Wei Campbell has diverse experience working on a broad range of intellectual property matters, with a focus on the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology arts. Wei was in private practice at both global and IP boutique firms before transitioned in-house. Her current practice includes patent portfolio management, patent prosecution and litigation, IP counseling, due diligence, and transactional matters. Wei is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and to the Massachusetts State Bar.
New England Law | Boston, JD
Tao Zhang is Associate General Counsel of IP/Technology and heads Legal IP team at Ansys. Her team’s main responsibilities include high-quality patent portfolio development, trademark and copyright management and/or enforcement, IP litigation, M&A IP due diligence, open-source compliance, product risk management, IP transactions and OEM/partnership contract negotiations. Prior to Ansys, she was senior director of IP strategy at Huawei Device USA. Before Huawei, Dr, Zhang was with Hewlett-Packard for 23 years.
Dr. Zhang is a member of the California Bar and a registered patent attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office. She is co-author of the book “Mining Ideas for Diamonds – Comparing China and US IP Practices from Invention Selection to Patent Monetization”, which is being translated into Chinese for publication in China. She also co-authored several IP articles, including “Call for Standardization in Patent Claim Drafting”, Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal, Volume 34, Issue 3 (April 2018), “Making Trademark Decisions Based on Cost Considerations: A Model for Action”, WTR, April 2020. Dr, Zhang was recognized by the IAM Strategy 300 in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
Concord Law School - Kaplan University, JD
Brad Lawrence focuses his practice on intellectual property (IP) counseling including the protection of clients' inventions through carefully planned patent procurement, integrated with other strategic considerations, including development of licensing strategies and analysis of the IP and product positions of others. Brad also devotes a significant amount of time to performing product clearances in the form of non-infringement and/or invalidity opinions. He also has significant prior litigation experience that includes many aspects of patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation as well as licensing and other extrajudicial resolution of IP disputes.
Dr. Kelly Morgan leads Arbor's legal team to safeguard the company's research activities and drive the IP strategy for short and long term growth. Prior to joining Arbor, Dr. Morgan worked with multiple start-up companies at a premier venture firm to guide development of initial IP, as well as educate and train early team members. Originally trained as a cancer immunologist, Dr. Morgan brings over a decade of post-graduate experiences, both from her research bench and law firm training, aiding in opportunistic research design with proven impact on corporate development.
Suffolk University Law School, JD.
Shaun P. Montana is Senior Counsel for Intellectual Property at OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., part of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America. OSRAM Americas is part of OSRAM GmbH, one of the two largest lighting manufacturers in the world. Shaun’s primary focus has been to help grow and protect OSRAM SYLVANIA’s intellectual property portfolio and its product portfolio as the lighting business continues to transition from conventional to digital technologies. Shaun provides legal advice, with a dollop of humor, to enable business from idea conception through product development to sales and beyond, covering all types of intellectual property-related legal matters, and works particularly with business units in the growth areas of semiconductor-based lighting devices, software-based lighting controls, and lighting electronics. Prior to working at OSRAM SYLVANIA, Shaun practiced at three well-known IP law firms in the Boston area, ranging from very small to mid-sized to very large. Shaun holds in BS in Electrical Engineering (magna cum laude) from Union College, and a JD from Boston University, where he served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Science and Technology Law (2001-02). Shaun is a registered U.S. patent attorney and is a named inventor on three U.S. patents. When not contemplating which is the perfect Monty Python quote to apply to today’s crisis at the office, Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, learning something new in history, science, and technology, and staying on top of the latest developments in baseball statistical analysis.
Denise is Senior Director of IP at Boston Scientific. Previously she held IP Counsel responsibilities at Velcro and Partner at Preti Flaherty.
She's a charismatic, dedicated, and occasionally witty intellectual property counsel and former first-chair patent and trademark litigator. Denise is experienced with a wide range of patented technologies, including medical devices, software, chemical, plastics, and biochemical materials.
Specialties: Intellectual property portfolio strategy and prosecution management; complex patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation; IP transactions and licensing; and, mergers and acquisitions.
Boston University School of Law, JD
Nonna joined Abiomed in April 2019 and serves as Chief IP Counsel responsible for leading the company’s global IP functions. Prior to joining Abiomed, Nonna worked as an IP counsel both in-house and at a law firm supporting a wide range of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical devices. Before attending law school, Nonna was an pharmaceutical sales for almost five years which she transitioned into after working as a Clinical Research Associate at Mass General Hospital.
Nonna earned a Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of law where she was also the Editor-in-Chief of Pace International Law Review and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Boston University.
Jonathan Tuminaro, Ph.D. is a director in Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein and Fox's Trial & Appellate and Electronics Practice Groups, and focuses his practice on patent litigation at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. district courts, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
David Kuznick is Senior Legal Counsel, IP Litigation at Dell Technologies where he manages a wide variety of intellectual property litigation and plays a key role in Dell’s Open Source initiative. Prior to his litigation role at Dell, David managed a large patent prosecution docket preparing and prosecuting Dell’s patent applications as well as managing outside counsel. Before joining Dell, he was a litigation associate at Fish & Richardson for five years. Prior to law school, he had a twenty year software development career, most recently as a Principal Software Engineer and Director of Product Development at Gensym Corporation.
Suffolk University Law School, JD
Charles Sanders is a partner in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins. His practice focuses on intellectual property matters with an emphasis on patent litigation. Mr. Sanders represents clients as lead counsel in federal district court, the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the Federal Circuit. He has obtained multimillion-dollar settlements, ITC exclusion orders, summary judgments, and trial and appellate victories. Mr. Sanders has handled a diverse range of technologies, including those involving aircraft, acoustic equipment, automotive components, bio-therapeutics, computer hardware and software, electromechanical devices, environmental remediation, fluid separation, LEDs, MRI, MOCVD, medical devices, OLEDs, network security, pharmaceuticals, rare earth magnets, semiconductors, smart phones, spectroscopy and communication systems.
Mr. Sanders received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and holds an A.B. in chemistry and physics from Harvard University. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Boston Patent Law Association, and the ITC Trial Lawyers Association.
Sarah is a Partner in our Life Sciences and Chemistry group. Her practice focusses on the field of biotechnology, and she has significant expertise and experience in the areas of synthetic biology, next-generation DNA sequencing technologies, proteomics, diagnostics, medical devices and antibody technology, especially in relation to antibody fragments and therapeutic uses of antibodies.
She regularly advises clients in relation to technologies where the life sciences intersects with other fields, including bioinformatics and digital health. For such technologies, an interdisciplinary approach is often required, for example when machine learning and AI are used in the life sciences field, and she enjoys working together with her colleagues across the firm to provide a bespoke experience to clients in these sectors.
Her client base includes UK and international academic institutes, startups and SMEs. For those clients, Sarah is experienced at handling invention capture, providing patentability opinions and drafting patent applications, ensuring that the client’s strategic and commercial goals are considered from the outset.
With nearly 20 years’ experience of prosecuting patent applications in Europe and providing strategic advice on IP strategy in relation to worldwide patent portfolios, Sarah is well-placed to advise on the best prosecution strategy for each of her clients depending on their individual requirements.
Sarah speaks regularly on aspects of European and UK patent practice and IP issues in relation to the life sciences.
Greg is a member of the Platforms Team in the Technology Practice Group at Genentech as well as being responsible for IP protection of several large pharmaceutical molecules. Greg transitioned from an academic career after his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago to a boutique IP law firm, then to general practice firms, and finally to in-house practice. He started his in-house career at an agricultural biotechnology start-up before moving to large molecule pharmaceutical companies. His current practice includes patent portfolio management and strategy, patent prosecution, IP counseling, due diligence, and transactional matters. Greg is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the Illinois State Bar and California State Bar (the latter as Registered In-House Counsel (RIHC)).
Harvard University | Cambridge, PhD
Chicago-Kent College of Law (Illinois Institute of Technology) | Chicago, JD
Perving Taleyarkhan is Legal Counsel at Whirlpool. Her experience includes IP strategy, contract negotiation, as well as litigation. Prior to Whirlpool she served as Legal Associate in the IP legal team at Purdue University. She earned her BSChE in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney, School of Law. Pervin is actively involved in the American Bar Association, where she serves on the Editorial Board of the ABA Journal, and is also Editor-in-Chief of the Young Lawyer Division (ABA YLD)'s flagship The Young Lawyer. She is currently Vice Chair of the IP Law Section of the ABA YLD. In addition, Pervin is active in the ABA IP Law Section in various capacities, including work on the Editorial Board of the ABA IPL Section's Landslide magazine and chairing the Section's In-house IP Committee. She is also serving on the IP Counsel at the State Bar of Michigan and the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). At the regional level, Pervin co-chairs the ACC's Southwest Michigan Committee.
Kim R. Jessum is Chief IP Counsel U.S. and Associate General Counsel at Heraeus Incorporated in Langhorne, PA and Secretary of Heraeus Materials Technology North America LLC in Chandler, AZ. Heraeus is a Fortune Global 500 company specializing in precious metals, materials and technologies; sensors; biomaterials and medical products; as well as quartz glass and specialty light sources. Kim is responsible for providing intellectual property and general legal advice for various business units in the United States and worldwide. Kim received her bachelors degree in chemical engineering and applied science from Lehigh University in 1992 and her masters degree in biopharmaceuticals from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. She was awarded her law degree and Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1997. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Illinois and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She holds various leadership positions in the American Bar Association, including the Financial Officer for the Intellectual Property Law Section and serves as a board member and co-chair of the IP Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Association of Corporate Counsel.
Lauren Ingegneri is Senior Corporate Counsel at Agero, offering B2B roadside assistance services, including a SaaS dispatch platform, for automotive manufacturers and insurance companies. She combines her engineering background and broad legal experience to advise senior leaders on complex litigation, risk management, contracts, IP, compliance, and employment matters. Lauren was formerly IP Counsel at Abiomed, Inc., where she led global IP portfolio and litigation strategy for its minimally invasive heart pump technology.
Lauren has a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and a B.S. in Engineering Science, magna cum laude, from Smith College.
She volunteers with Read to a Child, a national organization whose mission is to foster a love of reading and empower underserved children by having adults read to them regularly. Lauren has also served on the planning committee for the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) General Counsel Institute.
Harvard Law School, JD.
Ted Mathias focuses on patent litigation and has experience litigating antitrust and other commercial matters. Clients frequently turn to Ted for guidance on issues covering patent damages and other remedies, and competition-related issues that arise in connection with patent disputes. He has tried patent cases and handled successful appeals to the Federal Circuit in the areas of medical devices, other mechanical devices, e-commerce, software and pharmaceuticals.
Ted has served as lead counsel in commercial disputes, and has litigated sham litigation, standards setting, patent pooling and IP licensing issues, other Sherman Act claims, insurance coverage and environmental claims. In addition to major trial work, he has represented clients in private dispute resolution proceedings, mediations and government investigations concerning antitrust, unfair competition, false advertising and Internet privacy issues.
Victoria Friedman is an IP attorney specializing in client counseling, procurement and management of intellectual property. Her technical background is in Computer Information Systems and her patent practice primarily focuses on software, telecommunications, computer, search, email and social network arts.
In her trademark practice, she manages international portfolios for top global brands in various industries. Friedman is one of a handful of attorneys who have been successful in registering a color mark. She enjoys developing and implementing efficient, practical solutions to her clients' IP challenges.
Victoria Friedman speaks English and Russian and has been active in the field of IP since 2003.
JD - Suffolk University Law School
With more than 15 years of experience in the IP field and 8 years as an in-house attorney, Benjamin Brown currently leads the IP legal function at Onto Innovation, a semiconductor equipment company, where he counsels business leaders and employees on a wide range of matters including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, open source, copyrights, licensing, litigation issues, and commercial agreements. He has spoken extensively on partnering with outside counsel, using data to improve IP strategy and budgeting, and on IP strategy. Ben has dealt with protecting IP at large and small companies, with clients while in private practice, and mentors General Counsel and others on IP issues. He has on multiple occasions developed IP policies and processes for companies and has integrated a number of acquisitions including a $15 Billion acquisition Linear Technology by Analog Devices. He is also currently an advisor to an early-stage startup and is completing his MBA at MIT.
Fordham University School of Law, JD.
Jacqueline Daspit, and her team, protect and defend innovation and intellectual property for the Becton Dickinson Interventional Segment, formerly C. R. Bard which was acquired by BD in 2017. Her BD clients include technology centers in Ireland, Germany and multiple locations in the US. She is an accomplished intellectual property lawyer with a strong business orientation for strategic intellectual property counseling, licensing, litigation management, and other complex business transactions.
With over 18 years as in house counsel, Jacqueline brings extensive experience in complex IP matters, including cross-border M&A, international portfolio management and patent litigation. Her depth and breadth of experience has been recognized by First Chair as a Top AGC and by Managing IP as an IP Star. Jacqueline’s global experience includes (almost annual) EPO Opposition proceedings and participation as the US in-house delegate to the AIPPI Standing Committee on UP/UPC.
Jacqueline is a graduate of Tulane University School of Law and the University of Arizona. She is registered to practice before the USPTO and is licensed in Louisiana and Arizona.
Tim Bedard, a registered patent attorney, is currently the VP- Chief Patent Counsel for Visa. Tim began his professional career as a naval officer serving 8 years in the navy flying the P-3 Orion aircraft and serving as an aide-de-camp to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Tim holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, a Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law and an MBA from the Yale University School of Management.