Diane Gabl Kratz is an IAM 300 World's Leading IP Strategist. She is currently Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Seagate Technology's headquarters in Cupertino, California. A USPTO-registered patent attorney with CIPP/US privacy certification, she manages all aspects of the patent portfolios for the Consumer Products and Media business units, advising on strategy, prosecution, litigation, and IP-related transactions. She also leads Seagate’s global trademark portfolio, developing strategy across 100 countries and combatting counterfeits.
A four-time Super Lawyers Rising Star, Diane was previously in private practice at the Silicon Valley offices of international law firms Morrison & Foerster LLP and Sidley Austin LLP. There, she focused on IP litigation in industries such as semiconductors, software, telecom, consumer electronics, and medical devices.
A well-regarded speaker, Diane regularly presents at conferences throughout the United States. She has been featured as a guest lecturer at Stanford University’s Management Science & Engineering Department, the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and the Practising Law Institute (PLI). Diane received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her bachelor’s degree in Physics from Cornell University.
Eric Lin is IP Counsel at Molecular Devices based in San Jose, CA. Eric previously worked as Patent Counsel at Immersion and as a patent attorney at an IP boutique in Silicon Valley. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the UCLA School of Law.
In his role with Visa’s Intellectual Asset Strategy group, Kelvan manages global IP strategy and provides Legal and technical support for several key business areas. He focuses on the broader goals of developing commercialization and prosecution strategies to protect Visa’s products, as well as exploring the application of innovative, transformative technologies to payments.
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.
Co-managing partner Phil Colburn has transformed Cantor Colburn into one of the nation’s leading intellectual property law firms. Phil leads a team of more than 110 attorneys, patent agents, and technical advisors who are committed to helping clients optimize their IP assets through the timely delivery of top quality, cost-effective legal services.
His counsel to Fortune 50 multinationals, as well as smaller companies and universities, is informed both by unique technical insights gained from his years of professional experience as a design engineer and by strategic perspectives derived from more than 20 years’ practice as an IP attorney. Taking a proactive, results-driven approach allows him to help clients define their needs and implement strategies that achieve their objectives. A frequent speaker on IP issues, Phil is an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at Western New England College School of Law.
Ulysses Hui is the General Counsel and Chief Risk Management Officer of JDI Display America, part of Japan Display, a leading display supplier for mobile devices, which formed through the integration of the display companies of Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi in 2012 and went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2014. Ulysses has been with Japan Display since its launch, successfully guiding the Executive Team and business units throughout Japan Display Group’s global network on key business development, corporate, compliance, legal and IP issues, with a focus on strategic relationships with U.S. mobile, automotive and other customers and ecosystem partners. Ulysses started his career as an investment banker in New York, before receiving his J.D. from Stanford Law School and going on to represent tech clients in private practice in both IP trials and complex litigation and tech transactions for over twelve years in the Silicon Valley.
Jason Murata is a member of the firm’s intellectual property litigation group. His practice focuses primarily on patent and trade secret litigation, with a particular emphasis in the mechanical, chemical and pharmaceutical arts, including patent litigation and consultation arising under Section 505(j) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
David Green is Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft's IP Policy group, helping Microsoft define and execute its global copyright and related IP strategy. Dave has counseled extensively on a range of complex IP matters and litigation impacting Microsoft's products and services, including the launch of Xbox One, Xbox Music, Groove, and Windows 7/8/8.1. Previously, as AGC for Bill Gates's Corbis Corp, Dave handled its legal and business affairs. He launched its successful antipiracy program, and its GreenLight Rights and entertainment division. He developed successful licensing and business ventures with Marvel, Sony, Hallmark, MGM, Playboy, Universal, and Fox, and was production counsel on several critically praised films and TV specials. Dave began his legal career as Assistant Attorney General to the University of WA, advising on complex IP and licensing, privacy, tech transfer, and business matters. Dave has deep experience in copyright, technology, brand licensing, trade secrets, joint IP ventures, entertainment transactions involving digital media, talent, films, and promotions, acquisitions of media, rights, and technology companies, and intellectual property strategies relevant to online services, software, and technology. He has co-authored and testified on IP legislation Dave speaks frequently on IP matters, entertainment and licensing, and licensing strategies. He is a past Trustee of the US Copyright Society , and co-chaired the ABA's New Media & Innovation committee. He serves as Board Member for the UW Program in IP Management and Business Development, and has taught its IP Management course. Apart from Microsoft, Dave co-founded McQueen Racing LLC (with the iconic Steve McQueen family), launching projects with Porsche Design,Triumph, and Troy Lee Designs. Dave is executive producer for the award winning films"I am Steve McQueen" (debut on Spike TV) and The Man & Le Mans (selected for prestigious Cannes Classic film festival).
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.
Phil Woo leads and works with teams on the deep technical issues in intellectual property matters of commercial significance for high-technology companies. With a degree in electrical engineering and substantial real-world experience in the high-tech industry, clients have entrusted him as lead technical counsel for numerous matters, in both litigation and transactions.
His technical areas include all forms of electrical and electronic arts including computer architecture, storage systems and networks, server networks and architecture, microprocessors, memories, software and Internet applications, artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, security, cryptography, telecommunications, wireless, interactive television and electronic program guides, satellite, business methods, semiconductor design and processing, semiconductor packaging, circuit design, electric and hybrid vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and medical devices. Phil has worked for a wide spectrum of innovation-driven high-tech companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.
Andrew Radsch is an experienced trial lawyer in Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation group, where he represents clients in patent and trade secret litigation in jurisdictions across the country. He has experience across a spectrum of industries and technologies, including computer software and hardware, consumer electronics, wireless communications, semiconductor manufacturing, and medical devices. Andrew, who has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in IP Litigation, also works frequently with clients to develop and execute on offensive and defensive IP and licensing strategies.
MATTHEW KELLY serves as Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at CME Group Inc. Mr. Kelly is responsible for developing and managing CME Group's intellectual property programs covering patents, trademark, copyrights, and trade secrets. He also manages strategic licensing, including product license agreements, out licensing of CME Group software and market data, intellectual property acquisitions and partnerships, and manages a variety of intellectual property litigation and enforcement matters. Before joining CME Group in 2001, Mr. Kelly specialized in patent law at Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione in Chicago and Morgan & Finnegan in Washington, D.C. and managed the design and development of space-based computers at IBM. Mr. Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a J.D. focusing on intellectual property from the George Mason University School of Law. Mr. Kelly is a member of the Illinois Bar and is the licensed to practice before the USPTO.
Andy Sachs is a Director and Corporate Counsel of Getty Images. He has a strong background in litigation, issue advocacy, government affairs, public policy, compliance, and risk mitigation. Prior to working at Getty Images, he was a member of Ogden Murphy Wallace. Andy earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his Bachelors in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jill Schmidt is Assistant General Counsel, Litigation at Genentech, Inc., where she has managed high-stakes patent infringement cases and other commercial litigation matters since 2016. She has overseen dozens of IPR proceedings, multiple district court cases filed under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA,” codified at 42 U.S.C. § 262), and related litigation in other jurisdictions concerning foreign counterpart patents. Prior to joining Genentech, Ms. Schmidt was an attorney at the Palo Alto office of Sidley Austin LLP and, before that, at the Silicon Valley office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where her practice focused on patent litigation. Ms. Schmidt clerked for the Honorable William H. Alsup at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the Honorable Paul R. Michel at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Tom is the Senior Director for Litigation and Licensing for ASML. From 2016 to 2019 he worked at ASML's Netherlands headquarters as part of the team defending ASML in worldwide patent litigation against one of its chief competitors. Previously, Tom managed patent litigation for Lenovo, and has also held in-house positions at EMC and Sybase. In private practice Tom was a partner at Fredrikson & Byron, a Minneapolis law firm with a Chambers-ranked IP practice. Tom has an M.S. in Computer Science and obtained his law degree from the University of Michigan.
Jennifer Bush’s practice focuses on representing clients in prosecuting patent applications and in post-grant proceedings.
Jennifer has over a decade of patent prosecution experience in a wide range of technical fields, including computer software, Internet technologies, RFID and business methods. Jennifer also has patent prosecution experience with life sciences and medical devices. She also has substantial experience with post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), such asinter partesreviews (IPRs), post-grant reviews (PRGs), patent appeals and reexaminations. To date, Jennifer has served as lead counsel in 12 PGRs, making her one of the most experienced lawyers in these types of proceedings.
Jennifer’s practice also includes intellectual property strategy and counseling and she has analyzed IP issues for numerous due diligence and litigation matters. In addition to providing legal services for her clients, Jennifer has been a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law, where she taught patent prosecution and practice, and has lectured on topics related to patent law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and Santa Clara University School of Law. She is also a member of the faculty at the Practising Law Institute, and co-chair of the annual Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution boot camp.
During law school Jennifer was awarded the faculty-selected Mabie Award for Outstanding Graduate, peer-selected Graduating Student of the Year, and served as Editor-in-Chief of theSanta Clara Law Review.
Prior to rejoining Fenwick & West, Jennifer was General Counsel with Apercen Partners LLC, serving as sole counsel for seven entities spanning a breadth of legal issues, including IP, employment, contract, securities, tax and general compliance matters.
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.
Clem's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and on complex commercial cases with a high-technology component. He has successfully tried a wide variety of civil and criminal cases to verdict in state and federal courts and in arbitration.
Clem has been recognized in a variety of publications, including the Daily Journal’s list of California’s top 75 IP Litigators in California. In the latest Chambers USA rankings, clients note he is a “very persuasive advocate who knows the law inside out and is able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly." Managing Intellectual Property described him as a “highly respected litigator in the California IP market and beyond.” Intellectual Asset Management’s Patent 1000 notes he is a “commercially savvy first-chair trial lawyer,” a “tenacious, pragmatic litigator who excels at finding innovative solutions,” “one of the best writers anywhere” and a “fantastic negotiator.”
Clem’s current clients including Fitbit, RingCentral, Quantum, Check Point, Mulesoft, Blue Coat, Nimble, Athos, and Netflix.
Clem graduated with honors from both Harvard Law School and from Harvard College. He lives in Marin and spends his free time cycling around Mt. Tam.
Adam co-chairs the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation practice and co-chairs the firm’s Trade Secret and Employee Mobility practice. He is an experienced commercial litigator having litigated cases in federal and state courts for almost twenty years. Adam’s practice focuses on disputes involving patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, trade secret misappropriation, licensing agreements, fraud and other complex commercial issues.
As lead litigation counsel, Adam has handled cases involving a wide variety of subject matter and technologies, including GPS locator beacons, back-up and restore software, direct I/O device communication software and related hardware, automated music selection software, automated tax preparation software and medical staffing software.
As Delaware counsel, Adam has partnered with out-of-state counsel on more than 200 cases before the District Court for the District of Delaware. He has been ranked as a leading practitioner by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for the past six years.
Before joining Young Conaway, Adam served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roderick R. McKelvie of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
Adam has represented on a pro bono basis veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is a Past President of the Delaware Chapter of the Villanova Law School Alumni Association.
Sandeep Mandava heads the wireless communication practice at Dolcera. In his role, he manages and advises clients on IP globalization, litigation and other IP-related transactions. He also advises clients on offensive, defensive and monetary aspects related to IP.
Mr. Mandava has extensive experience in various industries, including wireless telecommunications, software, semiconductors, consumer electronics, and automotive. He formulated various strategies to examine and evaluate IP related to standards such as 4G, 5G, HEVC, and Qi. Mr. Mandava played a key role in several multibillion dollar IP licensing deals and lawsuits for his clients.
Sandeep has a master’s degree in Nanoelectronics from Vellore University, India; a bachelor’s degree in Electrical from JNTU, India; and a certificate in Strategic Business Management from Harvard University.