Speakers

Meredith “Mimi” Addy

Meredith “Mimi” Addy

Partner, Tabet DiVito & Rothstein

Ed Ahn

Medicinal Genomics
David Ai

David Ai

University of Hawaii
Robert Alderson

Robert Alderson

Partner, Jacobacci & Partners
Joe Allen

Joe Allen

Allen & Associates

Suresh Annavarapu

Associate Director Business Development, Technology Transfer & Industrial, Commercialization Tufts University

Nick Baciu

Director, Ocean Tomo
Robert Bagdorf

Robert Bagdorf

Pfizer, Inc.
Joel Bagnal

Joel Bagnal

President and Chief Operations Officer, Vercilave, Inc.
Edgardo Baracchini

Edgardo Baracchini

Chief Business Officer, Xencor
Karl Barnfather

Karl Barnfather

Partner, Withers & Rogers
Jeff Bartholomew

Jeff Bartholomew

Shareholder, Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C

René Bastón

North East Big Data Innovation Hub, Columbia University
Seema Basu, PhD

Seema Basu, PhD

Partners Healthcare
Beachkofski

Brian Beachkofski

Third Sector Capital Partners
Deborah Ben-Canaan

Deborah Ben-Canaan

Major Lindsey & Africa
Kate Berezutskaya

Kate Berezutskaya

Partner, Greer Burns and Crain, Ltd.
Vincent Bergeron

Vincent Bergeron

Partner, Lawyer and Trademark Agent, ROBIC; Chair, YMC Committee LES USA & Canada

Seth Berman

Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Jeff Bockman

Jeff Bockman

Executive Vice President, Defined Health

Ben Bonifant

Founding Partner Triangle Insights Group
Bryony Bouyer

Bryony Bouyer

Senior Vice President Marketing Operations, Consumer Products, Hasbro

Rod Brooks

Astellas
Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)

Roman Buhler

National Director, Madison Coalition

Melissa Buss

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel & Global IP Team Leader, 3M Company - Office of Intellectual Property Counsel

Greg Campanella

Managing Director, Oceantomo
John Carney

John Carney

China IP Exchange, LLC
Albert Wai-Kit Chan

Albert Wai-Kit Chan

Founder and Director, Law Offices of Hui & Lam
Julia Chapman

Julia Chapman

Director of Alliance Management, Precision Biosciences
Mitch Charness

Mitch Charness

Ridout & Maybee LLP
Liren Chen

Liren Chen

Senior Vice President, Engineering and Legal Counsel, Qualcomm Technology Licensing
Lee Cheng

Lee Cheng

Chief Legal Officer, eForCity Corporation
Chris Coburn

Chris Coburn

Chief Innovation Officer, Partners HealthCare System and President, Partners HealthCare International
Justin Colannino

Justin Colannino

Patent Attorney, Microsoft
Brett Cooper

Brett Cooper

Principal, McKool Smith
Walter G. Copan

Dr. Walter G. Copan, PhD

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Robin Corwin

Robin Corwin

Intellectual Property Manager, Rockwell Collins
Travis Coy

Travis Coy

Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Eli Lilly
Daniel Dardani

Daniel Dardani

Technology Licensing Officer, MIT Technology Licensing Office

Kyle Dawley, CPA, JD

Tax Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Patricio Delgado

Vice President of FRAND Compliance & New Initiatives for IPR & Licensing, Ericsson
Ian DiBernardo

Ian DiBernardo

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Michael Dombeck

Michael Dombeck

Vice President of Business Development, Precision BioSciences
Tiefei Dong

Tiefei Dong

Managing Director, UM-BICI Partnership Program, University of Michigan
T. Christopher Donnelly

T. Christopher Donnelly

Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP
Don Drinkwater

Don Drinkwater

Director of Licensing, Bose Corporation
Vlad Drozdoff

Vlad Drozdoff

Chief Patent Counsel, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
John Dubiansky

John Dubiansky

Attorney Advisor, Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning
Aaric Eisenstein

Aaric Eisenstein

Vice President, Licensing Strategy, Personalized Media Communications
Bill Elkington

Bill Elkington

Senior Director - IP Management, Rockwell Collins, Chair Elect & President Elect, LES (U.S.A. and Canada)
Gillian Fenton, CLP

Gillian Fenton, CLP

Senior Counsel, GSK Vaccines
Steven Ferguson

Steven Ferguson

Special Advisor, Technology Transfer, NIH Office of Technology Transfer

Pelayo Fernandez

Research Analyst/Technical Advisor, Department of Defense
Giovanna Fessenden

Giovanna Fessenden

Of Counsel, Hamilton Brook Smith and Reynolds

David Feygin

Chief Digital Health, Boston Scientific
Leanne Fitzgerald

Leanne Fitzgerald

Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, Nuance Communications, Inc.
Melissa Flagg

Melissa Flagg

U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Brandy Freitas

Brandy Freitas

Senior Data Scientist, Pitney Bowes
Paul Gagnon

Paul Gagnon

Element AI
Glen Gardner

Glen Gardner

President, Vortechs Group

Annie Gauthier

Partner, BCF; Director of Local Chapters East, LES Board of Directors
Frank Gerratana

Frank Gerratana

Principal, Fish & Richards
Sian C. Godwin

Sian C. Godwin

Head of Licensing, GE Healthcare
Douglas Graham

Douglas Graham

Chief Executive Officer, Ideation Inc.
Young-Wook Ha

Young-Wook Ha

Head Patent Attorney, HA&HA Patent Law
Jonathon Hance

Jonathon Hance, CLP

Partner, Bracewell LLP
Michael Hardgrove

Michael Hardgrove

Partner, DLA Piper
Lee Harrington

Lee Harrington

Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
Danielle Healey

Danielle Healey

Senior Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Bob Held, CLP

Bob Held, CLP

Held Intellectual Property, LLC; President-elect and Chair-elect, Licensing Executives Society (LES) USA & Canada
Orin Herskowitz

Orin Herskowitz

Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer, Columbia University; Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV)
Stewart Hirsch

Stewart Hirsch

Managing Director, Strategic Relationships LLC
Ben Hoffman

Ben Hoffman

Senior Manager, Oncology Transactions, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Janssen Business Development
Krista Holt

Krista F. Holt CLP

Managing Director, Econ One Research, Inc.
Lavonne Hopkins

Lavonne Hopkins

Sr. Counsel, Technology Transactions, Johnson & Johnson
Alex Howley

Alex Howley

Program Manager, AAUW Work Smart, American Association of University Women
Andrei Iancu

Andrei Iancu

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Greg Ikomen

Greg Ikomen

Principal, Faber Daeufer & Itrato
Kamal Jethwani

Kamal Jethwani

Senior Director, Connected Health Innovation, Partners HealthCare
Qinxian Jin

Qinxian Jin

Dean of the Office of Technology Transfer and Deputy Secretary General, Tsinghua University
Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson

Partner, Bristows LLP
Robert Jung

Robert Jung

Director, Intellectual Property & Licensing, Sion Power
Stephen Kabakoff

Stephen Kabakoff

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Efrat Kasznik

Efrat Kasznik

President, Foresight Valuation Group, Chair, High Technology Sector, LES (U.S.A. and Canada)
Eric Kaviar

Eric Kaviar

Associate, Burns & Levinson LLP
Gary Keller

Gary Keller

CEO, Xomix Ltd.

Roger Krakoff

Venture Capitalist
Todd Krieger

Todd Krieger

Director, International Transactions and Senior Counsel, Intersystems
Steven C. Kuemmerle

Steven C. Kuemmerle

Special Advisor, Innovation and Industry Partnerships, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Angela Kujak

Angela Kujak

Director of Contracts, UCLA Technology Development Group
Brad Kullberg

Brad Kullberg

Senior Vice President, Nathan Associates
Michael J. Lasinski

Michael J. Lasinski

Founding Member, 284 Partners
Ron Laurie

Ron Laurie

Chairman, InventionShare
Teresa LaVoie

Teresa LaVoie

Principal, Fish & Richardson
Suzanne A. Lebold

Suzanne A. Lebold

Vice President, Business Development & Acquisitions, AbbVie
Manoja Ratnayake Lecamwasam

Manoja Ratnayake Lecamwasam

Executive Director, Dignity Health Intellectual Property (IP) Office

Alex Lee

Principal IP Strategist, TechIPm
Meredith Lee

Meredith Lee

Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub, University of California, Berkeley
Lizabeth Leveille

Lizabeth Leveille

Associate Vice President and Head, Boston Innovation Hub, BD&L, Merck Research Laboratories
Russell Levine

Russell Levine

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Justin Lewis

Justin Lewis

Managing Director, OceanTomo
Van Lindberg

Van Lindberg

Member, Dykema
Sam Liss

Sam Liss

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, Harvard's Office of Technology Development
David W. Long

David W. Long

Founder, Essential Patent LLC
Philippe Lopes-Fernandes

Philippe Lopes-Fernandes

Senior Vice-President, Global Head of Business Development & Alliance Management, Merck KGaA
Mark Low

Mark Low

Managing Director, Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) and the NIH Center for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI), Cleveland Clinic
Timothy Lowman

Timothy Lowman

Aird & Berlis LLP
Jack Lu, PhD, CFA

Jack Lu, PhD, CFA

Partner & Chief Economist, IPMAP, LLC; Economic Analysis and Royalty Survey Chair at HTS, LES USA & Canada

Deepak Malhotra

Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Dave Marr

Dave Marr

Vice President, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm Technologies
James A. McCarthy, CLP

Jim McCarthy

Senior Vice-President, Corporate & Business Development, Rockwell Medical, Inc.
Ian McClure

Ian McClure

Director, Office of Technology Communication, University of Kentucky
James A. McGee, CLP

James A. McGee, CLP

Sr. Director, Corporate Business Development Eli Lilly and Company; Chair, LES Life Sciences Sector
Mike McGurk

Michael McGurk, Esq, CLP

McGurk Group LLC
Mike McLean

Mike McLean

TechInsights
Luke McLeroy

Luke McLeroy

Vice President, Business Development, Avanci
Thomas McNulty

Thomas McNulty

Lando & Anastasi LLP
Dmitry Milikovsky

Dmitry Milikovsky

Business Development and Technology Licensing Executive
Joseph T. Miotke

Joseph T. Miotke

Patent Attorney, DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC
Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Vice President Corporate Business Development, Allergan plc
Randy Morin

Randy Morin

Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property, Translate Bio
Craig Moss

Craig Moss

Chief Operating Officer, CREATe Compliance, an Ethisphere Business
Kia Motesharei

Kia Motesharei

Vice President, Global Head Licensing & Business Development, Neurology & Immunology, EMD Serono
Ziad Moukheiber

Ziad Moukheiber

Boston Harbor Angels
Nader Moussavi

Nader Moussavi

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Luna Mukherjee, PhD, MBA, RTTP

Athena Consultancy Services
DJ Nag

DJ Nag

President, InnovAito, LLC
Manu Nair

Manu Nair

Vice President, Technology Ventures , Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
RK Narayanan

RK Narayanan

Director, Technology Transfer Operations and Compliance, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Charles Neuenschwander

Charles R. Neuenschwander, CLP

Principal, International Patent Licensing Company

Jimmy Nguyen

nChain Group
Vinit Nijhawan

Vinit Nijhawan

Managing Director, UnitedLex

Elizabeth (Betsy) O’Brien

Vice President Intellectual Property, Medtronic

Scott Orchard

Assistant General Counsel, J&J’s Boston Innovation Center
Tony Orsini

Tony Orsini

Experian
Timothy Oyer

Timothy Oyer

President and Managing Partner, Wolf Greenfield
Kelly Parsons, PhD

Kelly Parsons, PhD

Associate Director of Technology Commercialization, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sachin Patodia

Managing Director, Digital Assets Venture Investing, Devonshire Investors

Michael J. Pellegrino

President, Pellegrino and Associates, LLC
Michael Perham

Michael Perham

Director, Innovations and External Relations, HHMI; Member, YMC Committee LES USA & Canada
Karthika Perumal

Karthika Perumal

Technology Attorney, Bracewell LLP
Shayne Phillips

Shayne Phillips

Senior Intellectual Asset Manager, Halliburton
Nicholas Pioch

Nicholas Pioch

Systems & Technology Research
Steve Pollinger

Steve Pollinger

Founding Principal, McKool Smith
David Powsner

David Powsner

Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
Sanjay Prasad

Sanjay Prasad

Principal, Prasad IP, PC
Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn

Founder and Editor, IP Watchdog

Mark Radha

President and Co-Founder, Strata Insights
Natalie Raffoul

Natalie Raffoul

Clancy P.C. & Brion Raffoul
Tony Raven

Tony Raven

Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise
Heather Repicky

Heather Repicky

Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Brent Reynolds

Houlihan Lokey
Paul Riley

Paul Riley

JASPER, LLC
Eric Risser

Eric Risser

Macrogenics

Paul Roberts

Vice President, Commercialization, GE Ventures - Business Innovations
Ed Saltzman

Ed Saltzman

Executive Chairman and Founder, Defined Health
Brian Satterley

Brian Satterley

Director of IP Protection Data Strategy, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Matthias Schneider

Matthias Schneider

Chief Licensing Officer, AUDI AG
Kevin Schubert

Kevin Schubert

Senior Associate, McKool Smith
Marc Schwabish, PhD

Marc Schwabish, PhD

Senior Vice President, Business Development and US Operations, Fusion Pharmaceuticals
Jeffrey Sears

Jeffrey Sears

Associate General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel, Columbia University
Michael Sexton

Michael Sexton

Sexton & Riley, LLP
Mark D. Shelley II

Mark D. Shelley II

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells
Courtney Silverthorn

Courtney Silverthorn

Deputy Director, Technology Partnerships Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Steve Silvey

Steve Silvey

Of Counsel, Patterson Law Firm, LLC
Jason Skinder

Jason Skinder

Global Patent Counsel, Aptiv Plc
Joshua Slavitt

Joshua Slavitt

Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

Nitzan Sneh

CliniWorks, Inc.
James Sobieraj

James Sobieraj

Brinks, Gilson & Lione
Charles Sodini

Charles Sodini

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mark Solomon

Mark Solomon

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
Nathan Speed

Nathan Speed

Shareholder, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Debora Stewart

Debora Stewart

Managing Director, InvotexIP
Paul Stewart, CLP

Paul Stewart, CLP

Managing Director, PASCO Ventures LLC
Roberta Tassinari

Roberta Tassinari

Managing Counsel,Intel Corporation
Elizabeth Thys

Elizabeth Thys

Operations Partner, Blockstack
A.J. Tibbetts

A.J. Tibbetts

Partner, Wolf Greenfield
Maureen Toohey

Maureen Toohey

Founding Member, Toohey Law Group LLC
Soody Tronson

Soody Tronson

Founding Managing Counsel, STLG Intellectual Property Law Firm
Christopher Turoski

Christopher Turoski

Law Professor and Director of Patent Programs, University of Minnesota Law School
Gayatri Varma

Gayatri Varma

Director, Partnering & Strategy, MedImmune
Joel Wacek

Joel Wacek

Principal, Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC

Keith Walker

International Game Technology
Lucinda (Cindy) Warren

Lucinda (Cindy) Warren

Vice President, Business Development, Neuroscience, Johnson & Johnson Innovation / Janssen Business Development

Diana Wetmore

Harrington Discovery Institute
Jeff Whittle

Jeffrey S. Whittle, CLP

Partner, Hogan Lovells US, LLP
James Wilton

James Wilton

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
David Wright

David Wright

Patent CTO, Cypress Semiconductor
Mary Wu

Mary Wu

Director, Business Development Head, US RDC
Joseph Yang

Joseph Yang

PatentEsque Law Group, LLP
Merav Yuravlivker

Merav Yuravlivker

Data Society

Chen Zhang

bObsweep, Inc.
Wan Li Zhu

Wan Li Zhu

Partner, Fairhaven Capital