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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: Scott Pojunas, Google Inc.
Vice Chair: Joshua L. Simmons, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Secretary: Eli Mazour, Harrity & Harrity, LLP
Board Liaison: Brett Alten, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Staff Liaison: Samantha J. Aguayo, Intellectual Property Owners Association

 Members

 David L. Adour
 IBM Corp.

 Scott Bardell
 Medtronic, Inc.

 Todd Behrens
 Medley, Behrens & Lewis, LLC

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

 Anthony F. Bonner, Jr.
 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

 John D. Brink, Jr.
 Siemens Corp.

 Thomas Burton
 Siemens Corp.

 Kevin Canning
 Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough, L.L.P

 Sean Casey
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Aaron C. Chatterjee
 Microsoft Corp.

 David Conrad
 Fish & Richardson, PC

 Daniel C. Cooley
 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

 Bryan G. Dobbs
 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

 Shahrzad Esmaili
 Smart & Biggar

 Sean Evans
 Dell Technologies

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

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

 Diego F. Freire
 McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

 Austin Gardiner
 HP Inc.

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

 Kate Gaudry
 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 Chris George
 Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

 James T. Hagler
 Qualcomm Incorporated

 Jason Harrier
 Capital One

 Samuel Hayim
 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 David L. Heath
 F. Chau & Associates

 Janet Diane Hood
 Siemens Corp.

 Christina Huang
 3M Innovative Properties Co.

 Matthew W. Johnson
 Jones Day

 B. Delano Jordan
 Jordan IP Law, LLC

 E.J. Joswick
 Thompson Hine LLP

 Jorge Júarez
 Olivares Y Compania S.C.

 Timothy Kang
 Mannava & Kang, P.C.

 Christopher Karlen
 3M Innovative Properties Co.

 Jeff Kuester
 AwakenIP, LLC

 Carl Kukkonen
 Jones Day

 Artemis Lai
 Smart & Biggar

 Peter Lam
 General Electric Co.

 Johannes F. Lang
 Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft MbB

 Lesley Leonessa
 Dell Technologies

 Leonard P. Linardakis
 Moser Taboada

 Paul Mahony
 Cotters Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys

 Nicholas Malden
 D Young & Co LLP

 Timothy E. Manning
 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 Richard F. Martinelli
 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

 Eric Maughan
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Jack H. McKinney
 HP Inc.

 Martin Miller
 RatnerPrestia

 Alan Minsk
 Lane Powell PC

 Matt G. Osterhaus
 Fletcher Yoder

 Hugh Pasika
 Life Technologies Co.

 Binal J. Patel
 Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

 Garry A. Perry
 HP Inc.

 Mr. Leonardo Renna
 Google Inc.

 Stephen S. Roche
 Setter Roche, LLP

 David Rozenblat
 Klintworth & Rozenblat IP LLC

 Robert R. Sachs
 Robert R. Sachs PC

 Julian F. Santos
 InterDigital Holdings, Inc.

 Axel Schmitt-Nilson
 Schmitt-Nilson Schraud Waibel Wohlfrom Patent Attorneys

 Ahsan A. Shaikh
 McDermott Will & Emery

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

 Isaac Slutsky
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Gary Small
 Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

 Elaine Spector
 Harrity & Harrity, LLP

 Michael D. Stein
 BakerHostetler

 Eric Sutton
 Oracle Corporation

 Jeff Tracey
 Rowand LLP

 Brian Verminski
 IBM Corp.

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

 Tracey Webb
 Allens

 Matthew Weinstein
 Accenture

 Kenneth S. Weitzman
 Weitzman Law Offices, LLC

 John Whitaker
 Lane Powell PC

  

 
Non-Voting Member:Ola Adekunle, Google Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Ravi Bhola, K & S Partners
Non-Voting Member:Amelia Choi, ChoiTechAndLaw Professional Corporation
Non-Voting Member:Joshua Dingott, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Non-Voting Member:Aamir Haq, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Non-Voting Member:Milin Patel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Non-Voting Member:Srihari S.K., K & S Partners
Non-Voting Member:Madhusudan S.T., K & S Partners
Non-Voting Member:Frank Van Coppenolle, Gevers Patents
Non-Voting Member:Ariana Woods, Capital One

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