and global law firms, focusing mainly on patent and trademark litigation, licensing, due diligence, and counseling involving a wide range of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer electronics.
Sanjesh received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from University of California, San Diego, and her law degree from Loyola Law School. She currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Patent Interest Group for the IP Section of the California State Bar. She regularly speaks on patents and in-house practice, and has been named Rising Star in Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers.
Business, technology and IP executive with proven sucess in technology and product development and commercialization; intellectual property creation, portfolio strategies, management and commercialization; IP landscape and whitespace analysis; patentability search; patentability and freedom to operate analysis and opinions; IP due diligence; patent validity and infringement analyses; IP assets evaluation, acquisition, and licensing; technology transfer; IP strategy, patent portfolio development and trademark strategy for startups; inventors training, development, and management; patent preparation and prosecution in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceutics, therapeutic methods, biotechnology, medical devices, polymers, material sciences, and nanotechnology; design patent preparation and prosecution; client counseling and case management; trademark searches and availability opinions; trademark registrations, oppositions, and cancellations; and limited amount of copyright work.
Specialties: Intellectual property practice in chemistry, materials, pharmaceutics, and biotechnology.
Sana is Enterprise Ptent Portfolio Manager at Boeing. She has extensive experience in negotiation and strategy development for complex, multi-national corporate IP licensing. Known for strategic portfolio development and management maximizing monetization and litigation efforts efficiency. Uniquely positioned - through a broad range of skills, experience and a PhD in EE - to harmonize the business, legal and technical sides of IP. Recognized for sleek, revolutionary and innovative thinking, depth and breadth of knowledge.
Sana is also fluent in English, French, and Arabic. Beginner: Mandarin
Joel Meyer - VP Intellectual Property of Digimarc Corporation. Joel joined Digimarc in November of 1999 and has served as the Company’s Vice President of Intellectual Property since September 2004. Digimarc is a pioneer in a signal processing innovation known as digital watermarking, and has amassed a patent portfolio in digital watermarking and related fields, with approximately 1,100 granted and pending U.S. and foreign patents. The portfolio consistently ranks among the leaders in the computer software category of IEEE Spectrum’s Patent Power scorecard, and the WSJ’s Patent Scorecard of the top 50 companies in Information Technology. Joel is responsible for building and managing the portfolio, licensing and monetization strategy, and IP risk management. The licensing strategy has generated patent licensing revenue across diverse market applications, including copy protection, anti-counterfeiting, digital cinema, mobile media discovery, and audience measurement.
Prior to joining Digimarc, Mr. Meyer was a partner at the law firm of Klarquist Sparkman, where his practice particularly focused on advising high tech companies on the protection and enforcement of their IP rights. Mr. Meyer received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Accomplished senior legal executive with over 20 years of management and legal counseling experience. Act as General Counsel of $2B revenue International Segment, responsible for leading an international law department of 10 in-house attorneys that supports and manages global M&A, international governance, operational transactions, international litigation, labor and employment issues, internal investigations and international compliance. Significant experience managing complex commercial transactions, including double spin transaction. Substantial IP experience in developing industry leading IP portfolios, monetizing IP assets to realize new revenue streams, managing patent litigation and driving innovation to create a sustainable competitive advantage.