Winds of Change LES 2023 Annual Meeting

Keynote Speaker

Camille Vasquez

Partner, Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group,
Brown Rudnick

Plenary Speakers

Michelle Booden Ph.D.
Director, Business Development and Licensing
Merck & Co., Inc.
Saumil S. Mehta
General Counsel
Clearcover, Inc.
Nancy Sullivan
CEO and Managing Director
Illinois Ventures, LLC
Healther Walsh
Heather Walsh
Executive Director and Head of New Business Opportunities
Astella Pharma
Pamela Cox
Partner and Chair, IP Transactions
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Fireside Speakers

Konstantinos Georgaras
Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trademarks and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Walter Copan
Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
Colorado School of Mines
Andrei Iancu
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Kathi Vidal
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Will Cottrell
Executive Director of Licensing
RTX
Brian O’Shaughnessy
Dinsmore

All Speakers (listed A-Z)

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John Abramic

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steve Adam

Wi-LAN Inc

Sandeep Agarwal

XLSCOUT

Nsikak Akpakpan

Accenture Applied Intelligence

Frank Amini

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

Matan Arazi

Aimcast

Christina Austin

BAE Systems

Tom Ayres

Voyager Space

Nima Badizadegan

Espresso AI

Kent Baker

u-blox AG Intellectual Property & Standards

Julia Barnes-Weise

GHIAA

Stephen Barone

Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd

Vincent Bergeron

ROBIC

Carl Bilicska

IPValue

Miranda Biven

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Galya Blachman

Enliven Therapeutics

Keith Blankenship

Da Vinci’s Notebook LLC

Philippe Boivin

INO

Mihaela Bojin

University of Iowa Research Foundation

Michelle Booden Ph.D.

Merck & Co., Inc.

Ihor Boszko

Hospital for Sick Children

Simon Bradbury

Appleyard Lees

Rick Brandon

University of Michigan

Derrick Brent

USPTO

Anne Burkhart

University of Illinois, Chicago

Brian Buss

CBIZ Forensic Consulting Group

Eggerton Campbell

NIH

Ann Cannoni

LES USA/Canada

Michelle Chitambar

University of Illinois

Kim Chotkowski

Access Advance

Veronica Chu

Huang Partners

Ryan Coe

Triangle Insights Group

Walter Copan

Colorado School of Mines

Will Cottrell

RTX

Pamela Cox

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Patricia Cullum

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Adrian Cyhan

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP

Barry Datlof

DHA MRDC

Phil Datlow

Boehringer Ingelheim

Alex Debski

Sisvel

Makan Delrahim

Latham and Watkins

Josh Dennis

StoneTurn

Lisa Dhar

Northwestern University

Ian DiBernardo

Brown Rudnick

Roberto Dini

Metroconsult

Richard Donohoe

JH Held – Ocean Tomo

Christopher Drabik

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dennis Duncan

Nokia

Alfred DuPuy

Brand Finance

Jamie D. Elder

Revolution Institute

Katie Ellias

JDRF T1D Fund

Carter Eltzroth

DVB Project

Gil Espinoza

Axiom Space, Inc

Gillian Fenton

GSK

Steven Ferguson

NIH

Brian Feucht

Unique Wire

Michael Friedman

Hilco

Marianne Frydenlund

Avanci

Demetria Gallagher

VentureWell

Lalit Gaur

Vetoquinol

Steven Geiszler

Huawei

Konstantinos Georgaras

Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

Jason Gish

TLG Law LLC

Laura Gomez

Gowling WLG

Sian Goodwin

Sandoz Inc.

Jennifer Gottwald

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

Michael Graif

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Dave Green

Legal GitHub

Margaux Hall

Ropes & Gray

Kurt Hammerle

NASA Johnson Space Center

Preston Heard

Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Bob Held

Held IP

Rebecca Holmes

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Terri Hunter

Veterans Affairs

Aimin Huo

LES China

Andrei Iancu

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Shelly Irvine

Ocean Tomo

Colin James

Takeda

Jonathan James

Fortress Investment Group

Jon Jansen

Salk

Steven Jedlinksi

Holland & Knight

He Jing

GenLaw

Michael B. Johannesen

Jaguar Gene Therapy LLC

Cole Johnson

Dimension Inx

Gina Johnson

The Ridge

William Jones

Robins Kaplan, NS

Stephen Kabakoff

Miller & Martin PLLC

Chitra Kalyanaraman

Johnson & Johnson

Efrat Kasznik

Foresight Valuation Group

Nicki Kennedy

Kilpatrick Townsend

Marie Kerbeshian

University of Iowa Research Foundation

Jonathan Kern

AbbVie

Alyssa Klapper

DRI Healthcare

Julia Klaren

Collins Aerospace

Tamara Klein

Quarles & Brady

John Kolakowski

Nokia

Kannan Krishnaswami

Pacific Northwest National Labs

Katharine Ku

Wilson Sonsini

Ben Lazar

Thumbtack

Daniel A. Lev

Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.

Louise Levien

Louise Levien Consulting

Russell Levine

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jack Lu

IPMAP

Charles Macedo

Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

Marc Malandro

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Mariella Massaro

Berggren Oy

Sean McCooe

McCooe Associates

David McIntosh

Ropes & Gray

Saumil S. Mehta

Clearcover, Inc.

Kayla Meisner

Kentucky Commercialization Ventures

Samuel Mercer

Samuel Mercer Consulting

Brandon Meyers

Google

Merri Moken

Brown Rudnick

Lisa Mueller

Casimir Jones

Elise Neils

General Electric

Jessica O’Connell

Covington

Brian O’Shaughnessy

Dinsmore

Marc Oettinger

University of California (UC), Santa Cruz

Chan Park

Medicines Patent Pool

Bob Pearson

Next Practices Group

Mike Perham

HHMI Janelia Research Campus

Karthika Perumal

Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Alan Peterson

EE Times

Shayne Phillips

Anaqua

Leann Pinto

IPwe

Tim Pohlmann

IPlytics

Arjan Quist

Northwestern University

William Ridgway

Skadden

David Rikkers

Expedited Climb Capital LLC

Graham Rogers

EisnerAmper

Mitchell Rosen

StoneTurn

Mitchell Rosenfeld

Stout

Sudeepto Roy

Qualcomm

Maryam Saleh

Illinois Institute of Technology

Samuel Savanich

Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Kevin Schubert

McKool Smith

Sean Sheridan

Charles River Associates

Wei Shi

Xiaomi

Drew Sills

Adeia

Arpi Siyahian

Bookoff McAndrews, PLLC

Ariel Soiffer

Wilmer Hale

Ken Sonnenfeld

Ballard Spahr

Katie Staba

K&L Gates

Richard Steffen

TTSE

Paul Stewart

PASCO Ventures LLC

Caroline Stivers

Kentucky Commercialization Ventures

Nancy Sullivan

Illinois Ventures, LLC

Lauren Sullivan

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Han Sun

University of Chicago

Kevin Tamm

Bracewell LLP

Teo Taponen

InterDigital

Karen Temple

University of Toronto

Katrine Thor Andersen

Bayer Healthcare

Dick Thurston

RLT Global Consulting LLC

Andrew Tingey

Wellspring EMEA Ltd

Charles Valauskas

Valauskas Corder

Gayatri Varma

AstraZeneca

Camille Vasquez

Brown Rudnick

Kathi Vidal

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Trina Voss

Veterans Affairs

Keith Walker

NAGRA Kudelski

Heather Walsh

Astella Pharma

Julie Watson

Marshall Gerstein & Borun

Emma Wheatley

CEPI

Sam Wiley

LOT Network

Scott Williams

Adeia

Gerald Wilson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Steven Wood

Vela Wood

Jayde Wood

Gowling WLG

George Xixis

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Yuanyou Yang

Frost Brown Todd

Joseph Yang

PatentEsque Law Group LLP

Arden Yang

Allen Institute