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.
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.
As an Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft, Ondrea manages a team providing legal and regulatory guidance to the engineering organization building the Windows operating system. Prior to her work with Windows, Ondrea supported the Windows Phone engineering organization. She began her career at Hill, Farrer & Burrill in Los Angeles, eventually transitioning to inhouse counsel at GTE (acquired by Verizon). Ondrea earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and a B.A. in Economics from University of Redlands. She is a member of the Washington Bar, and is also an inactive member of the California and Texas Bars.
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.
Michelle is Manager & Counsel serving the Global Merchant Services ("GMS") Group at American Express Company supporting the Accertify, Inc. and InAuth, Inc. Business Units. Prior to joining the American Express General Counsel's Organization ("GCO"), Michelle served as Director of Legal Affairs for the Famous Dave’s restaurant chain. She was the sole legal counsel for the company, addressing a broad range of legal matters including contract negotiations and IT and IP matters. Previously, Michelle handled complex contract negotiations for National Express Corp. in the transportation industry, Heartland Food Corp. a Burger King Franchisee where she also served as the sole legal internal counsel and McDonald’s Corp. both in the in QSR/fast food industry, The Rewards Network in the financial and marketing services industry and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. in the financial services & risk industry. Michelle has earned international law certificates from the University of Toronto and Oxford University.
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.
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.
Andy Forsberg is a Licensing Executive and IP Strategy Lead at Microsoft. He is responsible for supporting the Company’s Intellectual Property engagements, as part of Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs team. His team handles all the company’s patent filings, external engagement with government leaders, academics and associations on legal policy matters related to intellectual property, and intellectual property licensing. Forsberg joined Microsoft in 1997 and has worked very closely with customers and the business groups over the years on licensing, programs, technical and new product introductions. He has led many negotiations with the Company’s partners and has worked with various companies to resolve legal and regulatory concerns related to the Company’s business affairs. He previously held the positions of in OEM Sales as representative for the Office and Windows product divisions and has been involved closely with the cross-platform and cloud services product expansions.
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.
Tim Croll is Deputy General Counsel, IP at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, which delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today's most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices. As such, Mr. Croll is involved with many aspects of Cypress’s Intellectual Property management, including patent and other IP portfolio development and monetization. During the past quarter century Mr. Croll has worked as Director of Intellectual Property at Spansion, and as an IP attorney at LSI Corp., Agilent Technologies , Hewlett-Packard and in private practice. Prior to law school, Mr. Croll worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley.
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.
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.
Stephen is currently Senior Corporate Counsel in T-Mobile’s Litigation Group. At T-Mobile, he manages patent and other intellectual property litigation and provides strategic counseling on various intellectual property matters. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Stephen served as Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation where he managed U.S. and international patent litigation in Microsoft’s Litigation Group dating back to 2001, and later handled various patent counseling, dispute resolution, and licensing related issues as part of Microsoft’s Innovation and Intellectual Property Group. As the second patent litigator hired at Microsoft, Stephen has been responsible for many large-scale and high stakes patent litigation matters, including the Lucent v. Microsoft series of cases that are cited to frequently in the context of patent damages reform. Prior to Microsoft, Stephen practiced at Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley, California, where he also focused on patent litigation and other intellectual property disputes. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law.
Russ's career has focused on patent and trade secret disputes and related counseling. He presently is in-house at Intellectual Ventures managing the defense of IV's patents in IPR, CBM, PGR, and re-examination proceedings at the USPTO. While in private practice, Russ represented plaintiffs and defendants, large and small, from a wide range of industries in litigation throughout the country. Russ's experience spans the entire lifecycle of litigation, from pre-suit investigation through appeal to the U.S. Federal Circuit and in litigation before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. With an educational background in chemistry and mathematics, Russ has represented clients in industries as varied as hedge funds and biomedical devices to pharmaceuticals and agricultural equipment. Much of the latter years of Russ's private practice career were focused on Hatch Waxman litigation on behalf of generic pharmaceutical companies or infringement litigation on behalf of nutraceutical manufacturers. This breadth of experience provides an important perspective on providing effective explanations of complex technologies to generalist judges and juries. Russ has also been actively engaged in pro bono work through the Federal Public Defender's Criminal Justice Act panel in the District of Minnesota, where he has dedicated hundreds of hours to representing indigent criminal clients, and through the Children's Law Center where he represented children in need of protection and in the foster care system. Russ also clerked for the Honorable R.A. Randall of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice before the state courts in Minnesota and Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Show less Show less of Russell’s summary
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.
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.