LIFE SCIENCES

Josiah Barbour, J.D.

Patent Attorney
Flagship Biosciences, Inc. (Westminster, CO)

Melissa Brand

Associate Counsel and Director- Intellectual Property Policy
BIO (Washington, DC)

Maureen Bresnahan

Assistant General Counsel
Eisai Inc. (Andover, MA)

Trevor Copeland

Shareholder
Brinks Gilson & Lione (Chicago, IL)

Jeremy Cubert

Partner
Potomac Law Group (Washington, DC)

Leslie Fischer

Senior Patent Attorney
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (East Hanover, NJ)

Gloria M. Fuentes

Managing Counsel – Intellectual Property
Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)

Mony R. Ghose

Associate General Counsel – Life Sciences Intellectual Property
Becton, Dickinson and Company (Franklin Lakes, NJ)

Barton W. Giddings

Partner
Stoel Rives LLP (Salt Lake City, UT)

Charlotte Jacobsen

Partner
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto (New York, NY)

George W. Johnston

Partner
Gibbons P.C. (Newark, NJ)
(Former Vice President & Chief Patent Counsel, Hoffman-LaRoche)

Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

February 21, 2018 8:30 am

Denise M. Kettelberger

Of Counsel
Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. (Minneapolis, MN)

Yelee Kim

Partner
Arent Fox LLP (Washington, D.C)

Frederick Krass

Supervisory Patent Examiner Art Unit 1612
United States Patent and Trademark Office (Alexandria, VA)

John Labbé

Partner, IP Litigation
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (Chicago, IL)

Otto Licks

Partner
Licks Attorneys (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Leon Lum

Intellectual Property Counsel, Legal & Corporate Affairs
Novo Nordisk Inc. (Plainsboro, NJ)

Gonzalo Merino, Ph.D., J.D.

Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Tarrytown, NY)

Amy Mills

Vice President, Intellectual Property
Juno Therapeutics (Seattle, WA)

Bruce A. Pokras

Senior Corporate Counsel
Pfizer Inc. (Peapack, NJ)

Kevin J. Post

Partner
Ropes & Gray LLP (New York, NY)

Honorable Teresa Rea

Partner
Crowell & Moring LLP (Washington, DC)
(Former Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Former Acting Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office)

Barbara A. Ruskin

General Counsel and Chief Patent Officer
Molecular Templates, Inc. (Jersey City, NJ)

Jennifer Scarpati

Director, Legal Counsel – Intellectual Property
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. (Princeton, NJ)

Kerry Taylor

Partner
Knobbe Martens (San Diego, CA)

Immac J. Thampoe (“Casey”)

Assistant General Counsel – IP Portfolio Development
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Tarrytown, NY)

Mary Till

Senior Legal Advisor
United States Patent and Trademark Office (Alexandria, VA)

Anita Varma

Partner
White & Case LLP (Boston, MA • London, UK)

Mark E. Waddell

Chair, Patent Litigation and Counseling
Loeb & Loeb LLP (New York, NY)

Nicole S. Woods

Vice President – Assistant General Patent Counsel, Lilly Oncology
Eli Lilly and Company (Branchburg, NJ)

Evan Weitz

Managing Director Head of Controls, Europe and Americas Financial Crime Compliance
Standard Chartered Bank (Newark, NJ)

MEDICAL DEVICE & MEDTECH PATENTS

Matthew Becker

Partner
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP (Hartford, CT)

Jeffrey Blake

Partner
Merchant & Gould P.C. (Atlanta, GA)

Honorable Christopher J. Burke

Magistrate Judge
United States District Court – District of Delaware (Wilmington, DE)

Jacqueline M. Daspit

Associate General Counsel- IP Law
Becton, Dickinson and Company (Tempe, AZ)

Brian Dorn

Senior IP Counsel
Arthrex, Inc. (Naples, FL)

Norman F. Hainer, Jr.

Patent Attorney
Smith & Nephew (Andover, MA)

Julianne M. Hartzell

Partner and Chair, Medical Devices
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (Chicago, IL)

Jeffrey J. Hohenshell

Senior IP Counsel
Medtronic (Minneapolis, MN)

Loren Hulse

Partner
Stoel Rives LLP (Salt Lake City, UT)

David J. Johns

Intellectual Property Counsel
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Flagstaff, AZ)

Brad Lane

Shareholder
Brinks Gilson & Lione (Chicago, IL)

Paul Lee

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
DexCom Inc. (San Diego, CA)

Jeremy Lowe

Partner
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP (Hartford, CT)

Richard T. McCaulley Jr.

Partner, Chair – IP Litigation Practice
Ropes & Gray LLP (Chicago, IL)

Wesley Nicolas

Sr. Intellectual Property Counsel
Novo Nordisk Inc. (Plainsboro, NJ)

Geoffrey L. Oberhaus

Partner
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP (Cincinatti, OH)

Jason M. Okun

Partner
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto (New York, NY)

Janet Pioli

Shareholder
Brinks Gilson & Lione (Chicago, IL)

Honorable Sue L. Robinson

U.S.D.J. (ret.)
U.S. District Court – District of Delaware
Partner, Farnan LLP (Wilmington, DE)

Honorable James M. Rosenbaum

U.S.D.J. (ret.)
U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota
ADR Neutral, Mediator, and Arbitrator JAMS (Minneapolis, MN)

Karen L. Shannon

VP Intellectual Property
Beckman Coulter (Brea, CA)

Daniel Spillman

Patent Counsel- Delivery, Device & Connected Solutions IP
Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN)

Honorable Michael Tierney

Lead Administrative Patent Judge
Patent Trial and Appeal Board United States Patent and Trademark Office (Alexandria, VA)

Nimalka Wickramasekera

Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP (Los Angeles,CA)

Clark A.D. Wilson

Senior Counsel
Merchant & Gould P.C. (Atlanta, GA)