Alexey Titov is an Intellectual Property Director at Stryker, a leading medical device company. His primary responsibilities include defining IP strategy, architecting patent development processes to maximize the business value of patent portfolio, and overseeing patent preparation and prosecution activities. Prior to joining Stryker, Alexey worked at a variety of organizations focusing on intellectual property including a management consulting firm, a university technology transfer office, and a technology development company. Alexey has contributed a chapter to a book “Intellectual Property in Academia: A Practical Guide for Scientists and Engineers,” is an inventor on 13 U.S. issued patents, and an author of several publications in the field of high energy physics. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Rockefeller University.
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.
Douglas Barker is a Senior Attorney of Microsoft. Prior to working at Microsoft, he was an IP Attorney of HP. He earned his J.D. from the Seattle University and MBA in Marketing from the University of Washington.
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.
Business, technology and IP executive with proven success 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.
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.
I am a patent attorney focusing on biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceutical and medical device patent procurement and prosecution.
I am Senior Director of Intellectual Property at Seattle Genetics.
I have a Bachelors in Biochemistry from Gonzaga University and a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Oregon. I received my J.D. Law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2004.
M365 & Security CELA:
Microsoft 365 Growth & Experience (formerly M365 CXP)
Commercial Go To Market (GTM)
Operations and Service Management (formerly incident Communications and Coordination)
Engagement and Escalation
Specialties: General corporate and intellectual property transactions and counseling, including licensing, development, and distribution transactions, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, securities law compliance, and corporate governance. Experience in a variety of industries, including software, internet, life sciences, medical devices, retail, and communications.
Jeff Shelby is General Counsel at Airbiquity Inc., a global automotive telematics technology company that through its cloud-based connected car platform provides over-the-air software updates and data management, as well as safety, efficiency, convenience and infotainment solutions to automotive customers in over 50 countries. Airbiquity is located in Seattle and has offices in Detroit, London and Tokyo. Jeff leads the legal affairs and compliance team, overseeing transactions, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory matters. Previously, Jeff was general counsel for Varolii Corporation, a SaaS customer communications software company, and an attorney at the international law firms of Heller Ehrman, LLP, and Cooley LLP. Jeff earned his J.D. from the University of Washington, as well as an MBA from San Francisco State University.
Kristin’s practice focuses exclusively on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, and trade dress cases. She has extensive experience handling all phases of litigation, from obtaining favorable results in early motion practice, to efficient management of cases through discovery, claim construction, summary judgment and trial. She has a national trial practice, litigating in federal district courts around the country, and has argued at the Federal Circuit. Kristin is the chair of the Litigation practice group and has served in the past as the firm’s managing partner.
Kristin’s knowledge of patent damages is well respected in the industry. In addition to being a regular presenter on the topic, she is the current chair of the Damages Subcommittee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Patent Litigation Committee. In patent cases, Kristin’s strategy is to collaborate with damages experts early in the case to develop effective and compelling theories of patent damages to present to juries and judges, as well as encourage early pre-trial settlements.
Kristin is also committed to increasing diversity within the firm and the profession at large. In addition to mentoring and encouraging other female attorneys, she has helped coordinate the firm’s partnership and support of AIPLA’s Women in IP Law Committee.
Kristin joined Klarquist in 1999 as a lateral associate and became partner in 2004.
Mr. Levitt’s 30 years of legal experience centers in the corporate sector where he has been at the forefront of intellectual property changes. As Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Dow Corning Corporation, Mr. Levitt led a global team of more than 25 employees to advance and protect Dow Corning’s diverse technologies and markets. Previously, Mr. Levitt served as corporate counsel at DuPont and General Counsel of Solae, LLC, a joint venture by DuPont and Bunge.
As Managing Corporate Counsel, eDiscovery at T-Mobile, Ms. Blanchard uses her deep knowledge of the intersection of litigation, technology and discovery to work with all areas of the legal department on document preservation, collection and review issues. She regularly works with a variety of business segments at T-Mobile in connection with Government inquiries and private litigations as well as assessing Records Management practice and information governance across the company. She participates in several enterprise wide groups to implement new technologies and systems. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Ms. Blanchard spent 14 years as a litigator at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where she represented several Fortune 50 companies in a variety of complex litigation matters as national eDiscovery Counsel. She also spent 2 years as Associate General Counsel and Director, eDiscovery Consulting at Evolver Legal Services where she counseled core clients to develop litigation plans that included negotiating the scope of discovery as well as conducting early case assessment and understanding the options for review, including technology assisted review. Ms. Blanchard earned her J.D. from American University, and Bachelor's degrees in International Business, Japanese Studies and Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She is admitted to the Washington State Bar and Virginia Bar. An active member of Sedona and Women in eDiscovery and a frequent speaker at eDiscovery conferences, Ms. Blanchard enjoys talking with others about Discovery Best Practices and sharing war stories.
Ms. Johnson is an experienced corporate and IP attorney with over 20 years of diverse legal experience in human therapeutic biotechnology and agriculture companies. As an executive leader, she is responsible for all legal, licensing and intellectual property matters for Blaze Bioscience, a privately held biotechnology company focused on guided cancer therapy. Prior to joining Blaze, Ms. Johnson served as Head, IP Biology and Traits at Syngenta where she managed an effective global IP team and was a core member of the strategic global IP Management Team, providing leadership for IP portfolio management, major corporate strategic and policy initiatives, strategic collaborations, and M&A due diligence and integration. Prior to Syngenta, she served in as Chief IP Counsel for ZymoGenetics. Her areas of responsibility included IP portfolio strategy and development, management, major collaborations and option agreements, and IP due diligence including leading such in the acquisition of ZymoGenetics by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Ms. Johnson has worked closely with heads of business as legal counsel for due diligence and business deals across the product development spectrum from research through commercialization.
Ms. Johnson holds a BA degree from the University of California Berkeley, an MS from the University of Washington, and a JD from the University of Washington Law School.
Ken Parker is a first-chair trial lawyer who has tried patent, trademark and business cases to verdict, including International Trade Commission Section 337 patent litigation proceedings. He focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets litigation. Ken previously served as the chair of Haynes and Boone's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group.
Ken is AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, is included in the Southern California Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2012-2019, was rated as a Patent and Trademark Star in 2017, as well as an IP Star, by Managing IP Magazine, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, and has been selected as a leading California trademark litigator by World Trademark Review, Globe Business Publishing Ltd., 2013-2019. He was also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Litigation – Intellectual Property and Trademark Law in 2017-2020, as well as Orange County’s lawyer of the year in Trademark Law.
Ken's work spans across industries, ranging from semiconductors and medical devices to consumer products. Ken prides himself on leading or working with teams to best serve clients, making complex issues understandable for clients, judges, and juries, and obtaining superior results for clients. In addition to litigating in his home state of California, Ken handles cases in courts throughout the country, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets cases.
When Ken is not litigating for clients, he enjoys speaking on issues related to trial tactics and approaches, substantive patent and trademark issues, and providing pro bono work for clients recommended by Orange County's Public Law Center.
Ken is proud to have been a judicial clerk for Chief Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1994 to 1995.
Daniel Shulman, Shareholder in the IP group of Vedder Price P.C. in Chicago, will lead an interactive session that begins with some of the “untold story” of AI-created inventions and spins that history forward to unpack the many layers and implications of AI-conceived inventions in a thought-provoking discussion that promises to have more questions than answers.
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.
Salumeh joined Klarquist as a lateral associate in 2008.
Heather Stutz joined Starbucks as Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property in April, 2019. In that role, Heather manages the Starbucks trademark portfolio for a large part of the Asia Pacific region, and she advises on a wide range of general intellectual property issues. Prior to joining Starbucks, Heather spent nearly five years as an associate at the Milwaukee-based law firm of Quarles & Brady, where she specialized in the prosecution and enforcement of domestic and international trademark and copyright matters. Heather earned her law degree from Marquette University, and her Bachelor of Arts and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin. Before law school, she served as a patent and trademark paralegal at two other well-respected Milwaukee-based law firms.
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.