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Name Company Position
Bruce Berman Brody Berman Associates Inc Chief executive officer
Frank J Bernhard OMNI Consulting Group Managing principal, telecommunications practice
Joe Beyers Ambature Chairman of the board and chief executive officer
Pier Angelo Biga IP Finance Institute Director
Jens Bordin CIP Professional Services Chief executive officer
Jean-Michel Bourdon Via Licensing Corporation President
David Brown Thomson Reuters President, IP solutions
Richard Buttrick RB Intellectual Property Founder
Anne Chasser University of Cincinnati Associate vice president for IP
Ronald Courtney Siemens AG Senior licensing counsel
Béatrix de Russé Thomson SA Executive vice president, licensing, research and innovation
Siegfried Dellinger German Patent and Trademark Office Vice president
Q Todd Dickinson American Intellectual Property Law Institute Executive director
Jako Eleveld Philips IP & Standards Manager of consumer lifestyle
Johan Feenstra Liquavista Chief technology officer and founder
Scott M Frank AT&T Intellectual Property President
Margot Froehlinger European Commission, Directorate General, Internal Market & Services Director, knowledge-based economy
Hans Joachim Fuchs Chinabrand Consulting Managing director
Edelbert Haefele Patev GmbH & Co KG Chief executive officer
Yung Hahn Open Patent Alliance President
Raymond Hegarty IP Foundation Chief executive officer
Bowman Heiden Qatar Science & Technology Park Innovation director
Wulf Hoeflich EADS/Airbus Chief intellectual property counsel
Steven Hoffman Thinkfire Inc Chief executive officer
Matthew Hogg Liberty International Underwriters Vice president
Carl Horton GE Chief IP counsel
Francois Jamet IdVectoR Ltd Investment director
David J Kappos Director of the US Patent &Trademark Office Under secretary of commerce for intellectual property
Pat Kennedy Cellport Systems Founder and chief executive officer
Wim Klop DSM Global vice president of intellectual property
Sherry M Knowles GlaxoSmithKline Senior vice president and chief intellectual property counsel
Nir Kossovsky Steel City Re Chief executive officer
Ron Laurie Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC Managing director
Ben Lehman Think IP Strategy IP strategist and lawyer
Klaus-Heiner Lehne MEP European Parliament Chairman, Legal Affairs Committee
Michael Lennon Kenyon & Kenyon LLP Partner
Terry Ludlow Chipworks Founder, chair and chief executive officer
Damon C Matteo Palo Alto Research Centre (PARC) Vice president and chief intellectual property officer
Timothy May Finnegan Henderson Partner
Daniel McCurdy Allied Security Trust Chief executive officer
Mike McLean UBM TechInsights Vice president, intellectual property rights, professional services
Paul Michel US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Chief Judge
Giancarlo Migliori Mr GoodIDEA Founding director
Giles Newman Thomson Reuters Vice president, IP solutions
John Olsen Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Partner
Gerard Pannekoek IPXI Holdings Chief executive officer
Daniel Papst Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG Chief patent officer
Ruud Peters Philips Intellectual Property & Standards Chief executive officer
Ulf Petrusson Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Gothenburg University Director
Marshall Phelps Article One Partners Executive advisor and board member
Vincent Pluvinage Intellectual Ventures General manager of strategic acquisition, alliances & private equity
Richard Price Taylor Wessing LLP Partner
Yoshi Ryujin Ryujin Patent & Licensing Founding partner
Bernd Singer Steinbeis TIB Head of key account management
Tom Skwarek Swiss Re Capital Management and Advisory Managing director
Wayne Sobon Accenture Director of intellectual property
John Squires Chadbourne & Parke LLP Partner
Stefan Steinbrener European Patent Office Former chairman, Board of Appeal 3.5.01 (Electricity 1)
Ellen 't Hoen UNITAID Senior adviser IP and medicine patent pool
Heather Thompson The University of Manchester Intellectual Property Ltd (UMIP) Head of Technology & Humanities team
Pierre Treichel European Patent Office, International Legal Affairs Unit Lawyer
Michael Tucker GenVec Vice president, Business development
Carmen Vela Ingenasa SA Managing director
Joseph Villella Infineon Technologies Vice president, IP
Andrew Watson ipVA Chief executive officer
Hans Wegner Bardehle Pagenberg Dost Altenburg Geissler Partner
Carol White WL Gore & Associates IP counsel
Joff Wild IAM magazine Editor
Audrey Yayon-Dauvet Pernod Ricard SA Group IP director
Richard Yung French Senate Senator
David Yurkerwich Charles River Associates Vice president
Ronald Zink Microsoft Associate general counsel
Jonathan Zuck Association for Competitive Technology President

Biographies

Bruce Berman

Bruce Berman is CEO of Brody Berman Associates, a management consulting and communications firm which advises IP holders, managers and investors.
Mr Berman works with businesses to frame and properly convey intangible assets, and to reach key audiences. Since 1988, the firm has improved the performance, value and reputation of more than 150 IP holders, strategic advisers, investors and law firm practices.
Mr Berman draws on an extensive network of IP, business and media contacts in the United States and Europe. He has personally counselled scores of IP executives, litigators and private equity investors, as well as their clients.
Mr Berman's four books are From Assets to Profits – Competing for IP Value & Return, Making Innovation Pay, From Ideas to Assets and Hidden Value. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, LES, the Intellectual Asset Finance Society and IP Hall of Fame Academy.
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Frank J Bernhard

Frank J Bernhard is one of today’s leading technology economists and a managing principal with the telecommunications, media and technology practice at OMNI Consulting Group. His consulting clients span the globe and include an impressive portfolio of Fortune 500 companies across network developers. Most noted for discovery and research in the domain of technology economics, the firm continues to pioneer much of the contemporary thinking that binds an understanding of telecommunications and operators.

Mr Bernhard's span of influence as an industry analyst delivers more than 18 years of telecommunications industry experience in segments such as broadband service generation, wireless carrier operations, public switched telephone network evolution and subscriber modelling across North American, European and Asian operators. His depth of advisory research and perspective as an economist continue to shape policy and strategy decisions made by the firm's portfolio of telecommunications clients.
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Joe Beyers

Joe Beyers is the chairman and CEO of Ambature, a company that is developing technology to dramatically improve the efficiency of electricity generation, distribution and usage. The strategic intent of the company is to develop this technology and IP and license it to other companies for use in their products. Previously, Mr Beyers was vice president of IP licensing at Hewlett-Packard. In this role he was responsible for patent licensing, technology licensing, brand licensing, standards-based licensing and patent sales and acquisitions, increasing the IP income for the company tenfold in six years. He was also a key driver of the company's IP strategy. Mr Beyers holds both an MS in electrical engineering and a BS in computer engineering from the University of Illinois. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois, is a Certified Licensing Professional and is a member of the IP Hall of Fame.
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Pier Angelo Biga

Pier Angelo Biga is director of the IP Finance Institute and managing partner of ICM Advisors/ICM Research, a leading international business advisory and research firm specialised in intangible asset valuation and IP finance.

Mr Biga has more than 35 years’ experience in leading-edge global advisory firms and industrial corporations. His specialties include business/marketing/technology strategy, business and intangible asset valuation, management of intangible-intensive businesses, corporate finance and IP finance.

Since 2003 he has contributed extensively to the design and launch of intangible asset/IP-based financial instruments and solutions for SMEs in cooperation with leading commercial banks.
Previous positions have included executive director and member of the directors' committee of Banca Nazionale Lavoro Group; senior vice president of ATKearney Europe; senior executive at AT&T Europe; partner at Nolan & Norton Company; South-Europe director for Digital Equipment Corporation; and associate scientist at CERN. He has authored a wide array of articles for industry, business and technology publications.
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Jens Bordin

Jens Bördin is the chief executive officer and co-founder of CIP Professional Services AB, a research-based development and business consultancy company and the operative branch of the Centre for Intellectual Property (CIP) at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. Apart from his management responsibility, he specialises in strategic planning for multinational corporations with regard to control and governance of key intellectual assets in sourcing, collaboration and exploitation, including IP strategy, open innovation and technology strategy.
He is a member of CIP's research programme on knowledge-based business.

Mr Bördin has an MSc in innovation and entrepreneurship from the School of Intellectual Capital Management at Chalmers University of Technology and a BSc in business administration from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.
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Jean-Michel Bourdon

As president of Via Licensing Corporation, Jean-Michel Bourdon has strengthened Via’s culture of innovation, expanding the company into new markets and extending its licensing programme portfolio and global reach.

Under his five-year direction as director of worldwide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) licensing at Adobe Systems, the company generated over $100 million in annual revenue and closed strategic agreements with Epson, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Ricoh and Xerox, among others. Mr Bourdon was previously Adobe's European OEM business manager and held directorial and management positions at Quality Micro Systems Southern Europe, Schlumberger Technologies and General Electric Information Systems Company.

Born in Paris, Mr Bourdon holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Paris-Nanterre, an MBA from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris and an MBA from the European University of America in San Francisco.
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David Brown

David Brown serves as president of IP Solutions at Thomson Reuters, Legal, and is responsible for the worldwide information, software and services businesses covering patents, trademarks and standards. Mr Brown was most recently executive vice president of Corporate Markets in Thomson Reuters Scientific.

During his 21-year career in the information industry, he has held a variety of senior management roles, including executive vice president and general manager of Dialog.

Mr Brown holds bachelor’s degrees in history and computer applications from the University of Notre Dame and received his MBA from the University of North Carolina. He also serves on the board of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services.
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Richard Buttrick

Since April 2009 Richard Buttrick has been an independent consultant working with clients in the United Kingdom and worldwide to help them create and deliver value from intellectual property.
Previously, Mr Buttrick worked in senior roles for healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle company Philips, including spells managing the company’s extensive licensing activities and overall management of the consumer lifestyles division’s IP business.

Mr Buttrick has extensive knowledge and experience of the creation and exploitation of intellectual property to maximise value, acquired through over 30 years in many different sectors, technologies and situations, including time with British Telecom and British Technology Group, an IP licensing company. He is a qualified UK and European patent attorney, and a member of the Licensing Executives Society.
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Anne Chasser

Anne Chasser, associate vice president for IP at the University of Cincinnati, is the co-author with Jennifer C Wolfe of Brand Rewired: Connecting IP Protection, Branding and Creativity, published by John Wiley. She served as commissioner for trademarks at the US Patent and Trademark Office from 1999 to 2004, was president of the International Trademark Association in 1999 and established the trademark and licensing programme at Ohio State University.
She serves on a number of professional, non-profit, academic institutional boards of trustees and is a frequent speaker in trademark and university licensing. She was recognised in 2003 by Managing Intellectual Property as one of the 50 most influential people in IP.

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Ronald Courtney

Ronald S Courtney is a multilingual IP professional with more than 18 years' international legal and patent experience for European and US medium-sized and large multinationals. In addition to his legal credentials, he has advanced business marketing and cyber-communication education and expertise, and a certificate in European environmental law. A licensed US attorney and registered US patent attorney, Mr Courtney has led in the creation of start-up departments and small creative endeavours, and has had leading roles as corporate and IP counsel, general patent counsel and IP director for established and newly formed entities. His technical industry experience includes chemical, mechanical, electrical and communication products.

Mr Courtney currently is senior licensing counsel at Siemens AG in Munich, focusing on IP monetization and business development, including implementation of strategic exploitation strategies, and is responsible for patent sales. He has long been active in international anti-counterfeiting efforts and IP education and training.
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Béatrix de Russé

Béatrix de Russé was appointed executive vice president, licensing, research and innovation in May 2008. She leads corporate research and the important revenue-generating IP and licensing business, leveraging innovation as the core of Thomson strategy.

From 2004 to 2008 she served as executive vice president, IP and licensing, and from 1999 to 2004 as vice president, worldwide licensing. From 1993 to 1999 she was successively vice president, licensing and vice president, patents and licensing.

From 1984 to 1992 Ms de Russé was in charge of international contracts and intellectual property at Thomson Components and STMicroelectronics, where she specialised in IP matters. From 1976 to 1983 she worked as an international attorney at the international division of Thales (formerly Thomson CSF). Ms de Russé holds a master’s degree in law and a DESS in international trade law, as well as a master’s degree in English and a CDCI diploma.
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Siegfried Dellinger

Since 2005, Siegfried Dellinger has been vice president of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the fifth-biggest national patent office in the world and the biggest in Europe.
In 1974 Mr Dellinger graduated from TU München with a degree in mechanical engineering (Diplom-Ingenieur). After seven years in industry at Linde AG, Munich, and Hein Lehmann AG, Dusseldorf, he joined the DPMA in 1981 to apply his experience in the field of patents as a patent examiner and later as a group leader. In 1990 he was appointed judge at the Federal Patent Court, where he was a technical member of a technical board of appeal. In 1996 he became head of a patent division and later the first deputy head of the DPMA's patent department. In 2002 he was appointed presiding judge of a technical board of appeal of the Federal Patent Court.
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Q Todd Dickinson

Q Todd Dickinson is the executive director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He has over 30 years of experience in intellectual property, having previously served as vice president and chief IP counsel for the General Electric Company and under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the US Patent and Trademark Office under President Clinton. He was also a partner in the Howrey law firm.
Mr Dickinson has testified before US Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and the National Academy of Sciences on IP administration and policy.
Mr Dickinson has been named four times as one of the “50 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
Mr Dickinson is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California, the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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Jako Eleveld

Jako Eleveld is a member of the executive management team of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S), where he is responsible for all IP and standards matters concerning Philips Consumer Lifestyle, one of Philips' three market sectors. His responsibility covers the whole spectrum of intellectual property, including portfolio management, standardisation, value capturing, licensing-in and acquisition, transactional work and litigation. Previously, Mr Eleveld was manager with Philips IP&S in the areas of corporate technologies and semiconductors. He has more than 10 years' experience in intellectual property, is a European and Dutch patent attorney, and holds an MSc in applied physics from the University of Twente, the Netherlands.
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Johan Feenstra

Johan Feenstra is chief technology officer and founder of Liquavista. He received his PhD in solid state physics from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands in 1997 and joined Philips Research Labs in 1999. Here he worked to develop his understanding of electrowetting and its use as a display technology and a range of possible applications. As the co-inventor of electrowetting displays and founder of Liquavista in 2006, Dr Feenstra has published more than 65 papers in internationally renowned journals and various book chapters, and has numerous patents granted and pending. At Liquavista, Dr Feenstra is responsible for IP portfolio management and strategy, long-term technology roadmapping and various subsidy programmes.
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Scott M Frank

Scott Frank is the president of AT&T Intellectual Property. He is responsible for the identification, development, protection, management, marketing, licensing and sale of all company-wide intellectual property for AT&T, the world’s largest communications company. Mr Frank was named president of AT&T Intellectual Property in March 2007, following the December 2006 merger of AT&T and BellSouth, where he had previously been the president of intellectual property since 1998. When Mr Frank joined BellSouth in 1998, it had fewer than 50 patents issued in its first 14 years of existence and had not proactively marketed its intellectual property. At the time of the merger (nine years later), BellSouth Intellectual Property had more than 1,000 patents, had been recognised by BusinessWeek for the significant value of its patent portfolio and had added over half a billion dollars to BellSouth’s bottom line from its IP marketing efforts.
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Margot Froehlinger

Margot Fröhlinger graduated from Saarbrücken University with a law degree in 1976. Her postgraduate qualifications consist of the German professional law qualification (1979) and a doctorate in law from Trier University (1981).

From 1979 to 1983 she worked as senior assistant and lecturer in constitutional, administrative and European law at Trier University. From 1983 to 1987 she was a judge at several courts in Germany. In 1987 she joined the Commission of the European Communities, where she held different posts in the Directorate General for Competition and in the Directorate General for the Internal Market and Services.

Since 2007 she has been director of the directorate dealing with the knowledge-based economy, where she is in charge of copyright and related rights, industrial property, IP rights enforcement and the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.
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Hans Joachim Fuchs

Hans Joachim Fuchs, born in 1953, is founder and general manager of Chinabrand Consulting, a China-focused management consultancy with offices in Boston, Shanghai and Munich. Dr Fuchs' main consulting experience has been in anti-counterfeiting and IP protection, IP business and competitive intelligence in China. He is an expert in analysing Chinese intellectual property in the world markets. Dr Fuchs has more than 20 years' experience and works mainly in the People's Republic of China. Clients are famous international brand companies from various industries.
Dr Fuchs is a qualified engineer and economist. He holds a PhD from Hamburg University. He was a director and practice leader with Deloitte, a board member with Braxton Associates, vice director of Swiss Prognos AG and manager with the German Handelsblatt Publishing Group.
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Edelbert Haefele

Edelbert Häfele is CEO of PATEV and a publicly appointed and sworn expert for the valuation and utilisation of IP rights. He holds a PhD in engineering from Technical University in Karlsruhe, Germany.

His professional career started in 1985, when he founded a consulting firm focusing on environmental and process technology. Five years later, Dr Häfele entered into a joint venture agreement with a supplier for car manufacturers. He later became manager of an international material technology firm which conducted business in Germany, Belgium and the United States.

In 2001, Dr Häfele became the CEO of PATEV, one of Europe’s market leaders for IP management services. In recent years PATEV has greatly advanced the evaluation and utilisation of patents in companies as a contribution to added value. PATEV also offers associated services for the analysis and creation of effective patent items (patent engineering) and patent transfers.
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Yung Hahn

Yung Hahn is the president of the Open Patent Alliance (OPA), an organisation dedicated to fostering a transparent, more competitive and more cost-effective IP rights model to ensure the successful and broad adoption of 4G. In addition to his role at the OPA, Mr Hahn serves as the director of wireless strategy & ecosystem initiatives for Intel. He has worked in the wireless telecommunications industry for over 25 years in various marketing, systems engineering, product development, business development and general management roles. Prior to joining Intel, Mr Hahn was the general manager of Davnet - North America, a leading building local exchange carrier. Mr Hahn was also the founder of Telagora, where he designed and built a new wireless e-business.
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Raymond Hegarty

Raymond Hegarty is CEO of IP Foundation, which is based in Luxembourg. Mr Hegarty has managed technology transfer and intellectual property for over 20 years. His recent focus is on IP management, licensing and enforcement in patents and trademarks.
Mr Hegarty has experience of working in American, European and Japanese business environments. In the past three years, he has signed over 50 licensing agreements with Chinese companies.
He is an advocate for IP commercialisation and has advised national governments on its role in economic development strategy. He is currently engaged with international brands including O’Neill and WE.
Mr Hegarty has a degree in engineering, an MBA and a postgraduate qualification in law, all from the National University of Ireland.
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Bowman Heiden

Bowman Heiden is innovation director at Qatar Science and Technology Park, where he leads initiatives focused on technology-based business development, including technology transfer, incubation, entrepreneurship training, IP strategy and policy, and helping institutions to construct an innovation infrastructure that supports knowledge-based economic development. He is also deputy director of the Centre for Intellectual Property at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg. His education and professional expertise have centred on technology, management and economics, with a focus on knowledge-based business development and IP strategy. He has co-founded and developed interdisciplinary centres, incubators, master's programmes, global events, networks and ventures. Mr Heiden has experience working on innovation and business development activities in multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, university innovation systems and economic development agencies. Before turning to the field of knowledge-based business, Mr Heiden played professional basketball in several European countries.
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Wulf Hoeflich

Wulf Hoeflich has been chief IP officer of EADS since 2006. One of his current initiatives is promoting EADS Technology Licensing Initiatives (see www.technologylicensing.eads.net for details). In addition, since 2004 Mr Hoeflich has been vice president of IP at Airbus in Toulouse. Before joining Airbus, Mr Hoeflich spent four years as head of the patent department of General Motors Europe and AdamOpel AG. From 1997 to 2000 he was head of the patent department of Knorr-Bremse AG, Munich, and from 1990 to 1997 he was a patent professional in the patent department of MTU Motoren- und Turbinenunion GmbH, a former Daimler-Chrysler company, Munich.

Mr Hoeflich qualified as a German patent attorney in 1994.
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Steven Hoffman

As president and CEO of ThinkFire, Steve Hoffman has responsibility for the development and execution of the company’s strategy, business development and client service delivery. Prior to joining the company, he held a number of leadership positions in the consulting and software industry.

In the software industry, Mr Hoffman served as the chief operating officer of Exchange Solutions Incorporated, the industry leader in installing and operating a proprietary customer relationship management solutions. He was also executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Sapient, where he was responsible for the successful transition of Sapient from internet consultants to designers, builders and operators of mission-critical transaction and operations management systems for the firm’s Fortune 200 clients.
In consulting, Mr Hoffman led the Chicago office and the global strategy practice as a senior vice president of CSC Index, and was a partner at Bain and Company, where he ran the firm’s Boston office.
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Matthew Hogg

Matthew Hogg is vice president at Liberty International Underwriters, where he leads a newly established global division focusing on intangible and other strategic assets. The division underwrites specialist risks in the classes of intellectual property, reputation, cyber and non-material damage business interruption. Prior to joining Liberty, Mr Hogg was the Europe, Middle East and Africa technology leader for international insurance broker Marsh and before that an underwriter at Lloyd’s of London, where he created a number of niche products in the intangible assets space. He holds a degree in law, a master's in law and economics and an advanced diploma in insurance. Mr Hogg is also chairman of the Intangible Asset Finance Society (IAFS) Risk Committee and on the IAFS Membership Committee, a member of the Licensing Executive Society and the Chartered Insurance Institute, and chairman of UK charity Business & Education for London South.
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Carl Horton

Prior to becoming GE’s chief IP counsel, Carl Horton was lead IP counsel for GE’s healthcare, electrical distribution and control and plastics/advanced materials businesses. Before joining GE, Mr Horton was with the IP law firm of Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis. For the past 12 years, Mr Horton has led IP teams in numerous countries protecting GE products/services, and has been lead IP counsel on 40-plus acquisitions valued from $10 million to over $10 billion and countless IP disputes. Mr Horton received a chemical engineering degree with honours from the University of Utah, and a JD, cum laude, from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Mr Horton is currently co-chair of the Alliance for Clean Technology Innovation and steering committee member of the Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform and IPO. Managing IP magazine named Mr Horton as one of Top 50 IP professionals influencing IP Globally and IP Law & Business as one of the Top 50 IP professionals under 45.
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Francois Jamet

In April 2010 François Jamet joined IdVectoR to launch a European fund for investment in technology and intellectual property.
Prior to this he was director of IP and licensing at France Telecom-Orange. For nine years he was in charge of patents and licensing, during which he implemented a new IP policy, reinforced the patent portfolio and its exploitation, and set up a specialised IP group. He also developed the out-licensing business, focusing on patents related to standards in communication technologies. He was responsible for technology transfer from the Orange labs and for France Telecom-Orange stakes in spin-offs. He was a board member of Innovacom-Gestion.
Mr Jamet is an engineer in telecommunications and a specialist in information and communication technologies. Previously, he held management positions in France Telecom and Siemens. He was instrumental in setting up Global One, a joint venture between France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom and Sprint.
Mr Jamet is a board member of LES France.
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David J Kappos

David Kappos is the under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role, Mr Kappos is the administration’s principal adviser on all aspects of IP policy and, through the secretary of commerce, advises the president on IP matters.

Since joining the USPTO, Mr Kappos has adopted an ambitious agenda that includes reducing patent pendency and the related backlog, improving patent quality, effective policymaking and global IP leadership.

Mr Kappos has 21 years' experience in the IP law field. Before taking leadership of the USPTO, he was vice president and assistant general counsel for IP law at IBM. In that capacity, Mr Kappos managed IBM’s IP law department worldwide.

Mr Kappos received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California-Davis in 1983 and his law degree from the University of California-Berkeley in 1990.
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Pat Kennedy

Pat Kennedy is a founder and CEO of Boulder, Colorado-based Cellport Systems.

Since Cellport’s inception 16 years ago, the company has focused on developing universal wireless connectivity technologies, resulting in three patent portfolios that are core to the global telematics and mobile handset markets. Mr Kennedy shaped Cellport’s business model as a small research lab that promulgates its core architectures and openly licenses the underlying patent portfolio. Mr Kennedy has 11 patents and led the securing of nine licensees of Cellport’s patent portfolios. He has a BA in economics from the University of Buffalo and sits on the boards of numerous companies and university organisations.
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Wim Klop

Wim Klop studied chemistry, physics and chemical engineering. He worked for 18 years in the innovation field in various jobs (from bench chemist to vice president of R&D) and in various fields (from artificial sweeteners to sterile manufacturing in the pharmaceuticals industry). He was a management team member of several international business units. He has extensive experience in the biotechnology field.

For the past seven years he has had global responsibility for all IP issues at DSM.
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Sherry M Knowles

Sherry M Knowles is senior vice president and chief patent counsel of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). She serves as worldwide head of patents for litigation and transactional matters. She joined GSK in September 2006. Previously she was partner at King & Spalding LLP, where she represented companies, foundations and universities in connection with pharmaceutical and biotechnology inventions. Ms Knowles received her BS, cum laude, with distinction in chemistry from Duke University, and her MS, cum laude, in organic chemistry from Clemson University. Prior to law school, she spent several years at SmithKline Beecham (now GSK) as a pharmaceutical synthetic chemist. She received her JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia, where she was a Benjamin Phillips scholar and was elected to Order of the Coif. Managing Intellectual Property magazine (July/August 2008) named her one of the top 10 most influential people in IP in the world and a Patent Owner’s Advocate.
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Nir Kossovsky

Nir Kossovsky is the CEO of Steel City Re, a provider of corporate reputation management solutions. A leading authority on risk and reputation management, he authors IAM magazine’s reputation case study series and most recently published the ground-breaking handbook, Mission: Intangible. Managing risk and reputation to create enterprise value.

Earlier in his career, Dr Kossovsky’s pioneering work with the Patent and License Exchange was memorialized in a Harvard Business School case study; before that, he was a tenured faculty member at the UCLA School of Medicine. He currently serves as executive secretary of the Intangible Asset Finance Society.

Dr Kossovsky earned an MBA from the University of Southern California, an MD from the University of Chicago and a BA in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College.
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Ron Laurie

Ron Laurie is managing director of Inflexion Point Strategy, the first IP investment bank, which he co-founded in 2003. Inflexion Point represents technology companies and institutional investors in bringing the unrealized value of high-quality IP assets to the bottom line by increasing corporate valuation in M&A transactions, by building a defensive patent shield against litigious competitors and by generating additional top-line revenue via creative exclusive field-of-use licensing programmes. Mr Laurie has worked in Silicon Valley for over 40 years, initially as a software engineer and then as an IP lawyer focusing on IP strategy, a subject he has taught at Stanford and Boalt (UC-Berkeley) law schools. He was a founding partner of the Silicon Valley offices of Skadden Arps, Weil Gotshal and Irell & Manella, and has led IP teams in some of the largest technology deals ever done, worth over $50 billion in aggregate.
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Ben Lehman

Ben Lehman is a lawyer with many years of experience advising public and private clients in all aspects of technology and IP transactions. Mr Lehman has also served as global general counsel of one of the world's largest domain name registrars and providers of online brand protection services. He also holds a bachelor of science, majoring in computer science, and worked previously as a software developer.
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Klaus-Heiner Lehne MEP

Klaus-Heiner Lehne is a member of the European Parliament and since Summer 2009 has been chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs as well as chairman of the Conference of Committee Chairs in the European Parliament. He is also a substitute member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. He studied law, physics and philosophy in Dusseldorf, Freiburg, Cologne and Bonn. He was a member of the Dusseldorf City Council between 1984 and 1992. He was also a member of the German Bundestag between 1992 and 1994. He has been a member of the European Parliament since 1994.
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Michael Lennon

Michael Lennon is the chair of Kenyon & Kenyon’s European practice group. He focuses his practice on the litigation and licensing of IP rights, technology transfer transactions and the negotiation of patent, trademark and copyright contracts and agreements. Mr Lennon has more than two decades of experience representing multinational corporations in the automotive, computer, electronics, healthcare and information systems industries in IP lawsuits and transactions. His contributions as a leading IP attorney have been recognised in, among other publications, Intellectual Asset Management's IAM 250 - The World’s Leading IP Strategists.
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Terry Ludlow

Terry Ludlow is a recognised pioneer in semiconductor reverse engineering and was among the first to realise its value for IP groups. He founded Chipworks in 1992 to offer semiconductor and microelectronics system reverse engineering services and patent infringement analysis to companies involved in licensing negotiations and litigations. As CEO, Mr Ludlow continues to provide the strategy, vision, and driving force that have earned Chipworks its position as the premier source of knowledge of what's inside technology.
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Damon C Matteo

Damon C Matteo is vice president and CIPO of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Mr Matteo's career spans nearly 20 years in the strategic creation, management and commercialisation of high-value intellectual capital assets. He regularly employs such vehicles as new business creation, start-ups, direct productisation, M&A, licensing and assertion – all in an international context. Dedicated to developing new theory and best practice in realising value from intellectual capital assets, Mr Matteo is also an author, columnist and frequent lecturer at universities and professional organisations worldwide. Mr Matteo was recently appointed chairman of the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Public Advisory Committee, which operates like a board of directors (overseeing operations, goals, performance, budget etc) for the USPTO. Other board memberships include the European Centre for Intellectual Property Studies and the Silicon Valley LES. In recognition of this professional standing, he has received numerous awards and fellowships, and served as a government agency and trial expert.
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Timothy May

Timothy May, a partner in Finnegan’s Brussels office, has more than 15 years of experience in the field of US IP law. With a practice focused on advising European high-tech companies on US patent matters, he currently manages the patent portfolios for a number of European clients in various electrical and mechanical technologies. A significant portion of his practice is also devoted to strategic counselling on pre-litigation activities relating to patent infringement. Prior to joining the firm, Mr May worked at the US Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications relating to digital communications, image analysis and measurement devices.
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Daniel McCurdy

In August 2008 Daniel McCurdy was named CEO of Allied Security Trust (AST). AST helps high-technology companies worldwide to reduce patent assertion exposures by analysing patents being sold on the market, informing and advising members of those patents, and facilitating the pooling of money among them to help purchase patents of interest to one or more members.

He is also chairman of PatentFreedom, the online, subscription-based global authority on non-practising entities (NPEs) (sometimes called “patent trolls”), as well as Patent Integrity, which pools funds from operating companies to financially support the selection and filing by Patent Integrity of re-examinations of NPE-held patents.

Mr McCurdy was the founder of ThinkFire and served as its CEO from 2001 to 2008. Previously, he was president of intellectual property for Lucent Technologies and a vice president of IBM and Ciena corporations.

Mr McCurdy received his BA summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina.
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Mike McLean

Mike McLean was promoted to his current role in March 2008 after holding a series of progressively senior positions with the company. Since joining the company in 1996, Mr McLean’s technical and management posts have included vice president IPinsights, director of IP, IP manager, account manager and patent analyst. Mr McLean led the creation of the patent development business unit within TechInsights. He has also worked extensively with the technology practices of major law firms, the in-house corporate counsel teams of key technology companies and external licensing agencies.

Mr McLean holds a bachelor of science, engineering with first-class honours from Queens University and is a licensed member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. In recognition of his strong technical and business acumen, he has served as a witness in several IP suits on behalf of TechInsights’ clients.
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Paul Michel

The Honourable Paul R Michel was appointed to the Federal Circuit in 1988 and since 2004 has been chief judge. The author of over 900 opinions, he has spoken and taught widely. He is a member of honour of FICPI.

Chief Judge Michel was the recipient of the 1999 Jefferson Medal, the 2002 Katz-Kiley Prize and the 2005 Eli Whitney Prize. Since 2003, he has annually been named by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as one of the top 50 most influential people in IP in the world.

In 2007 he received the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Fifth Annual Outstanding Public Service Award. Later, Chief Judge Michel was given the Sedona Conference Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to IP law, the first award for Outstanding Achievement of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association and the Intellectual Property Person of the Year Award by the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Association.
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Giancarlo Migliori

Giancarlo Migliori is founding director of MrgoodIDEA, a small boutique based in Italy specialising in providing services to most of the innovation value chain - hence its motto, “From ideas to IP capital”.

Mr Migliori previously worked in investment banking in London and has transferred several financial risk-management and market-making techniques to innovation, IP and technology.
He is active as both an operator and speaker in promoting links between finance and technology and the advent of a technology and IP market with various institutions, including the EPO, WIPO and the Italian Ministry for Development.

Mr Migliori is a valuer for the European Commission’s Pro-Inno Valor programme, which is reviewing official IP and R&D valuation processes and EU funding guidelines.
In 2010 he will focus on integrating public funding into private innovation, industrial macro-projects and the role of SMEs in the technology and IP value chain.
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Giles Newman

Giles Newman joined Thomson, now Thomson Reuters, in September 2004 as the vice president of sales and marketing for corporate markets. He has helped to manage the integration of a number of acquired companies into Thomson and is responsible for global sales of an extensive collection of IP tools and databases. He is based in the EMEA headquarters in London.

After graduating from university, Mr Newman was employed by a UK software company in support and account management roles in the United Kingdom and for a time in Switzerland. He went on to gain extensive experience in sales strategies, global sales and risk management at GE and then Bankers Trust. Subsequently, Mr Newman took leadership roles in two start-up businesses. In all these roles he has gained extensive international management experience.

Mr Newman holds a pure mathematics and statistics degree from Exeter University in the United Kingdom.
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John Olsen

John Olsen is co-chair of the International Trademark, Designs and Copyright Protection Group at international law firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge. He advises clients on the selection, acquisition, exploitation and enforcement of trademark rights throughout the world and has over 30 years' experience in IP law. He advises individuals through to multinational companies and manages brand protection programmes for many widely recognised global brands. He has been involved in more than 1,500 contested trademark cases at the second level of appeal or higher in more than 80 countries around the world, for many household names. He has litigated cases in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Mr Olsen has been recommended in The Legal 500 directory since 2000. He is listed as a leading IP lawyer by Chambers & Partners and is referred to as "world-famous" in The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers.
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Gerard Pannekoek

Gerard J Pannekoek joined IPXI Holdings, LLC in November 2009 as the company's president and CEO. Mr Pannekoek possesses 25 years of diverse corporate experience, with areas of expertise and responsibility including both domestic and international management, finance, marketing and operations. Throughout his career, he has developed and managed major projects and initiatives involving complex business issues, legal transactions, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring. Before assuming his present role at IPXI Holdings, Mr Pannekoek served as teaching professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, where he taught entrepreneurship and international management to both MBA and undergraduate students. From 2002 to 2005, he was president and chief operating officer of the Chicago Climate Exchange, a start-up company that became the world's first multinational and multi-sector market for reducing and trading greenhouse gas emissions.
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Daniel Papst

Daniel G Papst graduated from the University of Karlsruhe in electrical engineering and information technology in 2000, earning a Dipl-Ing (comparable to an MS). He gained some early legal experience as an intern at the law firm of Welsh & Katz Ltd in Chicago in early 2000. Thereafter, he undertook the formal training to become a German patent attorney at IP law firm Reinhard Skuhra Weise & Partner GbR in Munich. Mr Papst has been a licensed German patent attorney and has worked with Papst Licensing GmbH & Co KG in St Georgen since 2005. He is one of the firm's managing directors and shareholders.
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Ruud Peters

Ruud Peters, a national of the Netherlands, was appointed chief executive officer of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards (IP&S) in 1999, in which position he is responsible for managing Philips’ worldwide IP portfolio creation and value extraction activities. He is also responsible for technical and formal standardisation activities in the fields of consumer lifestyle, healthcare, lighting and technology. He joined Philips IP&S in 1977 and became director responsible for licensing in 1990. He has participated in standards bodies such as the International Organization for Standardization and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, where he was active in the formulation of IP policies. Currently, Philips IP&S has about 500 people working in 16 countries around the world.

Mr Peters is also a board member of three technology/IP licensing/trading companies. He has a background in physics.
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Ulf Petrusson

Ulf Petrusson is a professor of law at the University of Gothenburg, as well as the head of department at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Management, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Professor Petrusson is also the director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and programme director at the intellectual capital management master’s programme at Chalmers University of Technology/University of Gothenburg. Professor Petrusson is engaged in research focused on law and technology, with a specific interest in how technology and other knowledge can be claimed and managed as assets, property and capital in early and open innovation projects. Professor Petrusson has experience in working as a company lawyer/IP consultant at Göteborgs Patentbyrå AB. He is a co-founder, senior adviser and board member at CIP Professional Services Ltd, a development and business consultancy company.
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Marshall Phelps

Marshall Phelps is a leading figure in the field of intellectual property management and performance, pioneering many of its leading strategies, generating unprecedented results and heading IP business and related activities at IBM and Microsoft. As executive advisor and board member of Article One Partners, he is actively engaged in helping businesses and governments improve patent quality and improve the patent system.

Mr Phelps served as vice president at IBM in the 1990s, responsible for overseeing standards, telecommunications policy, industry relations, licensing, intellectual property law and management of a worldwide IP portfolio of more than 35,000 patents and 8,500 trademarks. By actively licensing these and other IP rights, such as trade secrets and copyrights, he transformed a function that had previously been costly overhead to a $2 billion annual profit center. Prior to heading IP business, he served IBM as director of government relations in Washington and as vice president of Asia-Pacific operations in Tokyo.

From 2002-2010 Mr Phelps was corporate vice president and deputy general counsel for intellectual property and licensing, Microsoft Corporation. At Microsoft, his duties entailed worldwide management of the company’s intellectual property portfolio, patent prosecution, licensing, standards and business development. He facilitated Microsoft’s emergence as one of the world’s largest IP companies with over 60,000 patents and applications, extensive copyright holdings and numerous trademarks.

In 2006, Mr Phelps was elected to the initial class of the IP Hall of Fame. In 2001 he was founding partner with Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures, now the largest acquirer of patents worldwide. His book, “Burning the Ships”, Intellectual Property and the Transformation of Microsoft, was published in 2009. Mr Phelps has taught IP strategy at business, law or engineering schools at Duke, Cornell, UNC, Berkeley and in Japan. He holds a BA from Muskingum College, an MS from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a JD from Cornell University Law School.
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Vincent Pluvinage

Vincent Pluvinage currently leads strategic acquisitions and private equity at Intellectual Ventures. Intellectual Ventures was founded in 2000 and currently has about $5 billion of capital under management.

Prior to Intellectual Ventures, Dr Pluvinage was CEO of IPVALUE Management Inc, where he built the team of IP experts and closed over $0.25 billion of IP transactions. He was CEO of Preview Systems, which he took public in 1999. Before co-founding Preview Systems, he spun out the core technology from AT&T Bell Laboratories to ReSound, a newly created start-up, where he first led the R&D before being promoted president of International operations, participating in the NASDAQ initial public offering in 1993.

Dr Pluvinage completed the Stanford Executive Management Programme. He completed his PhD in bioengineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, after completing summa cum laude his engineering degree in applied physics at Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
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Richard Price

Richard Price is recognised as one of the leading patent and trademark litigators in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mr Price advises clients in a wide range of sectors, including carbon emissions, water purification, genetically modified crops, brain, coronary and abdominal stents, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene products, household products, electronic equipment and computer chips, and complementary remedies.
He was secretary of the Patent Solicitors Association (1982-1994), which became the (British) Intellectual Property Lawyers Association; and chairman of the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (1994-1997). From 1991 to 2007 he was a tutor on the Bristol University postgraduate IP law diploma patents workshop. Currently he is a tutor on the Oxford University postgraduate IP Law Diploma Patents Workshop.
In May 2006 he was the UK IP litigation member of a UK government-sponsored delegation to China. He is a founder member of the Global Patent Litigation Project.
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Yoshi Ryujin

Yoshi Ryujin is a Japanese patent attorney and US attorney at law (New York). His firm is one of the leading firms in Japan specialising in technology transfers and licensing, and has handled many transactions between Japanese and overseas companies, often involving the sale of millions of dollars. Mr Ryujin joined Ajinomoto Co, Inc in 1987, where he handled various international licensing matters, joint research and development initiatives and litigations. He joined TMI Associates in 1995. In 1997 he studied at Santa Clara University School of Law under Professor Chisum. He joined NEC USA Inc (NJ, USA) in 1998. In 2003 Mr Ryujin returned to Japan, where he worked at SHIGA International Patent Office as a board member. He opened his own firm in 2006. Mr Ryujin has often appeared in newspapers and on television shows as a keen IP negotiator in Japan, and he has been elected as a member of IP committees for the Japanese government.
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Bernd Singer

Bernd Singer is responsible for key account management at Steinbeis TIB. As part of the Steinbeis Association, Steinbeis TIB evaluates intellectual property with marketing potential for Alpha Patentfonds.

Dr Singer is an IP professional and holds a doctorate in electrical engineering. Before joining Steinbeis TIB, he worked for many years in several management positions in plant engineering and construction, and in the area of automation technology.
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Tom Skwarek

Tom Skwarek is managing director and head of corporate business development, and is based in London. Prior to joining Swiss Re in 2000, Mr Skwarek was president of Strategic Capital Management, which provided consulting services on alternative solutions to the traditional insurance programmes of Swiss Re and its corporate clients. Before starting his consulting practice, he spent most of his nearly 20-year investment banking career at JP Morgan, where, as managing director, his responsibilities included heading European capital markets origination and structured finance.
Swiss Re combines (re)insurance-based innovations with other elements of corporate finance to help clients to enhance capital efficiency, stabilise earnings and add shareholder value.
Mr Skwarek holds a postgraduate degree in economics from Oxford University (St Catherine’s College), as well as undergraduate degrees from the California State University at Los Angeles and Uppsala University, Sweden in economics and political science.
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Wayne Sobon

Wayne P Sobon, associate general counsel and director of intellectual property for Accenture since 2000, is responsible for its global IP programme, including its patent programme for capturing and protecting inventions worldwide. Currently Mr Sobon is located in Accenture's San Jose, California office. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Mr Sobon received his bachelor degrees in physics and German studies from Stanford University and his JD and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr Sobon is a frequent speaker and lecturer on IP issues. He is a member of the boards of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the National Inventor Hall of Fame, and a prior member of the board of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
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John Squires

John A Squires is co-chair of Chadbourne's IP practice and has significant, internationally hailed experience in IP matters. He advises on all aspects of IP matters. Mr Squires' experience includes founding the patent practice at Goldman Sachs and chairing the leading financial services industry groups on IP matters. He has worked with both houses of Congress, as well as the regulatory community, to bring about improvements in US patent law. Most recently, he was among the leading practitioners collaborating on benchbook released by the National Patent Jury Instruction Committee to assist US trial judges in the case management of patent damages issues. He has authored and co-authored numerous amicus briefs filed with the US Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is widely recognized in both the financial services and technology sectors as one of the country's top IP experts and strategists.
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Stefan Steinbrener

Stefan Steinbrener was previously a member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich and chairman of Board of Appeal 3.5.01 (Electricity I), which handles appeal cases in patent matters for computer-implemented inventions, covering both hardware and software. Under his chairmanship, the board made fundamental contributions to the case law in this field. Dr Steinbrener studied physics in Munich and Regensburg, and holds a PhD from the University of Wurzburg. He worked as an examiner at the German Patent and Trademark Office and EPO, and was appointed a member of EPO Board of Appeal 3.4.02 (Physics II) in 1997 and chairman of Board 3.5.01 in 2001. After his retirement, he joined Bardehle Pagenberg Dost Altenburg Geissler in early 2010. Dr Steinbrener acted as a consultant to the IP Office of Singapore and lectured at CEIPI/Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg. He is the author of various publications and presentations on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions.
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Ellen 't Hoen

Ellen ‘t Hoen is a lawyer and an expert in medicine policy and IP law. From 1999 until 2009 she was the director of policy and advocacy at Médecins sans Frontières’ Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines. In 2008 she was a research fellow at the IS HIV/AIDS Academy of the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of the book The Global Politics of Pharmaceutical Monopoly Power. Drug patents, access, innovation and the application of the WTO Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health, which was published in January 2009.
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Heather Thompson

Heather Thompson has 10 years' experience of technology transfer and IP commercialisation at research-intensive universities, joining UMIST Ventures in 2000 and University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP) in 2004. Her experience encompasses the development and market entry of a range of life sciences, engineering and technology innovations, typically starting at early technology readiness level stages and with limited market knowledge. She directly managed licensing and venturing projects before heading up the technology and humanities team at UMIP. The group captures new IP with commercial potential from academics in engineering and physical sciences, and humanities departments, and develops IP rights and technology to create new spin-out enterprises and co-development and licensing opportunities.

Prior to joining UMIST Ventures, Ms Thompson spent 15 years in the pharmaceuticals and in-vitro diagnostics industries, latterly with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company. As a product development scientist, she brought to market three diagnostic products launched worldwide in regulated markets.
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Pierre Treichel

Pierre Treichel studied law in Strasbourg, Heidelberg and Munich, where he obtained a PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property (patent enforcement). Dr Treichel worked as a research assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for a couple of years. He then joined a law firm. He has worked at the European Patent Office since 2001 and is now in Department 522, International Legal Affairs.
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Michael Tucker

Mike Tucker, GenVec’s vice president of business development, joined in 2007. He leads the company’s licensing and alliance management functions, and is also responsible for intellectual property and legal affairs. In his career, Mr Tucker has led business or legal teams on transactions with more than US$1 billion of aggregate value.
Mr Tucker joined GenVec from Organon BioSciences, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in the United States and Europe. He served on the management board of the vaccine division, Nobilon, and led teams of lawyers on in and out-licence transactions with large and medium-sized pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
Prior to Organon, Mr Tucker was one of the original employees of BioPort, now known as Emergent BioSolutions, where he led the government, public and legal affairs departments.
Mr Tucker earned a BA from Grinnell College and a JD from Stanford. He serves on the board of directors of the Potomac Valley Dressage Association.
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Carmen Vela

Carmen Vela is managing director at INGENASA, a small biotechnology company based in Madrid and devoted to animal health. She is a biochemist with more than 30 years' experience in immunology, virology and related fields. She is the author of numerous publications and patents granted in the European Union and the United States. Currently, she is a member of the Advisory Group of PEOPLE(FP7), the External Advisory Committee of EUREKA and the Advisory Council of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, among others.

Ms Vela actively participates as an executive board member of the European Federation of Biotechnology, as vice president of the Spanish Society for Biotechnology and as president of the Spanish Association of Women Scientists and Technologists.
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Joseph Villella

Joseph Villella is vice president of intellectual property and head of the patent department at Infineon Technologies AG. Mr Villella is responsible for Infineon’s worldwide IP matters, including patent prosecution, licensing and litigation. Prior to joining Infineon in December 2005, he was chief patent counsel at Seagate Technology. He previously spent a 20-year career in IBM’s IP department, working in a variety of technology areas around the world, including three years in Tokyo with responsibility for all IP matters in the Asia-Pacific area. Mr Villella is a US attorney, is registered to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the State Bars of Texas and California.
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Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson is the CEO and one of the founders of ipVA, the London-based IP advisory and products provider. ipVA works for venture capital and private equity-backed businesses across the technology and clean-tech sectors, acting as a CIPO for the clients it represents.

After 15 years as an M&A lawyer in Andersen, in 2001 Mr Watson joined Thirdspace, a co-venture by Alcatel and Oracle into the then-nascent IPTV market. Oracle had donated a portfolio of video streaming patents to the business. Two years of intensive IP education later, Thirdspace was sold to Alcatel, the quality of its IP being one of the core reasons for its valuation.

Mr Watson is also a presenter at the European Venture Capital Association’s IP rights masterclass.
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Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner's practice covers all matters relating to patents, utility models and designs, with a special focus on telecommunications, computer hardware and software. His activities include representation in patent examination and opposition proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office, as well as the enforcement of patent rights before the patent courts and parallel nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court. Dr Wegner is the author of the chapter on Germany in Software Patents Worldwide, published in 2007. He holds a doctorate in physical chemistry.
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Carol White

Carol A Lewis White is an IP attorney with WL Gore & Associates, Inc, headquartered in Newark, Delaware. She coordinates a variety of IP needs for the company, including patent application preparation, client counselling, licensing and litigation matters.
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Joff Wild

Joff Wild has been the editor of Intellectual Asset Management Magazine since it was established in 2004. As a journalist he has specialised in covering IP since the early 1990s. Prior to IAM, Joff was editor of Managing Intellectual Property, Patent World and Copyright World, and was assistant editor of Trademark World. He has written on IP-related subjects for titles such as The Times, The Financial Times, Euromoney magazine, the American Lawyer and Latin Finance, and has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 4 to talk about IP. He is also editor in chief of the IP Media Group and is responsible for the content of the IP Business Congress.
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Audrey Yayon-Dauvet

Audrey Yayon-Dauvet was formerly in private practice at Bird & Bird in Paris. Specialising in IP, IT and consumer law, she advised a wide range of clients, from start-ups to international groups, notably on defining policies for IP management and overall litigation strategies. Ms Yayon-Dauvet joined the Pernod Ricard Group - the co-leader in the wine and spirits industry- three years ago as group IP director. She has authored many articles on IP and IT issues for national and international publications, including the INTA Bulletin, World Trademark Review and Intellectual Property Forum. She is also co-author of an internet dictionary (Dalloz, 2001) and of the book Copyright (Sweet & Maxwell, 2004). She is a frequent speaker, panellist and guest lecturer on IP and IT issues.
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Richard Yung

On 26th September 2004 Richard Yung was elected as senator representing French citizens abroad. He is a member of the Legislation Committee and of the European Affairs Committee.

Mr Yung graduated in economic sciences from the Paris-Panthéon University (1970) and holds a diploma from the Paris Political Institute (1971).
He started his career as head of the planning and budget department at CNRS – the French National Research and Science Institute (1973-1978), and then became general secretary of INPI – the French Intellectual Property Institute (1978-1983).

After two years at Banque Worms as adviser to the president, and one year as administrative and financial head of QUESTEL-TELESYSTEMES, he returned to the IP world as director of general administration at the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva, 1986-1989), then director of international cooperation at the European Patent Office (Munich, 1989-2004).
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David Yurkerwich

David Yurkerwich assists clients throughout the world with the valuation, licensing and sale of technology and IP rights. He operates from the New York and Frankfurt offices of Charles River Associates (CRA). Mr Yurkerwich was a founder, chief executive officer and chairman of InteCap, which was acquired by CRA in 2004. He provides strategic consulting services to clients relating to the management of IP assets, markets IP and negotiates transactions. Mr Yurkerwich provides expert testimony arising from infringement and other business disputes. He has served as an expert witness in federal and state court and at arbitration on over 40 occasions. Prior to forming InteCap, Mr Yurkerwich held various management positions with Peterson Worldwide (now part of Navigant Consulting), including president and vice chairman. Mr Yurkerwich also served as a director of Telemundo from 1995 to 1998. He is a certified public accountant and certified valuation analyst, and is accredited in business valuation.
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Ronald Zink

Ronald Zink is associate general counsel at Microsoft. Based in Paris, Mr Zink is responsible for Microsoft’s European policy and government affairs team. This team leads substantive and strategic positions on policy issues, including intellectual property, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1995, Mr Zink worked in private practice advising companies of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, on the protection, licensing and litigation of IP rights relative to their businesses. Mr Zink is a US registered patent attorney and an inventor on several patent applications. He is active in numerous groups focused on technology policy, has authored numerous papers on innovation and frequently speaks on technology-related topics.
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Jonathan Zuck

Jonathan Zuck is a respected leader in the technology industry, a professional software developer and IT executive with more than 15 years of experience. Mr Zuck has been called on as a technology expert for major news networks and trade press.

Previously, Mr Zuck served as director of technical services at the Spectrum Technology Group in Washington, DC - a consulting firm specialising in client/server, internet and data warehouse solutions development.

In 1996 Mr Zuck joined Financial Dynamics as vice president of technology, where he set the standard for innovation in technical architecture, career management and employee empowerment. During his tenure, company revenues doubled.

In 1988 Mr Zuck founded User Friendly, Inc, Washington, DC, a company providing consulting and software development services to local businesses. Mr Zuck also set up US operations for a French software firm, where he helped build the company into an $11 million business.
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