Speeches 2009-2011

Moderator, New Patent Reform: the Impact of the AIA, Licensing Executives Society, December 16, 2011.

Webinar Featured Speaker, “Patent Licensing and Legal Conflicts,” Licensing Executives Society, December 14, 2011. 

Moderator and Speaker, Valuation and Damages Course, “Perspectives of the Value of Intellectual Property in the Twenty First Century, and the Impact of the 2011 America Invents Act,” Licensing Executives Society, Washington, DC, December 7, 2011.

Moderator and Speaker, “Patent Eligibility and Indefiniteness,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Washington, DC, October 20, 2011.

Featured Speaker, “Perspectives of the Value of Intellectual Property in the Twenty First Century, and the Impact of the 2011 America Invents Act,” Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, October 18, 2011.

Moderator and Speaker, “Patent Reform: Paradigms Lost,” Licensing Executives Society, with Former Chief Federal Circuit Judge Paul Michel, Washington, DC, October 14, 2011.

Featured Speaker, “Patent Reform: Bane or Boon?” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia. Presentation with Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law at George Mason University, Tysons Corner, VA, July 18, 2011.

Moderator and Keynote Speaker, World Intellectual Property Day Observance at U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, “The Importance of Innovation and Intellectual Property in America,” Alexandria, VA, April 26, 2011. Presentations with Teresa Rea, U.S. Under Secretary Commerce, James Pooley, Deputy General Director of Patents, World Intellectual Property Organization, and John Duffy, Professor of Law at George Washington University.

Featured Speaker, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, “The History of Innovation and Intellectual Property in America,” World IP Day, Alexandria, VA, April 26, 2011.

Featured Speaker, “The History of Innovation in America, ”Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, July 18, 2011.

Keynote Speaker, State Department, “Intellectual Property Law in the United States: a Historical and Cultural Perspective,” International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State,, Protection of Intellectual Property Rights: A Project for Pakistan, Washington, DC, December 6, 2010.

Featured Speaker, “Intellectual Property in the Crosshairs at the Supreme Court,” 2010 Technology Transfer and Innovation Forum, Washington, DC, November 17, 2010.

Featured Speaker, “The Bilski Decision: Helpful or Harmful to Inventors?,” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, July 19, 2010.

Featured Television Speaker, “NTP’s Assault on Apple, Google and High Tech.” BNN Business News Television Network, Washington, DC, July 9, 2010.

Speaker and Moderator, “The Implications of Bilski,” Licensing Executives Society, Reston, Virginia, July 7, 2010.

Webinar Coordinator and Moderator, “The Impact of Bilski on the Future of Licensing,” Licensing Executives Society, July 1, 2010.

Ethics Speaker, “Conflicts of Interest: the Idiotic and the Sublime,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Spring Meeting, New York, New York, May 7, 2010.

Workshop Instructor, Licensing Executives Society (LES), Around the World with LES, “PDS 100: Commercializing Technology through the Power of IP Licensing,” “Intellectual Property Law Basics,”  “Basics of IP Commercialization & Licensing,” “Determining Reasonable Licensing Fees and Royalty Rates,” and “Managing Risk,” National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA, April 26, 2010.

Featured Speaker, State Department, “Intellectual Property Law in the United States: a Historical and Cultural Perspective,” International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State, Intellectual Property Rights: A Project for the People’s Republic of China, Washington, DC, March 8, 2010.

Workshop Instructor, “Intellectual Property Law for Biodefense,” Tulane University, Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Annual Meeting, Covington, LA, October 22, 2009.

Moderator and Speaker, “Emerging Technologies Challenges,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Emerging Technology and Foreign Law Committee, San Diego, CA, May 14, 2009.

Podcast Speaker, “The Future of Software, Business Method and Emerging Technology Patenting,” Maryland State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, March 25, 2009.

Faculty Presentation, “Intellectual Property Protection for Engineers and Business People,” Southern Methodist University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dallas, TX, March 20-21, 2009.

Faculty Presentation, “Intellectual Property for Engineers,” Texas Tech University, Department of Engineering, Lubbock, TX, February 13-14, 2009.