Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


Emerging Technologies and Trade Committee


The Committee has been developed to explore intellectual property issues relating to emerging technologies in the global IP community.  The Committee will monitor the changing landscape relevant to emerging technologies, particularly green technology and additive manufacturing, and will seek to positively influence global policy positions on behalf of the IPO relevant to this important area.  The Committee will promote strong incentives for the discovery, development, use, and intellectual property protection of emerging technologies.  The Committee will specifically monitor judicial, legislative, and regulatory activity in this area as well as other proposals and initiatives from various organizations and governments having the potential to impact emerging technologies, all on a global scale.

Committee Roster

Chair: Allison Mages, General Electric Co.
Vice Chair: Bryan J. Vogel, Robins Kaplan LLP
Secretary: Jeff Gordon, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP
Board Liaison: Micky Minhas, Microsoft Corp.
Staff Liaison: Samantha J. Aguayo, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Mitch Abrams
 HP Inc.

 Mark Abthorpe
 Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

 Bryan J. Cannon
 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

 Victor Cardona
 Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

 Preetha Chakrabarti
 Crowell & Moring, LLP

 Aaron Charfoos
 Dykema Gossett, PLLC

 Amelia Choi
 ChoiTechAndLaw Professional Corporation

 Daniel D'Addario
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Ronald Embry, Jr.
 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

 Matthew Evans
 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

 Jason A. Fitzsimmons
 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

 David Greenfield
 Qualcomm Incorporated

 Ken Hartmann, II
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Brad Hattenbach
 Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

 Christopher J. Higgins
 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

 Patrick Igoe
 InterDigital Holdings, Inc.

 Kevin D. Jablonski
 Lane Powell PC

 Christopher Alan Johnson
 Dow Chemical Co.

 Amol Parikh
 McDermott Will & Emery

 T. Vann Pearce
 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

 Douglas H. Pearson
 Jones Day

 Caroline S. Pinkston
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Gregory L. Porter
 Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

 Timothy S. Schwarz
 Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C.

 Nicole Spence
 IBM Corp.

 Jonathan Thielbar
 Loeb & Loeb LLP

 Tomasz Zalewski
 Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Non-Voting Member:Anouk Boon, Shell International B.V.
Non-Voting Member:Lisa Mueller, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Non-Voting Member:Matteo Sabattini, Ericsson
Non-Voting Member:Holger Carl Tostmann, Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann
Non-Voting Member:Yuji Uchigasaki, Toshiba America, Inc.
Non-Voting Member:James Hunt (Hunter) Yancey, Jr., Qualcomm Incorporated

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