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

Lauren Degnan

Managing Principal – DC Office
Fish & Richardson P.C. (Washington, DC)

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)

Sarah L. Hooson

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

Linda D. Kennedy

IP Business & Technology Law Partner
Panagos Kennedy PLLC (Troy, MI)

Janna Lewis

Corporate Counsel, Intellectual Property
Northrop Grumman Corporation (Falls Church, VA)

Fang (Florence) Lu

Senior Solutions Architect
IBM Research (Cambridge, MA)

Kecia J Reynolds

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

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)