September 13-16, 2020

Confirmed Speakers

Below is the current list of confirmed speakers for IPWatchdog 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
James Aquilina

James Aquilina

Counsel, IP Practice Group, Quarles & Brady LLP
Russ Binns

Russel Binns

CEO & General Counsel, Allied Security Trust
Jeff Blumenfeld

Jeff Blumenfeld

Co-Chair, Antitrust and Trade Litigation; Partner, Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Carole Boelitz

Carole Boelitz

Vice President of Intellectual Property, Zume Inc.
Marc Booth

Marc Booth

Chief IP Officer, Acacia Research Corporation

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

Elvir Causevic

Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
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
Makan Delrahim

Makan Delrahim

Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division
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
Ron Epstein

Ron Epstein

CEO, Epicenter IP Group
Judge Ted Essex

Theodore Essex

Retired Judge of the ITC; Senior Counsel at Hogan Lovells
Andrea Evans

Andrea Hence Evans

The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC
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.
Jim Harlan

Jim Harlan

Senior Director of Standards and Competition Policy, InterDigital
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
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
Patrick Kilbride

Patrick Kilbride

Senior Vice President of the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Gregory Kisor

Gregory Kisor

Global Head of Investment Fund Management, Intellectual Ventures Management LLC
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
Ian MacLean

Ian MacLean

Senior Vice President of IP Services, TechInsights
Josh Malone

Josh Malone

Inventor, Bunch O' Balloons
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, Volvo Car Corporation
Micky Minhas

Micky Minhas

Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel, Microsoft, Inc.
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.

Arvin Patel

Executive Vice President & Chief IP Counsel, TiVo
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.)

W. Edward Ramage

Shareholder & Chair of the Intellectual Property Group, Baker Donelson
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
Lloyd Sadler

Lloyd Sadler

Associate General Counsel for Licensing, HPS
Tim Santoni

Tim Santoni

President & CEO, Santoni Investigations
Hans Sauer

Hans Sauer

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

Margaux Savee

Principal and Patent Attorney, Polsinelli
Stephen Shaw

Stephen Shaw

Director of Intellectual Property, Fit Bit
Hope Shimabuku

Hope Shimabuku

Director of the USPTO Texas Regional Office, Dallas, TX
Greg Sidak

Greg Sidak

Chairman, Criterion Economics
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
Erich Spangenberg

Erich Spangenberg

Chief Executive Officer, IPwe

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

Kaleisha Stuart

Associate Counsel, Dallas Cowboys
Monica Riva Talley

Monica Riva Talley

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

Annsley Merelle Ward

Attorney with WilmerHale; Blogger with IPKat.com
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
Eran Zur

Eran Zur

Head of the Intellectual Property, Fortress Investment Group

Subject to change.