2017 Speakers List

*Updated on 8/22/17. Check back often for updates.

  • Valerie Calloway, Chief IP Counsel, Alltech
  • Elvir Causevic, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Kimberly Klein Cauthorn, IP Leader, Willis Towers Watson
  • Mike Dansky, Managing Director, BRG-Capstone
  • Paul Davis, General Counsel, Xperi
  • Yann Deitrich, SVP Licensing and IP Counsel, France Brevets
  • Abha Divine, Managing Director, Techquity
  • Chris Dubuc, Managing Partner, Longhorn IP
  • Jose Estevez, Partner, Skadden
  • Fred Fabricant, Partner, Brown Rudnick
  • Aaron Fahrenkrog, Partner, Robins Kaplan
  • Michael Friedman, CEO, Hilco IP Merchant Banking
  • Lulin Gao, Founding Commissioner of China’s State IP Office
  • Michael Gulliford, Founder & Managing Principal, Soryn Capital
  • Hon. James Holderman (ret.), former U.S. District Court Chief Judge
  • David Kappos, Partner, Cravath Swaine & former Director of USPTO
  • Ashley Keller, Managing Director, Burford Capital
  • Edward Kelly, Partner, Ropes & Gray
  • Matt Larson, Technology Litigation Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
  • Dan McCurdy, Partner, Quatela Lynch McCurdy
  • William Merritt, President & CEO, InterDigital
  • Hon. Paul Michel (ret.), Former Chief Judge of CAFC
  • Thomas Miller, Head of Licensing, PanOptis
  • John Mulgrew, Global Head of IP, Uber
  • Suzanne Munck, Chief Counsel for IP, Federal Trade Commission
  • Michael Nicolas, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Longford Capital
  • Michael Petracci, Managing Director, GE Licensing & Technology Ventures
  • David Pridham, CEO, Dominion Harbor Group
  • Gene Quinn, Founder, IP Watchdog
  • Courtney Quish, VP, Patent Strategy, M&A, Rovi
  • Michael Renaud, Member, Mintz Levin
  • Matteo Sabattini, Director, IPR Policy, Ericsson
  • Ami Shah, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
  • Jamie Simpson, Counsel Detailee, Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senate (invited)
  • Jim Skippen, President & CEO, WiLAN
  • Wayne Sobon, VP of Intellectual Property, Pax Labs
  • Erich Spangenberg, Managing Director, SK14 Advisors S.a.r.l.
  • Richard Thurston, Of Counsel, Duane Morris and former General Counsel, TSMC
  • Marco Tong, Senior Licensing Director, ZTE and President, Inteq
  • Gerhard Tschiedel, Senior Licensing Counsel, Siemens AG
  • Marian Underweiser, Chair, IPO Section 101 Taskforce & Senior Counsel, IBM
  • Marek Wernik, President, TechPats
  • Jon Wood, Executive Director of Innovation & Collaboration, Bridgestone Americas
  • Bill Yuen, CEO, Brickell Key Asset Management