Symposium on Management of
Intellectual Property in Standard-Setting Proccesses
Kent Baker is a private consultant specializing in global intellectual property rights, monetization of intellectual property, patent licensing, strategies and standardization. Prior to entering private consulting, he was the V.P., Director of Standards and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy for QUALCOMM Incorporated. Qualcomm is an internationally recognized leader in wireless telecommunications and multimedia services. Mr. Baker is active in regulation, standardization, trade, and related standards and IPR policy issues. He holds advanced degrees in engineering, law, and business, and a certificate in metallurgical engineering.
Mr. Baker speaks internationally on the topics of intellectual property rights, innovation, patent reform, business models, standardization policies and the underlying economic principles, and teaches executive level and university business courses addressing leveraging intellectual property assets. His speaking engagements include conferences hosted by various U.S., Chinese, European, and Indian government bodies interested in standards, IPRs, standards education, and related issues.
Denis Borges Barbosa is a Permanent Docent in the Master and Doctoral Program in Public Policy of the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and at the Master in Sciences Program of the Intellectual Property and Innovation Academy of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a Professor of Law at the graduate programs in Intellectual Property of the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, of the Getulio Vargas Foundation of São Paulo, of the São Paulo Bar Association and of the State University of Rio de Janeiro.
He has published 40 legal books and more than 200 articles and book chapters, in Brazil and abroad, mostly on Intellectual Property, Innovation, Public Law, Foreign Investment and Tax matters. Dr. Barbosa is a member of some IP research groups in Brazil and abroad, and sits on the boards of legal reviews, law schools and legal publishers in Brazil, Canada, India and the Philippines. His works have been extensively cited by fellow researchers and the superior courts.
Dr. Barbosa obtained his Bachelor in Law and Doctor in International Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, his Master of Law degree by the Columbia University School of Law, and Master in Business Law by the Gama Filho University. He was admitted to the Rio de Janeiro Bar in 1969 (OAB/RJ 23.865), and since 1979 has been engaged in Intellectual Property Law as my main area of practice.
He has served in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Barbosa was a federal government attorney from 1976 to 1988. He was Special Assistant to the Minister of Commerce from 1986 to 1988, and served simultaneously as Attorney General of the office. As Attorney General, he acted as legal counsel or delegate in a series of multilateral or bilateral diplomatic conferences including the Paris Convention Review of 1981 and the TRIPs agreement.
He has also worked in various consultant capacities for a number of agencies and organizations worldwide including the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Latin American Economic System, the American Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Institute.
Monica Barone is Sr. Legal Counsel for Qualcomm focusing on standards and intellectual property rights policy. She is a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee. She is active in the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Standards and IPR Policy Committee, the Information Technology Industry Council Standards Policy Committee, the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association and several other organizations. Ms. Barone serves as a Co-Chair for the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Special Committee on Standards and Open Source. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Telecom and Mass Media Committee in the Science and Technology Law section of the American Bar Association.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Ms. Barone’s experience included over 10 years in the Telecommunications industry where she represented her clients in various settings including regulatory bodies, courts, contract negotiations and associations.
Dan Bart, President and CEO of Valley View Corporation, consults on Strategic Standardization Management, Homeland Security, National Security/Emergency Preparedness, Standards Processes, Technology, Intellectual Property Rights, Privacy, and other issues for the Information, Communications, and Entertainment (ICE) Sector.
Mr. Bart was Senior Vice President, Standards and Special Projects, with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) until he retired in 2006, but continued for another year as Chief Technology Officer and Advisor to the TIA President. Before joining TIA in 1993, Mr. Bart was a Senior Attorney for GTE Corporation responsible for complex, multi-party, legal/technical matters affecting GTE and its subsidiaries.
He is a licensed attorney and is active in IPR/Standards matters at the American Bar Association (ABA), the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He is a frequent presenter on IPR and Standards issues speaking to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel’s Association, the USPTO, and a bilateral meeting of the U.S. and Chinese governments.
Mr. Bart serves on the ANSI Board and Executive Committee and various Board subcommittees. He currently Chairs ANSI’s Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee, is the past Chair of ANSI's Patent Committee and Copyright Group, and served as TIA's representative to the ANSI Organizational Member Forum (OMF) and has also served as the OMF Chair. He is the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) IPR Working Group Vice Chairman.
Rudi Bekkers is a tenured faculty member at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and specializes in the relationship between standardization and intellectual property rights. Over the last 15 years, he has published a number of papers on this topic in established journals. In addition, he performed more than a dozen commissioned studies and projects on standards for the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), various national ministries, standards bodies such as the European Standards Telecommunications Institute (ETSI), and for companies and other stakeholders. His recent projects include a fact-finding study on intellectual property rights in standards, commissioned by the European Commission. Executed in 2010-2011, this study included a quantitative study of disclosed intellectual property rights for standards, and considered how design aspects of IPR policies affect an efficient and well performing market. Currently, Dr. Bekkers is collaborating with Tim Simcoe (University of Boston) to create a comprehensive, a public database of IPR disclosures at standards bodies, a project that was first announced at the a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) preconference on Standards, Patents and Innovation in May 2011.
Sandy Block is currently IP Counsel at IBM working in standards, bankruptcy, and IP policy. For a period, Sandy managed the corporation's Latin American patent portfolio and also managed several intellectual property departments. For several years, Mr. Block was President of the International Intellectual Property Society (iipsny.org) and has been a board member for ten years. He was a contributor to the American Bar Association Manual on Standards and Development and has been a member of the ANSI IPR Policy Committee, AIPLA Open Source and Standards Committee, and IPO Standards Committee. He is also a guest lecturer at Cardozo Law School and has spoken and published articles in the fields of IP, standards, and bankruptcy. He recently participated as a panelist at the FTC Workshop on Patent Issues in Standards. Prior to IBM, he was a patent attorney at Hall, Myers and Rose in Potomac, Maryland and Washington DC. Also prior to IBM, a medication infusion system whose patent he prepared was named a 1984 Intellectual Property Owners Invention of the Year. In a previous incarnation, he was an officer in a Special Forces Signal Company (11th SF Group USAR) in Ft. Meade, Maryland. Mr. Block earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a JD from the George Washington University Law School.
Dan (Danny) Breznitz, is an Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology. He finished his PhD at MIT. Dr. Breznitz has extensive experience in conducting comparative in-depth research of Rapid-Innovation-Based Industries and their globalization. Dr. Breznitz’s first book, Innovation and the State: Political Choice and Strategies for Growth in Israel, Taiwan, and Ireland (Yale University Press), won the 2008 Don K. Price for best book on Science and Technology and was a finalist for the 2007 best book of the year award in political science by ForeWord Magazine. His second book (co-authored with Michael Murphree) The Run of the Red Queen: Government, Innovation, Globalization, and Economic Growth in China was selected as the 2012 Susan Strange Best Book in International Studies by the BSIA, won a Bronze Medal in the International Management / Globalization section of the Axiom awards, and was featured in The Economist, the New York Times, and Science among others. His forthcoming book (co-edited with John Zysman) Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich?, published by Oxford University Press, looks at the challenges and opportunities faced by Western economies in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the rapid changes in the global production system. In addition, his work was published in various journals and edited volumes in wide array of disciplines from Computer Science, Economic, Management, Sociology, History, and Political Science.
Dr. Breznitz is one of five young North American scholars to be selected as a 2008 Industry Study Fellow of the Sloan Foundation. Dr. Breznitz has also been an advisor on Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for multinational corporations and international organizations such as the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, TEKES, IFC, Fundación Chile, the United Nations, and the US-Israel Science and Technology Foundation, as well as local and national governments in the US, Asia, and Europe. He now leads several policy projects aiming to maximize the job creation benefits of innovation in North and Latin America, Europe, and Asia. For these efforts Dr. Breznitz was given the Public and Policy Leadership Award at GTRC 75th anniversary.
During 2006 Dr. Breznitz was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Project on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and during 2007 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Bruegel Institute for International Economics, Brussels. During 2012-13 he will be a fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto and the University of Turin, Italy. His work is sponsored by the Sloan Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, the Samuel Neaman Institute for Advance Studies, the Bi-National Science Foundation (BSF), the NSF, Georgia Research Alliance, the Enterprise Innovation Institute, and The Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P). A former founder and CEO of a small software company, Dr. Breznitz is also a research affiliate of MIT’s Industrial Performance Center. In addition, he is a senior researcher of the Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy Program (STIP), the Academic Director of the Technology Cluster Initiative, and the director of the Globalization, Innovation, and Development program at the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP).
Colleen Chien is nationally known for her research and publications surrounding domestic and international patent law and policy issues. She has testified before Congress and the DOJ/FTC/PTO on patent issues, frequently lectures at national law conferences and has published several in-depth empirical studies, including of patent litigation, patent amicus briefs, compulsory licensing, non-practicing entities (NPE), and the secondary market for patents. She is an expert on the International Trade Commission (ITC), a topic on which she has authored several articles and co-authors a practice guide, The Section 337 Patent Investigation Management Guide.
Prior to joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 2007, Professor Chien prosecuted patents at Fenwick & West LLP in San Francisco, as an associate and then Special Counsel, and was a Fellow at the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences. She also did stints as a strategy consultant at Dean and Company, a spacecraft engineer at NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab, and an investigative journalist at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (as a Fulbright Scholar).
Mark Allen Cohen is a Visiting Professor at Fordham Law School. Prior to joining Fordham Law School in 2011, Mr. Cohen had over 25 years private, public sector, in-house and academic experience on IPR issues in China, including serving for four years as the first intellectual property attaché at the US Embassy in Beijing, as Counsel to Jones Day (Beijing) and as Director for International IP Policy at Microsoft Corporation. He has also served in numerous volunteer positions, including as the chair of the organizing committee for the Federal Circuit/Supreme People’s Court joint judicial conference (May 2012), and as co-chair of the IP Forum of the American Chamber of Commerce Beijing (AmCham), and the AmCham Legal Committee, and as chief organizer of the IPR Roundtable of the US Ambassador to China (2002-2008).
In January and April 2013, Mr. Cohen will be organizing the second “Public Discussion on IP Issues in China” with George Washington University School and Fordham University, and the second “China Day” in conjunction with Fordham’s annual international IP conference.
Mr. Cohen’s most recent writings include: contributing to the intellectual property chapter of Antimonopoly Law and Practice in China (Oxford University Press 2011), “How an IP Lawyer Sees China’s Progress in Competition Law” (Juris Publishing 2012), “International Law Firms in China: Market Access And Ethical Risks” (Fordham Law Review May 2012), and serving as the author and webmaster of the blog: www.chinaipr.com.
Since March of 2011 Mr. Cohen has also been serving as a Senior Advisor on Chinese intellectual property matters to David Kappos, the Under Secretary for Intellectual Property at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Cohen holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University (1984), an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Chinese Language and Literature (1979) and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany in Chinese Studies (1977). He was formerly an exchange student at Nanyang University, Singapore. He speaks and reads Chinese and is admitted to the District of Columbia.
Jorge L. Contreras is Visiting Associate Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law where he teaches intellectual property law. Previously, he served as a Senior Lecturer in Law and Acting Director of the Intellectual Property Program at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law. His research focuses on the effects of intellectual property structures and governmental regulation on the dissemination of scientific and technological innovation. Dr. Contreras also serves as co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Science and Technology Law Committee on Technical Standardization. He holds leadership positions with ASTM International, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and similar organizations. He recently completed a four-year term on the Council of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Contreras is the editor of the American Bar Association's Technical Standards Patent Policy Manual (ABA Publishing: Chicago, 2007) and has published numerous articles and book chapters relating to the legal issues surrounding intellectual property, scientific research and standards development. He has served as the principal legal counsel to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the leading developer of Internet architecture, transport and security standards, since 1998.
Laura DeNardis is a professor of Communication Studies at American University in Washington, DC. Trained as both an engineer and social scientist, she is a globally recognized Internet governance scholar whose research addresses Internet policy and technical design issues related to innovation and freedom of expression online. Her books include Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability (MIT Press 2011); Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance (MIT Press 2009); Information Technology in Theory (Thompson 2007 with Pelin Aksoy); and a forthcoming Yale University Press book on Global Internet Governance. She is a Fellow of the Yale Information Society Project and the Vice Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). DeNardis earned a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, an MEng from Cornell University, an AB in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College, and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Yale Law School.
Julia Doherty is Senior Director in the Office of WTO and Multilateral Affairs of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Ms. Doherty is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing U.S. trade policy on technical barriers to trade, including standards, conformity assessment procedures and technical regulations. She leads the United States delegation on matters related to technical barriers to trade in the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and other international organizations. In 2011, Ms. Doherty served as the Chairman of the APEC Subcommittee on Standards and Conformance. In 2010, Ms. Doherty received the ANSI Chairman’s Award for her work leading the APEC Toy Safety Initiative. Prior to working on technical barriers to trade, Ms. Doherty coordinated U.S. trade policy on the negotiations on the Doha Development Agenda of the World Trade Organization, including the WTO Ministerial meetings at Cancun and Hong Kong. She also worked on international economic issues at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and was responsible for spearheading the creation of an interagency system to assess sovereign credit risk. Prior to OMB, she worked for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and the investment bank of Kidder, Peabody & Co. She holds a Masters of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland.
Carter Eltzroth is a lawyer specializing in legal issues related to standardization and standardized technologies; broadcast and telecommunications regulation; and intellectual property. Among other client-related activities, he serves as Legal Director of the DVB Project. DVB is the Geneva-based standards forum creating technical standards – implemented worldwide – for digital television. As a central participant within DVB since 1993, he leads its efforts in fostering voluntary licensing regimes of patents essential for DVB specifications. He has separately assisted IEEE in its initiatives on patent pools and other clients in patent management strategies in East and South Asia. He serves as the chair of a task force within the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel examining its IPR policy. He is an arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Mr. Eltzroth has written and spoken extensively on IPRs in standards setting, including his article, “IPR Policy of the DVB Project: Negative Disclosure, FR&ND Arbitration unless Pool rules OK” in International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (2008). (A shorter version, “A Path around Patent Ambushes” is available online at EE Times. He is preparing Patent Pools: Licensing Standardized Technology (Oxford, forthcoming).
Mr. Eltzroth has also been active on copyright matters, having formed the antipiracy association, Association Européenne pour la Protection des Oeuvres et services Cryptés, and served as its initial Executive Director. He has prepared studies on audiovisual copyright and related areas for the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Bank and the European Commission. He has also been general counsel and served in other capacities as a lawyer for European and African broadcasters. A dual US/Belgian national, he is a graduate of Oxford (MA in literae humaniores) and Columbia (JD), and a member of the New York bar.
Richard Gilbert is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley. He was Chair of the Department of Economics at Berkeley from 2002 to 2005 and is currently Chair of the Berkeley Competition Policy Center. From 1993 to 1995, he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he led the effort that developed joint Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property. Before serving in the Department of Justice, Dr. Gilbert was the Director of the University of California Energy Institute and Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, and the Review of Industrial Organization. He is a former President of the Industrial Organization Society. His research specialties are in the areas of competition policy, intellectual property, and research and development. He has lectured widely and testified in proceedings before state and federal courts, regulatory commissions, the California Legislature, and the U.S. Congress. Dr. Gilbert holds a Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University and Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
David Goodman is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He retired from his position as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT) at Polytechnic Institute of New York University in June 2008. Dr. Goodman’s research has made fundamental contributions to digital signal processing, speech coding, and wireless information networks. He received the ACM/SIGMOBILE Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Research on Mobility of Systems Users, Data, and Computing" in 1997 and the Avant Garde award from the Vehicular Technology Society of the IEEE in 2003. In 1997, Dr. Goodman served as Chairman of the National Research Council Committee studying "The Evolution of Untethered Communications.” He has also worked as Program Director in the Computer and Network Systems Division of the National Science Foundation (2006-2007), Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Polytechnic Institute (1999-2001), and Research Associate at the Program on Information Resources Policy at Harvard University (1995). He is author and co-editor of several other books on wireless communications. Dr. Goodman received a Bachelor's degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1960), a Master's at New York University (1962), and a Ph. D. at Imperial College, University of London (1967), all in Electrical Engineering.
Michel Goudelis was born in Athens in 1954. After an Electrical Engineering degree from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece in 1977, followed by a Telecommunications Engineer degree and a PhD from the ENST in Paris, France in 1981, he worked both in the Telecommunications industry and Telecommunications operators.
He joined the European Patent Office (EPO) in 1989 as an examiner in Telecommunications. Since 2003 he is a Director in Telecommunications, his Directorate being entrusted with patent examination primarily in the field of Wireless Networks. His further responsibilities in the EPO Joint Cluster Telecommunications include Documentation, Search and Examination Tools, as well as Trend Watching and External Relations. He is the Telecommunications coordinator of the EPO ICT Standards group and contact person in the Cooperation Agreements with Standardisation Organisations, ETSI, ITU and IEEE-SA.
Stuart Graham is the Chief Economist at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, where he manages a team of economists researching the impact of intellectual property on the economy. Dr. Graham's research focuses on the economics of the patent system, intellectual property (IP) transactions, and the relationship of IP to entrepreneurship and the commercialization of new technologies.
He received his PhD at the University of California, and holds other advanced degrees in Law (JD), Business (MBA), and Information Systems (MA). An attorney licensed in New York State, he has written on companies’ intellectual property and litigation strategies, patenting by hi-tech startups and entrepreneurs, and comparisons of the US and European patent systems.
His recent research has been published in the journal Science, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Management Science, the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management Strategy, and the Annals of Economics and Statistics, among other venues. Dr. Graham has testified about the patent system before the US Federal Trade Commission, and has served as a scientific expert to the European Patent Office, the European Trademark Office (OHIM), Industry Canada, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). His research has attracted funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Tokyo Foundation, among others. He has been named a Kauffman Foundation Fellow in Social Science and Law at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall Law School, and a Gottfried Leibniz Fellow in Industrial Economics, a prominent grant by the German government. He is currently serving the United States while on leave from his academic post at Georgia Tech.
Ajit Jillavenkatesa is a Senior Standards Policy Adviser with the Standards Coordination Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Jillavenkatesa specializes in standards and technology related policy issues in South Asia, Asia-Pacific with a particular focus on China, Japan and India; and in emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and information and communication technologies. His primary responsibilities include providing standards and conformity assessment related policy and technical expertise to NIST staff and leadership, the U.S. Department of Commerce, other U.S. Government agencies and the private sector. An active participant in international standards development activities, he contributes technology standards expertise to intra- and inter- governmental groups, bridging the worlds of standards, technology, international trade and regulatory policy.
Dr. Jillavenkatesa has also provided standards policy expertise to the House Committee on Science and Technology during a detail to the Committee in 2010, and was a resource to Committee staff during the development and reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act, signed into law as the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L.111-358). He also served in the Undersecretary of Standards and Technology & NIST Director’s Program Coordination Office as a senior policy analyst, and is currently the Executive Secretary of the Subcommittee on Standards, a subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Technology.
Dr. Jillavenkatesa is a materials scientist by training, having joined NIST in 1997 as a post-doctoral fellow, with a Ph.D. in Ceramics from Alfred University in New York. He has authored and co-authored books and peer reviewed publications related to physical and chemical characterization of materials. He received the American National Standards Institute's Next Generation Award in 2008, and U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medals in 2009 and 2011.
John J. Kelly is president of the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC). Previously, Mr. Kelly was executive vice president and general counsel of Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA). He served as a member of EIA’s governing boards and later as EIA’s Managing Director. Mr. Kelly is a voting member of the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and co-founded the Association General Counsel Forum, which includes the general counsels of the fifty largest trade and professional associations in America. He is a former chairman and board member of the Legal Section of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Mr. Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a law degree from Georgetown University. He has written and lectured extensively.
JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the microelectronics industry. Over 3,000 participants, appointed by nearly 300 companies, work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry, manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards that they generate are accepted throughout the world. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge.
Jay P. Kesan, Ph.D., J.D., is Professor and H. Ross & Helen Workman Research Scholar and Director of the Program in Intellectual Property & Technology Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An author of several books and articles in the area of intellectual property, his academic interests and writings are in the area of patent law, cyberlaw, entrepreneurship, and law and technology. From 2009-2011, he was a Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Vice President for Technology and Economic Development (OVPTED), furthering the University’s technology commercialization efforts and refining the University’s intellectual property strategy. He is a registered patent attorney and received his J.D. summa cum laude from Georgetown University. He also has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and worked for several years as a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York.
Professor Kesan continues to be professionally active in the areas of patent litigation and technology entrepreneurship. He was appointed by federal judges to serve as a special master in patent litigations, and has served as a technical and legal expert and/or counsel in patent matters. He clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and he worked as a patent attorney in the former firm of Pennie & Edmonds LLP. He has also served as a Special Master in patent lawsuits.
Keith Mallinson is founder of WiseHarbor providing expert commercial advisory to technology and services businesses in wired and wireless telecommunications, media and entertainment serving consumer and professional markets. He is a regular columnist with Wireless Week, FierceWireless Europe and IP Finance -- “where money issues meet intellectual property rights”.
Mr. Mallinson led Yankee Group's global Wireless/Mobile research and consulting team as Executive Vice President, based in Boston, from 2000 to 2006. His responsibilities also included consumer media and enterprise communications. Until then, he had overall responsibility for the firm's European division, based in London, as Managing Director from 1995 until 2000. He was the European Research Director prior to 1995.
Mr. Mallinson has 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry, as research analyst, commercial consultant and as a testifying expert witness. Complementing his industry focus, he has a broad skill set including technologies, market analysis, regulation, economics and finance. He has published numerous reports and speaks publicly at industry events such as the leading Mobile World Congress and CTIA trade shows on a wide variety of topics including next generation broadband network technology adoption, fixed mobile convergence, semiconductor technologies, intellectual property patents and licensing, emerging markets in developing nations, mobile operating systems, search and advertising.
Mr. Mallinson has an undergraduate electronic engineering degree from London University's Imperial College and an MBA from the London Business School, including an academic exchange with Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Illinois.
Amy Marasco is the General Manager for Standards Strategy and Policy at Microsoft. She leads a team that addresses strategic policy and engagement issues on a corporate-wide, global basis. Ms. Marasco regularly engages in policy discussions involving standards, intellectual property rights and competition law issues at numerous standards bodies and in many other forums. She is a lead rapporteur at the ITU-T IPR Ad Hoc Group, a Co-Chairman of the Standards Policy Committee at the Intellectual Property Owners Association, and Chairman of Standards and Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee at the Telecommunications Industry Association. She has testified or given presentations on standards-related policy issues upon request by the U.S Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice (Antitrust Division), the European Commission, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), China Electronic Standards Institute (CESI) and the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) in the People’s Republic of China. Ms. Marasco joined Microsoft after serving as the Vice President and General Counsel of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) from 1994-2004. Prior to joining ANSI, she was an attorney with the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in its New York office.
Keith E. Maskus is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. Dr. Maskus is also a Research Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a Fellow at the Kiel Institute for World Economics, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Bocconi, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Economic Studies-Ifo Institute at the University of Munich and the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University. He also serves as a consultant for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Dr. Maskus received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1981 and has written extensively about various aspects of international trade. His current research focuses on the international economic aspects of protecting intellectual property rights. He is the author of "Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy," published by the Institute for International Economics, and co-editor of "International Public Goods and the Transfer of Technology under a Globalized Intellectual Property Regime," published by Cambridge University Press. He recently wrote a piece analyzing the need for reforms in U.S. patent policy, published by the Council on Foreign Relations.
Stephen A. Merrill, project director, has been Executive Director of the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) since its formation in 1992. With the sponsorship of numerous federal government agencies, foundations, multinational corporations, and international institutions, the STEP program has become an important discussion forum and authoritative voice on innovation, competitiveness, intellectual property, human resources, statistical, and research and development policies. At the same time Dr. Merrill has directed many STEP projects and publications, including A Patent System for the 21st Century(2004), Innovation Inducement Prizes(2007), and Innovation in Global Industries(2008). For his work on patent reform he was named one of the 50 most influential people worldwide in the intellectual property field by Managing Intellectual Property magazine and earned the Academies’ 2005 Distinguished Service Award. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Intellectual Property System. Previously, Dr. Merrill was a Fellow in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he specialized in technology trade issues. He served on various congressional staffs including the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, where he organized the first congressional hearings on international competition in the semiconductor and biotechnology industries. Dr. Merrill holds degrees in political science from Columbia (B.A.), Oxford (M. Phil.), and Yale (M.A. and Ph.D.) Universities. He attended the Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives Program and was an adjunct professor of international affairs at Georgetown University from 1989 to 1996.
Tim Molino is Director of Government Relations at Business Software Alliance. He coordinates and manages BSA’s US government relations activities. He is responsible for BSA’s relationship with members of the US Senate regarding issues important to the tech community. Prior to joining BSA, Mr. Molino worked in the US Senate. He served as Chief Counsel for Senator Amy Klobuchar and worked for the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee. He was responsible for advising Senator Klobuchar on a variety of tech issues, including intellectual property, trade, innovation, telecommunications, broadband deployment, cyber security, and privacy. His portfolio also consisted of antitrust, transportation, tourism, and consumer protection issues.
He began his career in Washington as an intellectual property attorney at Bingham McCutchen and prior to that, Burns, Doane, Swecker, and Mathis (now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney). During his law career, he focused on patent litigation in the areas of software, electronics, business methods, medical devices, and biotech. He also litigated copyright and trademark cases. In addition, Mr. Molino prosecuted patent applications and provided counseling regarding noninfringement and validity issues.
Mr. Molino received his law degree from Washington and Lee University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mary Washington. He is based in BSA’s Washington DC, office.
Suzanne Drennon Munck is the Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property for the Federal Trade Commission. She works in the Commission’s Office of Policy Planning and focuses on all of the intellectual property issues in the Commission’s enforcement and policy initiatives. In recognition of her work, Ms. Munck has received the Commission’s Paul Rand Dixon and Janet D. Steiger Awards. Before joining the FTC, Ms. Munck was an antitrust and intellectual property litigator in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School where she was a managing editor of the Minnesota Law Review.
Gil Ohana is Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition for Cisco Systems, the leading manufacturer of networking equipment for the Internet. Mr. Ohana regularly advises Cisco on antitrust issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, standard setting, distribution, intellectual property licensing, and government investigations, and government and private litigation. He writes and speaks regularly on antitrust issues in mergers and acquisitions, as well as IP licensing, standard-setting, antitrust issues in patent litigation, and other subjects at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law. He has participated in discussions of standards development organization IPR policies at leading SDOs such as ANSI, ETSI, IEEE-SA, and IETF.
From 1993 through 1996, Mr. Ohana was a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he participated in the Division's investigation of Microsoft's software licensing practices and its successful court challenge to Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Intuit.
He received his law degree from Columbia University, where he was articles editor of the Law Review, and his B.A. from Harvard College. He is admitted to the bars of California and the District of Columbia.
Brian Pomper is Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He focuses his practice on policy issues. He has more than a decade of experience working in the government and representing businesses in the private sector. Mr. Pomper is the founding partner of Parven Pomper Strategies (PPS) Inc. He has helped clients on political strategy and advocated for them before the U.S. Congress and administrative agencies on a wide array of issues, including international trade, customs, tax policy, health care, patent reform, intellectual property and financial services.
Prior to the founding of PPS, Mr. Pomper was the chief international trade counsel on the Democratic staff of the Senate Finance Committee, under Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. In that capacity, he was responsible for advising Chairman Baucus and the other members of the Committee on all aspects of the Committee’s international trade and economic agenda, including oversight of ongoing trade negotiations, market access issues, international trade disputes, intellectual property and international tax and customs issues. He was involved in virtually every major international economic issue that arose during his four years on the Committee staff.
Mr. Pomper earned his B.S. in 1992 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his J.D. in 1995 from Cornell University Law School. He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He serves as an adjunct professor teaching international trade policy and politics at George Washington’s Graduate School of Political Management.
Arti Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, is an internationally recognized expert in intellectual property (IP) law, administrative law, and health policy. Dr. Rai has also taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania law schools. Dr. Rai's research on IP law and policy in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and software has been funded by NIH and the Kauffman Foundation. She has published over 50 articles, essays, and book chapters on IP law, administrative law, and health policy. Her publications have appeared in both peer-reviewed journals and law reviews, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Legal Studies, Nature Biotechnology, and the Columbia, Georgetown, and Northwestern law reviews. She is the editor of Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology: Critical Concepts (Edward Elgar, 2011), the co-author of a 2012 Kauffman Foundation monograph on cost-effective health care innovation, and the co-author of a casebook on law and the mental health system.
From 2009-2010, Dr. Rai served as the Administrator of the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. As External Affairs Administrator, Dr. Rai led policy analysis of the patent reform legislation that ultimately became the America Invents Act and worked to establish the PTO’s Office of the Chief Economist. Prior to that time, she had served on President-Elect Obama’s transition team reviewing the USPTO. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Rai clerked for the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; was a litigation associate at Jenner & Block (doing patent litigation as well as other litigation); and was a litigator at the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Division.
Dr. Rai regularly testifies before Congress and relevant administrative bodies on IP law and policy issues and regularly advises federal agencies on IP policy issues Dr. Raised by the research that they fund. Recently, her work has focused on advising the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Human Genome Research Institute. Dr. Rai is currently co-chair of the IP Committee of the Administrative Law Section of the ABA. She also serves as a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on "Understanding the Global Public Health Implications of Substandard, Falsified, and Counterfeit Medical Products." In 2011, Dr. Rai won the World Technology Network Award for Law.
Dr. Rai graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in biochemistry and history (history and science), attended Harvard Medical School for the 1987-1988 academic year, and received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1991. Dr. Rai's moot court team at Harvard Law School won Best Brief and Team honors at the school's prestigious Ames Moot Court Competition.
Thammaiah Ramakrishna is a Professor of Law at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU). He was a Lecturer from 1979-1988, Reader in Law from 1988-1994, Professor of Law from 1995-2002, and Principal of Vidyavardhaka Law College, Mysore during 1992-2002. He was Visiting Faculty at the Department of Post-graduate Studies & Research in Law, Mysore University, and Karnataka Police Academy between 1990 and 2002. He joined the NLSIU as an Additional Professor of Law in 2002 and was promoted as Professor of Law in 2006. Presently he holds the Intellectual Property Rights Chair [IPR Chair] of the Ministry of Human Resources and Development at the NLSIU and he is the Coordinator of the Centre of Intellectual Property Rights Research and Advocacy [CIPRA] at the NLSIU. Currently he is the Chairman of Post-Graduate Council. His areas of specialization include Intellectual Property Rights Law, International Law, Criminal Law and Law of Evidence. He visited University of Sussex, UK, under the DFID Project, WTO and WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the Colloquium on IPR, USA at the invitation of the US Department of Justice for studying the IPR enforcement models in US, Germany to participate in the Indo-German Colloquium on IP and the meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP) of CBD. He has participated in the IPR workshop organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan and delivered lecture on IPR issues at Japan, Kyoto and Osaka. He participated as part of Indian delegation in the Meeting of the ‘STANDING COMMITTEE ON COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS’ at Geneva. He also participated in the “Global Meeting on Emerging Copyright Licensing Modalities—Facilitating Access to Culture in the Digital Age” organized in Geneva and spoke on ‘Making orphan works: A Licensing Solution’?. He participated in the International Workshop on ‘STANDARDS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMPETITION LAW” in Phoenix, Arizona State, USA, organized by Sandra D’Oconnor Law College, Arizona State University, USA and made presentation on the Indian position.
Mary Saunders currently serves as Director, Standards Coordination Office, NIST. In this capacity, she represents NIST and its significant interests in the standards and conformity assessment community and advises NIST leadership on policy and strategy as they relate to NIST’s role in standardization. Her responsibilities include serving as a central point of focus for standards and conformity assessment policy for NIST, coordinating with the private sector and other federal agencies on standardization activities and leading NIST’s standards interactions with foreign governments. Ms. Saunders chairs the Interagency Committee on Standards Policy, which is the Committee charged with implementing U.S. law and policy on Federal government participation in and use of standards to support regulatory, procurement and policy objectives. Over the course of her Commerce career, Ms. Saunders has managed programs to advance U.S. business and technology interests in the European Union, Russia and the Newly Independent States, China and Japan. She has worked with a broad range of sectors on competitiveness and market access issues, including information and communications technologies, telecommunications, medical devices, oil and gas equipment, construction equipment, energy technologies and consumer goods.
Fiona Scott-Morton serves as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she supervises more than fifty Ph.D. economists in the Antitrust Division’s Economic Analysis Group (EAG). EAG is widely recognized as one of the most experienced and sophisticated organizations in the world in the application of economics to competition policy. Professor Scott-Morton is on leave from Yale University School of Management where she has been on the faculty since 1999.
She served as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty development from 2008-2010. Her research area is empirical industrial organization, where she has studied a wide range of industries including magazines, merchant shipping, pharmaceuticals, funeral homes, and internet retailing. The focus of her scholarship is studies of competition in areas such as pricing, entry, and product differentiation. Her research is published widely in peer-reviewed journals and she has served in an editorial capacity for several IO field journals. Professor Scott Morton teaches MBA courses in the area of competitive strategy and the economics of competition. In 2007, she won the School’s teaching award. She is a frequent speaker at academic research seminars and conferences across the United States and Europe. She holds a BA from Yale and a PhD from MIT, both in Economics.
Howard Shelanski has been on leave from Georgetown University Law Center to serve as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission since July 2012. He also serves as Counsel to the law firm Davis, Polk & Wardwell. Dr. Shelanski has taken leave from teaching to work in government on several occasions. As Deputy Director for Antitrust in the FTC's Bureau of Economics from 2009 to 2011, he managed the antitrust enforcement portfolio, was part of the team that revised the Horizontal Merger Guidelines, and helped to manage a variety of major policy initiatives. Before joining the FTC, Shelanski had been on the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley since 1997, with breaks from teaching to serve as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission from 1999 to 2000 and as a Senior Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers at the White House from 1998 to 1999. BHis teaching and research focus on antitrust, regulation, and telecommunications policy. His teaching and research focus on antitrust, regulation, and telecommunications policy. Before entering academia, Shelanski practiced law in Washington, D.C. and served as a clerk for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, and Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. Shelanski holds a law degree and a doctorate in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Tim Simcoe is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Boston University. His research covers topics in innovation, science and technology policy, intellectual property and corporate strategy. He is an expert in the area of compatibility standards. He has previously worked at the University of Toronto and Ernst & Young LLP. Professor Simcoe received his A.B. in Applied Math and Economics from Harvard University, and an M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Oliver R. Smoot is currently a consultant on standards and intellectual property issues. He served as Chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors in 2001 and 2002, and past Chairman from 2003-2005. Before being elected as Chairman of the ANSI Board, Mr. Smoot served in numerous ANSI leadership posts, including Chair of ANSI’s Finance Committee, Organizational Member Council, and Patent Group. In 2003-2004, Mr. Smoot was elected for a two-year term as President of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a worldwide federation of national standards bodies with representatives from over 150 countries.
From 2000-2005, Mr. Smoot served as Vice-President for External Voluntary Standards Relations of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). Prior to that appointment Mr. Smoot was ITI’s executive vice-president for 23 years. An active member of the American Bar Association for many years, Mr. Smoot served as chairman of the Section on Science and Technology Law and most recently as chairman of its Technical Standardization Law Committee. He has also served in numerous positions with the Computer Law Association (now the International Technology Law Association), culminating as President. Mr. Smoot currently serves on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Policy Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery. He received a BS from MIT and a JD from Georgetown University.
Richard P. Suttmeier is a Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, at the University of Oregon. He has written widely on science and technology development issues in China. His most recent publications include: "China’s IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China" (with Yao Xiangkui, National Bureau of Asian Research, July, 2011) and "Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China’s Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy" (with Scott Kennedy and Jun Su, National Bureau of Asian Research, September, 2008). Dr. Suttmeier has served as Senior Analyst, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and Director of the Beijing Office, National Academy of Sciences/Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China, and as a consultant to the World Bank, the UNDP, and the US government. He recently completed several months service as Senior Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Policy and Management of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Claudia Tapia is Director, IP Policy in the department Standards & Licensing at Research In Motion. While at RIM, she has focused on various aspects of intellectual property, including intellectual property rights (IPR) policies in standards, global patent policies, as well as licensing and litigation. Dr. Tapia holds a law degree at the University of Valencia, Spain and a LLM degree at the University of Law Ludwig Maximilian (LMU) in Munich, Germany and a PhD degree (summa cum laude) at the University of Law in Augsburg, with a scholarship of Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich. The main focus of the thesis resided on Industrial Property Rights, Technical Standards and Licensing Practices (FRAND) in the Telecommunications Industry. She is a regular speaker at intellectual property events, vicechair at the IPR WG in DigitalEurope and a member in several organizations as ETSI, Intellect, CBI, EU Chamber in China, DIN and Bitkom.
Andrew W. Torrance joined the Kansas University Law faculty in 2005 and, in 2009, was named a Docking Faculty Scholar, a university-wide program established with a gift from the late Mrs. Meredith Docking to honor faculty members who have distinguished themselves in their early careers. He was also a 2009-10 Fellow in Law, Innovation and Growth at the Searle Center at Northwestern University Law School. In August of 2010, Torrance was invited by Google Inc. to give a Google TechTalk at Google’s main Mountain View campus in California; Google posted his entire presentation, "The Patent Game: experiments in the Cathedral of Law" on its YouTube Google TechTalk channel. Dr. Torrance is often featured by prominent news outlets, including NPR, Forbes, the Seattle Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
He received his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University in 1997 and is a 2000 graduate of Harvard Law School. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University in Canada. In 2003, he was named the Hrdy Visiting Professor of Conservation Biology at Harvard University and taught Biodiversity: Science, Policy, and Law at Harvard University from 1999 until his arrival at Kansas University. Dr. Torrance practiced biotechnology patent law at Fish and Richardson PC, the world’s largest intellectual property law firm, after working as a summer associate at both Morrison & Foerster LLC and Fish & Richardson P.C. Next, he served as inhouse patent counsel at Inverness Medical Innovations, a global biotechnology company with headquarters in Boston, and helped start Stirling Medical Innovations, a cardiac diagnostics biotechnology company based in Scotland. He has presented his research across the United States, as well as in Canada, Finland, Scotland, England, France and Germany. His articles have been published in journals such as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, and the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy.
Andrew Updegrove is a founding partner of Gesmer Updegrove LLP, a Boston-based technology law firm. He has a broad range of experience in representing both mature and emerging high technology companies of all types in all aspects of their legal affairs. Since 1988, he has also represented and helped structure more than 110 worldwide standard setting, open source, research and development, promotional and advocacy consortia, including some of the largest standard setting organizations in the world. In 2005 he was elected to the Boards of Directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and to the Free Standards Group (FSG). In 2007 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Linux Foundation. He is a current member of the Board of Advisors of Open Source for America, and a Charter Fellow of the OpenForum Academy. Mr. Updegrove has also provided testimony to the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission on standard setting and intellectual property rights, and written and filed pro bono “friend of the court” briefs in major standards-related litigation before the Federal Circuit Court, the Supreme Court, and the Federal Trade Commission. In 2002, he conceived and launched ConsortiumInfo.org, an extensive website intended to provide the most comprehensive and detailed source of news and information on standard-setting, open source software project development, and forming and maintaining consortia. Mr. Updegrove is a graduate of Yale University and the Cornell University Law School.
Naomi Abe Voegtli is a vice president of Global IP Group at SAP. She manages SAP’s public policy activities related to IP and industry standards worldwide. She also manages all aspects of IP-related matters including litigation in China and other emerging markets. Her previous responsibilities at SAP include developing and implementing comprehensive IP strategies worldwide, managing IP sales and acquisitions, and managing SAP’s engagement in standards-setting organizations.
Prior to joining SAP, Ms. Voegtli worked at premier law firms in Washington, DC. Her practice focus was on patent prosecution and counseling, including opinions, due diligence evaluations, and licensing with particular emphasis in the software and electrical arts. She also has litigation experience in the software, electrical, and licensing areas.
Ms. Voegtli is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). She is an AIPLA fellow and was a member of the AIPLA Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011. In addition, she is a member of the US Bar – JPO Liaison Council and US Bar – EPO Liaison Council.
Ms. Voegtli earned her J.D. from the Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, her M.S. in computer science and mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her B.S. in mathematics, with highest honors, from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation from the Harvard Law School, she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Judge John S. Martin, Jr. at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ms. Voegtli is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia and the states of California and New York. She is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Dirk Weiler is Head of Standards Management in Nokia Siemens Networks, responsible for standardization policy, membership portfolio, type approval and various other topics. He is Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly and the ETSI IPR Special Committee, Vice Chairman of the German BITKOM Working Group Standardization, Member of the DIN Presidential Committee FOKUS.ICT and the ETSI representative to the European Commission’s ICT Multi-Stakeholder Platform.
Until 2006 he has held various management positions in the areas of development, research, intellectual property, standardization and marketing in Siemens. Since 1988 he has been working actively in standardization on technical as well as board level in ETSI, ITU, OMA and various other bodies.
He joined Siemens in 1985, starting in the development of the Mobile Communication System C450, after his graduation in Physics from the University of Cologne and the Institute of Nuclear research in Jülich, Germany.
George T. Willingmyre. P.E. is the President and founder of GTW Associates, an international Standards and Trade Policy consultancy. GTW Associates advises companies, law firms, associations, and governments on the strategic role of standards and conformity assessment and intellectual property policy practices in competitiveness of businesses, organizations and countries in the global marketplace. Current activities include representing US business interests to national and international organizations; recommending corporate standards strategies and tactics; interpretation and commenting on global standards processes and IPR policies with competition implications, assisting foreign organizations and businesses with US market access issues.
Mr. Willingmyre currently serves on the ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee; the IPRPC Copyright Group; the ANSI International Policy Committee; the ANSI ISO Council AIC ; Regional Steering committees for Asia/Pacific, Europe/Middle East,and Americas; the Company Member Forum; and the Consumer Interest Forum. Mr. Willingmyre served on the W3C patent policy-working group and currently is a member of the Telecommunications Standards Bureau (TSB) Director’s Ad Hoc Group on IPR; the IETF IPR working group; the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP);the SGIP Bylaws and Operating Practices Working Group BOPWG; the SGIP IPR Working group; and the ABA Science & Technology Section Technical Standardization and Infrastructure Committee that developed the ABA Standards Development Patent Policy Manual.
Mr. Willingmyre served as Vice President of Public Policy for the American National Standards Institute from 1989-1995. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Technical Affairs and Director of the International Technical Affairs Health Industry Manufacturers Association.
He earned his BSEE from John Hopkins University and his MSEE from George Washington University.