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Software Related Inventions Committee

Charter

The Committee will advise IPO’s President, Executive Director, and Board of Directors with regard to legal issues relating to software, business method, and other computer-implemented inventions. The Committee’s focus will include judicial decisions, proposed legislation, and regulatory practices in the United States, Europe and other countries and geographies. The Committee will take a holistic view, partnering as appropriate with other committees, to study and recommend changes to the laws governing software.

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.

 John R. Bednarz
 Polsinelli

 Todd Behrens
 Medley, Behrens & Lewis, LLC

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

 Anthony F. Bonner, Jr.
 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

 Kurt Brasch
 Uber

 John D. Brink, Jr.
 Siemens Corp.

 Linda Brugioni
 General Electric Co.

 Thomas Burton
 Siemens Corp.

 Stephen Calogero
 IGT

 Michael Cameron
 Ericsson

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

 Sean Casey
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Aaron C. Chatterjee
 Microsoft Corp.

 Frank Chau
 F. Chau & Associates

 Jay Choi
 Uber

 David Conrad
 Fish & Richardson, PC

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

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

 Shahrzad Esmaili
 Gowling WLG

 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.

 Robert Hsiao
 BP America, Inc.

 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

 Alison Moy
 Setter Roche, LLP

 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.

 Ahsan A. Shaikh
 McDermott Will & Emery

 Ryan Sharp
 Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, PC

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

 Isaac Slutsky
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Gary Small
 Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

 Javier Sobrado
 Cozen O'Connor, PC

 Elaine Spector
 Harrity & Harrity, LLP

 Michael D. Stein
 BakerHostetler

 Eric Sutton
 Oracle Corporation

 Jeff Tracey
 Rowand LLP

 Brian Verminski
 IBM Corp.

 Naomi Voegtli
 Honeywell International Inc.

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

 Tracey Webb
 Allens

 Kenneth S. Weitzman
 Weitzman Law Offices, LLC

 John Whitaker
 Lane Powell PC

 

 
Non-Voting Member:Ola Adekunle, Google Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Melanie Baird, Lenczner Slaght
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:Steven Soucar, IGT
Non-Voting Member:Frank Van Coppenolle, Gevers Patents
Non-Voting Member:Ariana Woods, Capital One

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