Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


Standards Setting Committee


The Committee will monitor and analyze significant developments in legislation, case law and policies affecting intellectual property rights in relation to industry standard setting. The Committee will serve as a forum for education and the expression of opinions and recommendations concerning such legislation, case law and policies, as well as the role of intellectual property rights in the standards setting process. The Committee will work closely with the IPO Board to identify and make recommendations on those matters of particular concern to intellectual property owners. In addition, the Committee will seek to define the principles for achieving balance between the rights of intellectual property owners and other industry standard stakeholders.

Committee Roster

Chair: Amy A. Marasco, Microsoft Corp.
Vice Chair: David W. Long, Essential Patent LLC
Vice Chair: Jonathan Retsky, Winston & Strawn LLP
Secretary: Valentina Boyet, SAP SE
Board Liaison: Heath Hoglund, Dolby Laboratories
Staff Liaison: Samantha J. Aguayo, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Marc Sandy Block
 IBM Corp.

 Subroto Bose
 Dolby Laboratories

 Scott W. Burt
 Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc

 Sylvia Chen
 Google Inc.

 Robert E. Colletti
 Haug Partners LLP

 Monte Cooper
 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

 Taylor Corbitt
 Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

 Ief Daems
 Cisco Systems, Inc.

 David Djavaherian
 PacTech Law

 Dennis Duncan
 Dolby Laboratories

 Michael Epstein
 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 Latonia Gordon
 Microsoft Corp.

 James Harlan
 InterDigital Holdings, Inc.

 Michele Herman
 JusTech Law

 Sam Jaffna
 Unified Patents Inc.

 Christopher James
 Google Inc.

 John Kolakowski
 Nokia USA Inc.

 Aaron J. Kraft
 Micron Technology, Inc.

 David Marr
 Qualcomm Incorporated

 Rob McDowell
 HP Inc.

 Ram Menon
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Mr. Dale George Mohlenhoff
 Cisco Systems, Inc.

 Patrick J. Murphy
 Apple Inc.

 Kelsey I. Nix
 Jones Day

 Matthew Osborne
 InterDigital Holdings, Inc.

 Paul Ragusa
 Baker Botts LLP

 Randol W. Read
 Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

 Brian Rosenberg
 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

 Martin Rosner
 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 Matteo Sabattini

 Nicolas Schifano
 Microsoft Corp.

 Wayne M. Serra
 McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

 Christopher Herbert Spadea
 Ankura Consulting

 Theresa Stadheim
 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

 Timothy Syrett
 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP

 Jonathan Velasco
 Qualcomm Incorporated

 Annie Wang
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Loretta W. Weathers
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Non-Voting Member:Thomas J. Adam, Peterreins Schley Patent-und Rechtsanwalte
Non-Voting Member:Ronald A. Antush, Nokia USA Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Jonathan Burns, Google Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Noah K. Flaks, Oblon
Non-Voting Member:Ray Freiwirth, RF IP Law, PLLC
Non-Voting Member:Youngae Kim, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Non-Voting Member:Kaveh Rashidi-Yazd, Siemens Corp.

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