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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 Incorporated
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

 Scott Bardell
 Medtronic, Inc.

 John R. Bednarz
 Polsinelli

 Cory Bell
 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

 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.

 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

 Bill Conwell
 Digimarc Corporation

 Louis Diep
 Nokia USA Inc.

 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.

 Diego F. Freire
 McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

 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

 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

 E.J. Joswick
 Thompson Hine LLP

 Jorge Júarez
 Olivares Y Compania S.C.

 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

 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

 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.

 Jim Reed
 Squire Patton Boggs

 Miroslav Remec
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Mr. Leonardo Renna
 Google Inc.

 David Rozenblat
 Klintworth & Rozenblat IP LLC

 Robert R. Sachs
 Fenwick & West LLP

 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.

 Joshua L. Simmons
 Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

 Jason Skinder
 Apple Inc.

 Isaac Slutsky
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Gary Small
 Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

 Elaine Spector
 Harrity & Harrity, 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

 Kenneth S. Weitzman
 Weitzman Law Offices, LLC

 John Whitaker
 Lane Powell PC

 Alex Wolcott
 Squire Patton Boggs

 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 USA Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Ariana Woods, Capital One

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