Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


Emerging Technologies Committee


The Committee has been developed to explore intellectual property issues relating to emerging technologies in the global IP community. The Committee will monitor the changing landscape relevant to emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, the internet of things, and gene therapies, and will seek to positively influence global policy positions on behalf of the IPO relevant to this important area. The Committee will promote strong incentives for the discovery, development, use, and intellectual property protection of emerging technologies. The Committee will specifically monitor judicial, legislative, and regulatory activity in this area as well as other proposals and initiatives from various organizations and governments having the potential to impact emerging technologies, all on a global scale.

Committee Roster

Chair: Daniel A. Staley, Caterpillar Inc.
Vice Chair: Ronald Embry, Jr., Hauptman Ham, LLP
Vice Chair: Bryan J. Vogel, Robins Kaplan LLP
Secretary: Jeff Gordon, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP
Board Liaison: Micky Minhas, Microsoft Corp.
Staff Liaison: Samantha J. Aguayo, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Mitch Abrams
 HP Inc.

 Robert A. Bailey
 Setter Roche, LLP

 Giordana M. Belenchia
 Medtronic, Inc.

 Brandon Bludau
 Capital One

 Bryan J. Cannon
 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

 John W. Carpenter
 Perkins Coie, LLP

 Preetha Chakrabarti
 Crowell & Moring, LLP

 Amelia Choi
 ChoiTechAndLaw Professional Corporation

 Matthew Evans
 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

 Andrea Lynn Evensen
 Siemens Corp.

 Jason A. Fitzsimmons
 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

 Jesse M. Flores
 TraskBritt, P.C.

 Ray Freiwirth

 Maxine Graham
 American Express Company

 David Greenfield
 Qualcomm Incorporated

 Arlen Hartounian
 Apple Inc.

 Brad Hattenbach
 Dorsey & Whitney, LLP

 Christopher J. Higgins
 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

 Daniel M. Jebsen
 Harrity & Harrity, LLP

 Matthew Jorge
 Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

 Naim Khan

 Karthik Kumar
 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

 Ronald Liu

 Alexander E. Long
 General Electric Co.

 Erica Lowthers
 Aird & McBurney LP

 Joseph E. Mutschelknaus
 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

 Priya Nagpal
 Simmons & Simmons LLP

 Randy Noranbrock
 Hauptman Ham, LLP

 Tom Otterlee
 Siemens Corp.

 Amol Parikh
 McDermott Will & Emery

 T. Vann Pearce
 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

 Douglas H. Pearson
 Jones Day

 Tam Thanh T. Pham

 Caroline S. Pinkston
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Terry M. Sanks
 Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire, PLLC

 Pejman Sharifi
 Winston & Strawn LLP

 Andy Shieh

 Elias P. Soupos
 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

 Nicole Spence
 IBM Corp.

 Richard Taylor
 Shell Oil Co.

 Jonathan Thielbar
 Loeb & Loeb LLP

 Annie Wang
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 James Hunt (Hunter) Yancey, Jr.
 Qualcomm Incorporated

 Richard Zelenka
 Critical Path IP Law


Non-Voting Member:Orion Armon, Cooley LLP
Non-Voting Member:Scott Barker, Micron Technology, Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Anouk Boon, Shell International B.V.
Non-Voting Member:Lian Huang, Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
Non-Voting Member:Yasutsugu Kohara, Toshiba America, Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Timothy Nathan, Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Non-Voting Member:Matteo Sabattini, Ericsson
Non-Voting Member:Corey Salsberg, Novartis
Non-Voting Member:Gary Savitt, Nokia USA Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Daniel Valencia, Covington & Burling LLP
Non-Voting Member:Margaret Welsh, Baker Botts LLP
Non-Voting Member:Lili Wu, Han Kun Law Offices

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