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MIP US Patent Forum 2018

March 13, Convene 810 Seventh Ave, New York


Speakers



Speakers attending the MIP US Patent Forum 2018

Marc Block

Marc Sandy Block - IBM

IP counsel
IBM Corporation

Marc Sandy Block is currently IP Counsel at IBM Corporation, working in standards, bankruptcy, and policy related to intellectual property. Previously, Sandy managed a number of IBM IP attorneys and managers, was counsel for assorted IBM business units, served as a licensing attorney, and was responsible for patent portfolios in various non-U.S. jurisdictions.

Sandy was President of the International Intellectual Property Society (iipsny.org) and was a board member for over ten years. He contributed to the American Bar Association Manual on Standards and Development and participated in drafting the 2013 National Academy of Sciences Report Patent Challenges for Standard-Setting in the Global Economy. He is co-author of the Chapter entitled "Patent Portfolio Development: An In-House Counsel Perspective'" in the AIPLA's Fourth Edition of Electronic and Software Patents (2016). He is a member of IPO Standards Committee, ANSI IPR Committee, and the AIPLA Standards and Open Source Committee and AIPLA Licensing Committee, and was vice-chair of the AIPLA Antitrust Committee.

Sandy earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a JD from the George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, New York, and the USPTO.



Mark Conklin

Mark Conklin - GE Capital

senior IP counsel
GE Capital

Mark Conklin, Senior IP Counsel, GE Capital is responsible for the development and management of GE Capital's IP portfolio and related activities, including IP licensing, use of open source software, and identifying and helping to protect key online systems and databases.

In 2015, Mark, as Acting IP Counsel, supported GE Capital in its transition to a smaller business. From 2012 to 2015, Mark focused on IP portfolio development around hardware and software technologies. Mark also worked on Intellectual Property protection issues including developing company-wide training on physical and digital IP protection best practices.  From 2006-2012, Mark was acting IP counsel for GE Intelligent Platforms and GE Sensing & Inspection (now part of Baker Hughes), working with the businesses to institute IP processes to identify and protect valuable IP and provide a full range of IP counseling and support including litigation management and new product development.

In 2005, Mark was acting IP counsel for the Universal Parks & Resorts of NBCU. In 2004, Mark joined GE as Patent Counsel, providing international patent support for Healthcare, Industrial and Oil & Gas technologies. After law school, Mark joined the boutique IP law firm of Notaro & Michalos PC as an associate patent attorney working on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, litigation and licensing issues for clients including Adidas, A.T. Cross and Limited Brands.

Mark graduated from Ohio Northern University with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.  He received his Juris Doctor from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Law.



Andrew Hirsch

IH_Andrew Hirsch - Aligned Business and IP Strategies

president
Aligned Business and IP Strategies

Andrew Hirsch, President of Aligned Business and IP Strategies, is a recognized global expert working at the intersection of intellectual property, trade, entrepreneurial business creation, and technology innovation and commercialization in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Since 2001, he has served as a C-suite leader, chief IP counsel, board member, strategic advisor, adaptive manager, and innovation catalyst for patent based technology start-ups. He advised the United Nations on how to use S&T, IPR, and innovation to create technology driven economic growth for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) leading to the formation of the UN Technology Bank, the first new UN agency in decades.

From 1998-2001, Mr. Hirsch served at the Department of Commerce and the Patent and Trademark Office, including as Director of Congressional Affairs for the USPTO. He also worked for Vice President Gore and Vice President Biden (during their service in the U.S. Senate).

Mr. Hirsch is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Virginia, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He holds degrees from the George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School (J.D.), the George Washington University (M.A.), and Cornell University (B.A.).

Mr. Hirsch is admitted to practice law in Maryland and Virginia, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He holds degrees from the George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School (J.D.), the George Washington University (M.A.), and Cornell University (B.A.).



Rabiya Kader

IH_Rabiya Kader - Sanofi

patent attorney
Sanofi

Rabiya Kader is a Patent Attorney at Sanofi. There, she supports Business Development activities for medical devices, including mobile health applications. She also manages prosecution for Sanofi's own device development. In addition, she is responsible for all copyright issues for North America. She also has expertise in regulatory approval for medical devices.

Ms. Kader began her career at Johnson and Johnson as a Mechanical Engineer and was an associate at Baker Hostetler and Lerner David. She attended Rutgers University for both her undergraduate and law school degrees.



Joseph Matal

IH_Joseph Matal - USPTO

associate solicitor
USPTO

Joseph Matal, performer the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, providing leadership and oversight to one of the largest IP offices in the world, with over 12,000 employees and an annual budget of over $3 billion. Mr. Matal also served as the principal advisor to the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters.

Prior to this, Mr. Matal served as acting Chief of Staff for the agency, and advised the director on legislative matters. Mr. Matal has also been an Associate Solicitor in the USPTO's Office of Solicitor.  Mr. Matal briefed and argued appeals of patent and trademark decisions before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. District Court, and assisted in the development of legal positions taken by the U.S. Solicitor General in patent and copyright cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Matal previously served as the General Counsel of the Judiciary Committee for former Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and as a Judiciary Committee Counsel to former Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ). He was the principal staff drafter and negotiator of legislation that became the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the first comprehensive patent law overhaul since 1952. Mr. Matal has a bachelor's degree from Stanford University, and a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.



Moshe Malina

IH_Moshe Malina - Citigroup

associate general counsel & chief patent counsel
Citigroup

Moshe Malina is Associate General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel for Citigroup.  Mr. Malina joined Citi in 2004, and his responsibilities include management of the firm's worldwide patent portfolio and patent litigations, information security and open source matters, and IP transactional and advisory work in connection with technology acquisitions, in-bound and out-bound licensing, joint ventures, and acquisitions and divestitures.  Mr. Malina also serves as General Counsel to Citi Ventures, which focuses on partnering with and investing in firms developing innovative financial solutions and technology.    

Before joining Citi in 2004, Mr. Malina was an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton working on both transactional and litigation IP matters. 

Mr. Malina simultaneously received a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science as part of Columbia's Accelerated Interdisciplinary Legal Education Program.

Mr. Malina is a member of the bar in New York and a registered patent attorney.



Gary Lipson

IH_Gary Lipson - IBM

patent attorney
Former IBM

Gary Lipson, Esq. is a registered patent attorney and worked at IBM for approximately 20 years in the Intellectual Property Group. His career focused on IP related transactions including IP valuations, patent/technology licensing, business line divestitures, patent assertions, defending against adversely held patents, and strategic alliances.

Mr. Lipson recently left IBM and to start a private practice focusing on legal and business counseling to small and medium business.  Mr. Lipson also hold an MBA from Colombia University and is completing a doctorate in business at Pace University.



Chris Colvin

IH_Chris Colvin - GCNow

founder and general counsel
GCnow

Chris Colvin is the Founder and General Counsel of GCnow, which helps companies of all sizes retain deeply qualified GCs and AGCs on a month-to-month basis, whether the company is bringing on its first in-house lawyer or seeking to deepen its legal "bench" with niche in-house expertise.

Chris has over twenty years of experience as a GC, IP attorney and litigator, including as an AmLaw partner and an IP litigator with a Fortune 500 legal department.  Chris has also founded several successful ventures, including the largest private network for in-house lawyers (In The House), the largest private community for Ivy League alumni (IvyLife) and the world's first "virtual" professional networking community (Virtual Networking Organization).

Chris earned an Aerospace Engineering degree from Princeton University, a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and, most recently, a Cybersecurity Certificate from Harvard University.



Paul Coletti

IH_Paul Coletti - Johnson Johnson

associate patent counsel
Johnson & Johnson

Paul Coletti is an Associate Patent Counsel of Johnson & Johnson, where he has worked since 1987. Paul has overall patent responsibility for J&J’s Medical Devices companies. Paul’s practice extends over all fields of patent law, including prosecution, litigation and client counseling. He is also active in various patent and industry organizations, such as the US Chamber of Commerce, IPO, AIPLA and AdvaMed, and serves on the EPO-US Bar Liaison Committee, for which he is a past Chair. He is also active in presenting to various patent-related organizations.

Paul has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York (now part of NYU); an MS, also in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University; and a JD from the University of Notre Dame.   Prior to joining J&J, Mr. Coletti served as an associate in a patent boutique in Chicago, where he dealt with all aspects of intellectual property law. He was employed for a time as an engineer for Bell Laboratories.



Serge Ilin-Schneider

IH_Serge Illin-Schneider - Par Pharmaceutical

intellectual property and regulatory counsel
Par Pharmaceutical

Dr. Serge Ilin-Schneider is an Intellectual Property and Regulatory Counsel with Par Pharmaceutical, a division of Endo International plc - a global specialty pharmaceutical company.  Based in Chestnut Ridge, New York, Serge provides support on a wide range of intellectual property and regulatory matters/issues across Company's U.S. operations, specializing in product development strategy, complex issues with FDA, patent portfolio management, business development, and product lifecycle management.

Prior to joining Par, Serge worked as an associate at Fox Rothschild, Locke Lord and Morgan & Finnegan, where his practice was primarily centered around counseling, patent portfolio management, patent prosecution, freedom to operate analysis, licensing, due diligence, domestic/foreign oppositions, and patent litigation. Serge holds an undergraduate degree from Rensselaer, a law degree from Seton Hall, and a Ph.D. from MIT.



Andrew Beverina

IH_Andrew Beverina - USITC

investigative attorney
U.S. International Trade Commission

Andrew Beverina is an Investigative Attorney in the Office of Unfair Import Investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where he represents the public interest in Section 337 investigations.  In his nearly 5 years with OUII he has been involved in investigations involving a wide variety of technology including flash memory, heavy machinery, automotive parts, and operating systems for routers and switches.  Before joining OUII he worked at a boutique IP firm representing clients in before the ITC, district courts, and the Federal Circuit.

He has an undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a law degree from George Mason University School of Law.



James Baillargeon

IH_James Baillargeon - Nokia

senior corporate IP counsel
Nokia

James N. Baillargeon serves as Director, North America Consumer Electronics &  Broadcast Patent Licensing with Nokia Technologies having responsibility over the out-licensing of products operating according to various video transmission, video codec and non-cellular wireless standards.  Prior to joining Nokia, James was Senior Corporate IP Counsel with Alcatel Lucent’s IPBG and a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney with Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner.  Prior to joining Alcatel Lucent, James was a Principle Investigator and Member of Technical Staff with Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories, and an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN, a B.S.E.E. from Southeastern Massachusetts University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



Keir LoIacono

IH_Keir Loiacono - Advaxis

senior director
Advaxis

Keir LoIacono is currently the Director of Intellectual Property at Advaxis Immunotherapies. Advaxis is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company focused on the development of cancer vaccines. Prior to Advaxis, Keir spent seven years as an intellectual property attorney at the Lerner David law firm, where he focused his practice on litigation and portfolio management of molecular diagnostics and medical device companies. He has been involved in numerous PTAB proceedings, and has frequently counseled clients on strategies involving both PTAB actions and civil litigation.



Raymond Gabriel


intellectual property counsel
Ciena

Raymond Gabriel is an attorney with Ciena Corporation, in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, where he has been Intellectual Property Counsel since 2014. Mr. Gabriel manages intellectual property litigation and trademark and copyright matters. Mr. Gabriel counsels and advises the company on litigation, contract, marketing, and business matters related to intellectual property.

Prior to moving in-house, he was an associate at McDermott Will & Emory LLP & Finnegan LLP, where his practice included representing corporations in procuring, litigating, and monetizing intellectual property. His practice included both defensive and offensive litigation, strategizing protection and enforcement of clients’ intellectual property assets.



Jan Wauters

IH_Jan Wauters - Flanders Investment and Trade

counselor
Flanders Investment & Trade

Jan Wauters is Science and Technology Counselor at Flanders Investment & Trade, based at the Consulate General of Belgium in New York where he is responsible for stimulating international high-tech research collaborations and business opportunities between the Americas and Belgium.
 
He joined IMEC, the world’s largest independent nanotechnology R&D center in 1996 and held several positions, including Strategic Advisor and Director of Industry Relations. He served on several advisory boards and currently is Fellow of the KU Leuven Faculty of Sciences and President of the KU Leuven Alumni Association in the US.

He graduated in 1993 as PhD in Sciences at the KU Leuven, and in Business Economics at the Antwerp Management School a few years later. He worked in Belgium and the USA as postdoctoral researchers for several years prior to joining IMEC.



Andrea Reid

Andrea L C Reid - Dechert

partner
Dechert LLP

Andrea L.C. Reid, partner at Dechert LLP in Boston, counsels established and start-up clients in all sectors of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries on developing intellectual property issues, policies, patent portfolio management and filing strategies at all phases of the business cycle. Ms. Reid's ability to develop IP strategies for start-up clients has resulted in more than US$8.0 billion in acquisition and investor/partner funding.

With more than 30 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, she has extensive experience in all areas of drug discovery through drug development. She draws on this experience when prosecuting patent applications and preparing patentability, validity and infringement opinions involving active pharmaceutical ingredients, manufacturing syntheses and formulations.

She regularly represents clients on specialty issues relating to organic chemistry, small molecule pharmaceuticals and polymorph intellectual property. Ms. Reid was named among the Top Women of Law in 2017 by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.



Thomas Rayski

Thomas A. Rayski - Dechert

partner
Dechert LLP

Thomas A. Rayski works with clients to structure and negotiate complex domestic and foreign transactions involving intellectual property and technology assets, including strategic collaborations, acquisitions, licenses, research and development arrangements, joint ventures, financings, and manufacturing and distribution agreements. He also advises clients on the protection, management, and enforcement of their patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, including in establishing and improving policies respecting the identification and development of intellectual property assets.

Mr. Rayski has advised clients in the life sciences industry in complex collaborations, development agreements, licenses, and distribution and supply arrangements involving pharmaceutical compounds and medical devices. Recently, he assisted a well-known drug company in the drafting and negotiation of a settlement agreement of patent infringement claims on a worldwide basis related to one of its significant products. He also recently represented a client in a multifaceted collaboration and licensing arrangement relating to the discovery and commercialization of pharmaceutical compounds in the cancer field.



Seth Boeshore

PP_Seth Boeshore

associate
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Seth Boeshore, associate at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, focuses on patent litigation in the U.S. International Trade Commission and in district courts.  He also has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications, representing patent owners in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices, writing opinions on patent infringement, validity, and enforceability, and counseling clients on intellectual property-related matters.  His work has covered a wide range of technologies, including semiconductor devices and microelectronics, power electronics, laser and inkjet printing, medical devices and implants, telecommunications equipment, computer networking, digital content delivery, and financial services.

Seth also maintains an active pro bono practice, including work through the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program on veterans’ benefits claims and through the Legal Aid Society on insurance claims for homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Seth received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School; his Ph.D., Materials Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara and his B.A., Physics from Franklin & Marshall College.



Douglas Sharrott

PP_Douglas Sharrott - Fitzpatrick

partner
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Douglas Sharrott is Chair of Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto's Medical Devices and Telecommunications & Networks Industry Groups.  Doug both litigates and prosecutes patents, with extensive experience in the electrical and mechanical arts. He has worked in technologies related to medical devices, communication and control systems, electronic circuitry, digital signal processors, sonar, computers, software, semiconductors, liquid crystal displays, antennas and electronic trading systems.

Prior to becoming a patent and trademark attorney, he was employed for ten years as an electronic systems engineer at Grumman Corp., Hazeltine Corp., and Fairchild-Weston Corp. At those companies, he developed hardware, software, and signal processing algorithms for various defense-related communication, navigation, identification and tracking systems.

Doug has his J.D., magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, his M.S.E.E. from Polytechnic University and his B.E.E.E. from Cooper Union.



Otto Licks

Otto Licks - Licks Attorneys

partner
Licks Attorneys 

Otto Licks is a partner at Licks Attorneys, a Brazilian law firm with over 150 people among its offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília (2018), Tokyo and Silicon Valley (2019). Otto is an expert on complex litigation and policy making, with over 23 years of experience representing international clients in life sciences (small molecules, biologicals, agrochemicals and medical devices), telecom, electronics and internet. He has established a reputation as a trial and appellate practice specialist, focusing on preliminary and permanent injunctions and monetization (damages and licensing), advising clients primarily on patent, trade secrets, unfair competition and regulatory data exclusivity, government procurement, food and drug and regulatory of telecom and internet. He was the first chair in over 100 cases, from TROs and ex-parte injunctions up to leading cases before the Brazilian Supreme Court.

Otto has been recognized by some of the most important international rankings. He is an accomplished speaker in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and has published extensively in his areas of expertise.



Ana Corrêa

PP_Ana Correa - Licks Attorneys

head of patent prosecution
Licks Attorneys 

Ana Carolina Corrêa Gonçalves is an Industrial Pharmacist and Patent Specialist who joined Licks Attorneys as a Life Science & Patent Specialist in 2016. She has almost 10 years’ experience in the intellectual property area and concentrates her practice in the preparation and prosecution of both Brazilian and foreign patent applications. Ana has expertise in rendering opinions on patentability, non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom to operate, with an emphasis on chemical and pharmaceutical technologies, as well as in advising clients on Technology Roadmapping. She also comprises the knowledge to guide the protection of industrial designs in Brazil and overseas.

Ana was a grant holder and research student in the cosmetic laboratory of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro for two years, developing new cosmetic formulations and performing physical, chemical, and microbiological control of raw materials and cosmetic products.



Richard Martinelli

PP_Richard Martinelli - Orrick

partner
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Richard Martinelli develops comprehensive IP strategies which resolve immediate legal needs and safeguard long-term business objectives. He handles all aspects of intellectual property, particularly patent litigation, patent prosecution and client counseling.

He has litigated patents at trial, before the ITC, and on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Rich has counseled clients and rendered opinions on patent validity, infringement and freedom to use. In addition, he is a registered patent attorney with experience drafting patents and practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Rich's patent work has involved a wide range of technologies including image processing, 3d graphics, audio / video compression, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, network technologies, digital rights management and encryption.



Antony Pfeffer

PP_Antony Pfeffer - Orrick

partner
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

A. Antony Pfeffer has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property litigation matters involving patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation, in state and federal courts as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He is also experienced in conducting patent office proceedings including inter partes reviews (IPR), reexaminations, and interferences.

In addition to helping clients resolve disputes, Antony handles transactional and licensing work that helps to facilitate his clients' strategic growth. This includes drafting, negotiating, and counseling clients on commercial collaborations, joint research arrangements, and a diverse range of other transactions. In addition, he participates in patent prosecution, review, opinion, and clearance work in various technology areas.



Ed Kelly

PP_Ed Kelly - Ropes Gray

partner
Ropes & Gray

Ed Kelly, partner at Ropes & Gray, provides intellectual property advice and legal opinions and represents clients with appeals at the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeals Board, oppositions before the European patent office, and re-examination proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office. He also provides strategies for securing patents, trademarks and copyrights to a broad range of clients. Ed works with a number of clients, protecting and defending IP related to medical devices, telecommunication, technology, semiconductor and MEMs technology, computer network technologies, and software. He also represents clients during investments, on legal opinions and with licensing. He has extensive experience before the Board of Appeals at the U.S. Patent Office, and before the examining and opposition division of the European Patent Office.

Ed has his JD from Boston College Law School and his BS (Electrical Engineering) from Lehigh University.



Scott McKeown

PP_Scott McKeown - Ropes Gray

partner
Ropes & Gray

Scott McKeown is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property litigation practice and chair of the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) group. He focuses his practice on post-grant patent counseling and litigation matters at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and related appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Scott handles all aspects of post-issuance patent proceedings, specializing in administrative trials before the PTAB, such as inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR). He also provides advice on USPTO post-grant proceedings concurrent with complex International Trade Commission (ITC) and district court litigations.

Named one of the world’s leading patent practitioners for post-grant proceedings by Intellectual Asset Management, Scott is the most active PTAB trial attorney in the U.S., having handled more than 225 PTAB matters since 2012.  He has his JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his BS (Electrical Engineering), with honors, from Temple University.



Vishal Gupta

PP_Vishal Gupta - Steptoe

partner
Steptoe & Johnson

Vishal Gupta, a partner in Steptoe's New York office, focuses his practice on complex patent litigation, counseling, and intellectual property transactions in a wide range of technologies including pharmaceuticals, biologics, manufacturing processes and medical devices.

Mr. Gupta litigates patent cases (including those arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act) in federal courts throughout the country.  He has deep experience in all phases of litigation including numerous summary judgment motions, claim construction (Markman) proceedings, injunctions, trials, and Federal Circuit appeals.

Mr. Gupta also has extensive experience in strategic counseling, due diligence, licensing, technology transactions, opinions, pre-suit investigations, and settlement agreements/negotiations.

Prior to practicing law, he formulated pharmaceuticals and researched in the field of cardiac transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Recently, Mr. Gupta was profiled by IAM Patent 1000 as a practitioner who provides "unparalleled" service with subject matter knowledge "orders of magnitude greater than those of many others." He is a frequent lecturer and author in the field of intellectual property.



Dan Stringfield

PP_Dan Stringfield - Steptoe

partner
Steptoe & Johnson

Dan Stringfield, partner at Steptoe & Johnson, is an advocate and trusted adviser for companies facing intellectual property and technology issues. Mr. Stringfield leverages his engineering, consulting, and legal backgrounds to provide his clients with nuanced and contextualized business and technology advice. Clients rely on Mr. Stringfield when developing novel products or entering new markets in IP-intensive areas, acquiring IP assets, monetizing an existing IP portfolio and, when disputes arise, resolving them in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

Mr. Stringfield has litigated patent disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), in the International Trade Commission, and in district courts across the country. In his appellate practice, Mr. Stringfield has served as counsel of record in patent cases before the US Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Mr. Stringfield also litigates civil cases as special co-counsel with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.



Max Weisman

PP_Max Weisman - TransPerfect

regional director
TransPerfect

Max Weisman, Regional Director, is a licensed attorney, who has been with TransPerfect for 8 plus years, and has been instrumental in the build out and growth of the patent practice group.  He is the lead business development professional for many of TransPerfect's enterprise patent accounts, including the company's largest patent client.  His primary focus is counseling IP departments as they move to a centralized model for patent translation and filing.
 
Previous to TransPerfect, Max started his career at Morgan Stanley, and then worked as a Director at Peak Discovery.  Max received a BA from the University of Florida, and a JD from Brooklyn Law School and is a member of the New York bar.




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