50 most influential people in IP 2022: MIP recognises Suzanne Barnett at the Copyright Royalty Board
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50 most influential people in IP 2022: MIP recognises Suzanne Barnett at the Copyright Royalty Board

Suzanne Barnett was the interim chief judge at the Copyright Royalty Board in the US

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Suzanne Barnett, interim chief judge, Copyright Royalty Board, US

Judge Suzanne Barnett was enjoying her retirement in October 2021 when she got a call from the Library of Congress.

Chief Judge Jesse Feder at the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), which determines rates and terms for copyright statutory licences, had announced his plans to step down and the library needed someone to fill his shoes until a replacement could be found.

The library’s leaders thought it would be difficult for someone unfamiliar with the board’s proceedings to step in because its calendar was full.

Barnett, 73, who served as chief copyright royalty judge from 2012 until 2019, took the role as interim chief judge.

Barnett stayed on to help the CRB in its time of need, ruling on important copyright royalty matters, until the International Trade Commission’s David Shaw joined last July.

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19 Industry leaders
10 Public officials
9 IP authorities
7 Judges
5 Notable individuals
 
Kasim Alfalahi is CEO at Avanci in the US
Craig Wright is a computer scientist in Australia
Robert Devonshire is a partner at MML Capital in the UK
Scott Frank is CEO of IP at AT&T in the US
Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen are founders at Andreessen Horowitz in the US
Jim Sullivan is a director at Shazam Productions in the UK
Mattia Fogliacco is president of Sisvel International in Luxembourg
Shannon Thyme Klinger is chief legal officer at Moderna in the US
René Claude Metomo is the president of the Association of Penja Pepper Producers in Cameroon
Juliette Rouilloux-Sicre is vice president of legal and intellectual property at Thales in France
Jack Randles is head of legal at Manolo Blahnik in the UK
Clemens Heusch is global head of dispute resolution at Nokia in Germany
Audrey Lee is general counsel at Starz Entertainment in the US
Nader Pazirandeh is president at Unicolors in the US
Beat Weibel is chief IP counsel at Siemens in Germany
Niall Trainor is senior director of brand protection at eOne in the UK
Stephen Wurth and John Scott are legal counsel at Qualcomm in the US
Joyce Ang is senior vice president for IPR protection at Lazada in Singapore
Daniel Zohny is head of IP at FIFA in Switzerland
 
The investigation lead at the Spanish National Police asked to remain anonymous
Thom Tillis is a senator for North Carolina at the US Congress
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the director general of the World Trade Organization in Switzerland
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the former president of the United Arab Emirates
Patrick Leahy is a senator for Vermont at the US Congress
Vladimir Putin is president of Russia
Jacob Rees-Mogg is the former secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy in the UK
Kerstin Jorna is director general of DG Grow at the European Commission in Belgium
Edwin Tong is the second minister for law in the Singapore government
 
Alexander Ramsay is former chair of the UPC Administrative Committee in Sweden
Insil Lee is the commissioner at KIPO in South Korea
Shira Perlmutter is register of copyrights at the US Copyright Office
António Campinos is president of the EPO in Germany
Christian Archambeau is executive director at the EUIPO in Spain
Shen Changyu is the commissioner of the CNIPA in China
Tim Moss is former CEO of the UKIPO
Kathi Vidal is the director of the USPTO and under secretary of commerce for IP in the US government
Konstantinos Georgaras is CEO of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office
 
Wang Jiangqiao is a judge at the Hangzhou Internet Court in China
Klaus Grabinski is president of the UPC Court of Appeal in Germany
Len Stark is a judge at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the US
Prathiba Singh is a judge at the Delhi High Court in India
Colm Connolly is the chief judge at the District Court for the District of Delaware in the US
Orlando Garcia is the chief judge at the District Court for the Western District of Texas in the US
 
Amber Kotrri is the founder of House of Zana in the UK
Taras Kulbaba is a partner at Bukovnik & Kulbaba IP Guardians in Belgium
Lynn Goldsmith is a celebrity photographer in the US
Ed Sheeran is a pop star in the UK
Ankit Sahni is the owner of the RAGHAV Artificial Intelligence Painting App in India
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