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: James Harlan, InterDigital Holdings, Inc.
Vice Chair: David W. Long, Essential Patent LLC
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

 Michael John Burdon
 Simmons & Simmons LLP

 Scott W. Burt
 Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc

 Sylvia Chen
 Google Inc.

 Robert E. Colletti
 Haug Partners LLP

 Taylor Corbitt
 Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

 Ief Daems
 Cisco Systems, Inc.

 Leia M. Dingott

 David Djavaherian
 PacTech Law

 Dennis Duncan
 Dolby Laboratories

 Michael Epstein
 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 Latonia Gordon
 Microsoft Corp.

 Ken Hartmann, II
 Harrity & Harrity, LLP

 Michele Herman
 JusTech Law

 Youngae Kim
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 John Kolakowski
 Nokia of Americas Corp

 Aaron J. Kraft
 Micron Technology, Inc.

 Anne Lee
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 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

 Jonathan Retsky
 Winston & Strawn LLP

 Brian Rosenberg
 Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

 Martin Rosner
 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

 Matteo Sabattini

 Nicolas Schifano
 Microsoft Corp.

 Christopher Herbert Spadea
 Ankura Consulting

 Theresa Stadheim
 Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

 Timothy Syrett
 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP

 Lore Unt
 Apple Inc.

 Jonathan Velasco
 Qualcomm Incorporated


Non-Voting Member:Thomas J. Adam, Peterreins Schley Patent-und Rechtsanwalte
Non-Voting Member:Ronald A. Antush, Nokia of Americas Corp
Non-Voting Member:Jonathan Burns, Google Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Mike Crowley, HP Inc.
Non-Voting Member:Noah K. Flaks, Xsensus, LLP
Non-Voting Member:Ray Freiwirth, RF IP Law, PLLC
Non-Voting Member:Christopher L. Parmelee, Siemens Corp.
Non-Voting Member:Kaveh Rashidi-Yazd, Siemens Corp.
Non-Voting Member:Sam Savanich, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Non-Voting Member:Xuezhen Tian, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
Non-Voting Member:Annie Wang, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Non-Voting Member:Helene Workman, Apple Inc.

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