LIFE SCIENCES

Josiah Barbour, J.D.

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

Melissa Brand

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

Maureen Bresnahan

Assistant General Counsel at Eisai Inc. (Andover, MA)

Trevor Copeland

Shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione (Chicago, IL)

Jeremy Cubert

Partner at Potomac Law Group (Washington, DC)

Leslie Fischer

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

Gloria M. Fuentes

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

Mony R. Ghose

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

Barton W. Giddings

Partner at Stoel Rives LLP (Salt Lake City, UT)

Charlotte Jacobsen

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

George W. Johnston

Partner at 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 at Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. (Minneapolis, MN)

Yelee Kim

Partner at Arent Fox LLP (Washington, D.C)

Frederick Krass

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

John Labbé

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

Otto Licks

Partner at Licks Attorneys (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Leon Lum

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

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

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

Amy Mills

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

Bruce A. Pokras

Senior Corporate Counsel at Pfizer Inc. (Peapack, NJ)

Kevin J. Post

Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP (New York, NY)

Honorable Teresa Rea

Partner at 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 at Molecular Templates, Inc. (Jersey City, NJ)

Jennifer Scarpati

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

Kerry Taylor

Partner at Knobbe Martens (San Diego, CA)

Immac J. Thampoe (“Casey”)

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

Mary Till

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

Anita Varma

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

Mark E. Waddell

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

Nicole S. Woods

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

Evan Weitz

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

MEDICAL DEVICE & MEDTECH PATENTS

Matthew Becker

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

Jeffrey Blake

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

Honorable Christopher J. Burke

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

Jacqueline M. Daspit

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

Brian Dorn

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

Norman F. Hainer, Jr.

Patent Attorney at Smith & Nephew (Andover, MA)

Julianne M. Hartzell

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

Jeffrey J. Hohenshell

Senior IP Counsel at Medtronic (Minneapolis, MN)

Loren Hulse

Partner at Stoel Rives LLP (Salt Lake City, UT)

David J. Johns

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

Brad Lane

Shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione (Chicago, IL)

Paul Lee

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

Jeremy Lowe

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

Richard T. McCaulley Jr.

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

Wesley Nicolas

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

Geoffrey L. Oberhaus

Partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP (Cincinatti, OH)

Jason M. Okun

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

Janet Pioli

Shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione (Chicago, IL)

Honorable Sue L. Robinson

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

Honorable James M. Rosenbaum

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

Karen L. Shannon

VP Intellectual Property at Beckman Coulter (Brea, CA)

Daniel Spillman

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

Honorable Michael Tierney

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

Nimalka Wickramasekera

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP (Los Angeles,CA)

Clark A.D. Wilson

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