Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


IP Licensing Committee


The IP Licensing Committee focuses on (including discussion, review and analysis of) intellectual property licensing and related matters and issues. This can include topics or issues associated with patent, technology/trade secret, software/copyright and trademark licensing; cross and joint licensing; government contracts; licensing for income or other business value; industry and market trends; best practices; agreements and agreement provisions; impact or relevance of bankruptcy, anti-trust, standards, compulsory licensing, etc. on licensing; and associated legal and business aspects and issues. Prior topics addressed have included: Developing a Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (RAND) Patent License; Maximizing the Value of Technology & IPR Through Licensing; and Post-Expiration Royalty Considerations. The Committee interfaces, when applicable, with other committees on issues pertaining to standards, anti-trust, and other areas of mutual interest.

Committee Roster

Chair: Jennifer Adamson Carnahan, Dow Chemical Co.
Chair: Andrew Wojnicki, IBM Corp.
Vice Chair: Christopher C. Smith, Brooks Kushman P.C.
Secretary: Adrian Cyhan, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Board Liaison: William Krovatin, Merck & Co Inc.
Staff Liaison: Samantha J. Aguayo, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Michael Beckett
 Raytheon Co.

 David C. Berry
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Michael Braunstein
 Caterpillar Inc.

 Thomas P. Burke
 Ropes & Gray LLP

 Janda M Carter
 Caterpillar Inc.

 Jiyeon Cheh
 LG Display Co., Ltd.

 William J. Cottrell
 Raytheon Co.

 Mike Crowley
 HP Inc.

 Kaustuv Mukul Das
 Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC

 Luke Dauchot
 Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

 Rochelle Dede
 BASF Corporation

 Thomas S. Deibert
 Dow Chemical Co.

 Reena R. Desai
 Acadia Pharmaceuticals

 Dena M VanDeVoort Ehrich
 3M Innovative Properties Co.

 Serena I. Farquharson-Torres
 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

 Robert H. Fischer
 McCarter & English LLP

 Philip J. Fries, Jr.
 Qualcomm Incorporated

 Gloria Fuentes
 Merck & Co Inc.

 Tom Hochstatter
 Techson IP

 Jean-Paul Hoffman
 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

 Cindy Huang
 American Express Company

 John Hurley
 Dell Technologies

 Paul Im
 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 Maryam Imam
 Klintworth & Rozenblat IP LLP

 Todd Iverson

 Monika L'Orsa Jaensson
 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

 Matthew Jupina
 Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

 Simon Peter Keevey-Kothari
 Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

 Ivan Kirchev
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 James J. Kozuch
 Caesar Rivise, PC

 Geoff Kuziemko
 O'Melveny & Myers LLP

 Kristin Lamb
 Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

 Miranda Leu
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Justin Lewis
 Ocean Tomo

 Roshan Mansinghani
 Unified Patents Inc.

 Eli Mansour
 Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

 Jake Marshall
 Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

 Kiera A. Mathey
 Johnson & Johnson

 Julia C. Mattis
 InterDigital Holdings, Inc.

 Elizabeth A. McGraw
 Eli Lilly and Co.

 Thomas F. Meagher
 Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg & Liao, LLP

 Frank Montgomery
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Joseph N. Moonjely
 BASF Corporation

 Steven G. Morgan
 Aramco Services Company

 F Tyler Morrison
 United Technologies Corp.

 Charles H. Mottier
 Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

 Harvey Mudd
 Broadcom Corp.

 Warren L. Nachlis
 Jones Day

 Geoffrey L. Oberhaus
 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

 Blaine Page
 Medtronic, Inc.

 Christopher Palestro
 Dell Technologies

 Andy Peterson
 Micron Technology, Inc.

 David Pointer, IV
 Thomas|Horstemeyer, LLP

 Sanjay Prasad
 Prasad IP, PC

 Mark Salzberg
 Squire Patton Boggs

 Gary Savitt
 Nokia of Americas Corp

 Harish Sharma

 Michael Stimson
 Norton Rose Fulbright

 Noelene Treloar
 Adrian M Trioli - Intellectual Property

 Camille Turner
 Haug Partners LLP

 Sarah E. Turner
 Simmons & Simmons LLP

 MaCharri R. Vorndran-Jones
 Eli Lilly and Co.

 Keith Walker

 Maria C. Walsh
 Exxon Mobil Corp.

 Karen H. Wang
 Stout Risius Ross

 Richard Watkins
 Medtronic, Inc.

 Andrew Weber
 Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

 Bruce S. Weintraub
 Pfizer Inc.

 Jeffrey Scott Whittle
 Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

 Daniel Zhang

 Qi Zhuo
 BASF Corporation


Non-Voting Member:Debra L. Blair, BASF Corporation
Non-Voting Member:Thomas Blasey, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Non-Voting Member:Thomas Burton, Siemens Corp.
Non-Voting Member:Amelia Choi, ChoiTechAndLaw Professional Corporation
Non-Voting Member:Christopher Comiskey, United Technologies Corp.
Non-Voting Member:David Conrad, Fish & Richardson, PC
Non-Voting Member:Laura Donnelly, Johnson & Johnson
Non-Voting Member:Gunnar Bjorn Gundersen, Gundersen & Gundersen LLP
Non-Voting Member:Mr. George W. Jonas, BP America, Inc.
Non-Voting Member:David Kaplan, Micron Technology, Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Nicholas Lam, United Technologies Corp.
Non-Voting Member:Richard Leach, Robert Bosch LLC
Non-Voting Member:Eloise J. Maki, 3M Innovative Properties Co.
Non-Voting Member:Ram Menon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Non-Voting Member:Mickki Murray, Medtronic, Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Charles F. O'Brien, Cantor Colburn LLP
Non-Voting Member:Matteo Sabattini, Ericsson
Non-Voting Member:Philip Soo, 3M Innovative Properties Co.
Non-Voting Member:Xuezhen Tian, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
Non-Voting Member:Albert W. Vredeveld, Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.
Non-Voting Member:Margaret Welsh, Baker Botts LLP
Non-Voting Member:Rong Christine Yang, Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, PC

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