September 12-14, 2021 | Renaissance Dallas Richardson

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order) for IPWatchdog LIVE 2021 as of September 9, 2021.

Subject to change.
Meredith Addy

Meredith Addy

Co-Founder of AddyHart P.C.
Judge Alan D. Albright

Hon. Alan D. Albright

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Shawn Ambwani

Shawn Ambwani

Co-Founder & COO, Unified Patents
Vishal Amin

Vishal Amin

Head of IP Policy, Intel Corporation
Heather Antoine

Heather Antoine

Partner at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Joan Archer

Joan Archer, Ph.D.

General Counsel, Farmobile
Jacob Babcock

Jacob Babcock

CEO of NuCurrent, Inc.
Brent Bellows

Brent R. Bellows, Ph.D.

Partner, Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies
Jill Bindler

Jill Bindler

Partner, Gray Reed
Russ Binns

Russell Binns

CEO and General Counsel, Allied Security Trust

Hon. Ada Brown

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Dan Brown

Dan Brown, Ph.D.

Founder & President, Loggerhead Tools LLC
Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D.

Douglas J. Bucklin, Ph.D.

Senior Attorney, Volpe Koenig
Joseph Cammiso

Joseph Cammiso

Brand Protection Manager at Toyota North America
Benjamin Cappel

Benjamin Cappel

Partner, AddyHart P.C.
Jim Carmichael

James Carmichael

Founder, Carmichael IP; Former Administrative Patent Judge
Megan Carpenter

Megan Carpenter

Dean, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law
Kim Chotkowski

Kimberly Chotkowski

Vice President, Head of Licensing Strategy and Operations at InterDigital, Inc.
Brad Close

Brad Close

Executive Vice President, Licensing, Transpacific IP
Carlo Cotrone

Carlo Cotrone

Chief IP Counsel at Techtronic Industries North America
Patrick Coyne

Patrick J. Coyne

Partner, Finnegan Henderson
Makan Delrahim

Makan Delrahim

Former Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice
Abha Divine

Abha Divine

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Techquity Capital Management
Dave Djavaherian

David Djavaherian

Founding Partner, PacTech Law
Jayne Durden

Jayne Durden

Vice President of Law Firm Strategy, Anaqua
Rachel Elsby

Rachel Elsby

Partner, Akin Gump
Judge Ted Essex

Theodore Essex

Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells
Steven Geiszler

Steven Geiszler

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel (U.S.), Huawei
Llew Gibbons

Llewellyn Gibbons

Distinguished University Professor, University of Toledo College of Law
Kae Gruner

Kae Gruner

Counsel, McGuireWoods

Michael Gulliford

Founding Partner, Soryn IP Capital Management
Phil Harstein

Phil Hartstein

Co-Founder & Partner, Soryn IP Capital Management
DJ Healy

Danielle (DJ) Healey

Senior Principal, Fish & Richardson
David G. Henry

David G. Henry

Partner, Gray Reed; Chair, IP Litigation Group
Andrei Iancu

Andrei Iancu

Partner, Irell & Manella; Former USPTO Director
Marylauren Ilagan

Marylauren Ilagan

Director, Intellectual Property, Mary Kay Inc.
Chris Israel

Chris Israel

Senior Partner, ACG Advocacy
Sharon Israel

Sharon Israel

Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon
Kim Jessum

Kim Jessum

Vice President & General Counsel, Heraeus Medical Components
Miranda Jones

Miranda Jones

Partner, Porter Hedges
David J. Kappos

David J. Kappos

Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore; Former USPTO Director
Stephen Key

Stephen Key

Contributor to Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, Licensing Expert
Patrick Kilbride

Patrick Kilbride

Senior VP for International IP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Jay Knobloch

Jay Knobloch

Executive Vice President for Intellectual Property at NuCurrent, Inc.
Mark Kokes

Dr. Mark Kokes

Chief IP Officer, NantWorks
John Kolakowski

John Kolakowski

Director of Patent Licensing, Nokia
Gary Lauder

Gary Lauder

Lauder Partners, LLC
Mark Leonard

Mark Leonard

General Counsel, Jelly Belly Candy Company

Robert Leonard

Shareholder, Volpe Koenig
Van Lindberg

Van Lindberg

Partner, Taylor English; General Counsel and Director of the Python Software Foundation
Nicholas Matich

Nicholas Matich

Principal, McKool Smith
Eli Mazour

Eli Mazour

Partner, Harrity & Harrity; Host, Clause 8 Podcast
Matt McBride

Matthew McBride

Director of IP Services, CAS
Eileen McDermott

Eileen McDermott

Editor-in-Chief, IPWatchdog.com
Scott McKeown

Scott McKeown

Partner, Ropes & Gray
Megan McLoughlin

Megan McLoughlin

Director of Product Management, LexisNexis Intellectual Property
Wesley McMichael

Wesley McMichael

Shareholder, Volpe Koenig
Chief Judge Michel

Hon. Paul R. Michel

Chief Judge, Federal Circuit (ret.)

Raymond Millien

Chief Executive Officer, Harness Dickey
Micky Minhas

Micky Minhas

Senior Vice President, Marconi
Thomas Moga

Thomas Moga

Senior Counsel, Dykema Gossett PLLC
Brian Nolan

Brian W. Nolan

Partner, Mayer Brown
Brian O'Shaughnessey

Brian O’Shaughnessy

Chair, Dinsmore’s IP Transactions and Licensing Group
Chad Pannell

Chad Pannell

Partner, AddyHart P.C.
Daniel Papst

Daniel Papst

Managing Director and Co-Owner, Papst Licensing GmbH & Co.
Changhae Park

Changhae Park

Senior Vice President and Chief IP Officer, NXP Semiconductors
Kevin Post

Kevin Post

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
Connie Powell

Connie Powell Nichols

Professor of Law, Baylor; Of Counsel, Gray Reed
Jon Putnam

Jon Putnam

Founder and Principal, Competition Dynamics, Inc.
Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn

President & CEO, IPWatchdog, Inc.
Hon. Randall R. Rader

Hon. Randall R. Rader

Chief Judge, Federal Circuit (ret.)
Reginald Ratliff

Reginald Ratliff

Partner, Vanguard/IP, LLP
Bob Rauker

Bob Rauker

CEO, Belluscura plc
Mike Renaud

Michael Renaud

Chair, Intellectual Property Division, Mintz, Levin
Matthew Rizzolo

Matt Rizzolo

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
Erick Robinson

Erick Robinson

Partner, Porter Hedges
Chad Rutkowski

Chad Rutkowski

Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Paul Skiermont

Paul Skiermont

Partner, Skiermont Derby LLP
Russ Slifer

Russ Slifer

Principal, Schwegman Lundberg & Woesner; Former Deputy Director, USPTO
Mark Snyder

Mark Snyder

Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Qualcomm
Sarah Spires

Sarah Spires

Partner, Skiermont Derby LLP
Bob Stoll

Robert Stoll

Co-chair, IP Group, Faegre Drinker; Former Commissioner for Patents
Bob Taylor

Robert Taylor

Founder and Owner, RPT Legal Strategies PC
Alaina van Horn

Alaina van Horn

Chief of the Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE) Branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
James Warden

James Warden

Executive Vice President, Engineering at PanOptis Patent Management, LLC
Scott Weingust

Scott Weingust

Managing Director, Stout
John White

John White

CEO & Managing Director, PCT Learning Center
Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Partner, Munck Wilson & Mandala
Katharine Wolanyk

Katharine Wolanyk

Managing Director, Burford
Christine Yun Sauer

Christine Yun Sauer

Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP
David Yurkerwich

David Yurkerwich

Senior Managing Director, IP Practice Leader, Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

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