Intellectual Property Owners Association

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Industrial Designs Committee


This committee will focus on identifying challenges in owning Design Rights around the world. The Committee will also focus on educating IPO members, the judiciary, and other stakeholders regarding the value of Design Rights ownership, the impact of relevant changes in the legal landscape of each of the various jurisdictions, and any new proactive measures owners and practitioners should take to maximize the potential benefits from Design Rights ownership. In doing so, the Committee will monitor legislation, case law, and rule changes, and will proactively submit comments and recommendations for protecting Design Rights in various jurisdictions, particularly the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and Korea. Further, the Committee will coordinate its activities with other relevant IPO Committees.

Committee Roster

Chair: Thibault Fayette, Nike, Inc.
Vice Chair: Elizabeth Diane Ferrill, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Secretary: Anthony Michael Prenol, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Board Liaison: William J. Coughlin, Ford Global Technologies LLC
Staff Liaison: Vanessa Pierce Rollins, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Ola O. Adekunle
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Lisa Anne Adelson
 Crowell & Moring, LLP

 Joseph Anderson, III
 Ballard Spahr LLP

 James J. Aquilina
 Design IP, P.C.

 Srikala P. Atluri
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Dunstan Barnes
 McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

 Michael A. Bertelson
 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 Christopher V. Carani
 McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

 Daniel Carter
 HP Inc.

 John J. Cheek
 Caterpillar Inc.

 Joseph J. Christian
 General Electric Co.

 Ken Davis
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

 John Dower
 FPA Patent Attorneys Pty Ltd

 Tracy-Gene G. Durkin
 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

 Ivy Clarice Celestial Estoesta
 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

 Cory W. Fisher
 Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

 Daniel A. Gajewski
 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

 Samantha Garner
 Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

 Daniel R. Gibson
 Cantor Colburn LLP

 Micah Goldsmith
 Microsoft Corp.

 Gary L. Griswold

 Reed Hablinski
 HP Inc.

 John Hemmer
 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

 Alan Herda
 Haynes and Boone, LLP

 Quin Hoellwarth
 Apple Inc.

 Richard Jackson
 Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

 Natalie Kadievitch
 Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

 Robert S. Katz
 Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

 Paul Leblond
 Google Inc.

 Amanda Liu
 Jianq Chyun IP Office

 James Longwell
 Gowling WLG

 Richard J. McKenna
 Foley & Lardner LLP

 Enrique J. Mora
 Siemens Corp.

 Jeffrey L. Myers
 Apple Inc.

 Damon A. Neagle
 Design IP

 Philipp Neels
 Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann

 Karin J. Norton
 Samsung Electronics

 Andrew O'Brien
 Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

 Anthony Michael Prenol
 Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

 David Aaron Rood
 Foley & Lardner LLP

 Bryce Rufener
 Caterpillar Inc.

 Perry J. Saidman
 SAIDMAN DesignLaw Group

 Daniel G. Shanley
 Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

 Paul L. Sharer
 Jones Day

 Richard S. Stockton
 Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

 Benjamin Su
 HP Inc.

 Ryan K. Thelen
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Cooper C. Woodring
 Woodring Design

Non-Voting Member:Subroto Bose, Dolby Laboratories
Non-Voting Member:Alan Morgan Datri, IPDatri LLC
Non-Voting Member:Paul Edward Fanning, Ph.D., Eastman Chemical Co.
Non-Voting Member:Andrew Sojonky, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP

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