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U.S. Patent Law Committee

Charter

The committee will advise the President, the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of IPO regarding legislative changes to United States patent law. The committee will review proposed legislative initiatives and proactively submit recommendations for legislative changes that would enhance United States patent law. The committee will educate IPO members regarding the provisions of enacted legislation.

Committee Roster

Chair: Scott Pojunas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Vice Chair: Gary M. Ropski, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Vice Chair: Ognian V. Shentov, Jones Day
Secretary: Shaun Zhang, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
Board Liaison: Gary C. Ganzi, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
Staff Liaison: Samantha J. Aguayo, Intellectual Property Owners Association

 Members

 Michael Anslinger
 Raytheon Co.

 Andreas Baltatzis
 Kramer & Amado, P.C.

 Randall Berman
 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 Timothy H. Caine
 King & Spalding

 Tanzina Chowdhury
 

 Jared Cohen
 Alexion Pharmaceuticals

 Cory Davis
 Alston & Bird LLP

 Julia Church Dierker
 Dierker & Kavanaugh, P.C.

 John P. Donohue, Jr.
 BakerHostetler

 Scott W. Doyle
 Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP

 Mark Duell
 Honda Patents & Technologies North America, LLC

 Steven J. Elleman
 Thompson Hine LLP

 Aslan Ettehadieh
 Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP

 Shaun Gregory
 RatnerPrestia

 James D. Hallenbeck
 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

 Sheldon Heber
 Merck & Co Inc.

 Matthew J. Hertko
 Jones Day

 Thomas Hiesberger
 Dentons US LLP

 David W. Higer
 Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

 Thomas Hipkins
 Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

 Kenie Ho
 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

 Raymond Hom
 Qualcomm, Inc.

 Michael Hsu
 Adobe Systems Inc.

 David W. Jones
 Microsoft Corp.

 Walter W. Karnstein
 HP Inc.

 Geoffrey M. Karny
 The Law Office of Geoffrey M. Karny

 Mitchell A. Katz
 Ballard Spahr LLP

 James Kong
 Jianq Chyun IP Office

 Jonathan Kwok
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Michael Chen Lee
 Cisco Systems, Inc.

 Jason Link
 Dow Chemical Co.

 Phil Makrogiannis
 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

 Daniel P. McLoughlin
 Dell Technologies

 Ted M. Nissly
 Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP

 Paul John Parins
 Kagan Binder, PLLC

 Kiran Kanti Patel
 Kramer & Amado, P.C.

 Leah M. Reimer
 Cantor Colburn LLP

 Tammy Pennington Rhodes
 Baker Botts LLP

 Carl J. Roof
 Procter & Gamble Co.

 Fraser Rowand
 Rowand LLP

 Michael Robert Rueckheim
 Fish & Richardson, PC

 Quasim Shah
 InterDigital Holdings, Inc.

 Laura Sheridan
 Google Inc.

 Sanjeev Singh
 Siemens Corp.

 Justin Stewart
 Micron Technology, Inc.

 David Sumy
 Snyder, Clark, Lesch & Chung, LLP

 Erik Swanson
 Siemens Corp.

 Kim Tran
 Adobe Systems Inc.

 Kyle Trout
 Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

 Marian Underweiser
 IBM Corp.

 Raymond Van Dyke
 VAN DYKE LAW

 Larry Douglas Williams, Jr.
 Thompson Hine LLP

 David L. Witcoff
 Jones Day

 Shaun Zhang
 McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.


 
Non-Voting Member:James R. Hietala, Jr., Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC
Non-Voting Member:Robert Kramer, Dentons US LLP
Non-Voting Member:Kaveh Rashidi-Yazd, Siemens Corp.
Non-Voting Member:Teige Sheehan, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
Non-Voting Member:Sunjeev Singh Sikand, RatnerPrestia
Non-Voting Member:Bryan Zielinski, Pfizer Inc.

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