Co-Chairs

Gail H. Zarick

IP Counsel
IBM Corporation (Armonk, NY)

Flora W. Feng

Senior Legal Director, Global Intellectual Property
PepsiCo (Purchase, NY)

Advisory Board

Maribeth Case

Marketing and Intellectual Property Counsel
Nationwide (Columbus, OH)

Noel Egnatios

General Counsel
DivX, LLC (San Diego, CA)

Lisa Jakob

Managing Counsel, Trademarks & Copyrights
Merck & Co., Inc.
Co-founder, WIN: The Women in IP Law Network (Kenilworth, NJ)
Heather Kliebenstein

Heather J. Kliebenstein

Partner
Merchant & Gould
(Minneapolis, MN)

Lisa Pensabene

Partner
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Co-founder, WIN: the Women in IP Law Network (Los Angeles, CA)

Ruth Ma Swilling

Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property & Licensing
Raytheon (Waltham, MA)

Vaishali Udupa

VP, AGC IP Litigation and Policy for VP AGC Litigation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Reston, VA)
Ariana Woods

Ariana Woods

Senior Director & Associate General Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property
Capital One (McLean, VA)

Gail H. Zarick

IP Counsel
IBM Corporation (Armonk, NY)

Speaker Faculty

Brittany Amadi

Partner
WilmerHale (Washington, DC)
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Anne Davis Barry

Partner
Cantor Colburn LLP

Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo

United States District Judge
United States District Court, Southern District of California (San Diego, CA)

Special Interview

March 9, 2021 10:00 am

Eldora L. Ellison

Director
Sterne Kessler

Suzanne Flaton-Origenes

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel Intellectual Property Legal Department, NA Global Services, Intellectual Property
BASF Corporation (Florham Park, NJ)

Ching-Lee Fukuda

Partner
Sidley Austin LLP (New York, NY)

Jill Goldman

Vice President & Senior Counsel II, Intellectual Property and Contracts
American Bankers Association (Washington, DC)

Honorable Melissa Haapala

Lead Administrative, Patent Judge
USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Denver, CO)

Katherine A. Helm, Ph.D.

Partner
Dechert LLP (New York, NY)

Michelle K. Holoubek

Director
Sterne Kessler

Sarah L. Hooson

Counsel, Patents
Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ)

Linda D. Kennedy

IP Business & Technology Law Partner
Panagos Kennedy PLLC (Troy, MI)
Amy Gallup Klann, Ph.D.

Amy Gallup Klann, Ph.D.

Counsel
Fenwick

Janna Lewis

Senior Counsel
BAE Systems

Fang (Florence) Lu

Senior Solutions Architect
IBM Services (Cambridge, MA)

Mercedes K. Meyer

Partner
Faegre Drinker

Ryann Muir

IP Alliance & Due Diligence
Gilead

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)

Special Interview

March 9, 2021 10:00 am

Kecia J Reynolds

Partner, Intellectual Property
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Washington, DC)

Pallavi Seth

principal
The Brattle Group

Bridget Smith

Partner
Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP (Los Angeles, CA)

Vaishali Udupa

VP, AGC IP Litigation and Policy for VP AGC Litigation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Reston, VA)
Ariana Woods

Ariana Woods

Senior Director & Associate General Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property
Capital One (McLean, VA)

Honorable Jacqueline Wright Bonilla

Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge
USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Alexandria, VA)

Eleanor M. Yost

Shareholder
Carlton Fields (Tampa, FL)