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    There is no question that the legal field remains one of the least diverse professions in the United States. Not only are men overrepresented in the practice of law, but they outnumber women in equity partner positions nearly five to one. The statistics become even grimmer when we examine patent attorneys, who need both a law degree and a hard science degree. In the wake of a new study indicating that the Mansfield Rule is not as effective as thought for increasing diversity, what is our industry to do? Join our distinguished panelists who have taken action to help diversity the patent bar. Learn about their innovative and collaborative programs and how you can get involved to be part of the solution.

    There is no question that the legal field remains one of the least diverse professions in the United States.  Not only are men overrepresented in the practice of law, but they outnumber women in equity partner positions nearly five to one.  The statistics become even grimmer when we examine patent attorneys, who need both a law degree and a hard science degree.  In the wake of a new study indicating that the Mansfield Rule is not as effective as thought for increasing diversity, what is our industry to do?  Join our distinguished panelists who have taken action to help diversity the patent bar.  Learn about their innovative and collaborative programs and how you can get involved to be part of the solution.

    This webinar is sponsored by Harrity & Harrity, LLP and Patent Quality Education & Training Foundation

    Michelle Bugbee

    Senior Counsel

    Eastman Chemical Company

    Michelle Bugbee is a Senior Counsel in the Intellectual Property group of Eastman Chemical Company in the Springfield, MA office supporting the Advanced Interlayers business.  Michelle has over 20 years of patent experience in the chemical industry and with sporting goods.  Prior to attending law school, Michelle worked for over ten years in various engineering and supervisory roles.  Michelle is currently a co-chair of the IPO Women in IP committee as well as a co-chair of the Women Inventors subcommittee of the Women in IP committee and assisted in the development of IPO’s Gender Diversity in Innovation Toolkit (launched in September 2019).  

    Braxton K. Davis

    Executive Director

    National Council on Patent Practicum

    Prior to obtaining his J.D. from Georgia State, Braxton Davis earned undergraduate degrees in physics and electrical engineering from Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology, respectively. After obtaining his J.D., Braxton began his career in patent law working with the AT&T Intellectual Property Patent Development and Innovation Team, and was later named partner at Amin, Turocy, and Watson patent law firm. He now serves as in-house counsel at Facebook.

    Davis founded the Patent Institute of Training, which teaches promising engineers how to be successful patent agents and attorneys. Davis also established the National Council on Patent Practicum, a nonprofit that focuses on increasing quality within the patent profession via a certification program and increasing the number of women and minority patent practitioners within the profession. Additionally, Davis founded a tech startup Metric Mate, a mobile platform for tracking workouts and performance data in the fitness space.

    Ayana Marshall

    Patent Data Analyst & Chair of Patent Pathways

    Harrity & Harrity, LLP

    Ayana Marshall is a Trinidad and Tobago born patent data analyst who has 11+ years experience in the patent field. She has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering. At Harrity & Harrity, she serves as a Patent Data Analyst, Chair of the Patent Pathways subcommittee, and is a member of the Diversity Committee. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) Diversity & Inclusion Committee as well as the association’s Outreach Committee. She is very passionate about increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in the patent field. Ayana enjoys cooking and baking for her family of six, her husband, two sons, and two pups.

    Tim Wilson

    President

    Patent Quality Education & Training Foundation

    Tim Wilson is Director of Patents in the Legal Division at SAS Institute Inc., the world’s largest private software company, where he leads the patent practice.  He also provides advice on all types of intellectual property law matters and competitive intelligence issues. Prior to joining SAS, Tim was an associate at Brown Raysman in New York, where he advised clients on all manner of licensing and outsourcing transactions.  Tim began his legal career as a patent and intellectual property litigator with Jones Day in Cleveland.  Tim received his JD from Syracuse University College of Law in 1992 and a BS from Pennsylvania State University in 1989. Tim is a member of the Editorial Board of Intellectual Property Magazine.

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    Join IPO to hear from the USPTO and WIPO on the implementation of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) Standard ST.26 as the experts discuss the changes to sequence listings filed in patent applications that contain disclosures of nucleotide and/or amino acid sequences. WIPO Standard ST.26, requiring XML formatting, went into effect worldwide on July 1, 2022. The USPTO has adopted new rules to implement this Standard as published at 87 Fed Reg. 30806, (May 20, 2022). The presentation will provide guidance on how you will be able to prepare and submit a compliant sequence listing in U.S. patent applications and PCT applications filed on or after July 1, 2022.

    Join IPO to hear from the USPTO and WIPO on the implementation of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) Standard ST.26 as the experts discuss the changes to sequence listings filed in patent applications that contain disclosures of nucleotide and/or amino acid sequences. WIPO Standard ST.26, requiring XML formatting, went into effect worldwide on July 1, 2022. The USPTO has adopted new rules to implement this Standard as published at 87 Fed Reg. 30806, (May 20, 2022). 

    Updates to PCT rules and practice have been implemented to address submission of sequence listings in XML format for PCT applications filed beginning on July 1, 2022. During the webinar, USPTO and WIPO legal and technical experts will present an overview of implementation of WIPO Standard ST.26 at the USPTO for applications filed with USPTO and WIPO for PCT applications. 

    The presentation will provide guidance on how you will be able to prepare and submit a compliant sequence listing in U.S. patent applications and PCT applications filed on or after July 1, 2022.

    Anish Gupta

    PCT Legal Examiner-International Patent Legal Administration

    USPTO

    Anish Gupta has been a PCT Legal Examiner within the International Patent Legal Administration at the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 2013.   As a Legal Examiner, Anish assists in matters relating to international applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty and national applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 371.  Since joining International Patent Legal Administration, he has been a member of the USPTO ST.26 Task Force group and has been involved with the drafting and implementation of Standard ST.26 and its annexes.  Anish has also assisted in the development of the Federal Rules that implemented ST.26 for U.S. applications. Prior to the joining International Patent Legal Administration, Anish was a primary patent examiner in the biotechnology group at the USPTO.  As a patent Examiner, he examined biotechnology patent applications focusing on peptide/protein subject matter. Anish holds a Juris Doctorate from The American University, Washington College of Law and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.    

    Wayne Jaeschke

    Assistant General Counsel - Patents

    Johnson & Johnson

    Hanna Kang

    Legal Officer, PCT Legal and User Relations Division

    World Intellectual Property Organization

    Hanna Kang works as Legal Officer in the PCT Legal and User Relations Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. In her role, Hanna helps draft and implement changes to the PCT legal framework, offers training courses and advises users on PCT procedures. A national of the United States of America, Hanna joined WIPO in 2013 and worked as Associate Legal Officer in the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center prior to joining the PCT Legal and User Relations Division.  Prior to studying law, Hanna worked in biotechnology. She is a member of the State Bar of California and licensed before the USPTO.

    Mary Till

    Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA)

    USPTO

    Mary C. Till is a Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA) at the USPTO.  She focuses on administration of the Patent Term Restoration provisions of the Hatch-Waxman Act on behalf of the USPTO. Additionally, she is involved with specialty projects including reexamination, reissue and training to the examining corps and the public on relevant case law, such as subject matter eligibility.  Most recently, she has been involved with various projects associated with provisions of the America Invents Act.  Prior to joining OPLA, she worked in private practice at Foley & Lardner in Washington, DC.  In private practice, Ms. Till was actively engaged in procuring patent protection for various life science corporations and several universities, counseling the entities regarding product launches and providing opinions of counsel on freedom to operate, validity, infringement, invalidity and due diligence issues.  She also was a patent examiner from 1993 until 1997, when she joined Foley & Lardner. She earned her J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law, cum laude. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Gannon University and her M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Virginia Tech.  She is admitted to the bar of Virginia and to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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    A Joint Presentation by IPO and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) In this webinar, speakers will address recent IP developments in the United Kingdom and Europe post-Brexit. They will provide an overview of IP rights, the UK and European litigation landscape, and address what has (and has not) changed in the UK.

    A Joint Presentation by IPO and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

    In this webinar, speakers will address recent IP developments in the United Kingdom and Europe post-Brexit. They will provide an overview of IP rights, the UK and European litigation landscape, and address what has (and has not) changed in the UK. Below are some of the topics the speakers will cover during the webinar:

    • • Impact of Brexit on European IP
    • • The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC)
    • • UK patent, trademark, and design rights 
    • • Representation rights UK, EPO and UPC


    Caelia Bryn-Jacobsen

    Partner

    Kilburn & Strode

    Caelia Bryn-Jacobsen's over 20 years’ experience in the patent profession is grounded in her strong technical background.  Following her physics degree at Oxford, Caelia went on to research her doctorate by studying magnetic interactions at low temperatures. Caelia’s patent portfolio has evolved to reflect her passion for physics, and covers a range of technologies including aeronautics and aerospace, energy and power management, cooling systems, telecoms, thin film technology, and software.

    From strategic drafting to focused prosecution, Caelia’s extensive experience enables her to provide clear, commercially astute advice throughout every stage of the patenting process. Caelia specialises in contentious post grant proceedings, with her considerable knowledge in this area leading to a reputation for successfully defending patents in EPO opposition and appeals work.  
     
    Caelia enjoys advising a diverse client base that encompasses multinational companies, university spin outs, and direct clients. For all of these, Caelia’s emphasis is upon developing IP strategies that allow clients maximise their existing and potential IP assets in the context of their business needs.
     
    Caelia chairs the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorney’s Professional Development Working Group, and is also a member of its Steering Committee, Educational Committee, and UPC Task Force, as well as IP Ability.

    Matthew Georgiou

    Partner

    Carpmaels & Ransford

    Matthew Georgiou is a Partner in the Life Sciences group. Matthew spends the majority of his time counselling clients in the pharmaceutical sector on strategies for maintaining market exclusivity in Europe. In this role he has assisted some of the world’s largest drug companies in protecting their intellectual property. At the core of Matthew’s practice is his experience representing clients before the European Patent Office in ex parte examination proceedings and inter partes opposition and appeal proceedings. He has handled complex multiparty opposition proceedings (in attack and defense) relating to a variety of commercial respiratory, oncology and analgesic products and his endeavors for clients have taken him all the way to the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal.


    Matthew is the Vice Chair of the IPO’s European Practice Committee. He is actively involved in committee work and regularly speaks at IPO events.

    Leythem Wall

    Director

    Oxon IP

    Leythem Wall is a European and UK patent attorney and litigator specializing in the chemical, consumer products, energy, material, mechanical, medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to founding Oxon IP, he was a Partner in major European and US Intellectual Property law firms, and before then in-house patent counsel for some of the world’s largest US and European multinationals.

    He regularly represents clients in Opposition and Appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO) as lead counsel in a wide variety of technical areas. He has won numerous defensive and offensive oppositions, including multi-party proceedings, and successful coordination with disputes in multiple jurisdictions such as UK, Germany, US, China, Japan, Korea, and India.

    A frequent author and lecturer on patent law, Leythem has had numerous articles published in legal journals and spoken at international programs and conferences in Europe, USA and Asia, as well as before Fortune 500 companies.

    Leythem is listed as a Patent Star by MIP, a WIPR Leader and appears on both the IAM 1000 (The World’s Leading Patent Professionals) and the IAM 300 (The World’s Leading IP Strategists and Global Leaders), specifically cited for his EPO Opposition experience.

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    IPO has been closely monitoring IP issues related to the evolving situation in Russia. During this webinar, our panelists will provide updates related to protection and enforcement of IP in Russia, including the impact of sanctions on the maintenance of Russian IP and developments in Russian laws and in Russian courts impacting IP owners.

    IPO has been closely monitoring IP issues related to the evolving situation in Russia. During this webinar, our panelists will provide updates related to protection and enforcement of IP in Russia, including the impact of sanctions on the maintenance of Russian IP and developments in Russian laws and in Russian courts impacting IP owners.

    Russia has taken numerous steps to lessen protections for IP rights held by owners from “unfriendly countries.” The measures include no longer requiring patent royalty payments to be made to these companies for a small set of COVID-19 related goods. Several trademark applications that blatantly copy famous marks have already been filed at Russia’s Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent). In addition, Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development will be allowing the importation of certain goods (as identified by Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade) without authorization by the trademark holder. 

    In addition, payments for acquiring and maintaining IP go through The Central Bank of Russia (CBR), which is a sanctioned entity. Payments to sanctioned entities are prohibited under U.S. law; however, General License 31 allows payments for patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

    Our panelists will update our members on these and any other late-breaking IP developments related to the situation in Russia and discuss how IP owners should proceed in these uncertain and unprecedented times.

    Janet Cord

    Partner

    Ladas & Parry LLP

    Janet Cord is a Partner of Ladas & Parry. Janet has wide-ranging experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and non-US patent applications in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, chemistry and medical devices for companies and universities. She has drafted and negotiated global license agreements and material transfer agreements with a focus on health care. She carries out due diligence for licensing, mergers and acquisitions  and financial investment. Janet also advises clients on issues relating to marketing of products including clinical testing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology products, medical devices and medical test kits in the U.S. and abroad.

    Mark P. Mathison P.E.

    Partner

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

    Mark Mathison builds patent assets for businesses and universities through patent prosecution. His practice spans all manner of electronics & software and mechanical patents, including a flourishing expertise in electronic medical devices. He counsels startups, Fortune 100 companies, high-net worth individuals, and small and medium sized businesses looking to build something new and protect it against other market players. Those looking for real business-sense protection of inventive concepts, whether in pursuing patents, fortifying trade secrets, or technological protection, find a trusted and articulate counselor in Mr. Mathison.

    Jason M. Vogel

    Partner

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

    Jason Vogel focuses his practice on US and international trademark portfolio and conflict counseling. His experience includes advising on complex multi-jurisdictional trademark clearance, protection, enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, litigation, and licensing programs for leading companies in the film, television and music; technology; apparel; consumer products; and financial industries. Mr. Vogel has served as Adjunct Professor of Advanced Trademark Law at the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and has written and spoken extensively on the Madrid Protocol, Asian and European trademark practice and other topics.

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    This session will provide strategies and best practices for sharing and protecting your business’ data. Speakers will discuss considerations when licensing data including who owns the data, where it can be stored, whether it can be manipulated, what it can be used for, etc. They will also discuss when to choose an open data model vs. a closed model.

    This session will provide strategies and best practices for sharing and protecting your business’ data. Speakers will discuss considerations when licensing data including who owns the data, where it can be stored, whether it can be manipulated, what it can be used for, etc. They will also discuss when to choose an open data model vs. a closed model.

    Carl Kukkonen, III

    Partner

    Jones Day

    Carl Kukkonen is a partner at Jones Day and has more than 20 years of experience helping clients build litigation-ready patent portfolios, minimize risk through invalidity and freedom-to-operate analyses, and develop and implement litigation strategies including inter partes reviews (IPRs). Carl also performs due diligence for financing and M&A transactions, assists clients when licensing IP, and advises regarding brand protection matters.  Carl has prosecuted, analyzed, and litigated patents across various technologies including high-technology, life sciences, and energy with a special emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, and natural language processing (NLP) innovations.

    William Mansfield

    Head of Consulting and Customer Success (US+CEMEA)

    LexisNexis

    William Mansfield is the Head of Consulting and Customer Success in Americas + CEMEA for LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions. Responsible for overseeing the negotiation, creation, and delivery of global consulting work along with managing the Customer Success team. He works closely with numerous international and Fortune 500 companies and others to ensure effective deployment of patent analysis for Business Strategy, M&A due diligence, Portfolio Management, and other cases. Will has an Economics background and experience in Market and R&D strategy in the semiconductor industry.

    Stephen Mortinger

    Associate General Counsel - Data Governance

    IBM

    Stephen Mortinger is Associate General Counsel - Data Governance for IBM.

    Hugh Pasika

    Vice President, Intellectual Property

    Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Hugh Pasika leads a global intellectual property team to develop and defend robust IP assets, provide reasoned risk-mitigation strategies for new products, and develop IP strategy in the areas of physics-based instrumentation, artificial intelligence and software. With rich dispute-resolution experience, he has a practical sense for the challenges of leveraging intellectual property and has been successful in achieving material business outcomes. In his time with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Hugh has led IP teams in the company’s Genetic Science, Materials and Structural Analysis, and Chemical Analysis Divisions.  He has been successful at integrating IP teams coming to the company through acquisition and building teams in new business areas. He now leads the IP function for Thermo Fisher’s Analytical Instruments Group.  With a doctorate in machine learning and a deep passion for science, Hugh enjoys the challenge of protecting complex technical solutions serving the life sciences, semiconductor, and scientific discovery markets. 

    Caroline Pinkston

    Senior Counsel, IP Transactions

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Caroline Pinkston is Senior Counsel, IP Transactions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. With over a decade of experience, she has worked in both private and corporate practices.  In her current role, she leads and advises a services-led business and sales teams over various IP transactional matters. Her expertise in this role includes commercial agreements, technology transfer agreements, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, portfolio management, and open source and standards matters.  She is the current Chair of IPO’s Artificial Intelligence and New Emerging Technologies Committee.  Outside of her intellectual property practice, she is also invested in pro bono initiatives. In April 2018, Caroline was awarded the Milan Miskovsky award by the Washington DC Archdiocese Legal Network for outstanding pro bono representation of clients facing eviction and immigration proceedings. Aside from her legal experience, she enjoys watching horror movies after she puts her two children (7yos, 8months) to bed and finding great local restaurants. 

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    This panel will delve into the PTAB’s use of Fintiv to thwart would be challengers from attacking patent claims in AIA proceedings. The panel will look at the changing landscape and evaluate the import of the various factors over time, consider whether Fintiv makes sense given the sliding trial schedules in some jurisdictions, consider how Fintiv impacts different technology areas, and consider how parallel proceedings in different jurisdictions have been impacted. Further the panel will consider where we are now and how changes to Patent Office leadership and proposed legislation might impact future proceedings.

    The precedential decision in Apple Inc. v. Fintiv, Inc., Case IPR2020-00019, Paper 15 (May 13, 2020) addresses the PTAB’s discretion to deny institution of AIA proceedings based on parallel proceedings in other forums. Under Fintiv, the PTAB weighs factors, coined “Fintiv Factors” in its analysis whether to grant or deny institution of a trial before the PTAB. The use of Fintiv by the PTAB to deny institution has been praised by patent owners and cursed by patent challengers. This panel will delve into the PTAB’s use of Fintiv to thwart would be challengers from attacking patent claims in AIA proceedings. The panel will look at the changing landscape and evaluate the import of the various factors over time, consider whether Fintiv makes sense given the sliding trial schedules in some jurisdictions, consider how Fintiv impacts different technology areas, and consider how parallel proceedings in different jurisdictions have been impacted. Further the panel will consider where we are now and how changes to Patent Office leadership and proposed legislation might impact future proceedings.

    This webinar is sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

    Emily Johnson

    Head of IP Policy & Advocacy

    Amgen, Inc.

    Emily Johnson is Senior Counsel, IP Litigation at Amgen, one of the world’s most innovative biotechnology companies. Emily oversees Amgen’s U.S. and foreign patent litigations and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and she provides counsel regarding Amgen’s intellectual property strategies.  Before joining Amgen, she represented clients in private practice, litigating nearly 100 intellectual property disputes in both judicial and administrative tribunals.  Emily had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Arthur Gajarsa at the Federal Circuit.  Emily co-chairs the PTAB Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and chairs the U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association.

    Jessica Marks

    Senior Patent Counsel

    Unified Patents

    Jess Marks prepares and litigates post-grant proceedings before the PTAB for Unified Patents. Prior to joining Unified, Jess practiced at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garret & Dunner, LLP for over ten years. At Finnegan, Jess litigated post-grant proceedings, district court cases, and International Trade Commission proceedings. Jess is also experienced in licensing negotiations, patent prosecution, due diligence investigations, and opinions on patent infringement, patent validity, and freedom-to-operate. Jess’ cases included electrical, business method, and biological technologies ranging from video surveillance systems, Blu-ray disc players, image processing, artificial intelligence, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Jess earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland (now Francis King Carey) School of Law and her M.B.E. and B.A. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Todd Walters

    Patent Office Litigation Group Chair & Shareholder

    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

    Todd Walters is the Chair of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation practice and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property section. He is a current Vice-Chair of the Post-Grant Practice Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), a past Chair of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trial Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and a past Chair of the USPTO Post Grant and Inter Partes Practice Committee of the American Bar Association-Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) section. Todd was named the Best Lawyers ® 2020 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C. 

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    This presentation will review the ethics issues arising from cases in the last 12 months for intellectual property law attorneys.

    This presentation will review the ethics issues arising from cases in the last 12 months for intellectual property law attorneys.

    John Steele

    Attorney at Law

    JohnSteeleLaw

    John Steele is a solo practitioner, representing clients on matters of legal ethics, professional liability, risk management, and the law of lawyering. For over fifteen years, he served as the top internal ethics lawyer at an AmLaw 100 firm, where he was Special Counsel for Ethics, and at an AmLaw 200 firm, where he was a trial lawyer and litigation partner. He also provides expert witness opinions in cases involving legal ethics, alleged legal malpractice, and fee disputes. He has taught professional responsibility for about forty semesters at UC-Berkeley School of Law, Stanford Law School, Santa Clara University, UC-Hastings School of Law, Golden Gate University, and Indiana University – Maurer School of Law. He has served on a variety of professional committees, including the State Bar of California’s standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC), and serves an arbitrator in fee disputes. Mr. Steele graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1985 and from Bucknell University in 1982. He is licensed as a lawyer by the State Bar of California. 

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    Our panel will discuss the USPTO’s efforts to increase global harmonization and focus on case studies on strategies used by US and the EU/UK practitioners in preparing industrial design applications that meet their client’s needs in both the priority country and internationally.

    Industrial designs form a critical part of a company’s portfolio for protecting their investment in the products they produce. However, unlike utility patents where there is substantial commonality in formal requirements for the application, there is substantially less international harmonization on the requirements for obtaining an industrial design. Our panel will discuss the USPTO’s efforts to increase global harmonization and focus on case studies on strategies used by US and the EU/UK practitioners in preparing industrial design applications that meet their client’s needs in both the priority country and internationally.

    This webinar is sponsored by Cantor Colburn LLP.

    William Burrell

    Partner, Patent Attorney

    D Young & Co LLP

    Will Burrell joined D Young & Co in 2018, having first started in the profession back in 2010. He is a UK and European Patent Attorney, with particular experience in design matters. In relation to design matters, he has considerable experience in registering designs both in the UK via the UKIPO and across the EU via the EUIPO, and is well-versed in protecting the design of products, games, user-interfaces, and brands via the use of registered design rights in territories all over the world. He is also a member of the CIPA Design & Copyright Committee. From the patent perspective, alongside his experience in prosecuting patent applications at the UKIPO, EPO, and other patent offices, he has a wealth of experience in patent searching and drafting. He specializes in subject matter relating to consumer devices, and also inventions relating to mechanical and automotive engineering.

    Dave Christensen

    Partner

    Cantor Colburn LLP

    Dave Christensen co-chairs the firm’s Mechanical Engineering Practice and Additive Manufacturing Practice Groups, leading teams dedicated to responsive client focused service, and overseeing the workflow and providing of high quality work product to clients. He focuses his practice on assisting clients in protecting their inventions in both U.S. and foreign patent offices in a variety of technical fields, including consumer products, electrical power distribution and transmission, renewable energy, and optical measurement systems. He also has significant experience in assisting clients in developing cost effective strategies for managing risk in their developing of new products, and the building and managing their intellectual property portfolios. Dave further counsels startup to medium-sized clients in preparing their portfolios for investment financing and associated due diligence activities. Before beginning his career as an IP attorney, Dave was an engineer and product development manager, where he gained hands-on experience in leading multi-functional teams in developing commercial products using a wide range of manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing, 3D printing, high precision machining, and high volume manufacturing technologies. Dave is also an inventor on 37 U.S. patents related to medical products and electrical distribution equipment. Dave is active in thought leadership, especially related to how technology is changing both manufacturing and legal business operations. He is on the Editorial Review Board of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Magazine, where he helps set the direction of the magazine’s content, guest edits, and contributes articles. His series of articles on Patent Prosecution are a go-to guide for patent prosecution basics. Dave is the co-chair of the Board of Directors of MakerspaceCT, a nonprofit dedicated to positively impact lives by enabling access, innovation, and education in manufacturing skills to the under-served in the Hartford area.

    Courtney Stopp

    Patent Attorney

    United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

    Courtney Stopp is a patent attorney in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In her role at the OPIA, she has worked closely IP offices around the world in multilateral fora such as the IP5, ID5, WIPO, and the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Additionally, Courtney promotes the development of robust intellectual property systems both domestically and internationally and consults with foreign governments and other U.S. Government agencies on substantive intellectual property laws. Courtney started her career at the USPTO as a primary patent examiner in the area of business methods. Prior to coming to the USPTO, Courtney focused on commercial sales and technical maintenance terms of agreement, export issues, and intellectual property concerns as a contracts negotiator at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Connecticut. Courtney received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. 

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    What do sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and intellectual property all have in common? Many companies are publicly pledging to lower carbon footprints, increase diversity within their organizations, and share IP in the fight against COVID. This session, which was originally presented during the IPOwners Spring Summit™ in March, will discuss the origin of pledges, how they can impact your organization, and whether they work.

    What do sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and intellectual property all have in common? Many companies are publicly pledging to lower carbon footprints, increase diversity within their organizations, and share IP in the fight against COVID. This session, which was originally presented during the IPOwners Spring Summit™ in March, will discuss the origin of pledges, how they can impact your organization, and whether they work. 

     

    Brett Alten

    Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Brett Alten is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. 

    Dr. Bowman Heiden

    Executive Director of the Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital

    UC-Berkeley

    Dr. Bowman Heiden is currently the Executive Director of the Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital at UC-Berkeley. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP), which is a joint center for knowledge-based business development between the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Norwegian University for Science and Technology, and co-chair of the Technology, Innovation, and Intellectual Property program at the Classical Liberal Institute at the NYU School of Law. Dr. Heiden holds degrees in engineering, technology management, and economics, and his research is at the interdisciplinary interface of economics, law, and innovation, in particular, intellectual property and open innovation in knowledge-intensive sectors. Before turning his focus to the field of knowledge-based business, Dr. Heiden played professional basketball in a number of European countries. 

    Allen Lo

    Deputy General Counsel and VP for Product, IP, and Legal Operations

    Meta Platforms

    Allen M. Lo is Deputy General Counsel and VP for Product, IP, and Legal Operations at Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook), where he leads a team of 400 legal professionals responsible for managing legal risk for Meta’s products globally, protecting and enforcing Meta’s IP rights, and providing operational support for Meta’s legal department. To demonstrate its commitment to open innovation and diversity in innovation, over the past two years, Meta has launched or joined the Open COVID Pledge, the Low Carbon Patent Pledge, and the Diversity Pledge while continuing to grow its patent portfolio at a rapid pace. Before joining Meta in 2017, he served as Deputy General Counsel for Patents and IP Litigation at Google for six years, during which time he led Google’s efforts to build a world-class patent portfolio and defend against patent threats. Before Google, he served as Vice President of IP at Juniper Networks for 12 years as well as worked in private practice and government. Throughout his career, Allen has dedicated himself to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. He serves as co-chair of the D&I Committee for the US IP Alliance, a non-profit organization founded to improve the IP ecosystem for the benefit of US citizens. He has received numerous awards for his diversity work, including the Top 50 General Counsels award from the National Diversity Council in 2021, the Top 50 Diverse Leaders award from the California Diversity Council in 2020, and the Business Impact Award from the Asian Law Alliance in 2020. 

    Corey Salsberg

    Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs

    Novartis

    Corey Salsberg is Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs for Novartis, one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical innovators.  He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the not-for-profit legal aid society California Lawyers for the Arts. A graduate of Stanford Law School and Yale University, Corey is a seasoned attorney with over 20 years of global experience.  He is one of the founders of the WIPO-World Economic Forum Inventors Assistance Program, which provides pro bono legal services to under-resourced inventors in developing countries; Pat-INFORMED, an online database of medicine-related patent information co-sponsored by WIPO and IFPMA; and the IP PACT, a groundbreaking set of public principles that sets forth the patient-centric approach to IP shared by its company signatories. A recognized thought leader, Corey has testified before the United States Senate, speaks regularly around the world, and frequently appears in media and on public webcasts and podcasts.

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    This webinar will take an in-depth look at the new ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings, including requirements for filing a petition and USPTO procedures for initiating a proceeding.

    Effective December 18, 2021, the USPTO has implemented the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020, providing brand owners with new tools to clear away unused trademark registrations from the federal trademark register.  This webinar will take an in-depth look at the new ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings, including requirements for filing a petition and USPTO procedures for initiating a proceeding.  The speakers have also analyzed petitions filed to date, and will discuss best practices for filing petitions as well as other strategic considerations from a brand owner’s perspective, including how to incorporate these new proceedings in your overall clearance and enforcement strategies and defend against any potential challenges to your registrations.

    This webinar is sponsored by Finnegan & Dykema Gossett

    Jennifer Fraser

    Member

    Dykema Gossett

    Jennifer Fraser is a Member in Dykema Gossett's Washington, D.C. office and is Chair of the Trademark Practice Group.  Ms. Fraser represents many Fortune 500 companies and well-known brands across a variety of industries, and her practice includes trademark prosecution, counseling and litigation. She has been recognized as a leading trademark practitioner in the Washington D.C. area by World Trademark Review for enforcement and litigation and prosecution and strategy.  Ms. Fraser is also a former Trademark Examining Attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Ms. Fraser is a frequent speaker on trademark issues including Trademark Office Practice and is active in many IP associations including the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).    She  served as the INTA subcommittee chair of the U.S. Trademark Office Practice committee during the period leading up to passage of the Trademark Modernization Act in 2020. In that capacity and her current committee roles, she met with lawmakers to provide input on the draft legislation and provided comments on the proposed rules. She is also involved with the PTO on other policy issues and legal developments affecting stakeholders.

    Jenny L. Greisman

    IP Law Counsel

    IBM

    Jenny Greisman is an IP Law Counsel from the IBM Global Trademark Legal Department. Reporting directly to the IBM Chief Trademark Counsel, Jenny is the Trademark and Domain Name Team Leader for the Americas region. Jenny handles many aspects of trademark and domain name matters such as IBM global trademark portfolio management, trademark and domain name searches, filings, prosecution, licensing and brand protection. She also leads a team to provide centralized trademark and domain name support for all IBM deals worldwide.

    Katie McKnight

    Of Counsel

    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

    Katie McKnight, a former attorney at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, brings a unique perspective to the firm’s trademark group. As a TTAB attorney, Katie was responsible for researching, drafting and collaborating with administrative trademark judges on eight precedential decisions and issuing orders on all non-dispositive procedural and substantive motions. Motion practice and strategy before the TTAB remains an important part of Katie’s practice at the firm, where she also focuses on strategic portfolio management and enforcement counseling. Her private practice experience includes advising clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations.