Carole is a practicing patent attorney with experience in all aspects of intellectual property protection and strategy and law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets and addressing issues regarding patentability analysis, drafting, filing, patent prosecution, transactions, standards, cease and desist issues, indemnification, due diligence, trademark and patent infringement analysis, design arounds, right to market clearances, competitive landscapes, and requests to license. She is currently Associate General Counsel and Chief IP counsel for TerraPower and holds a JD from Harvard Law School, a MS in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in Astronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy.
Jessica Nguyen leads (and built from the ground up) the legal department at PayScale, a rapidly growing tech company based in Seattle focused on cloud-based compensation management solutions. Currently, PayScale is #6 on the GeekWire tech start-up rankings. Prior to PayScale, Jessica supported the Outlook and Exchange teams at Microsoft and helped other tech start-ups (Avalara and hibu) scale and grow their businesses.
Pamela is Senior Attorney at Microsoft with a focus in intellectual property and software licensing. PReviously Pamela held various other Attorney positions at Brobeck, Phledger & Harrison LLP. Pamela has earned a B.A. in English and Literature from the Unviersity of Denver and her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Alicia is a key member of executive team at Echelon Corporation. She currently oversees and manages all domestic and international Legal, HR and IR matters, including corporate and Board governance; SEC and other regulatory compliance; M&A and strategic transactions; IP asset creation and management; customer and channel strategies and agreements; recruiting, employment, organizational development, compensation and benefits, and international issues; litigation management; corporate processes, tools and trainings; and department budget definition and management.
Prior to Echelon she served as General Counsel and Strategic Consultant at Strategic Legal Solutions, as VP of Business Development and General Counsel at Extreme Networks, as well as VP and General Counsel at AristaSoft and Adaptec Inc. She has earned her AB in International Relations from Stanford University and her J.D. from University of California School of Law.
Before joining Benemilk Ltd, as a director for the Invention Development Fund (IDF) at Intellectual Ventures (IV), Dr. Wan used her legal, scientific, and business experience in all aspects of the invention capital investment process from technology assets creation, evaluation and acquisition, IP portfolio management, technology startup, partnership and joint venture formation, to technology licensing and commercialization.
Previously, Dr. Wan has worked as a patent attorney at the Seattle law firm of Christensen, O'Connor, Johnson, Kindness (COJK) and as a researcher in both academic and industrial labs researching and developing cancer therapeutics. As a co-founder of pharmaceutical start-up, Thermopeutics LLC, Dr. Wan negotiated technology licenses of the "thermogel" patent portfolio and raised venture capital funding. Dr. Wan also served as a Legislative Fellow for Senator Maria Cantwell at Washington D.C.
Dr. Wan earned a bachelor's degree and a master's of medicine from Beijing Medical University, a master's degree in chemistry and a Ph.D in organic chemistry from Clark University, and is a graduate of the University of Washington, School of Law. Dr. Wan is a member of the Washington State Bar Association Legislative Committee, a board member of the Licensing Executive Society Seattle Chapter and Washington State Patent Lawyers Association, and on the advisory board of the Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund. She has published in numerous scientific journals, is a prolific inventor and is a frequent speaker on topics of law, science, and business.
Phyllis T. Turner-Brim is vice president, assistant general counsel IP and Technology at Starbucks Coffee Company headquartered in Seattle, WA. As the head of Starbucks Intellectual Property and Technology legal team, Phyllis leads the legal support for the worldwide protection, enforcement and deployment of Starbucks intellectual property portfolio (including trademarks, patents and copyrights), for commercial transactions in the areas of information technology and digital ventures, and for global data protection and privacy efforts. She is a member of the Starbucks Law & Corporate Affairs leadership team, as well as a strategic business partner andlegal advisor to executives leading Starbucks Global Strategy and Starbucks Technology teams.
Immediately prior to joining Starbucks, Phyllis was Vice President, Chief IP Counsel at Intellectual Ventures Management LLC (“IV”) in Bellevue, WA where she led a large team responsible for legal services supporting patent acquisitions and divestitures, licensing, prosecution, and related transactions. Prior to joining IV, Phyllis held in-house legal and business management positions at Intermec Technologies Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Cabot Microelectronic Corporation and Amoco Corp. She began her legal career as an associate at McAndrews, Held and Mallow, Ltd. in Chicago, IL.
Phyllis is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Law School, and a honors graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (B.S. Chemical Engineering). She has served as a lecturer/presenter on several topics including, developing business focused licensing programs, diversity in the law, recruitment and retention of minorities and women in technical professions, chemical patent drafting, IP strategy development, career development and personal risk taking. Phyllis has been named as one of IAM’s IP Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategist for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Phyllis is a member of the Trustee Boards of the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation, the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation and the Snohomish County (WA) YMCA, Bloodworks Northwest. She is also a member of the University of Cincinnati Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.
Prior to pursuing a career in the law, Phyllis held technical management positions with General Electric Co. and Procter and Gamble Co.
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.
Ms. Loesch litigates intellectual property matters in Federal Courts around the country, representing a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 e-commerce and software companies. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and multiple clients in joint defense groups and in large multi-defendant litigations. She has extensive experience managing complex patent litigations, including participating in trials, taking and defending depositions, working with experts, and engaging in settlement negotiations.
Ms. Loesch also represents clients in trademark and copyright infringement suits in Federal Court and in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Sally F. White is an associate attorney at Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S., where she practices intellectual property law and complex commercial litigation. She represents a diverse array of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to small businesses and individuals. Sally regularly advises clients on how to protect their brands and selecting protectable trademarks; she files state, federal, and international trademark applications and copyright applications, and shepherds these to registration; she drafts and negotiates intellectual property agreements; and she litigates intellectual property disputes. Sally also litigates wage-and-hour matters, employment discrimination claims, consumer class actions, trusts and estates disputes, and breach of contract claims.
While in law school, Sally was a judicial extern for the Hon. William Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and served on her law school’s Moot Court Board and Law Review staff. Sally graduated with a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and with a B.A., cum laude, from Gonzaga University.
Christa Anderson handles complex and high-stakes business litigation for some of the country’s top corporations, including Google, SanDisk, Broadcom, American Honda, and Sutter Health. She has extensive experience in the areas of intellectual property (patent, copyright and trademark), breach of contract, antitrust, business torts and class actions.
Ms. Anderson has litigated, mediated and tried cases in federal courts around the country (including California, Texas, and Virginia), as well as in California state court.
Britt Bachtel-Browning is currently Senior Counsel at Avista Corporation. She is a corporate Attorney licensed to practice law in Washington, Oregon, and the District of Columbia (Alaska pending). 12 years of in-house legal experience with a recent focus in the utility industry. She has worked with complex transactions, negotiating contracts and solid intellectual property expertise.
In her current role as Senior Counsel she provides legal counsel and training for a wide variety of business segments within the company including advice in regulatory/compliance matters, human resources/employment, intellectual property, privacy, mergers and acquisitions, and negotiation of complex business transactions. Ensure that the financial, contractual, regulatory, insurance and business interests of the company are served and appropriate compliance activities are in place.
She has a recent focus on intellectual property strategy, data governance/privacy issues, policy drafting and new business initiatives such as solar, battery storage, electric vehicle charging and other renewable energy opportunities. Provide key support in building and implementing new and progressive products and services. Britt is part of a cross-functional "innovation work group" team focused capturing employee ideas for new products, services, or processes and guiding the idea through the analysis stages to implementation/development. She also has a key leadership role in creating a "Smart City" collaboration, including entity formation, governance and membership structure in learning all parts of the business and providing legal and business advice as part of a team.
Her experience includes roles as General Counsel of Portland Energy Conservative, IP Counsel at Waggener Edstrom and Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice. She has earned a B.A. in English and Political Science from Weber State University and a J.D. with a focus in IP and International Law from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
Diane Gabl Kratz is Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Seagate Technology's headquarters in Cupertino, California. She manages Seagate’s global trademark portfolio, leading trademark strategy and handling enforcement of trademark, copyright, and domain name rights. She also manages the patent portfolio for the Consumer group, advising on strategy, prosecution, litigation, and transactions. Previously, Diane was in private practice at the Silicon Valley offices of international law firms Morrison & Foerster and Sidley Austin. There, she focused on IP litigation in industries such as semiconductors, software, telecom, consumer electronics, and medical devices.
A four-time Super Lawyers Rising Star, Diane regularly speaks at conferences and has been featured as a guest lecturer at Stanford University’s Management Science & Engineering Department and the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Diane received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Cornell University. She is a member of the California Bar and is registered to practice with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
As a VP and Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft, Linda Norman manages the team that provides legal and regulatory advice for Xbox, including the games and entertainment titles and the Xbox Live Service. Linda serves on the Senior Leadership teams for Xbox and Microsoft’s Law & Corporate Affairs departments. Prior to assuming her current role supporting the Xbox team in April, Linda served as the lead lawyer for the Windows Phone Division, during which time she supported the launch of the Windows Phone and played key roles in the alliance with Nokia and Microsoft’s eventual purchase of Nokia’s phone business. Linda began her career at Microsoft in 1997, where she served for 14 years as a litigator, managing key antitrust, intellectual property, and class action lawsuits and regulatory actions
Sarah Bradley is General Counsel at Campari. Previously she was a Co-Founder at Laszlo Systems, a Counsel at Covad and Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. She has earned an A.B. from Brown University and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
Mary is a technology executive, strategist, inventor and entrepreneur. Her past roles include Founder and CEO of Ivycorp, VP of Strategic Technology for McCaw Cellular Communications and VP of Technology Development for AT&T Wireless. She has founded and built companies specializing in wireless, telecommunications, software and film production. A licensed professional engineer, Mary holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and has authored more than a dozen patents.
Holly Johnston assists clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies to strategically develop and manage their U.S. and foreign intellectual property (IP) portfolios. Holly is admitted to practice in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a trained engineer experienced in prosecuting patents in numerous disciplines including medical devices and diagnostics, software, electronics, green technologies, manufacturing equipment and consumer products. She handles all aspects of IP procurement and counseling, including developing portfolios of valuable IP assets, providing formal opinions and partnering with IP owners to thoughtfully enforce rights through licensing and dispute resolution.
Since 1996, Vickie’s practice has focused on worldwide patent preparation and prosecution, strategic counseling, licensing assistance, and due diligence portfolio reviews to life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, and venture capital groups. Vickie’s practice also includes litigation support, the preparation of patentability, freedom-to-operate, and non-infringement opinions.
Vickie had a long in-house career prior to joining FisherBroyles. She was involved from idea to commercialization in biofuels, protein engineering, enzymology and fermentation technologies. She also has extensive experience in the area of therapeutic and diagnostic antibodies such as human, humanized, and non-human antibodies with application in the treatment, prevention, and/or diagnosis of cancer, inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, and neurological diseases.
Vickie has also been involved in the defense of client portfolios in the courts as an active member of a litigation team. She has also been involved in post-grant invalidation procedures both at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and at foreign patent offices (Europe and China). She has also instituted actions against competitors when necessary to ensure a client’s interest is protected.
Vickie received her Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of California, San Diego. She then began her intellectual property career as a scientific liaison in Tulane University’s Office of Technology Transfer. Subsequently, she earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She has worked in large and small law firms. Dr. Brewster gained business experience in-house first at Genencor, a leading biotechnology company in the area of protein engineering and cellulosic biofuels, then at Genentech, a pharmaceutical corporation in the area of immunotherapeutics.
Vickie’s objective is to serve the immediate needs and long-term goals of her clients by developing an effective IP strategy that positions them for future success. Vickie has the vision to help decision-makers meet the company’s needs and goals.
Melissa Finocchio is Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel for Intellectual Ventures. Ms. Finocchio joined IV in May of 2010 to build and lead IV’s patent enforcement program. Ms. Finocchio and her in-house team of litigators manage a large and complex portfolio of domestic and international patent matters. Successes in those matters have driven many settlements over time, resulting in significant revenue for the company and its investors. Ms. Finocchio is also in charge of the company’s substantial body of post-grant work before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board of the USPTO.
Ms. Finocchio serves as a key legal advisor to Intellectual Ventures’ senior executive team in support of the company’s licensing efforts and in devising and executing strategies to monetize its IP assets. In addition, Ms. Finocchio participates in the company’s policy and legislative efforts to strengthen and improve the US patent system, and is a regular speaker at significant IP conferences across the country.
Ms. Finocchio came to Intellectual Ventures from Micron Technology, Inc., where she managed Micron’s high-stakes litigation, including patent, antitrust, and securities matters. Before joining Micron, Ms. Finocchio had a long and successful career litigating technology cases in Silicon Valley. In 1998, Ms. Finocchio joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Menlo Park where in addition to representing companies of all sizes in a wide variety of IP litigation matters, she also served as hiring partner for the Silicon Valley Office and Partner-In-Charge of the firm-wide Associate Mentoring Program. Upon graduation from Santa Clara School of Law in 1990, Ms. Finocchio joined Jackson, Tufts, Cole & Black of San Francisco, and then Cooley Godward of Palo Alto.
Laurie Charrington is Managing Counsel at Intel Corporation in the Law and Policy Group. Her responsibilities focus on strategy and execution of patent litigation as well as other litigation focused issues. Furthermore she heads up Intel's global patent indemnity program. Laure co-chairs Intel's Black Leadership Counsel as well as being a key member of the leadership team at Leading Edge - Intel's Women Leadership Initiative.
Her experience further includes Associate roles at Jones Day, Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder, Sills Cummis Epstein Gross and Fenwick & West LLP. Laure Charrington earned her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.
Melanie Mayer focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. She also prepares and prosecutes patent applications, analyzes patent issues for various due diligence matters, advises on freedom to operate issues, and provides non-infringement and validity opinions, including opinions for Paragraph IV certifications.
Melanie has represented clients in litigations involving a range of technological fields, particularly in biotechnology, including polymers, polypeptide variants, nucleotide analogs and chemical compounds. Melanie has a strong record of success at trial.
Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Melanie was an associate with Darby & Darby P.C. in Seattle. Prior to that she worked as a legal intern for Rosetta Inpharmatics, a subsidiary of Merck and Co., Inc. Melanie has many years of scientific research experience and has published numerous articles in her field of expertise.
Marilyn Glaubensklee is a Sr Director in IP serving as patent portfolio manager with line responsibilities for most of her years at SanDisk. She has a deep understanding of memory & systems technology developing strategic IP in a licensing environment. During her tenure, SanDisk’s portfolio became highly ranked among world class semiconductor manufacturers by LexInnova, iRunway, Thomson Reuters, IEEE patent power pipeline & the WSJ patent scorecard. She led a global team and instituted scalable operational accountability while growing the portfolio to over 5000 patents. This portfolio has generated licensing revenue cumulatively contributing billions to SanDisk’s revenue She is now an individual contributor focusing on cultivating innovation.
Prior to SanDisk, Marilyn was Assistant General Counsel at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) providing strategic patent support for processor optimized, platform independent software that enabled enormous global internet application growth. She was also company-wide Copyright Counsel to Sun . Marilyn had previous patent tenures with Lam Research (IC fabrication & processing); Nellcor Puritan Bennett (medical devices, now Covidien), Varian Systems and GE. She is licensed to practice before the USPTO, in CA and in NM and her technical expertise lies in math/physics, having been employed as an engineer/scientist serving in the US military/industrial complex for many years.
Ondrea Hidley is Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft. She oversees licensing and IP matters as well as litigation. Ondrea has nearly 14 years of experience at Microsoft and previously held a General Counsel role at Genuity and Attorney responsibilities at GTE and Hill, Farrer and Burrill LLP. She has earned a B.A. in Economics from University of Redlands and J.D. from Loyal Law School, Los Angeles.
Heather Wilde is currently Senior Corporate Counsel at Quest Software. She has nearly 20 years experience in IP and IT transactions, including at a top tier law firm and in-house at large multinational companies. Prior to Quest, she held Legal Counsel responsabilities at Eclipse, Senior Attorney at Microsoft, Associate at Darby & Darby and was a Law Clerk at Donovan & Yee, LLP. She earned her B.A. in Communications, PR and Media Studies from the University of Washington and her J.D. With a focus in IP from Fordham University School of Law.
Miranda specializes in patent litigation and patent-related antitrust litigation. She has handled litigation matters in a variety of technologies, including the pharmaceutical, chemical, electrical and mechanical fields.
Miranda has handled cases in federal courts in Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Georgia, and Washington D.C. In addition to her trial and litigation practice, she has been involved in appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Prior to joining HPC, Miranda served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Pauline Newman at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
While at George Mason University School of Law, she served as Articles Editor of the George Mason Law Review and as a Symposium Executive Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. She was awarded the Adrian Fischer Award for Legal Research and Writing for her article, Permanent Injunction, a Remedy by Any Other Name Is Patently Not the Same: How eBay v. MercExchange Affects the Patent Right of Non-Practicing Entities, 14 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1035 (2007). In 2008, Miranda was selected to receive the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, a national award for legal writing.