Co-Chairs

Karine Crepin

Karine Crepin

VP Head of Biologics Patents
Sanofi (Paris, France)
Dr. Leslie Fischer

Dr. Leslie Fischer

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

Speakers

Heather Boussios

Heather Boussios

Assistant General Counsel – IP
Aptevo Therapeutics (Seattle, WA)
Melissa Brand

Melissa Brand

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

Honorable Jacqueline Wright Bonilla

Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge
USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Larry Coury

Vice President, Associate general Counsel
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Henry Gu

Henry Gu

Vice President, Chief IP Counsel
Akebia Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA)

Aisha Hasan

Intellectual Property Attorney
Brinks Gilson & Lione
James Hayles

James Hayles

European Patent Attorney
Pfizer (Sandwich, United Kingdom)
George Johnston

George Johnston

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

Leon Lum

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

Duane Marks

Patent Counsel (Biomedicine)
Eli Lilly (Indianapolis, IN)
Teresa Rea

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)
Casey Thampoe

Immac J. Thampoe (“Casey”)

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

Mary Till

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

Marina Volin

Head of Legal and Intellectual Property
Kintai Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA)
MaCharri Vorndran-Jones

MaCharri Vorndran-Jones

Assistant General Patent Counsel
Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis, IN)
Mark Waddell

Mark Waddell

Co-Chair, Life Sciences; Chair, Patent Litigation & Counseling
Loeb & Loeb LLP (New York, NY)
Nicole Woods

Nicole Woods

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