Speeches 2014-2015

Featured Speaker, “The Basics of Intellectual Property: Patents, Part 2,” the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Rockville, Maryland, December 1, 2015. 

Featured Speaker, “The Basics of Intellectual Property: Patents, Part 1,” the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Rockville, Maryland, November 11, 2015.

Featured Speaker, “The Basics of Intellectual Property,” the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Rockville, Maryland, October 6, 2015.

Featured Speaker, “Patent Legislation 2015,” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, May 18, 2015.

Reunion Speaker, “Lions, Tigers and Patent Trolls Oh My!,” University of North Carolina, School of Law, Van Hecke-Wettach Building, Alumni Weekend CLE program, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (substitute for Prof. John Conley), May 2, 2015.

Speaker, “The Evolving Protection of Software Innovation,” University of North Carolina, Computer Science Department, 50thAnniversary Symposium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 2, 2015.

Moderator and Speaker, “To Kill a Patent System: What Would Atticus Finch Do?,” Licensing Executives Society, with former Commerce Under Secretary and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Commissioner Q. Todd Dickinson, Washington, DC, March 11, 2015.

Workshop Instructor, with Sanjay Prasad, 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, March 11, 2015.

Faculty Presentation, “Intellectual Property in the Twenty First Century,” Southern Methodist University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dallas, TX, January 16-17, 2015.

Featured Speaker, “IP in 2014: the Good, the Bad and the Idiotic,” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, December 15, 2014.

Webinar Moderator and Speaker, “Office of Intellectual Property Rights, International Trade Administration,” with George York, Deputy Assistant USTR for Intellectual Property and Innovation, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, and Stevan Mitchell, Director, Office of Intellectual Property Rights, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, joint meeting with Licensing Executives Society, and the LES Washington, DC Chapter, Washington, DC, November 12, 2013.

Featured Speaker, “The Social and Historical Importance of Intellectual Property in Society,” joint meeting with the Licensing Executives Society, Washington, DC Chapter, Patent Lawyers Club of Washington, DC, Association of Computing’s Washington, DC Chapter, and Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Washington, DC, July 23, 2014.

Television Commentator, NBC News Connecticut, Troubleshooters Show with Len Besthoff, on “The Patent Troll Trouble,” July 9, 2014.

Featured Speaker, “Engineering of the Movies” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, June 25, 2014.

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Raymond was invited to be a keynote speaker in India in 2014 at a major conference. This is his photo of the Taj Mahal

Moderator and Speaker, Licensing Executives Society Observance of World Intellectual Property Day, “A Celebration of Movies and Movie Technology: Edison to today,” Washington, DC, April 30, 2013. Presentations with former Chief Federal Circuit Judge Paul Michel et al.

Featured Speaker, World Intellectual Property Day Observance at U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, “Movies: A Global Passion,” Alexandria, VA, April 28, 2014. Presentations with Michelle Lee, U.S. Deputy Under Secretary Commerce et al..

Featured Speaker, “Current Status of Patenting” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, April 21, 2014.

Testimony at the United States Patent & Trademark Office, on behalf of the Inventors Network of the Capital Area, on a Notice of Rulemaking regarding “Changes to Require Identification of Attributable Owner,” March 13, 2014.

Faculty Presentation, “Intellectual Property in the Twenty First Century,” Southern Methodist University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dallas, TX, January 17-18, 2014.

Keynote Speaker, “The Importance of Intellectual Property: from the beginnings to today and the future,” IP Leadership Forum 2014, New Delhi, India, January 9, 2014