September 1-30, 2020

Confirmed Speakers

Below is the current list of confirmed speakers for IPWatchdog Virtual CON2020.
Alden Abbott

Alden Abbott

General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission

Meredith Addy

Partner, AddyHart, P.C.
Shawn Ambwani

Shawn Ambwani

COO, SVP of Legal, and Co-Founder of Unified Patents
Russ Binns

Russel Binns

CEO & General Counsel, Allied Security Trust

Lynne Borchers

Founding Partner, Sage Patent Group
Kurt Brasch

Kurt Brasch

Head of Patent Transactions and Patent Policy, Uber
Courtenay Brinckerhoff

Courtenay Brinckerhoff

Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP; Primary author of the PharmaPatents blog
Christopher Carani

Christopher Carani

Partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
Louis Carbonneau

Louis Carbonneau

Founder and CEO, Tangible IP LLC
Jim Carmichael

James Carmichael

Former Administrative Patent Judge at USPTO; Founder of Carmichael IP

Megan Carpenter

Dean, University New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law
Rebecca Chen

Rebecca Chen

Foreign Counsel Liaison, SUGIMURA & Partners
Brad Close

Brad Close

Executive Vice President, Transpacific IP
Carlo Cotrone

Carlo Cotrone

Chief Patent Counsel, Techtronic Industries North America
Bill Coughlin

William Coughlin

CEO, Harness Dickey
Will Covey

Will Covey

Deputy General Counsel & Director of OED, USPTO
Tracy Durkin

Tracy-Gene Durkin

Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox; Practice Leader, Mechanical & Design Practice Group
Robert Earle

Robert Earle

Vice President, Patent Assertion and Enforcement Ericsson
Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich

Founding Partner, Tensegrity Law Group LLP
Bart Eppenauer

Bart Eppenauer

Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Former Chief Patent Counsel, Microsoft
Judge Ted Essex

Theodore Essex

Retired Judge of the ITC; Senior Counsel at Hogan Lovells
Louis Foreman

Louis Foreman

Entrepreneur / Innovator / Investor
Mike Franzinger

Mike Franzinger

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Kate Gaudry

Kate Gaudry

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Adam Gill

Founder & Managing Director of GLS Capital
Kirk Goodwin

Kirk Goodwin

Assistant General Counsel for Patents, Whirlpool Corporation
Michael Gulliford

Michael Gulliford

Founder and a Managing Principal, Soryn IP Group
David Hall

David Hall

Partner, Sage Patent Group; Former Associate General Counsel for IP, Cree, Inc.
Phil Harstein

Phil Hartstein

President and CEO of Finjan Holdings, Inc.
David Henry

David G. Henry

Leader of Gray Reed’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group
Brian Hinman

Brian Hinman

Chief Commercial Officer at Aon Intellectual Property Solutions
Cole Holman

Cole Holman

Patent Agent & Design Projects Supervisor
Andrei Iancu, Director of the USPTO

Andrei Iancu

Under Secretary of Commerce for IP & Director of the USPTO
Sharon Israel

Sharon Israel

Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP; Past President, AIPLA
John Jackson

John Jackson

Partner, Jackson Walker LLP
Efrat Kasnik

Efrat Kasznik

President, Foresight Valuation Group
Kurt Kjelland

Kurt Kjelland

Vice President, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm Inc.
Sherry Knowles

Sherry Knowles

Managing Partner, Knowles IP Strategy; Former Senior Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline
Jessica Landacre

Jessica Landacre

Executive Director, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Evan Langdon

Evan Langdon

Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
Matt Larson

Matt Larson

Vice President, Oceanic Partners, Inc.
Chris Lee

Christopher Lee

Founding Partner, Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan
Mark Leonard

Mark Leonard

General Counsel, Jelly Belly Candy Co.
Eli Mazour

Eli Mazour

Counsel, Harrity & Harrity LLP; Host of Clause 8 podcast series
Dan McCurdy

Dan McCurdy

CEO, RPX Corporation
Jamie McDole

Jamie McDole

Patent Litigation Partner, Haynes and Boone
Scott McKeown

Scott McKeown

Partner, Ropes & Gray; Editor of PatentsPostGrant.com

Megan McLoughlin

Patent Attorney & Director of Product Management at LexisNexis Intellectual Property
Anthony Meola

Anthony Meola

Partner with Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts, LLP
Chief Judge Michel

Chief Judge Paul Michel

Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (ret.)
Ray Millien

Raymond Millien

Chief IP Officer & CEO, Volvo Car Ventures
Kristin Murphy

Kristin Murphy

Partner, Honigman LLP
Kevin Noonan

Kevin Noonan

Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP; Co-Founder, PatentDocs
Sandra Nowak

Sandra Nowak

Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, 3M Company
Brian O'Shaughnessey

Brian O’Shaughnessy

Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; Past President & Sr. VP, Public Policy, LES, USA & Canada
Daniel Papst

Daniel Papst

Managing Director and Co-Owner, Papst Licensing GmbH & Co.
Jim Pooley

James Pooley

Former Deputy Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization
Kirupa Pushparaj

Kirupa Pushparaj

Director of Intellectual Property at Square, Inc.
Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn

President & CEO, IPWatchdog, Inc.
Renee Quinn

Renée Quinn

Chief Operating Officer, IPWatchdog, Inc.
Chief Judge Rader

Chief Judge Randall Rader

Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (ret.)
Terry Rea

Teresa Rea

Former Acting and Deputy Director of the USPTO; Partner and Vice-Chair of Crowell & Moring’s Intellectual Property Group
Mike Renaud

Mike Renaud

Division Head for the Intellectual Property at Mintz, Levin
Kent Richardson

Kent Richardson

CEO Richardson Oliver Insights; Partner ROL Group; Expert witness
Eric Robinson

Erick Robinson

Partner, Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig PLLC
Mark Roche

Mark Roche

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Techquity Capital Management
Robert Ryan

Robert Ryan

Partner, Holland & Hart
Matteo Sabattini

Matteo Sabattini

Director of IP Policy for Ericsson
Hans Sauer

Hans Sauer

Deputy General Counsel and Vice President for Intellectual Property, BIO
Margaux Savee

Margaux Savee

Principal and Patent Attorney, Polsinelli
Stephen Schreiner

Stephen Schreiner

Partner, Carmichael IP
Hope Shimabuku

Hope Shimabuku

Director of the USPTO Texas Regional Office, Dallas, TX
Russ Slifer

Russell Slifer

Former Deputy Director of the USPTO; Principal, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Peter Sloane

Peter Sloane

Chair of the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group at Leason Ellis

Sarah Spires

Patent Litigator, Skiermont Derby LLP
Robert Greene Sterne

Robert Greene Sterne

Founding Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Robert Stoll

Co-Chair of Drinker Biddle’s IP Group; Former Commissioner for Patents, USPTO
Monica Riva Talley

Monica Riva Talley

Director and Head of Sterne Kessler’s Trademark & Brand Protection Practice
Tricia Thompkins

Tricia Thompkins

EVP, General Counsel and Secretary at Perry Ellis
Bernie Tomsa

Bernard Tomsa

Partner, Brooks Kushman P.C.
Peter Toren

Peter Toren

Intellectual Property Litigator
Paul Tully

Paul Tully

Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Jamie Underwood

Jamie Underwood

Partner and Global IP Strategist, Latham & Watkins
Todd Van Thomme

Todd Van Thomme

Shareholder, Nyemaster Goode P.C.; Past President AIPF
Kenneth Weatherwax

Kenneth Weatherwax

Founding and Co-Managing Partner, Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP
David Weingarten

M. David Weingarten, Ph.D.

Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
John White

John White

Patent Attorney and Lecturer, Berenato & White, LLC
Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Partner, Munck Wilson Mandala
Katharine Wolanyk

Katharine Wolanyk

Managing Director, Burford Capital and Board Member at Acacia Research
Donald Zuhn

Donald Zuhn

Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP; Co-Founder, PatentDocs

Subject to change.