Speakers

11Kent Baker

Kent Baker

Head of Intellectual Property at u-blox AG

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.

11Hasan Rashid

Hasan Rashid

Associate General Counsel, Licensing, GE

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.

11Scott Weingust

Scott Weingust

Managing Director, Intellectual Property Valuation Practice, Stout

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.

11Robert Earle

Robert Earle

Vice President, Patent Assertion and Enforcement, Ericsson

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.

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Timothy Syrett

IP & Antitrust Litigation Partner, WilmerHale

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.

11Shawn Ambwani

Shawn Ambwani

Co-Founder and COO, Unified Patents

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.

11Taraneh Maghamé

Taraneh Maghamé

Vice President, Wireless Programs, Via Licensing Corporation

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.

11Christine Yun Sauer

Christine Yun Sauer

Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP

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.

11Kevin Post

Kevin Post

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

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.

11Roberto Dini

Roberto Dini

Intellectual Property Senior Consultant, Metroconsult

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.

11Matthias Schneider

Matthias Schneider

Chief Licensing Officer, AUDI AG

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.

11Hon. Randall Rader

Hon. Randall Rader

Chief Judge, Federal Circuit (Ret.)

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.

11Matteo Sabattini

Matteo Sabattini

Director of IP Policy for Ericsson

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.

11Alden Abbott

Alden Abbott

Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center

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.

11Tim Pohlmann

Tim Pohlmann

CEO and Founder, IPlytics

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.

11Evelyn Chen

Evelyn Chen

Director of Ericsson's IP Rights & Licensing Group

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.

11Joshua Pond

Joshua Pond

Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

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.

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Gabriele Mohsler

Vice President Patent Development at IPR & Licensing, Ericsson

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).

11Jake LaCombe

Jake LaCombe

Partner, Munck Wilson Mandala

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.

11Hon. Theodore Essex

Hon. Theodore Essex

Senior Counsel, Hogal Lovells; Retired ALJ (ITC)

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.

11Kayvan Noroozi

Kayvan Noroozi

IAM 300 IP Lawyer & Strategist

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.

11Hon. Susan Braden

Hon. Susan Braden

Chief Judge, United States Court of Federal Claims (Ret.)

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.

11Takanori ABE

Takanori Abe

Managing Partner, Abe & Partners (Japan)

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.

11Hon. David Folsom

Hon. David Folsom

Chief Judge, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas (Ret.)

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.

11Daniel Venglarik

Dan Venglarik

Partner, Munck Wilson Mandala

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.

11Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn

President & CEO, IPWatchdog, Inc.

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.

11Steve Pepe

Steven Pepe

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

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.

11Marianne Frydenlund

Marianne Frydenlund

Senior Vice President Legal, Nordic Semiconductor ASA

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.

11Curtis Dodd

Curt Dodd

Chief IP Counsel, Harfang IP

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.

11Zoë Butler

Zoë Butler

IP Litigation Partner, Powell Gilbert LLP

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.

11Mattia Fogliacco

Mattia Fogliacco

President, Sisvel Group

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.