Contributor Profiles


 

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Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA
Støperigaten 2, PO Box 1324 Vika, 0112 Oslo, Norway
Tel +47 23 11 65 00 Fax +47 23 11 65 01
Web www.selmerlaw.com
Other offices Trondheim


Are Herrem
Non-equity partner, Oslo
Email a.herrem@selmerlaw.com
Are Herrem is a partner within the intellectual property group. He regularly advises on patent, trademarks and copyright law, as well as other intellectual property rights. Mr Herrem focus on corporate transactions and is a member of the board of a publishing house. He received his law degree from the University of Oslo in 1990 and a LLM from Columbia University, New York in 1996. He has previously worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. Mr Herrem is admitted to the Supreme Court.


Asbjørn Berg
Partner, Oslo
Email a.berg@selmerlaw.com
Asbjørn Berg is the partner leading the intellectual property group of Selmer. His work encompasses all areas of intellectual property, sports and entertainment law. Areas of particular experience include protection, licensing and litigation of intellectual property, as well as marketing. Mr Berg received his degree from the University of Oslo in 1982 and he plays lead guitar in the company band.

 

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
711 Louisiana, 1900 Pennzoil Place, South Tower, Houston, Texas 77002
Tel +713 220 5800 Fax +713 226 0822
Web www.akingump.com
Other offices Austin, Brussels, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Riyadh, San Antonio, Washington, DC


Lester Hewitt
Partner, Houston
Email lhewitt@akingump.com
Lester L. Hewitt, BSME, LLB, RPA, is a member of the firmwide management committee and co-head of the intellectual property practice. Mr Hewitt’s intellectual property experience spans more than 30 years and includes serving as lead counsel in numerous complex intellectual property cases involving patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret issues. Mr Hewitt is also a frequent speaker on various intellectual property matters and has authored many articles on intellectual property law topics. Mr Hewitt is a former examiner for the US Patent and Trademark Office and was a name partner in the Houston intellectual property law firm of Pravel, Hewitt & Kimball, PC. Mr Hewitt is was also a treasurer of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and former adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. Mr Hewitt is listed in the 2001-2002 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

 

Amat & Vidal-Quadras Advocats
Pau Casals, 14, E-08021 Barcelona, Spain
Tel +34 93 321 10 53 Fax +34 93 419 31 47


Dr Miguel Vidal-Quadras
Partner, Barcelona
Email mvq@quidasesores.com
Miguel Vidal-Quadras is an attorney-at-law. His practice focuses on counselling and litigating intellectual property issues and unfair competition. He has a PhD in Law from the University of Barcelona and coordinates and teaches on legal protection of technology in post-graduate courses at the University of ESADE in Barcelona and at the Centre of Patents of the Scientific Park of the University of Barcelona. Dr Vidal-Quadras is member of AIPPI and LES and participates actively in their working groups.

His areas of particular experience include pharmaceutical and competition issues related to certain specificities of patent and trademark law, as well as European Community issues with regards to licensing of intangible assets.

 

Appleby Spurling & Kempe
Canons Court, 22 Victoria Street, Hamilton, HM 12, Bermuda
Tel +441 298 3542 Fax +441 298 3372
Web www.ask.bm
Other offices Hong Kong, London, Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, British Virgin Islands


Graham Wood
Associate, Bermuda
Email Gwood@ask.bm
Graham Wood is an associate and member of the Telecommunications & Technology Team within the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Department. He practises in the area of general corporate law, specialising in intellectual property law. Examples of the types of transactions on which Graham has worked include the drafting of specifications for a fully-automated online IP application software package; assisting clients with the drafting of patent specifications for business method patent applications in the US; drafting IT contracts; advising on IP protection and restructuring; and writing numerous legal articles on IP and IT.

Mr Wood joined Appleby Spurling & Kempe in 2000. Prior to that, in 1998, he was a partner and Head of the IT Team at Cobbetts (Solicitors) of Manchester where he became the first Chairman and founding member of Merit (Manchester) (an IT users organisation) and provided advice to a number of Internet businesses. Upon leaving he remained as a Consultant to Cobbetts on IT and e-commerce related matters.

 

Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn PLLC
1050 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20036
Tel +1 202 857 6000 Fax +1 202 857 6395
Web www.arentfox.com


Elizabeth H. Cohen
Partner, Washington, DC
Email cohenelizabeth@arentfox.com
Elizabeth H. Cohen practices in the areas of trademarks, copyrights and other IP. Her experience includes trademark litigation and advice, domestic and international trademark filing and prosecution, false advertising and unfair competition, brand management, domain name and internet issues, copyright laws, marketing issues, agreements and licensing. She represents clients in trademark infringement and unfair competition suits in federal courts nationwide and in trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office. Ms Cohen also has substantial experience in marketing licensing and other contracts, and has worked with clients in a variety of industry segments, including automotive, franchising, food and beverage, publishing, trade associations, software, internet, real estate and hotel services sectors.

Ms Cohen is the manager of the firm’s Trademark Group. She has served as a member of the publications committee and the meetings committee of the International Trademark Association and is a member of the bars of New York, DC, Georgia and New Jersey, as well as many state and federal courts nationwide.


Edwin Komen
Partner, Washington, DC
Email komen.edwin@arentfox.com
Edwin Komen’s practice includes all aspects of copyright, trademark and unfair competition law, with a particular emphasis on practice before the US Copyright Office.

Ed often represents motion picture companies and other entertainment clients in transactional issues involving rights clearance and acquisition and negotiating and drafting agreements. In addition to work for the motion picture and television industries, Ed represents clients from all fields, including advertising, interactive software, online services, music, architecture, photography, toys making, clothing, textiles, carpets, industrial tools and products, automotive products, and virtually any other product or service whose value substantially depends on copyright and trademark protection.

Ed has also counseled on international copyright treaties and how they interact with domestic copyright laws and on the bilateral copyright relations the US has with many foreign countries.


Anthony Lupo
Partner, Washington, DC
Email lupo.anthony@arentfox.com
Anthony Lupo leads the firm’s E-commerce/Advertising Group. He specialises in e-commerce, intellectual property and entertainment law, and has significant experience in representing online and conventional businesses in all aspects of conducting business over the internet. His practice covers intellectual property, entertainment, advertising, product recall and CPSC, international, distance learning, technology transfer, telemedicine and licensing. Mr Lupo has been named one of the leading technology and internet attorneys by a number of publications including Internet World and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global Counsel. He often appears on CourtTV and National Public Radio as an internet legal expert and has been frequently quoted by newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Industry Standard, and The Los Angeles Times. He has also testified before Congress on the issue of e-commerce.

 

Arthur Cox
Earlsfort Centre, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel +353 1 618 0000 Fax +353 1 618 0618
Web www.arthurcox.com Email mail@arthurcox.com
Other offices Belfast, London, New York


Rob Corbet
Senior Associate, Dublin
Rob Corbet received a Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies Degree from University College Dublin in 1996. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1999 and joined Arthur Cox in 2000 where he is a senior associate in the firm’s Technology Group. Rob is also a community trademark attorney. He lectures and publishes extensively on intellectual property and technology issues, including for the Law Society of Ireland. Rob has honorary membership in the Association of Fellow and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies, Vienna.

Rob advises established and start-up clients on a range of intellectual property, software, hardware, e-business and data protection issues.

Practice areas: Intellectual property, technology, data protection, commercial.


Professor Robert Clark
Consultant, Dublin
Robert Clark graduated with a BA from the University of Northumbria, with an LLM from the University of London and obtained his PhD from University College Dublin and a BL from the Honourable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin. He is a consultant with Arthur Cox, and teaches at University College Dublin. Robert is a member of the Patent Office Users Council and the Chairman of the Copyright Association of Ireland, and is the Irish Representative of the Copyright Experts Group (European Commission). He is the author of many publications on intellectual property, information technology, data protection and contract law and lectures and speaks extensively on these areas.

Professor Clark advises a wide range of clients specifically in the areas of intellectual property (particularly copyright), information technology (with a special expertise in data protection) and contract law.

Practice areas: Intellectual property, information technology, commercial contracts

 

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Baker & McKenzie
32 avenue Kléber – BP 2112, 75771 Paris Cedex 16, France
Tel +33 1 44 17 53 00 Fax 33 1 44 17 45 75
Web www.bakernet.com


Jean-François Bretonnière
Partner, Paris
Email jf.bretonniere@bakernet.com
JF Bretonniere is a member of the Paris Bar (Avocat à la Cour) and a Partner of Baker & McKenzie since 1983.

He founded and heads the Intellectual Property practice in the firm’s Paris office. Since joining Baker & McKenzie, JF Bretonniere has concentrated his practice in national and cross-border IP issues (contentious and non-contentious issues). His practice focuses on the acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of IP rights (trademarks, patents, designs and copyright, including internet related advice and domain names disputes); drafting and negotiating IP related agreements (research & development, technology transfer, franchising, licensing, OEM).

He also advises in relation with complex licensing projects, including transactions concerning IP assets in international mergers and acquisitions and similar transactions.

JF Bretonnière’s practice includes projects within the EU and in the Asia-Pacific region (where he practised more than 10 years) concerning the exploitation of IP assets through joint projects such as R&D, joint ventures, co-development and sale and purchase or pledging of IP assets.

 

Baker & McKenzie
Hirsch gebouw, Leidseplein 29, 1017 PS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel +31 20 5517 555 Fax +31 20 6267949
Web www.bakernet.com


Alexander Odle
Partner, Amsterdam
Email alexander.r.t.odle@bakernet.com
Alexander Odle is a partner with Baker & McKenzie’s Amsterdam office. He specialises in intellectual property law, communications and media law. He has represented many multinationals in various industries with respect to prosecution, protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights, defamation actions and advertising claims.


Monique van Herksen
Partner, Amsterdam
Email Monique.van.Herksen@bakernet.com
Monique van Herksen is a partner with Baker & McKenzie’s Amsterdam office. She specialises in international taxation with an emphasis on transfer pricing, exchange of information and the competent authority process. She advises and represents many multinationals as to tax matters involving the international transfer and use of intellectual property.

 

Banner & Witcoff Ltd
1001 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-4597
Tel +1 202 824 3000 Fax +1 202 824 3001

28 State Street, 28th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-1775
Tel + 1 617 720 9600 Fax +1 617 720 9601

Web www.bannerwitcoff.com
Other offices Chicago, IL, Portland, OR


William J. Fisher
Shareholder, Washington, DC
Email wfisher@Bannerwitcoff.com
William J. Fisher is a shareholder resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office. He earned a BS and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, and he is a regisered patent attorney. He practices a range of intellectual property law, typically in the chemical and mechanical arts. His practice has included client counselling, patent prosecution including interferences, licensing and litigation.

Mr Fisher has particular experience in freedom-to-operate, infringement, validity, patentability opinions and patent preparation and prosecution. He has expertise in organic chemistry, including pharmaceuticals, and inorganic chemistry.


Christopher J. Verni
Associate, Boston
Email cverni@bannerwitcoff.com
Christopher J. Verni is a registered patent attorney who has a broad range of experience in intellectual property matters. He draws upon his industry experience in his practice, which emphasises procuring intellectual property rights for clients in the areas of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and counselling clients regarding their rights.

He graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Rochester and a JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center.

 

Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC
Thiers 251, 9th to 14th floors,
Col. Anzures, 11590 Mexico City

Tel +5255 5254 8730 Fax +5255 5263 8731
Web www.bcb.com.mx
Other offices Guadalajara, Mexico


Armando Gomez
Legal Director
Email agomez@bcb.com.mx
Armando Gomez is director of our Legal Department. He graduated with a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), and has Diplomas in Corporate Law and Competition Law, as well as in Legal English for International Attorneys. He is in charge of all legal activities of the firm, operational and corporate, and is also head of our Enforcement and Litigation team and leads our Trademark and Copyright department.

Areas of particular experience include trademarks, copyrights contracts and all IP-related litigation causes, including anti-counterfeiting, as well as licensing and technology transfer agreements.

Practice areas: Pharmaceutical industry and consumer products.

 

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Cermák Horejs Myslil
Národní 32, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel +420 296 167 111 Fax +420 224 946 724
Web www.cermakhorejsmyslil.cz
Other office Bratislava, Slovak Republic


Dr Antonin Krízek
Associate, Prague
Email akrizek@apk.cz
Dr Krízek was born on 11 March 1953. He graduated in 1977 from Kiev State University, Faculty of International Law and International Relations, Kiev, the Ukraine. In 1981 he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague. From 1978 to 1990 he was the in-house lawyer of KOOSPOL Ltd and from 1990 to 1991 he was the in-house lawyer of the Travel Agency ×CEDOK. In 1992 he was admitted as an attorney of commercial law and was a partner with Bubník and Myslil from 1994 to 2000. Since 2001 he has been an associate of ×Cermák Hor×ejs× Myslil. He speaks Czech, English, German and Russian.

Practice areas: Commercial and business law, intellectual property, corporate law.

 

CMS Strommer Reich-Rohrwig Karasek Hainz
Ebendorferstrasse 3, A-1010 Wien, Austria
Tel +43 1 40 443 0 Fax +43 1 40 443 9000
Web www.cmslegal.at


Dr Egon Engin-Deniz
Partner, Vienna
Email egon.engin-deniz@cmslegal.at
Since 1997 Dr Egon Engin-Deniz has been a partner of the firm, which is part of the CMS trans-national legal services network. He specialises in IP work, both contentious and non-contentious, mainly in the fields of information technology, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. His litigation work includes the criminal prosecution of IP violations.

Mr Engin-Deniz advises a wide range of companies in both the public and private sector on all legal aspects of IP-related issues. Through representing clients in the media business he has acquired wide experience with regard to the conditional access rule and domain dispute resolution.

He holds regular seminars on copyright and advertising violations in the pharmaceuticals sector and has written articles on IP issues. He is a member of the International Trademarks Association, the Deutsche Studienvereinigung für Kartellrecht, eV and MARQUES Cyberspace team.

Mr Engin-Deniz holds a doctorate in law from the University of Vienna (1990) and is a member of the Vienna and International Bar Associations.

 

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Dallal & Associates
3rd Circle, Jabal Amman, Anani Centre, 6th Floor
PO Box 741 Amman (11118) Jordan

Fax +962 6 4642468
Email dallalaw@go.com.jo


Mubadda Issa Dallal
Managing Partner, Amman
Mubadda is the managing partner of Dallal & Associates and has been since 1997. Having obtained his LLB (with honours) from Leeds University in 1992, he pursued his studies at the University College of London, University of London and obtained his LLM with merits in International Business Law in 1993. His main practice areas are foreign investment, corporate, project financing, banking, e-banking, government contracts, privatisation, intellectual property, agency and distributorship, drafting and reviewing agreements and commercial and civil litigation.

Throughout his career Mubadda has been advising world leading companies such as Coca-Cola, Gillette, Duracell, KLM, France Telecom, Caterpillar, Kier Plc, Citibank NA, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Airbus Industrie, Nomura International, American Express, Foreign and Colonial Middle East Emerging Fund and Middle East Broadcasting Corporation, among others

 

Danubia
16 Bajcsy Zsilinszky út, Budapest H-1051, Hungary
Tel +36 1 411 8700 Fax +36 1 338 2304
Web www.danubia.com


Michael Lantos
Partner, Budapest
Email lantos@danubia.com
Michael Lantos has been the elected managing partner of the firm since 1990. He graduated with an Msc. in electronic engineering and a degree in economics from the Budapest Technical University and obtained a registration as a patent attorney at the Hungarian Patent Office. In addition to his management duties, he deals with complex IP litigation cases concern-ing both patent and trademark matters. These cases concern patent and trademark infringements, patent invalidation cases, trademark cancellations and the enforcement of appellations of origin rights.

Areas of particular experience include patents concerning batteries, battery chargers, medical instruments and devices, trademark prosecution and preparing opinions in patent and trademark matters.

He is the president of LES Hungary, the vice president of the Hungarian Trademark Association and member of a large number of international and national professional associations concerning IP matters.

 

Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder LLP
20300 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Suite 400, Cupertino,
CA 95014

Tel +1 408 873 0110 Fax +1 408 873 0220
Web www.daycasebeer.com


James R. Batchelder
Partner, Cupertino
Email batchelderjr@daycasebeer.com
Jim is one of the firm’s founding partners. He has principally litigated issues of patent, copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition and breach of technology licensing agreements. He also has assisted in interference proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In recent years, Jim’s practice has included the representation of Sun Microsystems in its dispute against Microsoft regarding the JAVA technology; Amgen in its licensing dispute against Johnson & Johnson regarding the patented biotechnology pharmaceutical, erythropoietin; Genencor in its patent infringement litigation against Novo Nordisk regarding mutant subtilsin; Perkin-Elmer/Applied Biosystems in its patent infringement litigation against Pharmacia regarding products and processes used to synthesize DNA/RNA; and QUALCOMM in its patent infringement litigation against GTE Wireless regarding system determination technology for wireless telephones; and in its patent infringement litigations against Maxim, Conexant and Skyworks regarding radio frequency chip technology.

Practice areas: IP litigation, antitrust and unfair competition litigation


Krista Carter
Associate, Cupertino
Email kcarter@daycasebeer.com
Krista joined the firm as an associate in May 2003. She received her JD and High-Tech Law Certificate from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2002 and BA in Political Science in 1998 at the University of Nebraska. While in law school, Krista served as a staff writer and editor for The Advocate, received the Pro Bono award for dedication to community service and was elected President of Women & Law, a student-run organisation dedicated to raising awareness of women’s legal, political and social issues.

Prior to joining the legal profession, Krista served in the United States Air Force as a Russian Linguist and Intelligence Analyst.

Practice areas: Intellectual property litigation, antitrust and unfair competition litigation


Ryan Kent
Associate, Cupertino
Email rkent@daycasebeer.com
Ryan Kent is an associate at Day, Casebeer, Madrid, & Batchelder, LLP. He joined the firm in 2001, after clerking for the Hon. Tena Campbell, United States District Court, District of Utah. Ryan received his JD from Yale Law School in 2001 and his BA in History from the University of California at San Diego. In the last year, Ryan’s practice has included the representation of Amgen in its patent infringement suit against Hoechst Marion Roussel regarding the patented biotechnology, erythropoietin, and Lilly ICOS in its dispute against Pfizer regarding the use of inhibitors of phosphodiesterase sub-type V to treat erectile dysfunction.

Practice areas: Intellectual property litigation

 

De Keersmaeker Vromans
Wetstraat 67 Rue de la Loi , 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel +32 2 235 03 05 Fax +32 2 235 03 06


Christine De Keersmaeker
Partner, Brussels
Email cdekeersmaeker@dkv-law.be
Christine De Keersmaeker is a partner with De Keersmaeker Vromans a firm specialising, among other things, in the field of IP, media and entertainment. She is a graduate of the University of Brussels (KU Brussel, 1977) and of Leuven (KU Leuven, 1980), and was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1982.

She has practiced intellectual property law, with an emphasis on copyright law, media and entertainment, as well as trade practices and advertising. Her practice includes both litigation and commercial/transactional advice in these areas.

She publishes regularly on these subjects and is chief editor of the media law review Mediarecht, an edition of Kluwer Editorial since 1994. She is, inter alia, Vice-President of the Commission Entertainment Law of the Union Internationale des Avocats.

 

Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP
2101 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037-1526
Tel +1 202 785 9700 Fax +1 202 887-0689
Web www.dsmo.com

1177 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York,
NY 10036-2714

Tel +1 212 896 5471 Fax +1 212 997 9880


James W. Brady, Jr.
Partner, Washington, DC
Email bradyj@dsmo.com
James Brady is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group in Washington, DC. He has a BS degree in engineering, with highest distinction, from The Pennsylvania State University and a JD from Cornell Law School.

James Brady has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and on the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Bar Association. He focuses his practice on patent law pertaining to litigation, opinions and client counselling, patent procurement and business transactions. He is active in all areas of intellectual property and concentrates primarily on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical inventions.

Practice areas: Intellectual property, Technology Group; procurement, litigation, counselling


Edward Meilman
Partner, New York
Email meilmane@dsmo.com
Edward Meilman is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group in New York City. He graduated with an AB degree in chemistry from the University College of Arts and Science, New York University and with a JD degree from New York University School of Law.

He focuses his practice on intellectual property as it pertains to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and unfair competition. In the area of patent procurement, he concentrates primarily on chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology matters, but in the areas of litigation, counselling, licensing and acquisition of rights, he handles matters pertaining to all technologies.

Practice areas: Intellectual property, Technology Group; procurement, litigation, counselling.

 

Dorsey & Whitney LLP                                                 Registered Associated Offices with Kyo Sogo Law Offices
Shiroyama MT Bldg 9F, 4-1-17, Toranomon,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan

Tel +81 3 5473 5150 Fax +81 3 5473 5199
Web www.dorsey.com


Noriko Higashizawa
Partner, Tokyo
Email higashizawa.noriko@dorsey.com
Noriko Higashizawa is a partner in charge of the IP-related matters in Dorsey & Whitney’s Tokyo office. She graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Law in 1982. She later earned her LLM from Duke Law School in 1994 before working for Howrey & Simon in Washington, DC and Becker, Glynn, Melamed & Muffly in New York.

Her areas of particular experience include e-commerce and internet advice, including brand protection and advice on advertising issues, technology transfer and licensing agreements and patent and copyright litigation, as well as the provision of general corporate advice to foreign clients that are entering or doing business in the Japanese market.

Practice areas: Internet and high-tech law, copyright law, privacy law, licensing, joint ventures, general corporate and transaction matters, patent, copyright and other IP litigations, international litigation and arbitration


Kunihiro Sumida
Associate, Tokyo
Email sumida.kunihiro@dorsey.com
Kunihiro Sumida is an associate in charge of IP-related matters in Dorsey & Whitney’s Tokyo office. He graduated from Meiji University, Faculty of Law in 1992.
His areas of particular experience include trademark protection, including brand protection and advice on advertising issues and patent and copyright litigation, as well as the provision of general corporate advice to foreign clients that are entering or doing business in Japan.

Practice areas: IP litigation, privacy law, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters

 

Dorsey & Whitney
21 Wilson Street, London EC2M 2TD, UK
Tel + 44 20 7588 0800 Fax +44 20 7588 0555


Ian Craig
Partner, London
Email craig.ian@dorsey.com
Ian is a partner in the London office of Dorsey & Whitney. Ian is an intellectual property lawyer with a technical background, and handles both contentious and non-contentious IP matters from the wider issues of how a company can maximise the potential of its IP assets to heavy weight patent litigation. Ian's clients are in a number of different industrial fields from biotech and medical instruments to software. Ian teaches at both Anglia Polytechnic University and at Cambridge University on IP issues.

 

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square, 18th and Cherry Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6996
Tel +1 215 988 2700 Fax +1 215 988 2757
Web www.drinkerbiddle.com
Other offices New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Princeton, Florham Park, NJ, Berwyn, PA and Wilmington, DE


Stephen J. Meyers
Partner, Philadelphia
Email stephen.meyers@dbr.com
Steve Meyers is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Mr Meyers’ intellectual property practice specialises in trademarks, unfair competition, copyrights, rights of publicity and trade secrets for clients in both established and emerging fields. He is a co-author of What the General Practitioner Should Know About Trademarks and Copyright, and has written articles for national publications on such topics as merchandising licenses, copyrights and the right of publicity.

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a full-service national law firm, with more than 450 attorneys committed to solving complex legal problems for businesses and other clients. Established in 1849, the firm maintains offices in Philadelphia, New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Florham Park and Princeton, NJ, Berwyn, PA and Wilmington, DE.

 

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Eitan, Pearl, Latzer & Cohen-Zedek
2 Gav Yam Center, 7 Shenkar Street, Herzelia 46733, Israel
Tel +972 9 970 9092 Fax +972 9 970 9001
Other offices New York, NY


Mark S. Cohen
Senior Partner
Email Markc@eplc.com
Mr Cohen is a senior partner and chair of the Life Science Practice. He is a registered patent attorney in the United States and is experienced in patent prosecution in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biological and medical device area, licensing matters and client counselling. He is admitted to the bars in New York, New Jersey and Israel. Mr Cohen is currently a contributing editor to the Journal of Biolaw and Business and a strategic advisory board member of the University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute – Limbach Entrepreneurial Center. He lectures on patent issues in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical area in the United States.

 

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Fish & Neave
1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
Tel +1 212 596 9000 Fax +1 212 596 9090
Web www.fishneave.com


Vincent N. Palladino
Partner, New York
Email vpalladino@fishneave.com
Vincent N. Palladino is a partner in the New York office of Fish & Neave. He has practised trademark, copyright and unfair competition law since graduating from Columbia University School of Law in 1975. He received his BA from Yale University in 1972.

Mr Palladino’s practice involves litigation, counseling, licensing, transactional work and prosecution.

Mr Palladino is listed in the 2003/4 edition of the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (Trademarks), is a member of the advisory board and former editor-in-chief of The Trade Mark Reporter, serves on the board of editors of The Intellectual Property Strategist and is the author of more than 40 book chapters and articles.

He is a former board member and is active in the International Trademark Association. He also belongs to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association, the Copyright Society of the USA and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.


Susan Progoff
Partner, New York
Email sprogoff @fishneave.com
Susan Progoff is a partner at Fish & Neave in New York City where she specialises in trademark, copyright and unfair competition law. Her practice includes all aspects of these areas, including litigation, corporate transactions, licensing, prosecution and counselling clients, both in the United States and internationally. She has been involved in a number of major lawsuits in the trademark, copyright and unfair competition fields. Ms Progoff has also lectured and written extensively on topics in these areas. She is active in the International Trademark Association and is the former chair and a current member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Trademark and Unfair Competition.


W. Edward Bailey
Partner, New York
Email ebailey@fishneave.com
W. Edward Bailey has served on the firm’s managing committee and for almost six years as the firm’s Managing Partner. Mr Bailey’s practice has primarily focused on the areas of patent infringement litigation and patent interferences. He has also done copyright, trademark, trade dress and trade secret litigation. He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases involving diverse technologies and has spoken on intellectual properties issues at continuing legal education programmes conducted by the American Intellectual Property Law Association and The Practicing Law Institute.

Mr Bailey is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2003-2004 (11th Edition) and profiled in the 2003/4 edition of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (Patents). He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association and Federal Circuit Bar Association.


A. Joy Arnold
Partner, New York
Email jarnold@fishneave.com
A. Joy Arnold is a partner at Fish & Neave where she specialises in complex chemical, pharmaceutical and medical device intellectual property cases. She has represented numerous clients in the pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare and food industries and has substantial trial experience in a number of high-profile litigations.

Ms Arnold is a member of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association. Her extensive list of publications includes several articles relating to the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Prior to beginning her practice, Ms. Arnold worked as a research scientist for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and for GlaxoSmithKline. Ms Arnold is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was a member of the University of Pennsylvania Law. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her graduate degree from Wesleyan University.


Staci L. Julie
Associate, New York
Email sjulie@fishneave.com
Staci L. Julie is an associate in the New York office of Fish & Neave where she specialises in patent litigation across a broad range of technologies, including the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Her list of publications includes several articles relating to the Hatch-Waxman Act. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware. Ms. Julie is resident in the firm’s New York office.

 

Fish & Richardson PC
45 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 2800, New York, NY 10111
Tel +1 212 765 5070 Fax +1 212 258 2291
Web www.fr.com
Other offices Boston, Washington, DC, Delaware, Minneapolis, Dallas, Silicon Valley, San Diego


William Stern
Principal, New York
Email stern@fr.com
William Stern is a Principal in the Corporate and Securities Group. He graduated with a BA in History from Brown University and a law degree and a master’s degree in business from The University of Chicago. His practice emphasises a broad range of corporate transactions with a focus on public and private sales of securities, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He has particular expertise with computer hardware and software, life sciences, Internet and new media companies. He is admitted to the bar in New York, Connecticut and Colorado.

Practice areas: Corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance

 

Foley & Lardner
3000 K Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20007
Tel +1 202 672 5300 Fax +1 202 672 5399
Web www.foley.com


Stephen B. Maebius
Partner, Washington, DC
Stephen B. Maebius is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Foley & Lardner, where he is the leader of the Nanotechnology Industry Team. Mr Maebius serves on the advisory board of the NanoBusiness Alliance. He previously worked as a patent examiner in the biotechnology group of the US Patent Office. Mr Maebius regularly operates in Japan, working with the firm’s Tokyo office.

Mr Maebius lectures on intellectual property topics in the US and abroad and has authored a number of articles in the field. In addition, he testified at the 2002 FTC/DOJ hearings on the “Implications of Competition and Patent Law and Policy”.

Mr Maebius graduated from Cornell University (BS biology, 1989) and the George Washington University Law School (JD, 1994). Mr Maebius is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the State of Virginia and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US Supreme Court and the US Patent Office.


Dr Steven Rutt
Associate, Washington, DC
J. Steven Rutt is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department of Foley & Lardner’s Washington, DC, office. A member of the Chemical, Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Groups and the Nanotechnology and Emerging Companies/Venture Capital Industry Teams, his practice includes patent litigation support, licensing, counselling and patent prosecution matters, with emphases in the materials, polymer, nanotechnology and pharmaceutical arts. Dr Rutt is also an active member, writer and conference presenter with respect to nanotechnology and the law.

His experience also includes coordinating the delivery of all aspects of IP legal services to young companies and representing them in their transactional negotiations. His legal papers have been published in National Law Journal, IP Asia, American Laboratory News, and Mealey’s Litigation Reports on subjects including nanotechnology, integrating patent and trademark portfolios, international aspects of indirect infringement and litigating defective patents. He holds a doctorate in chemistry and he is admitted to practice before the US Patent Office, as well as in the District of Columbia and in Virginia.

 

Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
745 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10151, United States
Tel +1 212 588 0800 Fax +1 212 588 0500
Web www.flhlaw.com
Other office San Diego


William S. Frommer
Founding Partner, New York
Email wfrommer@flhlaw.com
William S. Frommer is one of the founding partners of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP. He has extensive experience in all aspects of patent and trademark law and particular expertise in electronics, computers and software in the patent field.

Mr Frommer represents a number of major electronics and computer multinational corporations, as well as large companies in the biotechnology field. Mr Frommer is involved with counselling and licensing, and supervises a large international patent and trademark preparation practice. He works closely with emerging companies to assist them in their developments and licensing of new technology and in attracting capital.

He is presently active in the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, where he has chaired an ad hoc sub-committee on Patent and Trademark Office practice, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Bar Association, the International Trademark Association and the International Patent and Trademark Association. He has lectured on legal points of interest and new developments in the United States patent laws.


William F. Lawrence
Founding Partner, New York
William F. Lawrence is one of the founding partners of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP. Mr Lawrence has more than 25 years experience in the chemical, biotech, mechanical and computer fields. He represents a number of large and small international corporations in all IP areas. Mr Lawrence is involved with counselling, licensing, opinion and appellate work, and supervises a large international patent and trademark application practice. He is an expert in patent interference proceedings and conducts other inter partes proceedings, such as trademark oppositions and litigation in district courts. He works closely with companies doing biological and chemical research to conclude complicated licensing deals and to form joint research ventures between universities and industry. He also conducts due diligence studies for emerging growth technologies and has lectured on a variety of IP topics. His extensive trademark experience has successfully guided clients through difficult trademark and domain name disputes and he is relied upon by many companies to plan and execute worldwide trademark and domain name programmes.


Thomas J. Kowalski
Partner, New York
Email tkowalski@flhlaw.com
Thomas J. Kowalski is a founding partner of the firm. He graduated from New York University with a BS in Chemistry. His studies fulfilled the requirements for the American Chemistry Society certification of the degree, and included Graduate Biochemistry, Graduate Inorganic Chemistry, Genetics, Computer Science and Laboratory Research. He was also awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for Laboratory Research; the results of which were published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry.

Mr Kowalski was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor cum laude from St. John’s University. He has been in practice for over 17 years. His practice includes biotech, chemical and medical apparatus patent prosecution, licensing, counselling, interferences and litigation. Mr Kowalski is admitted to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office, the Courts of the New York State, the US Federal Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the Federal Circuit and the US Supreme Court. He has authored or co-authored articles that have appeared in various journals.


Robert E. Colletti
Associate, New York
Email rcolletti@flhlaw.com
Mr Colletti’s practice is primarily focused on litigating patent and trademark cases at both the district court and appellate level. His patent litigation experience has involved the pharmaceutical industry and related Food and Drug Administration topics including the 1984 Hatch-Waxman Act. Mr Colletti’s patent litigation experience further includes cases involving semiconductor technologies. His practice also includes due diligence work and client counselling.

Mr Colletti is a graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, receiving a BSEE in Engineering. He received his JD at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York.

Mr Colletti is admitted to practise in the State of New York. He is also admitted to practise before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States District court for the Southern District of New York.


Stephen J. Lieb
Associate, New York
Email slieb@flhlaw.com
Stephen J. Lieb is an associate in the New York office of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP.
Mr Lieb specialises in patent litigation. In addition, he prepares and prosecutes patent applications and advises clients on intellectual property issues covering a wide variety of technologies including electronics, integrated circuit design and fabrication, digital communications, cryptography and on-line financial systems.
Mr Lieb has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Union College and a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his law degree from Fordham University. Mr Lieb is a member of the New York State Bar and is registered to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office.


Samuel H. Megerditchian
Associate, New York
Email smegerditchian@flhlaw.com
Sam Megerditchian is an associate at the New York office of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Iona College and a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Polytechnic University. He was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List and an editor of the Law Review.

Sam Megerditchian is admitted to practise before the Courts of the State of New York, the United States Federal Court for the Southern District of New York, and is registered to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office. His practice includes all aspects of patent law, including patent strategy and procurement (US and international), client counselling, opinion work (non-infringement, invalidity and validity studies) and inter partes proceedings including interferences. Further, Sam Megerditchian has worked in diverse technologies, for example, pharmaceuticals, immunochemicals, agrochemicals, herbicides, pesticides, synthetic organic polymers, gene therapy, DNA purification devices, transdermal delivery systems, biocides, semiconductors, electrical devices and textiles.

 

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu PC
866 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Tel +1 212 813 5900 Fax +1 212 813 5901
Web www.frosszelnick.com


Jason M. Vogel
Associate, New York
Email jvogel@frosszelnick.com
Jason Vogel is an associate with Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, PC, where his practice is focused on US and international trademark prosecution, enforcement, portfolio management and transactional work. He is an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Trademark Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and has lectured on the United States' Accession to the Madrid Protocol and on the Enlargement of the European Community Trademark system. He is active in the International Trademark Association and New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association. He received his JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, summa cum laude, in 1999.

 

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
First American Center, 600 Congress Avenue,
Suite 2400, Austin, Texas 78701-3271

Tel +1 512 474 5201 Fax +1 512 536 4598
Web www.fulbright.com
Other offices Dallas, TX, Hong Kong, China, Houston, TX, London, UK, Los Angeles, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Munich, Germany, New York, NY, San Antonio, TX, Washington, DC


Jeffrey D. Mills
Senior Counsel, Austin
Email jdmills@fulbright.com
Jeff Mills is Senior Counsel in the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology Department. Mr Mills' practice involves IP litigation, licensing and transactions. Prior to joining Fulbright, he practiced in London, UK where he was partner-in-charge of international IP for a large US law firm. Before entering private practice Mr Mills served as law clerk to the Honourable Helen W. Nies, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He graduated with a BA in History and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and with a JD also from the University of Michigan.

Mr Mills’ has extensive experience representing clients in matters involving technology and IP rights across a broad spectrum of technologies, from the internet to satellites and from automotive window glass to semiconductors. This experience includes IP audits, patent and trademark litigation and licensing, technology transfer agreements and technology-related disputes, including arbitration and ADR.

Practice areas: IP litigation and licensing, technology transfer, ADR and arbitration.

 

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Gilbert + Tobin
2 Park Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tel +61 2 9263 4000 Fax +61 2 9263 4111
Web www.gtlaw.com.au


Brendan Coady
Partner, Sydney
Email bcoady@gtlaw.com.au
Brendan Coady is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Gilbert and Tobin. He has over 10 years experience as a commercial lawyer dealing with technology transactions and all aspects of the commercialisation of IP.

Brendan has been involved at a strategic level in a wide range of commercial transactions in the communications and technology industries. These have included major international telecommunications joint ventures, advising on the acquisition and disposal of communications and technology assets and negotiating a range of deals in the communications and infrastructure sectors.

He is also a director of realiseIP, a strategic alliance between Gilbert + Tobin, ICMG, a Palo Alto-based intellectual property consulting group, and Atrico (formerly Cyberresearch), a Perth-based technology consulting firm. realiseIP has been established to advise companies on the management of their intangible assets. Brendan is the co-author of the recently published Ideas, Innovation and Intangible Assets – benchmarking study of the extraction of value from intellectual property.


Kate Harrison
Partner, Sydney
Email kharrison@gtlaw.com.au
Kate Harrison is a specialist Intellectual Property lawyer, who has been a partner at Gilbert & Tobin since 1998. Gilbert & Tobin has won the Lawyers Weekly Award for the Leading Australian IP Practice in 2001 and again in 2003.

Kate has extensive experience in acting for clients to enforce their IP rights, and has worked on copyright and trademark infringement actions, and other Federal Court IP enforcement litigation, including actions under the recently enacted digital copyright laws in Australia.

Kate has conducted numerous successful Anton Pillar civil raids against counterfeiters, and Gilbert & Tobin’s IP Group has been instrumental in the development of new procedures enabling IP rights owners to bring enforcement more quickly and cheaply against multiple parties in different locations.

Kate also advises clients on complex licensing and IP transactions. She has extensive experience drafting licensing and distribution agreements for advanced technology companies, content licensing agreements for clients such as major record companies and pay TV channel providers, as well as web development agreements and patent licences, and a variety of other agreements. Kate also advises clients on aspects of trademark protection and licensing, and avenues of legal protection against passing off.

In addition to her Australian law degree, Kate holds a Masters in Law from Columbia Law School, and practised as an attorney in New York for some years. She also holds a doctorate from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining Gilbert & Tobin Kate had been the Founding Director of the Communications Law Centre at the University of New South Wales, and had also worked as a Ministerial advisor.

 

Goodmans LLP
250 Yonge Street, Suite 2400, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2M6 Canada
Tel +1 416 979 2211 Fax + 1 416 979 1234
Web www.goodmans.ca
Other offices Vancouver, Hong Kong


H.B. Radomski
Partner, Toronto
Email hradomski@goodmans.ca
Harry Radomski is the head of Goodmans’s intellectual property group. Harry completed his BComm (1972) and LLB (1975) at the University of Toronto and his LLM (1976) at the University of California at Berkeley. Harry was awarded the Treasurer’s Medal for standing first in the Ontario Bar Admission course on his call to the bar in 1978. He has been a partner with Goodmans since 1987 and is presently a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Harry’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and advice regarding all IP issues. Harry frequently appears before Canadian appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Canada on matters concerning a broad range of IP issues, and particularly patent-related matters.

In 1999, Managing Intellectual Property named Harry as Canada’s Intellectual Property Patent Litigator of the Year. He has written and spoken extensively on patent litigation and other IP topics and taught a course on IP remedies at the University of Toronto.


Richard Naiberg
Partner, Toronto
Email rnaiberg@goodmans.ca
Richard practices IP law and litigation. His focus is on patent and trademark litigation, enforcing IP rights and defending companies against infringement actions. He provides strategic advice on the development, acquisition, sale and protection of technology and IP assets, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and industrial designs. He appears regularly at the trial and appeal levels of the Ontario and Federal courts and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Canadian Legal Lexpert Director recognises Richard as an “up and coming” IP litigator, and Global Counsel 3000 recommends him for IP and life sciences law. He frequently speaks at industry conferences, contributes to Lawyer’s Weekly, writes various articles on IP law and advocacy and lectures at the Rotman School of Business on IP rights and remedies.

Richard is on the litigation, lectures and seminar committees of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and is a member of the Advocates’ Society and the American Intellectual Property Law Institute.


Julie Perrin
Associate, Toronto
Email jperrin@goodmans.ca
Julie Perrin is an associate in the IP group of our litigation department. Julie completed her BA at McGill University in 1995 and received her LLB from the University of Toronto in 1998. Her practice focuses on patent and trademark litigation.
Julie frequently appears before the Federal Court, Trial Division on a broad range of intellectual property issues and has appeared as counsel on a number of matters before the Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Court of Appeal. She is also a co-author of articles on various intellectual property issues in Canada.

 

Goodwin Procter LLP
599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Tel +1 212 813 8800 Fax +1 212 355 3333
Web www.goodwinprocter.com

103 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland, NJ 07068
Tel +1 973 992 1990 Fax +1 973 992 4643
Other offices Boston, MA and Washington, DC


Ethan Horwitz
Partner, New York
Ethan Horwitz is chair of Goodwin Procter’s Intellectual Property Practice. His practice includes worldwide acquisition and enforcement of intellectual property and he has litigated patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright and false advertising cases in the United States and internationally. Mr Horwitz is the author of World Trademark Law and Practice (5 volumes) and the co-author of Patent Litigation: Procedure and Tactics (3 volumes). Mr Horwitz has had a number of historic patent cases, including obtaining the first-ever preliminary injunction on a design patent for Oscar Mayer’s Lunchables and obtaining a preliminary injunction for Pepperidge Farm based on dilution of its rights to the shape of its Goldfish cracker. Mr Horwitz has over 25 years of experience and is listed in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Patent Law.


William Hwang
Partner, New York
William Hwang is a corporate partner, a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice and a practising patent attorney. Mr Hwang focuses his practice primarily on intellectual property transactions, advising clients on intellectual property matters and patent and copyright prosecution. He has a broad range of experience in all areas of intellectual property and has represented clients involved in the internet, computer, telecommunication, electronics, publishing, medical, pharmaceutical and other industries. Mr Hwang has negotiated numerous intellectual property acquisitions and licenses and has experience in patent, copyright and trademark prosecution, as well as patent litigation, antitrust and opinion work. His prosecution, litigation and opinion work includes cases relating to the internet, computer hardware and software, charge-coupled devices, amorphous silicon solar cells and other semiconductor devices and technology. Mr Hwang’s representation includes extensive domestic and international negotiations for Telcordia , numerous content distribution agreements for Dow Jones and extensive intellectual property counselling for GMAC.


Jacqueline Klosek
Associate, Roseland, NJ
Jacqueline Klosek is a corporate associate in Goodwin Procter’s Intellectual Property Practice. Ms Klosek’s practice focuses on advising clients on various issues related to data privacy and security. She also drafts and negotiates various technology agreements, conducts legal audits of websites and advises on different aspects of the law related to intellectual property and technology. Ms Klosek is currently serving as Team Leader of Intellectual Property and Technology Law for the Afghanistan Transitional Commercial Law Project, an initiative which seeks to assist Afghanistan in revising its commercial laws. Ms Klosek is the author of The Legal Guide to e-Business (Praeger, 2003) and Data Privacy in the Information Age (Greenwood, 2003).

 

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Hale and Dorr LLP
Alder Castle, 10 Noble Street, London EC2V 7QJ, UK
Tel +44 20 7645 2400 Fax +44 20 7645 2424
Web www.haledorr.com


Dr Miles Gaythwaite
Consultant, London
Dr Gaythwaite is now a part-time consultant to Hale and Dorr. His particular professional interests are biotechnology, computer software, copyright and patent and know-how licensing.

He is a fluent French speaker and has done much work in France and for French clients and, in particular, has been involved in multi-country patent litigation. He is a lapsed chemist having obtained his first degree from Glasgow University. He then did a PhD at Cambridge before deciding to work in intellectual property.
He now splits his time between his house in London and his retreat in the southwest of France.


Robert Barry
Senior partner, London
Robert Barry joined Hale and Dorr in 2003 as a senior partner and European Head of Intellectual Property Litigation based in our London office. He has considerable experience in intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on patents and trademarks. Robert Barry has acted in many major patent disputes in the High Court and the European Patent Office, covering a range of technologies in the pharmaceutical, electronic, chemical and bioscience industries.
Mr Barry has been named a leader in the field of intellectual property by the Chambers Directory, Guide to the Legal Profession.

 

HAMI Legal Services, Inc.
Suite 402, Sayeh Tower, Mellat park, Vali asr Avenue, Tehran
19677, Iran
Tel +98 21 204 36 84 Fax +98 21 204 36 86
Web www.iranip.com


Mohammad Badamchi
Partner, Tehran
Email mohammad@iranip.com
Mohammad Badamchi, lawyer, is a partner of the firm. He is an LLB graduate from Azad University, Tehran. He deals with intellectual property and foreign investment and his practice includes both litigation and advice in these areas. He is also experienced in unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting cases.

Areas of particular experience include intellectual property protection and advice on trademark, patent and ccTLDs registration and protection, licensing and foreign investment.

Practice areas: Intellectual property, anti-counterfeiting and unfair-competition, foreign investment, litigation.

 

Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP
1666 K Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006-1228
Tel +1 202 912-2000 Fax +1 202 912 2020
Web www.hewm.com
Other offices: San Francisco, CA, Silicon Valley, CA, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Anchorage, AL, New York, NY, Madison, WI, Hong Kong and Singapore


James N. Czaban
Shareholder, Washington, DC
Email jczaban@hewm.com
James N. Czaban is a shareholder in the firm's FDA Group and a member of the Life Sciences & Technology and Intellectual Property Litigation National Practice Groups. Mr Czaban's practice focuses on FDA regulation of medical technology, including prescription and OTC pharmaceuticals and biologics, as well as food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and federal and state laws governing the promotion and advertising of such products.#

Mr Czaban is also a frequent writer and lecturer on FDA regulatory issues. He has spoken at and moderated numerous symposia for the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), the Drug Information Association, the Practicing Law Institute and other private conference providers. He has taught Food & Drug Law at Fordham University Law School and at FDLI. Mr Czaban is the co-author of the drug regulation chapter of FDLI's two-volume Food and Drug Law treatise, a member of the Advisory Board of BNA's Pharmaceutical Law and Industry Report and a columnist for the journal Drug Delivery Technology.

Practice areas: FDA, life sciences & technology, IP litigation

 

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque
Centro San Ignacio, Torre Kepler,
Av. Blandín, La Castellana, Caracas 1060, Venezuela

Tel +58 212 201 8611 Fax +58 212 263 7744
Web www.hpcd.com


Ricardo Fischer
Partner, Caracas
Email rfischer@hpcd.com
Ricardo Fischer is a partner of our IP group. He was admitted to practise law in Venezuela in 1991. He received his law degree from the Universidad Santa María and his Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH in 1993. Mr Fischer deals with a wide array of IP-related matters including trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets, both in prosecution and enforcement related actions.

He also advises clients on international IP filing projects for clients mainly within the Americas, including trademark, patent filing and prosecution.

Practice areas: IP prosecution and enforcement

 

Homburger
Weinbergstrasse 56-58, CH-8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel +41 43 222 1000 Fax +41 43 222 1500
Web www.homburger.ch


Gregor Bühler
Partner, Zurich
Email gregor.buehler@homburger.ch
Gregor Bühler is a partner in the IP/IT practice group of Homburger. He graduated from the University of St. Gallen in 1990, receiving his doctorate in 1995. He also studied at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he graduated with an LLM in 1997. His practice focuses on intellectual property law, information technology and sports/entertainment law, as well as on commercial litigation.

Areas of particular experience include internet and e-commerce advice; trademark and branding strategies; advice on advertising issues; trademark, copyright and unfair competition litigation; licensing agreements and transactional advice in all intellectual property-related matters.

 

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Johan Schlüter Law Firm
Sundkrogsgade 9, PO Box 867, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel +45 33 63 96 50 Fax +45 33 63 96 60
Web www.jschluter.com


Schlüter, Johan
Partner, Chairman of the Board
Email jos@jschluter.com
Johan Schlüter became a qualified lawyer in 1970 and was admitted to the Danish Supreme Court in 1979. He was a lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and has been a censor at the University of Copenhagen and general secretary of IFPI Danmark, the Danish Video Association, the Association of Danish Film Distributors, the Rights Holder Alliance and the film- and the record producers’ rights management societies. He has also served as a board director in a number of commercial companies and rights organisations and written various books and articles on IPR, company law, e-commerce and competition law.

He is a member of the Danish Bar (former chairman of the committee on IPR and competition), the Danish Copyright Society (board member) and the IBA Committee C and L (chairman of the copyright committee).

Mr Schlüter studied at the University of Aix-en-Provence and the University of Copenhagen.

Practice areas: Intellectual property rights, competition law, company law, M&A and arbitration.

 

Julius & Creasy
41 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka
Tel +94 1 2422 601 Fax +94 1 2446 663
Email juliusc@lankacom.net


J.M. Swaminathan
Partner, Colombo
J.M. Swaminathan is a Partner of Julius & Creasy and a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Commission of Sri Lanka. He is also an Examiner in Intellectual Property Law for the Post Attorneys Diploma in Intellectual Property course conducted by the Sri Lanka Law College.

 

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Kenyon & Kenyon
One Broadway, New York, NY 10004-1050
Tel +1 212 425 7200 Fax +1 212 425 5288
Web www.kenyon.com
Other offices Washington, DC and Silicon Valley, CA


Deborah A. Somerville
Partner, New York
Email dsomerville@kenyon.com
Deborah A. Somerville is co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences/Chemical practice group. She has extensive experience in the management, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for major US and foreign clients within the pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical and medical device industries. Her representative technology areas have included immunology, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, small molecules and biosensors, including microarrays.

Ms Somerville counsels clients on the validity, scope, enforceability and transfer of IP rights. She actively guides clients in introducing new products and in developing intellectual property strategies and portfolios. While successfully procuring commercially significant patents, she has supervised the drafting of applications and their prosecution, including interferences, reissues, protests, re-examinations and oppositions. She also negotiates licenses and conducts due diligence for major corporate transactions. In addition, Ms Somerville has considerable experience in patent litigation before the federal courts.

Ms. Somerville received a JD from University of Michigan in 1984 and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Denver, summa cum laude, in 1981. She is a registered patent attorney.


Kathryn M. Lumb
Associate, New York
Email klumb@kenyon.com
Kathryn M. Lumb is involved in a wide variety of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical arts. She prepares and prosecutes patent applications and counsels clients on the validity, scope, enforceability and transfer of intellectual property rights.

Ms Lumb received her JD in 1998 from The George Washington University School of Law and her BS in Molecular Biology from Lehigh University in 1993. She is a registered patent attorney.

 

Kim & Chang
Seoul Building, 114-31 Uni-Dong, Chongro-Ku, Seoul 110-350, Korea
Tel +822 764 8855 Fax +822 741 0328
Web www.ip.kimchang.com


Jay (Young-June) Yang
Partner, Seoul
Email yjyang@kimchang.com
Jay (Young-June) Yang is a senior partner at Kim & Chang. He received his BJur degree at Seoul National University in 1977 and his LLM degree at the University of Michigan Law School in 1985. He was trained at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea and served as a Judge Advocate in the Republic of Korea Army for three years prior to joining Kim & Chang. He also participated in the foreign lawyers programme at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for two years and was admitted to the New York bar in 1986.

Mr Yang has extensive experience in litigation, enforcement and dispute resolution involving intellectual property issues, foreign and domestic customs seizures and international and domestic licensing and distribution disputes. In recent years, he has also been in the forefront of internet-related legal developments in Korea, including “cyber-squatting” and domain name dispute cases.


Sang-Young Lee
Associate, Seoul
Email sylee1@ip.kimchang.com
Sang-Young Lee is a patent attorney in the chemical practice group of Kim & Chang. He received a BS degree in Food Science and Technology at Seoul National University in 1993. Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Mr Lee worked at First Law Offices of Korea from 1998 to 2001. He has expertise in chemical-related areas, including biotechnology, agrochemistry, biochemistry, and food processing.


Andrew Choung
Foreign Legal Counsel
Email achoung@ip.kimchang.com
Andrew Choung is a foreign legal counsel in the IP group. He received a BA in Physics and a BA in Philosophy from Bard College, New York, and an MS in Aerospace from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his JD from the UCLA School of Law. Before joining Kim & Chang, Mr Choung was an associate in the IP group at Irell & Manella, Los Angeles, California.

Mr Choung’s practice covers the full range of IP matters, with a focus on patent prosecution and litigation and strategic IP counselling. He has particular experience with hi-tech, complex litigation and counselling companies on global IP strategies. His technical specialties include general physics, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, electronics, telecommunications and internet-related technologies, semiconductor and semiconductor manufacturing technologies and LCD-related technologies.

 

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Aon Center, 200 East Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Tel +1 312 861 2000 Fax +1 312 861 2200
Web www. kirkland.com
Other offices New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco


Russell E. Levine, PC
Partner, Chicago
Email rlevine@kirkland.com
Russell E. Levine is a partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, in the firm’s Chicago office. He specialises in patent infringement litigation and patent licensing and has written and lectured on these legal topics. His practice also includes Section 337 litigation before the US International Trade Commission.

Mr Levine is co-chairman of the Licensing Executives Society’s Laws and Government Committee. He is also a member of the ABA, the AIPLA, the Federal Circuit Bar Associations and the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association.

He holds a BS in Interdisciplinary Engineering and a BS in Economics, both degrees from the University of Michigan. He received a law degree from the University of Chicago and he is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is admitted to the bars of Illinois, New York, the US Supreme Court, the Federal and 7th Circuits, the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Eastern District of Michigan.


James B. Coughlan
Of Counsel, Chicago
Email jcoughlan@kirkland.com
James Coughlan concentrates on IP litigation, and has particular expertise in litigation before the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior investigative attorney with the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations, where he served as trial counsel in numerous ITC infringement actions.

Mr Coughlan has also served as legal counsel on the staff of a US senator, where his responsibilities included various IP issues and as a member of the IP litigation group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In addition, he was a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Marion T Bennett, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr Coughlan holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University, a law degree from DePaul University and an LLM in IP law from the John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to the bars of Illinois, the District of Columbia and the Federal Circuit, and is a member of the Federal Circuit and the ITC Trial Lawyers Bar Associations.

 

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ
Tel +44 20 7816 8700 Fax +44 20 7816 8800
Web www.kirkland.com


Pierre-André Dubois
Partner, London
Email pdubois@kirkland.com
Pierre-André Dubois is in charge of the firm’s UK IP Group. He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and as a barrister and solicitor in Canada. His practice covers all aspects of IP and IT law. His work involves commercial matters, including licensing, distribution, supply, joint ventures and outsourcing agreements. He advises on European competition law related issues and handles disputes in all fields of IP, including trademarks, copyright, misappropriation of confidential information, data protection, IT related disputes and patents. He acts for large Fortune 250 companies and smaller UK and US-based enterprises and start-ups, operating in the IT, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, new media, financial services and consumer goods sectors.

His work includes addressing IP issues as they arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, venture capital transactions, private placements and takeovers. He provides risk assessments on IP issues to investment banks and venture capitalists.
Pierre is listed in The Legal 500 (2003 Edition) as a leading IP/IT lawyer.


Joanna Shepherd
Associate, London
Email jshepherd@kirkland.com
Joanna Shepherd is an intellectual property associate in the London office. She obtained her BSc (Natural Sciences) (Honours) in 1992 from the University of Durham and completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Law in 1993 and the Legal Practice Course in 1994, both with commendation from Nottingham Law School. She is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. Her practice focuses on English intellectual property and information technology transactions, data protection as well as pre-litigation and dispute advice.

 

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP
Henry W. Oliver Building, 535 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2312
Tel +1 412 355 6500 Fax +1 412 355 6501
Web www.kl.com
Other offices Boston, MA, Dallas, TX, Harrisburg, PA, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, New York, NY, Newark, NJ, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC


James R. Kyper
Partner, Pittsburgh, PA
Email jkyper@kl.com
Mr Kyper’s practice includes a wide range of intellectual property and commercial litigation involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights and unfair competition. He is experienced in patent and trademark litigation and prosecution, in a broad variety of licensing and technology transactions and in insurance coverage issues of intellectual property claims. Mr Kyper has represented clients in technical fields ranging from high strength ceramics to medical software to railroad equipment. He also advised automobile distributors concerning the protection and enforcement of their trademark rights and counsels such clients extensively on internet domain name issues. He has litigated product liability claims, engineering and construction disputes and UCC issues. He has been responsible for matters in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New York, California, Florida, Colorado, Missouri, Rhode Island and West Virginia and has experience in both Court annexed, AAA and CPR arbitrations and mediations. He has recent experience counselling clients with respect to intellectual property and other business aspects relating to the internet. He is also involved in many projects concerned with the intellectual property aspects of entertainment and multi-media properties.


Robert D. Yeager

Partner, Pittsburgh, PA
Email ryeager@kl.com
For more than 35 years, Mr Yeager has focused his practice on intellectual property litigation throughout the United States. He has served as lead counsel in dozens of trials and appeals involving a wide array of technologies and businesses. For a decade, he taught the course in intellectual property at Duquesne University School of Law. Mr Yeager has been named in the peer recognition directory, The Best Lawyers in America, since it began to list intellectual property lawyers. His expertise in the field of patent litigation has been acknowledged in the federal court in Pittsburgh by his being appointed as a Special Master for claim construction purposes. He continues his highly active litigation practice with emphasis in patent infringement cases.


Patrick J. McElhinny
Partner, Pittsburgh
Email pmcelhinny@kl.com
Mr McElhinny concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation with a focus on claims involving intellectual property, insurance coverage, securities law and business torts. His experience includes prosecution and defense of claims for patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breaches of non-competition agreements, trademark and copyright claims and claims for insurance coverage for intellectual property disputes. He also has been involved in significant environmental insurance coverage litigation, including claims involving both third and first party policies, reimbursement of costs paid by insurers and bad faith claims handling. The cases in which Mr McElhinny have been involved frequently have entailed requests for injunctive relief and regularly require an understanding of complex technological issues.

 

Konnov & Sozanovsky
23 Shota Rustaveli Street, Suite 5, Kiev, 01023, Ukraine
Tel +380 44 490 5400 Fax +380 44 490 5490
Web www.konnov.com
Other offices Chernovtsy, Ukraine, Moscow, Russia


Tetyana Glukhovska
Associate, Kiev
Email tgluhovskaya@konnov.com
Tetyana Glukhovska is an associate with Konnov and Sozanovsky and a trademark and patent attorney-at-law and an attorney-at-law.

Ms Glukhovska concentrates her practice in intellectual property law. She represents and counsels individuals and corporate clients on intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark infringement matters and trademark protection. She has been heavily involved in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, including trademark and copyright infringement actions.

Ms Glukhovska received her degree in law from Kiev University School of Law. She also received her degree in intellectual property from the Institute of Intellectual Property and Law. She is an associate member of the American Bar Association.

Ms Glukhovska is admitted to practice in Ukraine. She speaks Russian, Ukrainian, English and German.

Practice areas: Trademarks, patents, designs, unfair competition, litigation, licensing, technology transferring, trade secrets.

 

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Landwell
1 Embankment Place, London WC2N 6DX
Tel +44 20 7212 1574 Fax +44 20 7212 1570
Web www.landwellglobal.com


Latika Sharma
Partner, London
Email latika.sharma@uk.landwellglobal.com
Latika Sharma is a partner and head of the IP group at Landwell UK and specialises in all aspects of intellectual property law and practice. This includes conducting intellectual property audits, beneficial ownership investigations, devising licensing strategies and drafting and negotiating agreements for use in multiple territories, conducting intellectual property litigation and advising on the intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions.

Landwell is the correspondent law firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

Lellos P Demetriades Law Office
The Chanteclair House, 2 Sophoulis Street, 9th Floor, 1096 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel +357 22 676060 Fax +357 22 676061
Web www.ldlaw.com.cy


Achilleas Demetriades
Partner, Nicosia
Email achilleas@ldlaw.com.cy
Achilleas Demetriades is a partner at Lellos P Demetriades Law Office. He was called to the English Bar and holds a Master’s in International Trade from Georgetown Law Centre in Washington, DC. He specialises in IPR matters and his anti-piracy approach is not usually confined to a particular cause of action, but combines creatively available laws so as to achieve speedy and effective results.

 

Lovells
23rd Floor, Cheung Kong Centre, 2 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel +852 2219 0888 Fax +852 2219 0222
Web www.lovells.com


Henry J H Wheare
Partner, Hong Kong
Email henry.wheare@lovells.com
Henry heads the Asia intellectual property group of Lovells. He graduated with a law degree from Jesus College Cambridge and qualified as a solicitor and patent attorney in London in 1977 and in Hong Kong in 1985. He has been a partner with Lovells since 1994. He was International Vice-President of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) until 2003 and is now secretary of the Hong Kong Group.

Henry’s practice covers all areas of IP, including contentious and non-contentious matters relating to patents, copyrights, designs and trademarks, confidential information and privacy. He also advises on competition law, intellectual property rights management, entertainment, licensing and all aspects of information technology and telecommunications.

In China, he has been involved in patent and trademark registration, copyright advice, contentious trademark and patent cases, including court and administrative actions, cross-border infringements, technology transfer (contractual and joint venture) agreements and related licensing, as well as general advice on IP law.

 

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Majmudar & Co
96 Free Press House, 9th Floor, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021, India
Tel +91 22 5630 7272 Fax +91 22 5630 7252
Web www.majmudarindia.com
Other offices New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai


Akil Hirani
Managing Partner, Mumbai
Email akil@majmudarindia.com
Akil Hirani heads the IP and corporate practice at Majmudar & Co. and is the firm’s managing partner. He graduated with a BA in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai in 1989, and obtained his LLB (Hons) from the Government Law College, University of Mumbai in 1992, having specialised in Private International Law.

Mr Hirani is admitted to practise law in India, California and England & Wales, has clerked at the Santa Clara County Superior Court in San José, California in 1995 and has worked at the London firm of Lawrence Jones in 1996.

Mr Hirani’s particular experience includes India IP strategy advice, including software and biotechnology intellectual property rights protection advice, technology transfer agreements, IT contracts, structuring investments of foreign companies into India, M&A, joint ventures and corporate finance. He represents Microsoft Corporation, Cadence Design Systems Inc., the GE Asia Pacific Capital Technology Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, Travelers Group, Hitachi Metals Ltd., HSBC Software India and many other international companies and banks in India.

Practice areas: IP, telecommunications, media, technology, corporate, M&A


Anoop Narayanan
Senior Associate, Mumbai
Email: anoop@majmudarindia.com
Anoop Narayanan is a member of the firm’s TMT practice group. He obtained his LLB degree from the Government Law College, University of Calicut, Kerala in 1994 and his LLM degree from the School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, Kerala.

Mr Narayanan deals with a broad range of intellectual property, information technology, telecommunications and entertainment law matters, and his practice includes both litigation and commercial/transactional advice in these areas.

Areas of particular experience include trademark, e-commerce and internet advice, including passing off actions, domain name disputes, brand protection and advice on advertising issues, patent litigation, technology transfer agreements, IT contracts and technology disputes, copyright exploitation and plagiarism actions and arbitration and ADR in context of IP disputes.

Practice areas IP, telecommunications, media, technology, licensing

 

Moody’s Investors Service
99 Church Street, New York, NY 10007
Tel +1 212 553 4377 Fax +1 212 553 7820
Web www.moodys.com


Jay H. Eisbruck
Managing Director
Jay Eisbruck is a Managing Director in Moody’s Investors Service Asset-Backed Finance Group, where he has worked since 1991. During this time Mr Eisbruck has evaluated transactions backed by a variety of assets including credit cards, autos loans, manufactured housing, intellectual property, and water and sewer systems. He currently focuses much of his efforts on aiding the development of new assets.

Mr Eisbruck has also contributed to a number of articles on structural innovations and general trends in the asset-backed market. His article on the rating approach to intellectual property assets was included in the Wiley and Co. publication, From Ideas to Assets, Mr Eisbruck earned both a MBA in Finance and a B.S. in Economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he was a Racoosin Scholar.

 

Morgan & Finnegan, LLP
345 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10154-0053
Tel +1 212 758 4800 Fax +1 212 751 6849
Web www.morganfinnegan.com
Other offices Washington, DC


Andrew M. Riddles
Partner, New York
Email amriddles@morganfinnegan.com
Andrew Riddles is a partner in the firm, whose practice is directed solely to intellectual property matters. He graduated with a BS in Engineering from Columbia University, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a JD from Brooklyn Law School, and an LLM from New York University. His practice deals with a broad range of intellectual property issues, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets and his practice includes litigation, solicitation and client counselling and advice in these areas.

Areas of particular experience include e-commerce and the internet, including domain name disputes, online sales systems and financial products. He has assisted both individuals and corporations in the protection and enforcement of their proprietary rights in technology as well as the licensing of such technology both domestically and internationally. He has negotiated technology transfer agreements, joint venture agreements, and licensing agreements.

 

Morgan Stanley
25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QA, UK
Tel +44 20 7425 5000 Fax +44 20 7425 5300
Web www.morganstanley.com


Hardip Rai
Executive Director, London
Email hardip.rai@morganstanley.com
Hardip Rai is an executive director in the Global Structured Products group of Morgan Stanley’s Capital Market’s division based in London. He graduated with a MA in Engineering from St John’s College, Cambridge.

 

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Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
3579 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
Tel +1 858 720 2850 Fax +1 858 720 2555
Web www.paulhastings.com


John Benassi
Partner, San Diego
Email johnbenassi@paulhastings.com
John Benassi is a partner with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, is co-head of their worldwide IP group and is listed in the peer review publication The Best Lawyers in America (1992-1993). He has represented clients in all courts in intellectual property matters and technologies ranging from semiconductors to biotechnology. He has extensive litigation experience including in criminal jury trials. In patents, he represented generic drug manufacturer Gensia Sicor in the invalidation of Bristol Myers’ Cisplatin chemotherapy patent which was used to cure Lance Armstrong’s cancer. In the areas of copyright, software and the internet, he was counsel to Streamcast Communications (Morpheus) in the successful “next Napster case” against the music and entertainment industry which involved alleged peer-to-peer copying. In the trademark area, he has successfully litigated a number of cases including against Microsoft preliminarily invalidating the “Windows” mark as being generic. In addition to litigation, Mr Benassi has been involved in securing patents, trademarks and copyrights in a variety of different technological areas. He is a co-author of Patent Litigation published by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) in 2002-3. He has lectured and/or written on “Trade Secrets”, “Commercialising Intellectual Property”, “Trademark Litigation and “Trial Tactics” (1995-2003). Mr Benassi received a technical undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois (1971) and his JD, cum laude, from George Washington University (1974) and clerked for the US Claims Court. He is a member of the Bars of California, Illinois and the District of Columbia.

 

Perani Mezzanotte & Partners
Piazza San Babila, 5, Milano 20122, Italy
Tel + 39 02 76 31 61 61 Fax +39 02 76 31 76 19
Web www.perani.com


Paolo Perani
Partner, Milano
Email pperani@perani.com
Paolo Perani is admitted to the Italian Bar and is head of the litigation group of the firm. He graduated from the University of Milan (Dr. Jur.) and is member of the most important IP associations, such as AIPPI, INTA, ECTA and LIDC.

Areas of particular experience include e-commerce and internet advice, including domain name disputes, brand protection and advice on advertising issues (he contributed to the volume International comparative advertising, INTA, 1997), patent and trademark litigation, licence and technology transfer agreements, IT contracts and technology disputes, copyright actions and arbitration and ADR in context of IP disputes.

Practice areas: Trademarks, patents, copyright and related litigations, internet law and information technology, advertising, antitrust, unfair competition

 

Piper Rudnick LLP
1200 Nineteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2412
Tel +1 202 861 3900 Fax +1 202 223 2085
Web www.piperrudnick.com
Other offices Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Edison, Las Vegas, Reston and Tampa


Ann K. Ford
Partner
Email ann.ford@piperrudnick.com
Ann Ford is a partner in Piper Rudnick’s intellectual property practice group and heads the firm’s Washington, DC trademark group. Ms Ford practices in the area of US and international trademark and copyright law, including the developing law governing the use and protection of intellectual property on the internet. She advises clients with respect to business and transactional aspects of intellectual property, as well as litigation and pre-litigation protective measures.

Ms Ford specialises in working with both mature and emerging companies on developing and strengthening brands in a wide variety of industries. Other areas of particular experience include copyright compliance programs, trademark licensing and maintenance issues relating to tax-driven ownership structures and domain name disputes.

Ms Ford graduated with a BA from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and a JD from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. In October 2003, she was selected by the Legal Times as one of 15 notable intellectual property attorneys in the Washington, DC area.

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Web www.pwcglobal.com

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
350 South Grand Avenue, 49th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Tel +1 213 356 6000 Fax 1 813 637 4444


Blake White
Senior Manager, Los Angeles
Email blake.white@us.pwc.com
Blake White is the US leader of PwC digital media risk management advisory services in Los Angeles where he specialises in services to the global Entertainment & Media industry. During his career in the Silicon Valley technology community he has focused on digital media technologies that help broadcasters, cable companies, film studios, post production and visual effects houses and publishers select and implement systems for sustainable creative, competitive and technical advantage. He is a member of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers
1 Embankment Place, London WC2N 6NN
Tel +44 20 7583 5000 Fax +44 20 7822 4652


Melanie Butler
Partner, Licensing Management
E-mail: Melanie.butler@uk.pwc.com
Melanie Butler is a Partner and the European Leader of PwC’s Licensing Management practice. Melanie’s experience includes assisting licensors in maximizing the value of their intellectual property through the development and implementation of licensing enforcement programs. Melanie has performed over 150 forensic based royalty examinations and investigations for some of the world’s leading licensors across Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia. The majority of the royalty examinations performed by Melanie and her team have identified mis-reported royalties.


Adrian Davis
Assistant Director, London
Email adrian.c.davis@uk.pwc.com
Adrian Davis is an Assistant Director in the London Valuation & Strategy practice, specialising in the creation, development and management of brand and marketing strategies. A marketer and financial analyst with 10 years experience, his work has focused on the appraisal of brand investment and the treatment of brand as an economic and corporate asset.

Adrian assists global consumer goods companies to prioritise brand investment across their brand portfolios and advises brand centric organisations on evaluating the return on investment of their marketing spend and the resultant effect on brand value. Adrian has also helped companies identify and value under performing brand assets and assisted venture capital companies in acquiring high potential brands. He has worked with many market-leading companies across industries as diverse as technology, media and retail but has a particular specialisation in the consumer goods sector.


Brett Savill
Partner, London
Email brett.savill@uk.pwc.com
Brett Savill is a partner based in the London Valuation & Strategy practice. He has over 20 years' experience helping companies improve their long-term value and is a widely published writer and lecturer in this field. His experience includes M&A evaluation, shareholder value analysis, compensation design and business valuations, with a particular focus on the technology, media and telecoms sectors.


Lucinda Spicer
Partner
Email lucinda.spicer@uk.pwc.com
Lucinda is the partner responsible for PricewaterhouseCoopers' Valuation & Strategy service to clients across the UK. Her professional background covers commercial, accounting and tax-based valuations, UK and international tax consulting and transaction structuring advice.

She has many UK and international clients in the consumer and industrial products sector and has acted for them in numerous valuation situations involving intangible assets and intellectual property. In addition, she has a particular interest in the area of business risk and the valuation of shares in private companies.
Lucinda is a chartered accountant and a Council Member of the UK Society of Share and Business Valuers. She also serves on the Intellectual Property Awareness Working Party, an interest group of around 60 members drawn from government, the professions, academe and industry/finance.

She has been a partner since 1992 and has been based in Scotland since 2002.


Caroline Woodward
Director, London
Email caroline.woodward@uk.pwc.com
Caroline Woodward is a chartered accountant with an auditing background and also has over 16 years' experience of business and intangible asset valuation. She is a director in the Global Corporate Reporting Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers where she advises companies on the valuation implications of International Financial Reporting Standards.

Caroline spent over seven years with PwC in Central and Eastern Europe carrying out business valuations for privatisations and for more traditional M&A situations and assisting companies in many countries to prepare accounts in accordance with International Accounting Standards.

Since her return to London four years ago, Caroline has specialised in valuations for financial reporting purposes under UK, US and International Accounting Standards. Her particular skill lies in the valuation of intangible assets for the consumer and industrial products sector. Over the last two years Caroline has assisted many UK and other European companies to comply with the US standards FAS 141 and 142. She has continued to take an active interest in the development of International Accounting Standards and has spoken on the value impact of these standards at conferences. Caroline was a member of the ICAEW’s working group responsible for preparing the Institute’s response to the IASB on ED3 and the proposed changes to IAS 36 and 38.

 

Prieto, Carrizosa & Patiño
Carrera 9 No. 74-08 Of. 305, Bogota DC, Colombia
Tel +57 1 326 8600 Fax +57 1 326 8610
Web www.prietocarrizosa.com.co


Jorge Di Terlizzi
Partner
Email jditerlizzi@prietocarrizosa.com.co
Jorge Di Terlizzi graduated from Law School in Universidad de Los Andes in 1989 and obtained his LLM from Universidad de Los Andes in 1991. He deals with a broad range of intellectual property, information technology and entertainment work and his practice includes both litigation and commercial/transactional advice in these areas. He has been a very active member of INTA (International Trademark Association), as he has been an elected member of INTA’s Issues and Policy Committee from 2000 to 2002 and the Emerging Issues Committee from 2003 to 2004, and was invited as a speaker to the Trademark Administrators Conference 2002 held in Washington, DC. In addition, he is member of ASIPI (Inter-American Association of Industrial Property), ACPI (Colombian Association of Intellectual Property) and PTMG (Pharmaceutical Trademark Group). His other practice areas include corporate, telecoms and mergers and acquisitions.

 

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Richelet & Richelet
Reconquista 672, 7th floor, Buenos Aires 1003ABN, Argentina
Tel +54 11 4313 0184 Fax +54 11 4313 2863
Web www.richelet.com.ar


Ricardo Richelet III
Partner, Buenos Aires
Email rr3@richelet.com.ar
Ricardo Richelet III graduated from the Law School of the Catholic University of Argentina in 1999 and obtained a Master in Law (LLM) in the field of Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center in the United States in 2000. He is a patent and trademark agent.

He is a member of the firm’s Litigation department and is involved in all aspects of intellectual property, including administrative and judicial proceedings before the Federal Courts throughout the country, and matters regarding domain names and the internet. He is also Head of the Injunction and Seizure department.
He speaks Spanish, English and French.

 

Rominvent SA
35, Ermil Pangratti Street, 1st Floor, Sector 1,
Bucharest, Romania

Tel + 40 21 231 2515 Fax + 40 21 231 2550
Web www.rominvent.ro Email office@rominvent.ro


Lucian Enescu
General Manager, Bucharest
Lucian Enescu is a registered patent, industrial design and trademark attorney and the general manager of Rominvent SA. He holds a diploma in electrical engineering and has been involved in the intellectual property field since 1974. He deals with a broad range of intellectual property.

Lucian Enescu is vice-president of the Romanian Group of AIPPI and a member of INTA and the LES. He is also a member of the Consulting Council of Research-Development for the Romanian government and a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Intellectual Property.


Daniel Plosca
Attorney, Bucharest
Daniel Plosca is a registered patent and trademark attorney. He graduated from the Civil Engineering Institution in 1992. He worked as a trademark examiner at the Romanian Patent and Trademark office until 1998 when he joined Rominvent SA. He deals with different trademark matters (registration procedure, conflict between trademark and domain name).

 

Roschier Holmberg
Keskuskatu 7 A, FIN-00100 Helsinki, Finland
Tel +358 20 506 6000, Fax +358 20 506 6170
Web www.roschier.com


Rainer Hilli
Partner, Helsinki
Email rainer.hilli@roschier.com
Rainer Hilli is partner of Roschier Holmberg and is responsible for its technology, media and communications group, maintaining a high specialisation in matters relating to copyright, patents, trademarks, designs, computer law, telecommunications law, media law, market law and life sciences.

Mr Hilli regularly advises on trademark, patent and copyright, as well as other intellectual property and information technology matters, including general advice, licensing, transactions and litigation. His experience includes multi-jurisdictional IP litigation and IP-driven acquisitions.

 

Rozenfelds & Partners
Blaumana street 11/13, apt 8, Riga LV-1011, Latvia
Tel +371 7821563 Fax + 371 7242202
Web www.rozenfelds.lv


Janis Rozenfelds
Senior Partner
Email law@rozenfelds.lv
Janis Rozenfelds is a partner in the IP group of our litigation department. He holds a Doctor of Law from the University of Latvia. He deals with a wide range of intellectual property rights and his practice includes both litigation and legal advice in this sphere.

His areas of particular experience include brand protection and advice on advertising issues, trademark litigation, copyright exploitation and license agreements.

 

Russell McVeagh
Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, PO Box 8, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel +64 9 367 8000 Fax +64 9 367 8163
Web www.russellmcveagh.com
Other offices Wellington, New Zealand


Mark Gavin
Partner, Auckland
Mark Gavin is a partner in the Auckland office of Russell McVeagh and heads the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Mark is a member of the International Trade Mark Association and Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand. Mark has a wide range of experience in intellectual property, media and advertising law, as well as food law and commercial litigation. Mark specifically advises and litigates on all aspects of intellectual property, including copyright and trademark law and their application to publishing, television and multimedia, computer software, the internet, industrial design and infringement. Mark also advises on branding strategies, trademark registrations and related rights.


Deborah Malaghan
Senior Solicitor, Auckland
Deborah Malaghan is a senior solicitor in the intellectual property practice group at Russell McVeagh. Deborah’s practice involves a broad range of intellectual property law, including trademarks, copyright, brand protection, advertising law, food law, the Fair Trading Act and related legislation, including issues concerning packaging and promotional campaigns. As well as acting on various intellectual property litigation, Deborah advises on branding and compliance issues and regularly presents industry and client seminars on these issues.

 

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Salans
Gazetnyi Pereulok, 17/9, 125009 Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel +7 095 258 3444 Fax +7 095 258 3477
Web www.salans.com
Other offices Almaty, Baku, Bratislava, Bucharest, Istanbul, Kyiv, London, New York, Paris, Prague, St Petersburg and Warsaw


Sergei V. Marinich
Partner, Moscow
Email smarinich@salans.com
Sergei V. Marinich, a partner in the Moscow office, is the head of Salans’s Russian litigation and arbitration practice. He represents clients before courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration courts. Mr Marinich’s primary areas of expertise are intellectual property rights protection, enforcement of international arbitration awards, commercial dispute resolution, debt recovery, reversal of tax authority decisions, consumer protection, enforcement of promissory notes obligations and other general commercial issues.

Mr Marinich has been the lead counsel on a number of high profile lawsuits in Russia, including intellectual property disputes and landmark antitrust cases. He has also contributed to the development of new legislation, including the legal regulation of e-commerce.

Mr. Marinich is a member of International Trademark Association and other professional organisations.

Mr. Marinich earned his law degree with honours (1986) and was a Candidate of Science in law (1989) from Moscow State University. A native Russian speaker, he is also fluent in English.


Denis Voevodin
Of Counsel, Moscow
Email dvoevodin@salans.com
Mr Voevodin is Of Counsel with the firm’s Moscow office, having joined Salans in July 2001. He is a member of the firm’s Central and East European Practice Group and heads the Moscow IP department.

Mr Voevodin has advised clients on a wide range of legal issues related to IP matters in the Russian Federation and CIS countries. In particular, he has been involved in numerous trademark and copyright litigation matters as well as anti-counterfeit activity.

Mr Voevodin is a member of American Bar Association, International Trademark Association, MARQUES and other professional organisations.
Mr Voevodin earned a Master’s Degree from the Moscow State University for Foreign Relations in 1993. He passed his Patent Bar exam in 1995 and is qualified as a trademark attorney.

Mr Voevodin is a native Russian speaker with fluent English and German language skills.

 

Sargent & Krahn
Avda. Andrés Bello 2711, piso 19, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
Tel +56 2 368 3554 Fax +56 2 360 4010
Web www.sargent.cl


Juan Pablo Egaña
Partner, Santiago
Email jpegana@sargent.cl
Juan Pablo Egaña is a partner of Sargent & Krahn. He holds a law degree from Universidad de Chile in Santiago and an LLM in Patent and Intellectual Property Law from George Washington University, Washington, DC. He deals with a broad range of intellectual property and unfair competition matters, and his practice includes both prosecution and litigation advice in these areas.

His areas of particular experience include patent, trademark and industrial design prosecution, litigation and licensing.

Practice areas: Intellectual property and unfair competition.

 

Sociedade de Advogados Carlos Olavo e Associados
Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, n.º 165, r/c esquerdo, 1050- 014 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel +351 213700050 Fax +351 213813818


Carlos Olavo
Senior Partner
Email carlos.olavo@olavolex.pt
Carlos Olavo is the firm’s senior partner and is a law professor, an Official Attorney of Intellectual Property, a European Patent Attorney and a European Representative before the IIMH. He is also currently President of the Board of Directors of Associação Portuguesa de Consultores em Propriedade Industrial, an affiliate of FICPI. He is also the author of various publications on intellectual property and commercial law.

Areas of particular experience include brand protection, technology transfer agreement, copyright exploitation, domain name disputes, plagiarism actions and unfair competition issues and his practice includes both commercial/transactional advice and litigation in these areas.

Practice areas: Intellectual property, competition, company law, arbitration, litigation

 

Sughrue Mion, PLLC
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037-3213
Tel : +1 202 293 7060 Fax +1 202 293 7860
Web www.sughrue.com
Other offices Menlo Park, Tokyo


Susan Perng Pan
Partner, Washington, DC
Email span@sughrue.com
Susan Pan is a partner in the electrical-mechanical group of Sughrue Mion PLLC, a firm which specialises in intellectual property law. Ms. Pan graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and with a JD from the National Law Center of the George Washington University. Ms Pan’s experience includes areas of complex patent litigation before US courts and agencies, counselling, licensing and opinion work and representation of applicants before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Areas of particular expertise include patent claim analysis for electrical, computer, optical, mechanical and systems technologies, patent litigation, patent valuation and damage and patent appeals and interferences.

 

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
999 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-3996
Tel +1 404 853 8081 Fax +1 404 853 8806
Web www.sablaw.com
Other offices Austin, TX, Houston,TX, New York, NY, Tallahassee, FL, Washington, DC


William L. Warren
Partner, Atlanta
Email bill.warren@sablaw.com
Bill Warren is a partner and focuses on patents and licensing for biotechnical, biomedical, pharmaceutical and biomechanical engineering inventions. He works with clients ranging from non-profit university and government research centres to multinational life sciences corporations.

Bill also counsels clients on patent validity and infringement issues and the preparation of formal clearance opinions. He negotiates technology transfer licensing agreements, protects trademarks and copyrights and litigates intellectual property issues on behalf of organisations of all sizes. Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Economics and Master’s degrees in Molecular Genetics and Business Administration. He is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Practice areas: Biotechnology and life sciences, intellectual property, intellectual property litigation

 

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Taboada & Asociados
Del Hospital Militar 1 cuadra al Lago, Managua, Nicaragua
Tel +505 2545454 Fax +505 2545295
Web www.taboadalaw.com


Pastor Lovo Castellón
Attorney at Law and Notary Public
Email plovo@taboadalaw.com
Pastor Lovo is the coordinator of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Real Estate Department. He graduated from the Universidad Católica Redemptoris Mater in Nicaragua, (Licenciado en Derecho, 2001) and received a Master’s in Business Law at Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. His practice includes advice on the registration of trademarks, copyrights, and patents, as well as intellectual property litigation. He speaks Spanish and English fluently.

Practice areas: Intellectual property, corporate law and real estate.

 

Thomson Derwent
14 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DF
Tel +44 20 7344 2999 Fax +44 20 7344 2900
Web www.derwent.co.uk


Anna Norman
Marketing Manager, IP Services Division
Email anna.norman@derwent.co.uk
Anna Norman is Marketing Manager of the Intellectual Property Services Division of Thomson Derwent. Derwent is part of the International Thomson Corporation, and is a world leader in the provision of industrial property information to corporate, government and legal organisations around the world.

Anna has worked for Derwent for more than four years and is currently editor of Derwent’s intellectual property newsletter, IP Matters (www.derwent.com/ipmatters).

 

Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
Two Embarcadero Center, Eighth Floor,
San Francisco, CA 94111-3834

Tel +1 415 576 0200 Fax +1 415 576 0300
Web www.townsend.com
Other offices San Diego, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Denver, CO, Seattle, WA


Margaret C. McHugh
Partner, San Francisco
Email mcm@townsend.com
Ms McHugh's trademark and copyright practice is focused on strategic counselling, trademark clearance, the prosecution of trademark and copyright applications in the United States and internationally, protecting and defending client's intellectual property rights and technology licensing and other business transactions and contracts pertaining to intellectual property.

Ms McHugh also counsels clients in the biotechnology, computer, pharmaceutical, retail, food, publishing and consumer products industries on a variety of other legal issues, including contracts and antitrust.

Practice areas: Trademark and copyright


William T. Gallagher
Partner, San Francisco
Email wtgallagher@townsend.com
Mr Gallagher specialises in intellectual property and related "competition law" litigation and counselling. He has successfully represented both small and large companies asserting and defending trade secret, trademark/trade dress, copyright, patent, antitrust and unfair competition claims.

Practice areas: Trademark and copyright


Richard C. Hsu
Partner, San Francisco
Email rhsu@townsend.com
Mr Hsu is Chair of the Technology Licensing Group, where he counsels and provides companies with advice on all licensing transactions and associated intellectual property issues. He has extensive experience in licensing, development, acquisitions, service and other partnering agreements for a variety of industries, including semiconductors, life sciences, medical devices, hardware, software and telecommunications. In addition to structuring and negotiating deals, Mr Hsu also provides strategic intellectual property advice and advises clients on innovative busines strategies.

Prior to joining Townsend in 2003, Mr Hsu was with venture Law Group in Menlo Park, California and former general counsel of a Cyrano Sciences, Inc. in Pasedena, California. Mr Hsu holds a JD from Columbia Law School and a BS from the California Institute of Technology. He is a frequent lecturer on licensing and intellectual property issues.

Practice areas: Technology licensing

 

Tozzini, Freire, Teixeira e Silva
Rua Libero Badaró, 293, 21 andar, São Paulo SP,
CEP 01009-907, Brazil

Tel +55 11 3291 1000 Fax +55 11 3291 1111
Web www.tozzini.com.br
Other offices Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Fortaleza, Recife, Natal, João Pessoa and New York


Guilherme C. Carboni
Head of the Intellectual Property Department, São Paulo
Email gcarboni@tozzini.com.br
Guilherme C. Carboni heads the IP Department of Tozzini Freire Teixeira e Silva Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil. He assists clients in matters involving trademarks and patents, transfer of technology, licensing, software protection, internet, e-learning, e-business, franchising and copyright law.

He has a law degree from the University of São Paulo School of Law, a communications degree from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing, a post-graduate degree in the sociology of law from the University of Milan, Italy, a master’s degree in Civil Law from the University of São Paulo School of Law. Mr Carboni has written several articles related to IP and IT law and is the author of the book O Direito de Autor na Multimídia (The Copyright Protection of Multimedia Works).

 

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Vinge
Smålandsgatan 20, Box 1703, 111 87 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel +46 8 614 30 00 Fax +46 8 614 31 90
Web www.vinge.se
Other offices Göteborg, Malmö, Helsingborg, London, Paris, Brussels, Hong Kong, Shanghai


Stefan Widmark
Partner, Stockholm
Email stefan.widmark@vinge.se
Stefan Widmark is a partner at Vinge. He is head of Vinge Stockholm’s specialist practices for IP & Marketing and Sports, Media & Entertainment and is also a member of Vinge Stockholm’s Life Science practice. His work encompasses all areas of intellectual property, marketing, sports, media and entertainment, including transactional work and litigation. He is a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and the Communications Law, the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, the Media Law and the Sports and Gaming Law committees of the International Bar Association, and of the Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Swedish Copyright Association. He regularly lectures on intellectual property at the University of Stockholm.


Claes Henriksson
Associate, Stockholm
Email claes.henriksson@vinge.se
Claes Henriksson is a senior associate in Vinge Stockholm’s specialist practice for IP & Marketing and Sports, Media and Entertainment. His work encompasses all areas of intellectual property, marketing, sports, media and entertainment, including transactional work, as well as litigation. He is a member of the Swedish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Swedish Copyright Association. In 2001, he received an LLM from Columbia University School of Law in New York.

 

Vossius & Partner
Siebertstrasse 4, 81675 Munich, Germany
Tel +49-89 41 30 4 0 Fax +49-89 41 30 4 111
Web www.vossiusandpartner.com


Dr Gerhard Hermann
Partner, Munich
Email hermann@vossiusandpartner.com
Gerhard Hermann is a German and European patent attorney and European trademark attorney and has been a partner of the IP firm Vossius & Partner in Munich, Germany, since 1986. Before becoming a patent attorney, he graduated in physics and received a PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Materials Science in Stuttgart, Germany. He deals with a broad range of intellectual property matters and particularly specialises in European opposition proceedings and patent litigation including complex cross-border litigation cases.

Areas of particular experience include mechanical and electrical engineering, optics and medical technology.

Practice areas: Patents, trademarks, litigation, licensing


Dr Johann Pitz

Partner, Munich
Email pitz@vossiusandpartner.com
Johann Pitz is an attorney-at-law and partner of the IP firm Vossius & Partner in Munich, Germany. He graduated from the Munich Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Intellectual Property Law, where he was a research fellow. Given his background as patent litigator in Düsseldorf, one of Germany's premier forums for patent cases, he substantially contributes to the IP litigation group at Vossius & Partner. Johann Pitz is author and co-author of several publications and practitioner handbooks concerning patent law and procedure.

Practice areas: Patent matters, national and international patent litigation, licensing

 

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Webber Wentzel Bowens
10 Fricker Road, Illovo Boulevard, Johannesburg, 2196,
South Africa

Tel : +27 11 530 5000 Fax +27 11 530 5111
Web www.wwb.co.za
Other offices Cape Town, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Geneva, Isle of Man, Dublin


Ron Wheeldon

Partner, Johannesburg, South Africa
Email ron@wwb.co.za
Ron Wheeldon heads up the IP Department of the firm. He obtained a Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from the University of Rhodesia (as it then was) in 1976, and completed the same University’s one year practical training course in advocacy the following year. Commencing trademark practise in South Africa in 1982, he became familiar with the IP Laws of the African continent and deals with all aspects of trademark and copyright work on the continent.

A member of the Standing Advisory Committee on IP Law to the Minister of Trade and Industry, he is passionate about the jurisprudence of IP law while keeping a practical perspective through appearing frequently in the courts in litigious matters ranging from domain name disputes, through counterfeiting issues to conventional infringement and trademark registrability issues.

Practice areas: IP advice, registration and litigation.

 

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue, New York,
NY 10153

Tel +1 212 310 8000 Fax +1 212 310 8007
Web www.weil.com


Jonathan T. Weiss
Partner, New York
Email jonathan.weiss@weil.com
Jonathan T. Weiss is a nationally recognised expert in copyright law, music licensing and intellectual property litigation. He specialises in cases involving the music and broader entertainment/mass media industries.

Mr Weiss has managed complex industry-wide litigations in the context of copyright and rate setting cases on behalf of the broadcast and cable/satellite television, radio, background music and internet/new media industries. He has handled numerous lawsuits before the federal district courts with supervisory authority over United States Department of Justice consent decrees governing the operations of ASCAP and BMI, and before Copyright Tribunals and other arbitral bodies. Mr Weiss has also represented professional athletes in litigation against major professional sports leagues.

In addition, as a member of the firm’s IP/Media Group, Mr Weiss has helped to develop the world’s largest music rights counselling and licensing practice, concentrating on the representation of entities engaged in wide-scale distribution of music and other media content that contains music.


Frederic Rosenberg

Partner, New York
Email fred.rosenberg@weil.com
Mr Rosenberg's transactional experience in the finance and securitisation area includes the representation of issuers, underwriters and credit enhancers in connection with the securitisation of financial assets, including retail automobile installment sales contracts (prime, non-prime and sub-prime), trade receivables, manufactured housing contracts, home equity loans, high yield and emerging market debt securities, credit card receivables, equipment lease receivables and music royalties. Mr Rosenberg has also represented the initial purchaser, the structuring agent and the liquidity agent in connection with both commercial paper and medium term note financing of numerous rental car fleets, the issuer in connection with the first securitised financing of full-service railcar leases by an affiliate of GATC and the structuring agent in connection with the establishment of several synthetic structured commercial paper conduits. Additionally, Mr. Rosenberg was involved in the structuring and marketing of the only two sports facility revenue backed securitisations to date for the recently completed Pepsi Center in Denver and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

 

Welsh & Katz Ltd
120 South Riverside Plaza, 22nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Tel +312 655 1500 Fax +312 655 1501
Web www.welshkatz.com


R. Mark Halligan
Principal, Chicago, Il
Email rmhalligan@welshkatz.com
R. Mark Halligan is a principal in the Chicago-based intellectual property law firm of Welsh & Katz, Ltd. He also serves on the Adjunct Faculty at John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he teaches trade secrets law. A prolific lecturer and writer on the law of trade secrets, Mr Halligan has sponsored the world-renowned TRADE SECRETS HOME PAGE on the internet since 1994 and he is recognised nationally as an expert in trade secrets law and the Economic Espionage Act of 1996. Mr Halligan is a first-chair litigator and his practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, internet law and related licensing and antitrust matters. In recent years, Mr Halligan has been at the forefront of three emerging legal practice areas – intellectual asset management, competitive intelligence/counterintelligence and digital evidence discovery.

 

Willenken Wilson Loh & Stris LLP
725 S Figueroa Street, Suite 1690, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel +1 213 955 9240 Fax +1 213 955 9250
Web www.willenken.com
Other offices New York, NY


Michael Krieger
Counsel, Los Angeles
Email mkrieger@alumni.caltech.edu
Mr Krieger's practice is devoted to business and intellectual property law to support technology development and acquisition. It focuses on strategy, litigation and preventive counselling to exploit and secure client content, innovation and other IP. With degrees in mathematics (BS, Caltech; PhD, UCLA) and law (UCLA), he served on the MIT mathematics and UCLA computer science faculties and was a Fulbright Scholar prior to practising law. He is a member of the National Knowledge Management and IP Taskforce, the Caltech Enterprise Forum Board and advisory boards of several journals and professional committees. Active at the technology- academic interface, he has chaired several conferences for the California Bar on technology transfer.


Jason H. Wilson
Partner, Los Angeles
Email jasonwilson@willenken.com
Jason H. Wilson is a partner in the trial and litigation firm of Willenken Wilson Loh & Stris LLP based in Los Angeles. His practice is focused on intellectual property and commercial litigation. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar since 2002. Mr. Wilson graduated cum laude from Pomona College in 1984 and cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1987. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diarmuid O'Scannlain and the Honorable Thomas Tang of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

 

Winkler Partners
12F, No 86, Chung Ching South Road,
Sec 1, Taipei, 100, Taiwan

Tel +886 2 2311 2345 Fax +886 2 2311 2688
Web www.winklerpartners.com


Peter J. Dernbach

Senior Counsel, Taipei
Email pdernbach@winklerpartners.com
Peter Dernbach has advised worldwide leaders in the food, snack food, pet care, hi-tech, luxury goods and travel and leisure industries on the acquisition and protection of trademark rights and copyrights in Taiwan, the United States and around the world. His practice includes assisting foreign and local clients in obtaining, enforcing and licensing their intellectual property rights.

Peter obtained his bachelor's degree in international affairs from The George Washington University and received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Peter was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the National University of Singapore. He is a member of the bars of California and the District of Columbia.

Practice areas: Intellectual property, competition law, corporate law

 

Woodcock Washburn LLP
Wells Fargo Center, 999 Third Avenue, Suite 1606, Seattle, WA 98104
Tel +1 206 332 1380 Fax +1 206 624 7317
Web www.woodcock.com

Richard Knight
Associate
Richard W. Knight, BSCS, MBA, JD, RPA, focuses his legal practice on the strategic leveraging of corporate intellectual capital though acquisition, management, licensing and enforcement. Mr Knight has been lead negotiator for numerous technology transactions and has brought his expertise in economic game theory to the forefront of his legal practice. A graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and former military officer specialising in strategy and tactics, Mr Knight’s legal practice also leverages his experience as a management consultant and his advanced legal studies at the University of London.

 

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