Mr. Caplan practices in the area of patent litigation, counseling and prosecution as well as in the areas of antitrust litigation and general corporate matters involving the acquisition, sale or licensing of intellectual property rights. His litigation experience includes numerous patent infringement actions in the Eastern District of Texas, the Central and Northern Districts of California, the District of Delaware and the District of Nebraska. His experience also includes patent cases involving semiconductor wafer inspection equipment, as well as pharmaceutical infringement actions including Hatch-Waxman and conventional non-Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical lawsuits. He also is active in several inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Caplan was lead counsel in successfully convincing the Federal Circuit to vacate the claim construction, infringement, damages and injunction judgment from a 14 day jury trial litigated by another firm. He also has obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a pharmaceutical client against two competitor drug companies. Mr. Caplan also appears in state courts throughout the United States and obtained a summary judgment victory in a Kentucky State court action involving patent ownership and misappropriation of intellectual property rights which was affirmed on appeal. Additionally, he represents several Chinese defendants in a class action antitrust lawsuit involving the export of magnesite from China. Another significant aspect of Mr. Caplan’s practice is providing counseling to clients on infringement, validity and freedom to operate matters as well as licensing of technology. This also has involved advising corporations with respect to intellectual property issues in connection with acquisition and divestiture matters. He has extensive experience prosecuting patents in the United States and foreign patent offices for numerous clients in all fields of technology. This has included obtaining worldwide patent protection in fields such as pharmaceutical, medical device, semiconductor manufacturing and devices, automotive fuel injection, air bag and anti-lock braking systems, wireless telecommunications, consumer products, financial services and business methods. He has significant experience managing all aspects of worldwide utility and design patent portfolios. Mr. Caplan is the past President of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (the “NJIPLA”) whose membership includes most of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies headquartered in New Jersey. He regularly speaks on recent developments in patent law.
Dr. Abbott is the General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel of Abcentra, a biopharmaceutical company located in Beverly Hills. He is also an expert on patenting Artificial Intelligence.
Nicholas Kim is a Senior Corporate Counsel at Microsoft Corporation and focuses on IP litigation. Mr. Kim joined Microsoft from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, where he was a trial attorney in the Intellectual Property Section. Before that, Mr. Kim was a patent attorney in private practice in Washington, DC.
Peter Jovanovic is a Legal Director, IP at Dell Technologies, providing support for several business units. At Dell, he is responsible for patent portfolio development, patent litigation, open source management, and license drafting and negotiation. Before joining Dell, he was an associate patent attorney providing prosecution, litigation, and licensing services. Prior to becoming an attorney, Peter was a software engineer, having experience in computer security, satellite communications, and logistic planning software.
Peter has bachelor’s degrees in computer science and mathematics from UC San Diego, a master’s degree in computer science from San Diego State, and a juris doctorate from UC Hastings College of the Law. He is registered to practice before the USPTO and is a member of the California Bar.
Peter is also an adjunct law professor at Golden Gate University School of Law.
Salumeh 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.
Salumeh also represents clients in trademark and copyright infringement suits in federal courts and in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
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).
Fabio Marino is an experienced intellectual property trial lawyer who serves as practice chair for the Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation group. He also leads the firm's Silicon Valley office in his capacity as Office Managing Partner. Fabio tries high-stakes patent, trade secrets, and copyright cases across the United States, with an emphasis on computer-related technologies and arguing appeals at the Federal Circuit.
Emily partners with clients to offer strategic and comprehensive intellectual property strategies to help procure and protect their patent and trademark portfolios. She guides clients at every stage in the lifecycle of their intellectual property assets with an emphasis on planning, procurement of patents, opinions, enforcement and licensing. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania, East Africa and currently volunteers with the International Rescue Committee mentoring refugees brought to Seattle for resettlement.
Kaustuv M. Das has over fifteen years of patent and trade secret litigation and licensing experience, and currently is a Director, IP Attorney with Intellectual Ventures ("IV") where he focuses on patent prosecution, analysis, and monetization and on portfolio management. Before joining IV, he was in private practice and worked as in-house counsel in the semiconductor industry providing legal counsel on intellectual property-related issues affecting numerous technologies, including hybrid DRAM memory, flash memory, LED, display, and solar. Dr. Das received his Ph.D. from Caltech and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics for six years prior to embarking on his legal career. Dr. Das has worked for Perkins Coie, Davis Wright Tremaine, and Merchant & Gould and as licensing counsel for both IV and Micron Technology, Inc.
Dr. Das is passionate about community service and pro bono activities and has argued immigration and prisoners' rights cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has served on the Boards of the King County Bar Association, the King County Bar Foundation, the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and the South Asian Bar Association of Washington. He currently is a member of the Executive Committee of the WSBA’s Intellectual Property Section and is one of the WSBA’s representatives to the ABA House of Delegates. Dr. Das graduated with high honors, Order of the Coif, and The Order of Barristers from University of Washington Law School.
Dr. Das is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit and the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for Idaho, the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington. He has also litigated patent and trade secret cases in U.S. District Courts in California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, and Wyoming.
Kamran Jivani leads the IP litigation function at Square. He is a former Lead Administrative Patent Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, where he served on the panels hearing over 200 IPRs and 600 ex parte appeals. Prior to his PTAB service, Kamran was a partner in the IP litigation practice of Alston & Bird LLP. He holds a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois and B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.
Brent Babcock is the chair of Loeb & Loeb’s PTAB Trials Practice Group. He represents high-technology clients in every aspect of intellectual property disputes, focusing on federal district court litigation throughout the country, trials and post-grant patent proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) (formerly the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences), ex parte appeals before the PTAB, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, including domestic and international arbitrations.
Todd R. Walters is the Chair of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation practice and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property section. He is a current Vice Chair of IPO U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee. He is the past Chair of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trial Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the past Chair of the USPTO Post Grant and Inter Partes Practice Committee of the American Bar Association-Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) section. He has previously served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, and Executive Management team and Co-leader of the IP Section. He has previously served as Chair of the Interference Committee of the AIPLA. He has also served as Vice-chair of the Interference Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) association for approximately ten years.
Alexander J. Hadjis is a trial lawyer and partner in the Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice. Clients faced with high-stakes patent disputes before the federal district courts or the Internal Trade Commission rely on Mr. Hadjis’s experience, responsiveness, and winning track record.
Mr. Hadjis focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, cases involving technology standards, and cases involving the interface between intellectual property and antitrust law. He has handled patent, cases in many cutting-edge industries, including semiconductors, telecommunications, medical devices, and software.
Mr. Hadjis served as lead counsel in many noteworthy cases. He has successfully tried and litigated cases for companies such as Cypress Semiconductor, Freescale, Genesis Microchip, Huawei, Intel, Roku, Spansion, and Thomson Consumer Electronics.
Tom handles large portfolios and prosecutes patent applications in a variety of jurisdictions. Tom’s particular area of expertise lies in mitigating IP-related risks when bringing a new product to market, and in this role he has conducted due diligence and freedom-to-operate work for product launches for all types of products, from baby bottles to large medical devices.
Tom works with a wide range of clients, from fledgling start-ups to multinational corporations, and in every case is keen to understand both the technological and the commercial issues which are important to his clients. Tom’s technical areas include medical devices, software, artificial intelligence (AI), and mathematical algorithms, and in these fields Tom enjoys helping his clients to push the boundaries of the patent system and obtain commercially useful protection.
Tom has a solid physics background, having graduated with a Master’s degree in Physics, and during the final two years of his degree was able to concentrate on his interests of solid state physics, nanotechnology and optics. For his master’s project, Tom used cluster analysis to characterise the response of a wideband integrated bioaerosol sensor (WIBS).
Emily is a European patent attorney based in San Francisco, providing on-the-ground European IP support to West Coast companies.
Well-versed in patent prosecution and IP strategy for multinational companies, Emily’s technical expertise includes software, aerospace and medical devices.
Emily co-founded Oxford University’s mental health awareness campaign many years ago and retains a keen interest in mental health. Emily feels strongly about addressing the gender gap in professional services, and has researched female inventorship in worldwide patent filings.
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.
With over a decade of experience helping businesses manage their patent portfolios, Ankur has developed a strong track record in the high-tech arena. From software products and wireless communications to medical devices and consumer electronics, he’s worked with a variety of companies to create strategies that drive revenue and long-term growth.
Ankur counsels clients on a range of intellectual property matters, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, infringement and validity opinions, freedom to operate analysis, and post-grant review and reexamination proceedings. Additionally, he supports the firm's litigation practice. An engineer himself, Ankur is particularly passionate about studying new technology and partnering with inventors to turn innovative ideas into secured, tangible assets that change the world.
Tiffany Parcher is an intellectual property attorney in Boulder, Colorado. She is Principal Legal Counsel, IP for the Respiratory Interventions business unit at Medtronic, supporting intellectual property strategy for acute care ventilators, airway access devices, and imaging systems. Tiffany has a strong technical background in medical devices, mechanical systems, materials, signal processing, and algorithms. She has a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin and a law degree from UCLA and serves on the Steering Committee for ProBoPat, a pro bono patent program in Colorado. She is an excellent writer, avid reader, amateur skier, and abysmal cook.
Michelle is a patent attorney with 13 years’ experience in patent prosecution, portfolio management, patent analysis, licensing and monetization. She currently works as patent counsel for nLIGHT Inc. and has held past positions at Craig Patent Law PLLC and Stolowitz ford Cowger LLP. Michelle earned a BS in Chemistry from Eastern Washington University and received her JD from Willamette University College of Law. She belongs to the Oregon Patent Law Association.
Matt Talpis serves at Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Vulcan Inc. He has held a number of other IP-related positions at companies including Amazon, IBM, and Emerson Process Management. He holds a JD from University of Arizona and a BS in Computer Science from University of California San Diego. He is a certified US Patent Attorney and is licensed to practice in the states of Washington and Texas.
Dr. Howard has extensive experience in developing global IP and business strategies in various industries, including financial technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and consumer electronics.
Kelvan’s academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley; a Law degree (with emphases in business and Intellectual Property) from Berkeley Law School; and an Executive Business Strategy degree from Berkeley’s Haas Business School. Additionally, he is a patented inventor with five granted patents. He is a member of the California bar and a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent bar.