Laura Sheridan is Senior Patent Counsel at Google and works from the New York office. Prior to joining Google, Ms. Sheridan was Counsel in the Intellectual Property Department at WilmerHale in New York. Ms. Sheridan is a graduate of Fordham Law School and Cornell University.
Rosaleen is a skilled attorney with in-house and law firm experience, handeling all aspects of sophisticated intellectual property and commercial law, including contracts, patent and trademark prosecution, and litigation. She has excellent technical capabilities combined with management skills focused on careful attention to detail and communication with clients ensures that their objectives are met and their projects are completed within time and budget constraints.
Prior to Drager, Rosaleen held the Senior IP Counsel position at Air Products, the Associate Attorney position at Woodcock Washburn and various trademark and prosecution responsibilities at Campbell Soup Company. She earned her Engineering Degree from Rutgers University, her M.B.A from San Jose State University and her J.D. from Rutgers Law School.
Moshe Malina is Associate General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel for Citigroup. Mr. Malina joined Citi in 2004, and his responsibilities include management of the firm’s worldwide patent portfolio and patent litigations, and IP transactional and advisory work in connection with technology acquisitions, in-bound and out-bound licensing, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Malina also serves as General Counsel to Citi Ventures, which focuses on partnering with and investing in firms developing innovative financial solutions and technology. Before joining Citi in 2004, Mr. Malina was an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton working on both transactional and litigation IP matters. Mr. Malina simultaneously received a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science as part of Columbia’s Accelerated Interdisciplinary Legal Education Program. Mr. Malina is a member of the bar in New York and a registered patent attorney.
Antun Peakovic is Director of Intellectual Property, Americas at Schaeffler, a global manufacturer of bearings and systems for the Industrial, Automotive and Aerospace markets and owner of various brands, including FAG, INA, LuK and Barden. Mr. Peakovic spent nearly a decade as a mechanical engineer before serving as in-house counsel. Among his many responsibilities are managing the company’s intellectual property portfolio, including all brand protection and anti-counterfeiting work in North and South America as part of Schaeffler’s global Brand Protection team. Mr. Peakovic has organized and implemented anti-counterfeiting programs throughout the region, which have resulted in the removal from the market of millions of dollars worth of counterfeit parts. He also currently serves as Corporate Secretary for Schaeffler’s Canadian affiliates. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Ontario, Canada.
Denise is dedicated IP Counsel for Velcro Companies, where she has worked for 2 years to develop and implement Velcro IP interests and strategies. She partners with Velcro’s Innovation and Technology Center and the Global Business Units to oversee IP legal matters including patent application preparation and prosecution, litigation, freedom-to-operate opinions, licensing, and trademark, copyright and trade secret matters for the global enterprise. Prior to her position at Velcro, Denise worked for Preti Flaherty, Medtronic Advanced Energy, Blank Rome LLP, and Sherin and Lodgen LLP. Denise earned her JD from Boston University School of Law and is a US Registered Patent Attorney. She is also the holder of two patents, one for electrosurgical cutting devices and mold-in touch fastener systems with wave-shaped wall.
Manages IP litigations, patent office proceedings,transactional IP matters, commercial litigation, and antitrust litigation. Advises on foreign patent matters. Manages outside counsel. Advises directly executive managemend at both Novo Nordisk Inc and Novo Nordisk A/S on issues relating to patents and is a key member of litigation steering groups that are chaired by Executive Vice Presidents and Officers of Novo Nordisk A/S.
MATTHEW P. BLISCHAK is currently Executive Counsel – Global Branded IP Litigation at Teva Pharmaceuticals in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Before that, he was Vice-President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property at Sepracor Inc. (now Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. ) in Marlborough‚ Massachusetts from 2007 to 2012, and Senior Counsel for patent litigation at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in Princeton‚ New Jersey from 2000 to 2007. His extensive patent litigation experience‚ gained in both the corporate sector and in private practice‚ encompasses ANDA‚ small molecule‚ and biotech cases at the trial and appellate level. Before entering the corporate sector, he was in private practice for ten years. Mr. Blischak received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University (B.S. Ch.E. 1984‚ cum laude)‚ his law degree from The American University Washington College of Law (J.D. 1989‚ magna cum laude)‚ and a masters degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University (M.S. 2002).
Steven’s practice focuses on intellectual property enforcement and defense, including court and administrative action –patent office proceedings (ex parte patent reexaminations, inter partes patent review, trademark oppositions) and ITC. He is also experienced in procurement, licensing, due diligence and counseling, involving diverse intellectual property issues including advertising compliance, anti-counterfeiting, copyrights, domain names, grey goods, patents (utility and design), privacy and data protection, trade dress, trade secrets and trademarks. His litigation and administrative challenge practice has been diverse, running the gamut of technologies involving biotechnology, chemical, electrical, fashion, Hatch-Waxman, mechanical device, medical device and software matters. Steve also carries with him in-house experience, having been the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for a joint venture ($1.5 billion in sales) between two large pharmaceutical companies.
In addition to Connecticut, New York and California, Steve is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit and several US District Courts (Connecticut, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and D.C. Circuit).
Philip is a Director and Senior IP Counsel at Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. In his 15 years as IP counsel for Boehringer, Phil has drafted and prosecuted patent applications and strategically managed patent portfolios in a number of therapeutic areas; conducted patentability and freedom to operate assessments; supported NDA filings with regulatory exclusivity requests and patent information; performed IP due diligence reviews in connection with in-licensing of early to late stage products; negotiated IP provisions in various types of agreements; assisted in developing best practices for IP protection and for the negotiation of IP provisions in agreements; and has counseled on US export compliance issues and the development of related internal policies and procedures. Prior to joining Boehringer, Phil was an associate attorney at the Sughrue, Mion law firm in Washington, D.C., and prior to his tenure at Sughrue, Phil was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Phil has a Bachelor of Science in organic chemistry from the University of Maryland, and a law degree from the George Mason University School of Law and is a regular speaker on various IP, patent and export compliance topics.
Rosemarie has spent more than 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a member of the PA and NJ bars, the CAFC and the U.S. Supreme Court, holds a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Before joining Novo Nordisk as a Patent Attorney in 2002, she was Associate Patent Counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and a Patent Attorney for DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company. Prior to completing law school, she was a scientist for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company for more than 13 years focusing on peptide/protein synthesis and characterization. Rosemarie’s areas of practice at Novo Nordisk include patents in the pharmaceutical and biological arts, trade secrets, and transactional regulatory matters. She has also managed complex multijurisdictional ANDA litigation (for 9+ years) and has provided copyright and trademark counsel for Novo Nordisk Inc.
Carlo Cotrone is Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Baker Hughes a GE Company in Houston. As lead IP counsel for the Surface, Drilling, Offshore, and Subsea Production Systems business units, he develops and manages the execution of offensive and defensive IP strategies; provides IP and general corporate advice; and negotiates strategic agreements with customers, suppliers, and licensees. Previously, Carlo practiced law at several firms on the East Coast and in the Midwest, most recently as a partner. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Marquette University Law School and is admitted in Texas and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Diane is Senior Managing Counsel for J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., responsible for all patent litigation matters. Prior to joining J. C. Penney Corporation, Diane was a shareholder as Winstead PC in Dallas, Texas and a member of its Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. She practiced at Winstead for more than 25 years before leaving private practice to join JCPenney. During her tenure at Winstead, Diane represented clients that were patent owners, defendants accused of infringement by competitors, as well as clients accused of infringement by NPEs.
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.
Edward is Vice President and Senior Counsel for Intellectual Property at MasterCard. He has over a decade of legal experience. Prior to MasterCard Edward held associate positions at bother Baker Botts LLP and Petterson Belknap Web & Tyler LLP. Edward earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Atabak Royaee is an Associate Director and IP Counsel at Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. In his role as an IP counsel for Boehringer, Atabak has drafted and prosecuted patent applications and strategically managed patent portfolios in a number of therapeutic areas within BI; conducted patentability and freedom to operate assessments; performed IP due diligence reviews; provided licensing and agreement support including negotiation of IP provisions for research collaborations