Speeches 2012-2013

Moderator and Speaker, “Second Annual Forum on Patents and the Public Good,” Licensing Executives Society, with former Chief Judge Paul Michel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Professor Adam Mossoff of George Mason University, and Teresa Stanek Rea, former Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Former Acting Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC, December 4, 2013.

Workshop Instructor, with Kathy Rosa of Shenandoah Consulting, Licensing Executives Society (LES) introductory intellectual property licensing course, “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,” Washington, DC, October 8, 2013.

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Television Commentator, Bloomberg Television, In the Loop with Betty Liu Show, interview with Megan Hughes, on “The Apple versus Samsung Patent Wars,” August 9, 2013.

Featured Speaker, “Adventures of Being a Patent Attorney” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, July 22, 2013.

Moderator and Speaker, “Secrets of Working with the Far East for Life Sciences Companies,” Washington and Baltimore Chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) in association with the Indian Biomedical Association; Johns Hopkins University, Rockville Campus, June 4, 2013.

Featured Speaker, “Alice In Patentland,”An Analysis of the Fractured Federal Circuit Opinion,” Licensing Executives Society, Washington, DC, May 22, 2013.

Moderator and Speaker, “Recent Court Decisions Affecting Licensing,” Licensing Executives Society, with Patrick O’Reilley, Washington, DC, May 22, 2013.

Moderator and Keynote Speaker, World Intellectual Property Day Observance at U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, “Creators and Creativity,” Alexandria, VA, April 26, 2013. Presentations with Teresa Rea, U.S. Under Secretary Commerce, and others.

Featured Speaker, “Copyrights” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, Tysons Corner, VA, April 15, 2013.

Featured Speaker, “Final Implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011: The End of First to invent” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, Tysons Corner, VA, February 25, 2013.

Moderator, “The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act – Part 4,” Licensing Executives Society, Reston, Virginia, February 21, 2013.

Faculty Presentation, “An Overview of Intellectual Property Law and Practice,” Southern Methodist University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dallas, TX, January 18-19, 2013.

Webinar Featured Speaker, “Unwrapping the New USPTO Professionalism and Ethics Rules: An Overview of What’s in Store,” with Rodney Caldwell, American Intellectual Property Law Association, January 16, 2013.

Featured Speaker, “Patents and the Public Good” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, Tysons Corner, VA, November 26, 2012.

Moderator, “The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act – Part 3,” Licensing Executives Society, Reston, Virginia, November 16, 2012.

Moderator and Speaker, “Patents and the Public Good,” Licensing Executives Society, with Chief Judge Randall Rader and former Chief Judge Paul Michel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal circuit, Washington, DC, November 14, 2012.

Moderator and Speaker, “Issues of Professionalism and Ethics in Intellectual Property,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Washington, DC, October 25, 2012.

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Moderator, “The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act – Part 2,” Licensing Executives Society, Reston, Virginia, October 11, 2012.

Moderator and Speaker, “The Growing Threat Due to Cybertheft of Intellectual Property,” with Richard LaMagna, Licensing Executives Society, Washington, DC, September 12, 2012.

Featured Speaker “Strategies for Claiming and Prosecuting Patents Under Section 101 in the Changing Patent Landscape,” , Joint meeting of the Patent Lawyers Club of Washington and the Northern Virginia Patent Lawyers Club, September 11, 2012.

Moderator and Speaker, “The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act – Part 1,” Licensing Executives Society, Reston, Virginia, August 2, 2012.

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, 2012. Presentations with Teresa Rea, U.S. Under Secretary Commerce, James Pooley, Deputy General Director of Patents, World Intellectual Property Organization, and others, with theme “Visionary Innovators.”

Webinar Featured Speaker, “Patent Prosecution Red Flags,” The Business Development Academy, February 28, 2012.

Featured Speaker, “Patents and Technology: from Fire to Firestorm,” Patent Lawyers Club of Washington, Washington, DC, February 22, 2012.

Featured Speaker, “Intellectual Property in the Third Millennium,” Bar Association of Montgomery County, Rockville, MD, February 15, 2012.

Featured Speaker, “Intellectual Property in the Third Millennium,” Sisters in Crime Writers’ Group, Arlington, VA, February 4, 2012.

Faculty Presentation, “Intellectual Property in the Third Millennium,” Southern Methodist University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dallas, TX, January 27-28, 2012.

Moderator and Speaker, Ethical Issues Under the AIA and Risk Management, “Ethical Issues Confronting Patent Attorneys Under the America Invents Act: Supplemental Examination and Oaths/Declarations,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Las Vegas, NV, January 25, 2012.