Gail Su is senior counsel on the patent transactions team at Google, where she supports all forms of patent-related and IP-related transactions, including inbound and outbound licensing, SEP licensing, complex technology transactions, and M&A. Ms Su is also a Co-founder of the Advancing Diversity Across Patent Teams initiative or ADAPT. She is passionate about supporting the next generation of IP professionals and giving every person the opportunity to be that next generation. Ms Su has a BS and BA from The University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering and Plan II Honors Programme, and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Shikha Mittal is a Senior Director of Product Management at VMware. She leads a global team responsible for product definition, strategy, and roadmap for Desktop-aaS across Private and Public clouds, a $1.5B+ business. Shikha’s industry experience spans product management and engineering in enterprise SaaS technologies and she has a proven track record for bringing emerging solutions to market. Prior to VMware, Shikha held senior product roles at Cisco Systems. She speaks regularly advocating for womenintechnology and is a Cal State East Bay Leadership Advisory Council member.
Marcela Robledo’s practice focuses on the intellectual property, data, and technology aspects involved in a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, licensing, collaboration agreements, and joint ventures.
Marcela routinely advises public and private clients from a variety of industries on the intellectual property, privacy, and cybersecurity aspects of a wide range of corporate matters.
Marcela has practiced law in the United States and Colombia. She is a member of the American and California Bar Associations, as well as the International Trademark Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Marcela joined the firm as a partner in 2022 from a major international law firm.
Andrew Ong is a partner in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property practice and a leader of the firm’s Trade Secrets, Employee Mobility & Non-Competes group. Andrew focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters, including patent and trade-secret litigation. Andrew has broad experience litigating in federal courts as well as in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes reviews and reexaminations. He has worked on cases relating to a variety of different technologies, including network devices, design automation software, data storage, and semiconductor chips.Andrew also frequently works on pro bono matters. His recent matters include assisting individuals with renewing DACA applications and filing suit on behalf of immigrant detainees based on in-custody treatment.
Charles Blackburn is currently an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft Corporation, being based in Redmond, WA, where he leads legal support of certain of the company’s consulting & delivery services, engineering teams and its Commercial IP practice. Prior to Microsoft, Charles led legal support of various sales, services, marketing and product functions for multiple semiconductor and software companies, being based, respectively, in Cambridge & Waltham, MA, New York, NY and Singapore. Charles is a graduate of Emory University and Georgetown University Law Center.
Manasee Dash has over 20+ years in enterprise technology in companies like Oracle and VMware launching new businesses and verticals, leading strategy, planning, operations, and X-BU transformational outcomes for high-growth enterprise software businesses. Currently in her 8th year at VMware, she has had multiple roles running Global Vertical Industry Marketing and Solutions for Financial Services, Chief of Staff for VMware’s largest SaaS business and until most recently she led the strategic and operational outcomes for one of VMware’s top 3 strategic priorities and first Cross-BU solution - VMware Anywhere Workspace.
Sabiha Chunawala is VP & Deputy General Counsel at Contentful Inc., the global leader in omnichannel content platforms. Sabiha serves as global legal advisor to the Go-to-Market (“GTM”) organizations consisting of Sales, Customer Experience, Partnerships, and Marketing and manages a global team of legal professionals focused on commercial transactions and is also responsible for Contentful’s trademark portfolio. She also leads development of foundational global policies for Contentful and is a member of Contentful’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee. Prior to Contentful, Sabiha held leadership positions at Juniper Networks, Inc. and Portal Software, Inc., later acquired by Oracle Corporation.
Outside of work, Sabiha serves as a mentor for students in the Santa Clara University School of Law: Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Tech JD program, and ChIPs chapter. She also serves as Library Commissioner for the Town of Los Gatos Library and serves on the Board for OPEN Silicon Valley, a global network of entrepreneurs, investors and professionals that provides a platform to network, collaborate, and mentor each other in developing businesses and the laying the foundation of entrepreneurship in various fieldsand Iqra Fund, an NGO that establishes high quality self-sustaining school systems in the remote, mountainous regions of northern Pakistan.
Helen Tieh is Vice President, Product Legal, at SiriusXM, the leading audio entertainment company in North America. Helen counsels the Technology organization, which includes the engineering, product and design teams, and manages the IP portfolios and open source program for the company. Prior to joining SiriusXM, Helen also worked in-house at Looker Data Sciences (acquired by Google), NVIDIA and Oracle. She has a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and a B.A. from Stanford University.
Hannah Lee litigates high-stakes patent disputes for clients in the biotech, medical device, pharma and computer technologies sectors. Hannah has represented her clients as plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of litigation, including conducting direct examination and cross-examination of fact and expert witnesses, in both jury and bench trials. She practices in federal district courts throughout the country, before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Among her most notable work, Hannah successfully managed a patent litigation for a computer network security company that resulted in a judgment of over $2 billion in damages after a six-week bench trial. She also managed a patent litigation for a pharmaceutical client and obtained a $62 million settlement against Purdue Pharma LP in a patent litigation involving OxyContin.
In 2021, Hannah was recognized by Law360 as a Rising Star in intellectual property, and was named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 and Under list in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The Daily Journal named Hannah to its 2021 Top 40 Under 40 list. Hannah is a managing editor of Kramer Levin’s Bio Law Blog and is a member of the firm’s Women’s Committee, Diversity Committee and Attorneys of Color Affinity Group.
Kevin currently serves as Associate General Counsel, Patents for Meta, where he has pioneered new ways to increase patent submissions from underrepresented inventor groups at Meta. He also counsels on legal issues related to the development of augmented and virtual reality products, including the Meta Quest line of VR products. Kevin currently resides in Southern California. His hobbies include golf and teaching his four-year-old son how to surf.
Tao Zhang is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of IP and Product at Juniper Networks. Her responsibilities include patent portfolio development and optimization, product risk management, security/privacy/open-source compliances, IP transactions, supply chain and procurement contract negotiations. Prior to Juniper, she was Associate General Counsel of IP and Technology, at Ansys, and senior director of IP strategy, at Huawei Device USA, respectively. Before Huawei, she was with Hewlett-Packard for 23 years. She obtained a JD from Concord Law School and a PhD in Physics from Stanford University.
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”. 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” (World Trademark Review, April 2020). Dr, Zhang was recognized by the IAM Strategy 300 in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
Patricia Young represents market-leading companies in intellectual property litigation, particularly high-stakes, complex, multi-patent, and multi-jurisdictional cases.
Ms. Young litigates patent and trade secrets cases for a broad spectrum of companies, both as defendants and plaintiffs. She regularly tries cases across the country, including in state and federal courts, and before the International Trade Commission (ITC).
She deftly synthesizes technical, economic, and legal perspectives to develop unique, winning litigation strategies. As an incisive and trusted advisor for patent and trade secret matters, she is also well-positioned to counsel clients on intellectual property issues in corporate matters.
Ms. Young has developed an impressive record of leading and managing complex, multi-product, multi-claim disputes. Her experience spans industries from semiconductors, memory, microprocessors, file system and storage software and hardware, networking, gaming, e-commerce, telecommunications, UV LEDs, biotech, protein engineering, sequencing technology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals to consumer products.
She is a collaborator on the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, the Federal Judicial Center’s definitive patent litigation how-to guide for federal judges, now in its third edition.
She serves on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and received the California State Bar Wiley M. Manuel Award for pro bono service in 2013. Her pro bono work addresses Social Security disability, domestic violence, veteran disability benefit, housing, and §1983 civil rights actions.
Julie L. Langdon has broad experience in litigation, licensing and counseling involving all aspects of intellectual property in a broad range of industries and sectors. Her primary practice is patent litigation, which has involved patents in various technologies including biotechnology, chemical compositions and processes, software and computer-based systems, consumer products, consumer electronic products, oilfield fluid technologies, wearable technologies and pharmaceuticals, including Hatch-Waxman issues. She also handles litigation involving assertions of copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation. She strategically helps her clients by identifying their intellectual property protection needs, obtaining and maintaining patent and trademark protection, and enforcing their rights through non-litigation and litigation strategies.
Claudia is a Legal Counsel at CI&T, an end-to-end digital transformation partner, where she oversees the legal aspects of the company's operations in North America and Europe. Claudia advises the company on M&A deals, commercial transactions and corporate issues. Claudia is an attorney licensed in California and Brazil with 15+ years of Contract Law, Corporate Law, M&A and international Litigation experience leading the design and execution of results-oriented legal strategies. Born and raised in Brazil, Claudia practiced at Brazilian law firms before moving to the US in 2014. Prior to joining CI&T, Claudia worked at OnPoint Analytics, a litigation consulting firm based in Emeryville, CA. She was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley School of Law, and holds a Master's Degree in Law and a LLB from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo
Puja Detjen came to Patterson + Sheridan with a unique skillset that she has since put to good use in her intellectual property law practice. As a former member of GE’s Operations Management Leadership Program, Puja supported corporate strategy objectives across manufacturing, operations, and supply chain management. Today, she leverages her diverse business experience to lead the way for inventors seeking to align their IP efforts with a strategic plan.
Puja’s practice is focused on patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence for IP transactions, and brand protection. She has experience in a variety of technical areas including wireless communications, wearable devices, audio output devices, and neural networks. Puja’s ability to focus on the bigger picture without losing sight of the details ensures that her client’s inventions have the needed protection to thrive across multiple jurisdictions. Minimizing risk while maximizing value
In addition to preparing and prosecuting patents, Puja provides transactional support for clients engaging in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. For Puja, this involves performing IP portfolio due diligence and analyzing assets such as trademarks, patents, and licensing agreements. Puja also collaborates with inventors, in-house counsel, and foreign and domestic associates to manage the myriad of working components and competing interests that accompany these complex transactions. Relying upon a cohesive mix of her legal expertise and management skills, Puja is able to deliver exceptional results that meet each party’s individual needs.
When she isn’t devoting her time to helping clients navigate the patent application process or the intricacies of an M&A deal, Puja enjoys the performing arts, spending time with her husband and children, and pursuing her passion for wellness and healthy living.
Raymond Doss is Associate General Counsel in the Intellectual Property & Litigation Law group at Amgen. In his current role, he supports Amgen’s worldwide patent strategy, focusing on the prosecution of Amgen’s global large molecule therapeutics patent portfolio, supporting contested cases, and supporting the Oncology Therapeutic Area on intellectual property and collaboration matters. He is a member of the Talent Council at Amgen’s South San Francisco site which is responsible for community development and site engagement. Having seen firsthand the benefits of a diverse and inclusive work force, Raymond is consistently looking for opportunities to sponsor and mentor group members in their career development. Raymond has a PhD in Chemistry from Caltech, a BS in Chemistry from NYU, and a JD from Fordham Law School.
David Chun is a partner in the Ropes & Gray IP Litigation Practice and one of the founding partners of the firm’s Seoul office. David focuses his practice on litigating patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement matters in district and appellate courts and in connection with government enforcement actions. David represents both foreign and domestic clients in litigations involving a broad range of subject matters. Representative technologies include semiconductor and flash memory, wireless mobile devices, digital signal processing for hearing aid devices, on-line gaming, hard disk drives, alternative fuels, software interfaces, medical devices, business methods and consumer products. David has been recognized as a leading individual by Chambers-Asia Pacific, Chambers Global, Legal 500, The Daily Journal, and others.
Sri Koneru (she/her) is a Senior Director of Engineering and leads Virtual Resource Management at Google. She has worked at Google for five years all in the Resource Management domain. Sri has a passion for solving complex problems with simple solutions and bringing a big change in the areas she owns. She is a sponsor for multiple ERG groups at Google and is an advocate for building strong communities with a sense of belonging for everyone. Prior to joining Google, Sri was a Senior Director of Engineering at Salesforce driving the UI platform team for Salesforce’s Analytics cloud to build a data agnostic, platform independent UI platform for Einstein Analytics. Before moving into management, Sri was an IC architect and a key player in launching the first ever BI product in cloud from scratch when she was one of the E2E architects for the system and helped grow the product from inception to $XXX million in revenue in 3 years. Outside of work Sri is also passionate about coaching and mentoring young girls in STEM initiatives. Sri is a basketball fanatic and loves to watch even the pre-season NBA games with her husband and teenage son. She loves cooking and isn’t afraid to experiment with ingredients and create new recipes. She also loves long walks in nature and to dabble with photography when time permits.
Angela Murch spent the first portion of her career as an electronics and systems engineer, then continued her career into the field of law where she successfully advanced from patent agent at a boutique law firm to senior management in a large public corporation. She is interested in drawing from her experiences to help others think or rethink about their paths forward or upward as interests, goals, and life circumstances change.
Shawn focuses his practice on IP procurement, management, defense, and enforcement, which involves developing strategies for securing IP as valuable assets that increase corporate revenue and can be leveraged in corporate transactions and agreements. Shawn’s career started with a leading Department of Defense contractor where he designed and tested digital circuits and boards, which included programming circuit chips. Following this experience, he began his career in IP as a patent examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and later while in law school moved into private practice as a patent agent.
Steve Gong is Patent Counsel and the Head of Data Science, Program Management, and Operations Teams at Google. He is passionate about making innovation more Diverse and Inclusive through Data Science and System Design.
Wade Yamazaki is a Supervising Principal Counsel of IP at Cruise, a self-driving vehicle company based in San Francisco. In addition to being responsible for a sector of Cruise's patent portfolio, he manages IP operations and open source software. Recently, Wade has had a role in co-founding Advancing Diversity Across Patent Teams (ADAPT.legal) in collaboration with several corporate legal teams seeking to advance and scale DEI efforts in the industry. Wade was previously a patent attorney at Carr & Ferrell LLP and a patent agent at Munchkin, Inc. He holds a J.D. and B.S. from the University of Southern California.