Kent Baker is Head of Intellectual Property at u-blox AG. Mr. Baker has over three decades of global business, technology, and IP expertise working with patent holders, implementers and developing standards and national intellectual property policies.
Hasan Rashid is Associate General Counsel for Licensing at GE. He previously served as Chief IP Counsel for HEVC Advance, where he advised matters relating to worldwide IP licensing and litigation of standard essential patents (SEPs) and their FRAND licensing.
Scott Weingust is the leader of Stout’s Intellectual Property Valuation practice. He has over 20 years of experience providing consulting services to corporations, law firms, universities, and investment firms primarily in the areas of intellectual property valuation, damages, monetization, and management. Scott has provided testimony as a damages and valuation expert in intellectual property-related litigation including having offered opinions in Federal District Court.
Robert Earle is the Vice President for Patent Assertion and Enforcement at Ericsson. Mr. Earle has first chair experience in multiple jury trials representing clients before federal and state trial courts. His experience includes representing top international companies in patent litigation cases.
Timothy Syrett is an intellectual property and antitrust litigator. He has litigated through trial a variety of issues relating to standard-essential patents in the telecommunications industry, including antitrust and contract claims, FRAND royalties, as well as defenses to infringement arising from standard-setting participation.
Shawn Ambwani is Co-Founder and the COO of Unified Patents, and is responsible for running Unified’s operations, counsel & docket management, analytics, and marketing. Prior to Unified, Shawn was VP of Licensing and Business Development at Intertrust Technologies, Inc. responsible for patent and technology licensing programs with over $500 million in revenue.
Taraneh Maghamé is vice president of wireless programs and corporate development at Via Licensing Corp., a subsidiary of US audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories. Ms Maghamé develops and manages strategic multi-party licensing programs in wireless and cellular technologies, including the LTE/LTE-Advanced and W-CDMA patent pools.
Christine Yun Sauer is a litigation partner with Robins Kaplan LLP. Ms. Sauer is an intellectual property trial lawyer with a chemistry background. She has advised clients on IP disputes, patent office trials, and licensing monetization efforts across a vast range of technologies and industries. She represents plaintiffs and defendants ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies in district court, the PTAB, and the International Trade Commission.
Kevin Post is a partner with Ropes & Gray. He works extensively with high-technology companies and has tried multiple cases involving standard-essential patents and RAND licensing issues. He has also represented several large, multinational technology companies in licensing negotiations involving standards-essential patents.
With more than 40 years of experience, Roberto Dini is among the industry’s most respected and well-known experts. In 1982 Roberto founded Sisvel, which soon became a world leader in managing Intellectual Property and maximizing the value of patent rights. In 1987 Roberto founded Metroconsult. He is the inventor of over 30 patents.
Matthias Schneider is Chief Licensing Officer (patents) at Audi AG and a member of the European Commission’s expert group on SEP Licensing. He has been active in the area of IP management and licensing for many years, as Vice President for IPR at Siemens Communication Devices and BenQ Mobile and Global Head of Defensive Licensing at Nokia Corp.
The Honorable Randall R. Rader was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 and assumed the duties of Chief Circuit Judge on June 1, 2010 and retired from the bench on June 30, 2014. He was appointed to the United States Claims Court (now the U. S. Court of Federal Claims) by President Ronald W. Reagan in 1988.
Matteo Sabattini is a Director of IP Policy for Ericsson. Sabattini also serves as Senior Vice President of Standards for the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), is a Member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA and is Technical Policy Coordinator for IEEE Region 2.
Alden Abbott is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center focusing on anti-trust issues. Before joining Mercatus, Mr. Abbott served as the Federal Trade Commission’s General Counsel. Prior to working at the FTC, Mr. Abbott worked at the Heritage Foundation and BlackBerry Ltd.
Dr. Pohlmann is a recognized thought leader on the topics of SEPs, FRAND licensing, patent pools and advanced patent intelligence. He is the author of several peer-reviewed economist journal articles, as well as articles published by Managing IP, IPWatchdog articles, and IAM.
Evelyn Chen is a Director in Ericsson’s IP Rights & Licensing group. In her role, Evelyn supports Ericsson’s patent licensing policies and practices for its industry-leading patent portfolio of over 57,000 patents. Before joining Ericsson, Evelyn was a patent litigator and prosecutor at Sidley Austin LLP. She clerked for the Chief Judge David Folsom in the Eastern District of Texas.
Josh Pond co-leads Crowell & Moring’s ITC & 337 Litigation practice. Josh is a Chambers-ranked Section 337 advocate before the ITC. Josh is also a D.C. Super Lawyer in IP Litigation, and a Patexia “most-active” ITC practitioner across the six years of 2015 to 2020. In addition to the ITC, Josh is active before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. District Courts, and the Federal Circuit.
Gabriele Mohsler is Head of Patent Development within Ericsson, responsible for all patent creation world-wide and in charge of a number of patent units worldwide. Throughout the years she has held several management positions and was responsible for European litigation within Ericsson for a number of years. She is also an elected member of the board at The German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).
Jake focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation, and intellectual property licensing. Jake prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications in a variety of technical areas including electrical circuitry, semiconductor devices, telecommunication systems, software applications, computer architecture, building automation, control systems, medical devices, oilfield production and exploration equipment, and aircraft components.
Theodore Essex served as a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge for a decade, and is now Senior Counsel at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. In addition to being admitted to the bars in the District of Columbia and Louisiana, he is also a registered solicitor in England and Wales.
Kayvan’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on patent litigation. He has litigated for and against many of the world’s largest companies. Kayvan’s nationwide patent practice includes matters across multiple district courts–where he has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants–and before the ITC, Federal Circuit, and Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
The Honorable Susan G. Braden (Ret.) was appointed in 2003, by President George W. Bush, to the Court of Federal Claims, which has exclusive and national jurisdiction over cases against the federal government arising from, among other things, patent and copyright infringement. In March 2017, she was designated as Chief Judge. After her retirement from the federal bench in 2019, she was appointed to serve as a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States and a Fellow of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Abe is admitted in both Japan and New York. He works in wide areas of international and corporate matters with a focus on intellectual property law, competition law and international commerce. He has extensive experience on representing and advising multinational and domestic clients and have advised them on FRAND matters.
Judge David Folsom served on the Eastern District of Texas, from April 14, 1995, to March 17, 2012. Judge Folsom presided over cases in the Texarkana, Marshall, and Sherman divisions and served as Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Texas from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011. During his 17-year tenure, Judge Folsom conducted over 250 trials, presided over hundreds of patent cases, and held approximately 75 claim construction hearings.
Dan practices in both enforcement of IP rights and defense of IP claims, providing licensing assistance and domestic and international litigation support, prosecuting and defending patent reexaminations and inter partes reviews, and providing opinions and expert testimony on infringement and validity. Dan also represents clients in the development of patent portfolios.
Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Mr. Quinn has twice been named one of the top 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP Magazine, in both 2014 and 2019. From 2017-2021, Mr. Quinn has also been recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top 300 IP strategists in the world.
Steve Pepe is a partner with Ropes & Gray where he focuses on patent litigation in nearly every significant patent jurisdiction, including the ITC, the Eastern District of Texas, the Federal Circuit. He advises clients on licensing and FRAND issues and has been involved in multiple PTAB proceedings, both on behalf of patent owners and petitioners.
Mrs. Frydenlund holds a law degree from the University of Oslo and North Dakota. Her experience includes working for Huawei Technologies, Aker Engineering & Technologies (Aker Solutions) and Nexans Norway. Mrs. Frydenlund joined Nordic in 2018, and also acts as Secretary to the Board of Directors and Risk Manager for the Executive Management Team.. Marianne Frydenlund is based in Oslo, Norway.
Curt Dodd is Chief IP Officer of Harfang IP, a patent licensing company specializing in licensing wireless technology. Curt is a veteran of patent monetization, enforcement and portfolio management in the consumer electronics and telecommunications space with over twenty years experience.
Zoë Butler is an experienced IP litigator with a strong technical background. She has advised clients on IP disputes relating to a broad range of technological areas and industry sectors, and is particularly known for her expertise on issues arising from international technology standards, such as patent pools, licensing and FRAND.
Mattia Fogliacco is President of Sisvel Group. Mr. Fogliacco focuses on makings sure Sisvel maintains its leadership in the creation of value through licensing activities, simplifying access to patented technologies and reducing the friction in clearing licensing transactions by creating efficient forms of intermediation in complex licensing environments.