Keynote Speakers

Valencia Martin-Wallace

Deputy Commissioner for Patents Executive Lead for the Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2)
USPTO

Jennifer Dixton

Assistant Chief, Special Counsel for Policy & Intellectual Property, Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice

Distinguished Co-Chairs

Vanessa Bailey

Head of Patent Public Policy
Amazon

Adriana S. Luedke

Director and Associate General Counsel
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Angela Wilson

Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property
The Hershey Company

Esteemed Speakers

Randi Adkins-Warren

Corporate Counsel
Aflac

Honorable Jacqueline Wright Bonilla

Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge, PTAB
USPTO

Libbie H. Canter

Partner
Covington & Burling LLP

Kate Cappaert

Partner
Steptoe LLP

Dale Cendali

Partner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jennifer Champlin

Director, DEI Incubator
Edward Jones

Kaitlin Corey

Partner
Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann LLP

Gwenn E. Cujdik

Manager, North America Cyber Incident Response Team
AXA XL

Lauren Degnan

Principal
Fish & Richardson PC

Victoria E. Ellis

Legal Counsel, Brand IP
Nestlé Health Science U.S.

Ching-Lee Fukuda

Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Kristin Grimes

Assistant General Counsel, National Security and Cyber Law Branch
FBI

Alaina van Horn

Chief, Intellectual Property Enforcement Branch
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Lisa Jakob

Executive Director, Intellectual Property
Merck

Kim Jessum

Associate General Counsel, Chief IP Counsel, U.S., and Secretary
Heraeus

Barbara A. Johnson

Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Rachelle L. Laroche

VP, Chief Commercial & IP Counsel
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Allison Leader

VP & Chief Counsel, Missions Transactions
American Red Cross

Anna Linne

Associate General Counsel Intellectual Property & Innovation
S&P Global

Jamie Lucia

Partner
Steptoe LLP

Jennifer Maisel

Partner
Rothwell Figg

Elizabeth Manno

IP Litigation Partner
Venable LLP

Honorable MaryJoan McNamara

Administrative Law Judge
U.S. International Trade Commission

Nicole Morris

Director of Innovation and Legal Tech & Professor in Practice
Emory University School of Law

Juliana Neves

Partner
Licks Attorneys

Honorable Grace Obermann

Administrative Patent Judge, PTAB
USPTO

Bhaveeni Parmar

Senior Legal Counsel, Technology
NPR

Lisa Pensabene

Partner
O'Melveny Myers LLP

Sabrina Perelman

Head of IP & Content Legal
Pinterest

Anu Sawkar

Special Counsel for Intellectual Property
Federal Trade Commission

Meredith Schoenfeld

Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Bridget Smith

Assistant General Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property
Relativity Space

Honorable Teresa Stanek Rea

Former Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property; Former Acting Director
USPTO

Heidi Tandy

Partner
Berger Singerman

Mariessa Terrell

Attorney Advisor, Trademarks Customer Outreach
USPTO

Cassie Thornton

Head of Intellectual Property Partnerships
Bloomberg Media

Meredith M. Wilkes

Partner
JONES DAY

Daria Williams

Principal Corporate Counsel
Microsoft

Laura J. Winston

Principal and Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group
Offit Kurman, P.A.

Eleanor Yost

Chair, IP Practice Group and Shareholder
Carlton Fields

Josephine Young

Partner
Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone LLP

Gail Zarick

Former IP Counsel
IBM