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Software Related Inventions Committee

Charter

The Committee will advise the President, the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of IPO regarding issues relating to the USPTO practices and substantive law for software, business method, and other computer-implemented inventions.  The Committee will continue to review the state of the law in the United States, Europe and other countries and geographies and any future proposed legislative initiatives and if appropriate submit recommendations regarding such initiatives.

Committee Roster

Chair: James T. Hagler, Qualcomm, Inc.
Vice Chair: Timothy Kang, Mannava & Kang, P.C.
Vice Chair: Robert P. Lord, Osha Liang, LLP
Secretary: Eli Mazour, Harrity & Harrity, LLP
Board Liaison: Dana Rao, Adobe Systems Inc.
Staff Liaison: Samantha J. Aguayo, Intellectual Property Owners Association

 Members

 David L. Adour
 IBM Corp.

 Atolani Akinkuotu
 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 Nicholas Atchison
 Tesla, Inc.

 Scott Bardell
 Medtronic, Inc.

 John V. Biernacki
 Jones Day

 James Alan Billmaier
 TurboPatent

 Arthur J. Bobel
 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

 Anthony F. Bonner, Jr.
 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

 John D. Brink, Jr.
 Siemens Corp.

 Sean Casey
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Aaron C. Chatterjee
 Microsoft Corp.

 David Conrad
 Fish & Richardson, PC

 Bill Conwell
 Digimarc Corporation

 Ryan Duebner
 Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

 Shahrzad Esmaili
 Smart & Biggar

 Aaron R. Feigelson
 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

 Bradley A. Forrest
 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

 Nitin Gambhir
 McDermott Will & Emery

 Austin Gardiner
 HP Inc.

 Joshua Ethan Garfield
 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

 Kate Gaudry
 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 Ed Gecovich
 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

 Chris George
 Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

 David L. Heath
 F. Chau & Associates

 Michael Hendershot
 Paul Hastings LLP

 Eric Tung-Wei Hsieh
 Jianq Chyun IP Office

 Christina Huang
 3M Innovative Properties Co.

 William Hughet
 Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck

 Matthew W. Johnson
 Jones Day

 B. Delano Jordan
 Jordan IP Law, LLC

 Christopher Karlen
 3M Innovative Properties Co.

 Saif M. Khan
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Jeff Kuester
 AwakenIP, LLC

 Carl Kukkonen
 Jones Day

 Peter Lam
 General Electric Co.

 Johannes F. Lang
 Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft MbB

 Leonard P. Linardakis
 Moser Taboada

 Nicholas Malden
 D Young & Co LLP

 Timothy E. Manning
 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 Richard F. Martinelli
 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

 Sarah Matheson
 Allens

 Luke McCammon
 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

 Jack H. McKinney
 HP Inc.

 Martin Miller
 RatnerPrestia

 Matt G. Osterhaus
 Fletcher Yoder

 Hugh Pasika
 Life Technologies Co.

 Binal J. Patel
 Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

 Garry A. Perry
 HP Inc.

 Miroslav Remec
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Mr. Leonardo Renna
 Google Inc.

 Mark Rose
 Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

 Robert R. Sachs
 Fenwick & West LLP

 Julian F. Santos
 InterDigital Holdings, Inc.

 Steven J. Shumaker
 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

 Joshua L. Simmons
 Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

 Jason Skinder
 Apple Inc.

 Isaac Slutsky
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Gary Small
 Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

 Leslie M. Spencer
 Ropes & Gray LLP

 Michael D. Stein
 BakerHostetler

 Eric Sutton
 Oracle Corporation

 Jeff Tracey
 Rowand LLP

 Denise Wei-Tan Tsai
 Jianq Chyun IP Office

 Drishi Kaur Vilkhu
 Anand and Anand Advocates

 Albert W. Vredeveld
 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

 Matthew Weinstein
 Accenture

 John Whitaker
 Lane Powell PC

 Ariana Woods
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Barry N. Young
 Law Offices of Barry N. Young


 
Non-Voting Member:Amelia Choi, ChoiTechAndLaw Professional Corporation
Non-Voting Member:Richard Gervase, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Non-Voting Member:Gary Savitt, Nokia Inc.

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