The corporate IP stars of 2017

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Corporate IP Stars.

Each year IP STARS recognises in-house counsel who have been exceptional in managing their company's IP assets and/or taking steps to improve the IP ecosystem in their respective jurisdictions. 

This list is produced by our team of research analysts following six months of global IP market research which started in September 2016. The methodology for IP STARS includes interviews and surveys of thousands of IP practitioners in private practice and in-house. Over the years we have received thousands of nominations and recommendations from across the world for our annual lists of stars including the Top 250 Women in IP. Each list and countries represented are subject to change each year. To learn more about IP STARS and our methodology click here.

We always welcome feedback on IP STARS so if you have any or would like to participate in the 2018 research please send an email to research@managingip.com

Argentina    
Ana Candelaria Alonso Novartis Legal & Compliance Director
Gonzalo Rovira Monsanto Regional Lead for Latin America (IP, Licensing & Policy)
Santiago Peña Nike Brand Protection Manager
     
Australia    
Effie Markopoulos Asahi Holdings  ‎Assistant General Counsel
Helen Mutimer CSL Director of IP
Jane Perrier Telstra Special Counsel (Technology, Innovation & IP)
Leah Taylor Pfizer Vice President of IP
Owen Malone Treasury Wine Estates Director of IP
Rachel Porter Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Corporate Counsel (Enforcement & Licensing)
Sarah McGill Diageo  Regional IP Legal Counsel (Asia-Pacific)
     
Belgium    
Frank Landolt Ablynx Vice President (IP & Legal)
Gabrielle Olsson Skalin Inter IKEA Systems Managing Director
Ruth Vermeire Omega Pharma Global IP Manager
Daniel Shim Samsung Electronics Director of European IP Affairs
     
Brazil    
Ana Carolina Couri AbbVie Legal Director
Paulo Fonseca Rosito Amgen Legal Director
     
Canada    
Denise Lacombe AstraZeneca Legal Director
Diane Yee Janssen  Vice President (Patent)
Gilles Daigle SOCAN General Counsel
Jacqueline de Gagne Bayer Chief Legal Officer
Jonathan Cullen Pfizer Vice President (Legal Affairs)
Kane Denike Teva Head of Global Patent Strategy
Panagiota Dafniotis Royal Bank of Canada Senior Counsel
Robert Quesnel Sanofi Head of Legal Affairs
Veronica Syrtash CMRRA  Vice President (Legal & Business Affairs)
William (Bill) Halford BlackBerry Director & Patent Counsel
     
China    
Emil Zhang Huawei Deputy Director of IP Litigation
Iris Chao Johnson & Johnson Senior Trade Marks Attorney
Jerry Xia Honeywell ‎Chief IP Counsel
Ping Chu Nike Director of IP (APAC)
Haibing Wang  Xiaomi Director of IP
Xuxin Cheng Huawei Deputy Director of IP
     
Denmark    
Jakob Balling Arla Foods Head of Global IP
Lars Kellberg Novo Nordisk Corporate Vice President (Patents)
Martin Sick Nielsen GN Store Nord Vice President of IP
Peter Halvor Larsen Danfoss Senior Director of IP
Peter Kjaer LEGO Juris Deputy General Counsel
     
Finland    
Eeva Hakoranta Nokia Head of Patent Licensing
Ilkka Rahnasto Nokia Vice President & Head of Patent Business
Kirsi Ekström Telia Company Director of IP
Roberto Castagno Nokia  Head of IPR Services
     
France    
Alistair Scott Airbus Vice President of IP
Catherine Boudot Biofarma Head of Trade Marks
Cécile Russeil Ubisoft Chief Legal Officer
Jean-Marc Brunel Safran Aircraft Engines Chief IP Officer
Nicolas Martin Hermès International Director of IP
Perrine Delahousse Pernod Ricard IP Counsel
Peter Dolan Merial Senior Director of Global IP
Rocio Novella Danone  Head of Global IP
Victor Urban Yara International Head of Patents
Xavier Ragot Christian Louboutin General Counsel
     
Germany    
Clemens Heusch Nokia Head of European Litigation
Corinna Sundermann Fresenius Kabi Senior Vice President of IP
Florian Schleifer Continental Head of Trade Marks
Georg Kirsch Bayer Senior Patent Litigation Counsel 
Henning Sauer Bombardier Transportation Head of IP
Jochen Volkmer BMW IP Counsel
Joëlle Sanit-Hugot Sanofi Senior Director (Trade Marks)
Jonas Kölle Merck General Counsel (Trade Marks)
Juergen Dressel Novartis Head of Global Patent Litigation Strategy
Markus Weymann Boehringer Ingelheim Vice President (Patents)
Peter Berg Draexlmaier Group Chief IP Counsel
Peter Stiefel  Daimler Head of Global Brand Protection
Wolfgang Feiler Takeda Pharmaceuticals Global Head of Trade Marks
     
Hong Kong    
Angela Li Alibaba ‎Head of Soft IP
David Ho Alibaba Head of International Dispute Resolution
Haibo Ren Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific Counsel (Patent & Trade Marks)
Jessica Chan  Burberry  IP Counsel
Kukka Antila Nokia Director of Litigation (Asia-Pacific)
     
India    
Alka Mehta Lupin Head of Formulations IP
Eckatarina Vaz Cipla Head of Global Trade Marks & Copyright
Naval Kastia The Coca-Cola Company Regional Trade Marks Counsel
Suresh Jagirdar Marico  Head of Legal
     
Israel    
Einav Zilber Applied Materials Israel Director & IP Counsel
Hananel Kvatinsky Orbotech Director of IP
Rony Krysler Atlas Hobart Group Vice President of IP
Tessa Malamud-Cohen Ferring Pharmaceuticals Director (Patents & Legal)
     
Italy    
Andrea Chianura Lavazza Legal Counsel (IP & International Markets)
Giordano Cardini Ferrero IP Manager
Marilù Capparelli Google Director of Legal Affairs
Vanni Volpi Gucci Director of IP
     
Mexico    
Gerardo Muñoz de Cote Grupo Televisa IP Counsel
Norma Castaneda Mendez Grupo Bimbo Global IP Manager
Sergio Barragan PepsiCo Senior IP Counsel
     
Netherlands    
Amandine Doat Tommy Hilfiger IP & Brand Protection Director
Barbara Veldhuis-Stribos Corbion Director of IP
Jan-Willem Goedmakers Stamicarbon Head of IP
Koenraad Wuyts KPN Chief IP Officer
Sarah Talbot adidas Senior Director (Trade Marks)
     
New Zealand    
Geoff Chisholm PowerbyProxi IP Manager
Nicola Johnstone Auckland UniServices Head of IP
     
Singapore    
Jonathan Selvasegaram Microsoft  Corporate Attorney
Victoria Lovatt Abbott Laboratories Regional Patent Counsel (Asia & Middle East)
     
South Korea    
Cécile Sujung Kwon AmorePacific Chief IP Counsel
Donghee Kang Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Head of IP
Junghoon Kenneth Oh LG Display Head of IP
Kyung Hwa Min LG Chem Head of IP
Saeng-Gyu Jeon LG Electronics Head of Patent
     
Spain    
Ana Pallarés Puig Legal Director  
Hugo Caro Grupo Ferrer IP Counsel
Irene Rodriguez Alonso BBVA Head of IP
José Alfaro Martinez Airbus  Head of IP
Karen Geerts TiGenix Senior Legal Counsel
Luis Quijano ZF Polpharma  Head of Trade Marks
Mercedes Lara Unilever General Counsel
Susana Fernandez Martin Inditex Head of IP
     
Sweden    
Anna-Lena Wolfe Tetra Pak Director of Trade Marks
Bjorn Norberg H & M Hennes & Mauritz Head of IP
Kerstin Bergman BioInvent International Director of IP
Lars Wallentin Thule Group ‎Director of IP
Peter Ericsson-Nestler Ericsson Director of IPR Defensive Strategies
     
Switzerland    
Alan Minto Japan Tobacco International Vice President of IP
Alastair Sayce Teva Head of IP (Biologics)
Anne Gundelfinger Swarovski Vice President (Global IP)
Catherine Hillaert-Prevost SPI GROUP Global Head of IP & Anti-Counterfeiting
Charlie Everitt Virgin Director of IP
David Lopez SICPA Head of IP
Elisabeth Murray Philip Morris International Assistant General Counsel (Patents)
Franziska Preissinger Novartis Head of Patent Litigation
Matthias Studer Migros IP Counsel 
Myrtha Hurtado Rivas Novartis Global Head of Trade Marks & Domain Names
Nicholas Studler Lindt & Sprüngli Head of IP
Sheila Henderson Richemont Chief IP Counsel
     
Thailand    
Hiranrat Chakartnarodom Thai Beverage Assistant Manager
Rachanatorn Laohaphan Diageo Legal Director
Thitinun (Sunny) Jatupornwatanaphon L'Oreal ‎Legal Counsel
     
Turkey    
Ayşe İldeş Erdem BSH Turkey Regional IP Manager 
Cagla Kalyoncu 3M  Legal Counsel
Ümit Çakır AstraZeneca Head of Legal
Volkan Hamamcioglu Arcelik IP Team Leader
     
United Kingdom    
Ahassim Rashid Warner Bros. Entertainment Group  Vice President & Anti-Piracy Counsel (EMEA & Latin America)
Ana Suarez-Miles Eli Lilly and Company ‎Assistant General Patent Counsel
Anthony Simon Webb The British Standards Institution General Legal Counsel (EMEA)
Ben Clossick Thomson Mylan Global Litigation Counsel
Bobby Mukherjee BAE Systems Chief IP Counsel
David Rosenberg GlaxoSmithKline ‎Vice President (IP Policy)
Edmund Wilkie Apple ‎Senior Counsel for IP Enforcement (EMEIA)
Emily O'Neill Spectris Group IP & Litigation Counsel
Fiona Bor Mereo BioPharma Head of IP
Fraser Morrison Edrington Group Brand Protection Manager
Gavin Lawson Gilead Sciences Director of IP
Gill Smith Dyson ‎Director of IP
Ivan Burnside Eli Lilly and Company Senior Director of European Patent Operations
James Horgan Merck Sharp & Dohme Assistant Managing Counsel
Jen Le Mière Kymab Patent Attorney
Jeremy Holmes Imperial Innovations  Head of IP
Karen Cawdell Reckitt Benckiser Vice President & Head of Global Patents
Kevin Mutch Fabergé Group Legal Director
Kim Habraken Fox Entertainment Group Vice President (Content Protection)
Lindesay Low Scotch Whisky Association Senior Legal Counsel (Asia & Americas)
Peter O'Byrne  The Body Shop Associate General Counsel (International)
Peter Yennadhiou HP Chief IP Counsel
Regardt Botes Diageo IP Counsel (Africa & Middle East)
Richard Easeman GlaxoSmithKline Head of Global Patents
Richard Graham Richemont Head of Digital (IP Department)
Richard Hart Infineum Patent Attorney
Roger Evans British American Tobacco  Head of Trade Marks
Ruth Hewines Sony Divisional Director of IP Europe
Simon MacLennan Rovi Europe  Vice President of IP Strategy (EMEA)
Sophie Bodet GlaxoSmithKline Vice President  & Head of Global Trade Marks
Susie Harris (Carr) King.com Head of IP & Litigation
Suzanne Oliver ARM Head of Patents
William Payne William Grant & Sons Senior Commercial Counsel
     
United States    
Erik Drange  3M Senior Counsel, IP Litigation
Eloise Maki  3M Assistant Chief IP Counsel
Kevin Rhodes  3M Chief IP Counsel
Gary Schneiderman  Abbott Laboratories Division Counsel
Adam Chiss  AbbVie Division Counsel, IP Litigation
Johanna Corbin  AbbVie Vice President, IP
Lydia Nenow  AbbVie Vice President, Biologics Strategic Development
J Scott Evans  Adobe Associate General Counsel - Trademarks
Dana Rao  Adobe Vice-President, IP & Litigation
Karen Robinson  Adobe Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Benjamin Lee  Airbnb Deputy General Counsel
Todd Spalding  Alexion Pharmaceuticals Vice President and Head of IP
Brian Anderson  Allergan Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, IP Litigation
Debra Condino  Allergan Senior Vice President, Chief IP Counsel
Susan J Hinchey  Allergan Corporate Trademark Manager
Thomas Poche  Allergan Vice President & Assistant General Counsel (IP)
Casey Mangan  Allstate Insurance Company Corporate Counsel
Peter Becker  Amazon Senior Corporate Counsel
Stephen Jadie Coates  Amazon Senior Counsel
Jeff Dean  Amazon AGC, Litigation and Regulatory
Scott Hayden  Amazon General Manager, Patent Acquisitions and Investments
Dana Brown Northcott  Amazon Senior Corporate Counsel
Dave Platz  Amazon Senior Corporate Counsel
Lara Rogers  Amazon Corporate Counsel, Litigation
Chris Jacobs  AMD Director of Litigation
Rebecca Gibbs  American Eagle Outfitters Associate General Counsel
Maxine Graham  American Express Chief IP Counsel
Patricia Motta  American Greetings Chief IP Counsel
Nathan A Machin  Amgen Senior Counsel, IP Law
Wendy Whiteford  Amgen Vice President Law
Jason Fiorillo  Analog Devices Vice President, IP and Commercial Matters
Mary Leheny  AOL Assistant General Counsel
Scott Gelin  Apple Director, IP Enforcement (Global)
Noreen Krall  Apple Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel
Tom LaPerle  Apple Director, Legal
David Melaugh  Apple Director, Patent Litigation
Jeff Myers  Apple Lead Patent Counsel
Sarita Venkat  Apple Senior Litigation Counsel
Jennifer Yokoyama  Apple Senior Counsel, Patent Litigation
Stephen Adams  Applied Materials Director, Global Litigation & Confidential Asset Management
Rosanne Yang  Ascena Retail Associate General Counsel, IP and Regulatory
David Cho  AT&T General Attorney
Brian Gaffney  AT&T General Attorney, IP Litigation
Daniel Kelly  ATK Senior Counsel, IP
Lisa Turbis  Autodesk Director, Litigation and Compliance
Floyd Anderson  Avago Technologies Chief Patent Counsel
Joseph Kirincich  Avaya Legal Director in IP 
John Bergin  Avon Products Chief Trademark & Copyright Counsel
Joan M McGillycuddy  Avon Products Chief IP Counsel
Todd Mikesell  Ball Corporation Assistant General Counsel and Lead IP Counsel
Laura DeMoor  Baxter Healthcare Senior Patent Counsel
Amy Wilson  Baxter Healthcare Senior Patent Counsel
Aseem Mehta  Bayer Healthcare Chief US Patent Counsel
Cheryl Chadwick  BIC Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Nathan Edwards  Biogen Idec Associate General Counsel, IP
Luisa Bigornia  BioMarin Associate Director, Senior Patent Counsel
Peter O’Byrne  Body Shop Group Counsel, Brand & Marketing
David Shenk  Boeing Company Senior Counsel
Todd Messal  Boston Scientific Senior Patent Counsel
Thomas R Kingsbury  Bridgestone Americas Associate Chief Counsel, IP
Ken Lemke  Briggs & Stratton IP Counsel
Scott Brown  Bristol-Myers Squibb Assistant General Counsel, Patent Litigation
Henry Hadad  Bristol-Myers Squibb Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Ken Wittenauer  Britax Vice President and General Counsel
Bradley Blanche  Broadcom Corporation Associate General Counsel
Ryan Phillips  Broadcom Limited Director & Managing IP Counsel
Mark Terrano  Broadcom Limited Vice President and General Manager, IP & Licensing
James Parsons  Brocade Communications Senior Director, IP
Scott Maddux  C&J Energy Services Assistant General Counsel
Kenichi Nagasawa  CANON Director, Corporate IP
Frank Hellwig  Castelwood Strategies Chairman
Christina Gensler  Caterpillar Corporate Counsel
Kelsey Milman  Caterpillar Senior Corporate Counsel, Manager Patent Operations
Matthew Owen  Caterpillar Corporate Counsel, IP
Rebecca Borden  CBS Corproration Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
Peter Cicala  Celgene Vice President of IP and Chief Patent Counsel
William Hightower  Chick-Fil-A Manager, Corporate Legal
Nicholas Studler  Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli Head of IP
Bill Silverio  Cisco Systems Senior Corporate Counsel, IP Litigation
Eileen Kennedy  Citigroup Associate General Counsel
Robert Feldman  Citrix Systems Associate General Counsel, Litigation & Corporate Compliance
Danise Lopes  Coca-Cola Associate General Counsel, IP
Jeff Sears  Columbia University Associate General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel
David L Marcus  Comcast Cable Communications Senior Vice President, Chief Patent Counsel
Rouz Tabaddor  CoreLogic Vice President and Chief IP Counsel
Joseph Conklin  Coty Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief IP Counsel
Marcus Delgado  Cox Enterprises Assistant General Counsel
Jacqueline Daspit  CR Bard Assistant General Counsel, IP
Sara Hoverstock  Crocs Associate General Counsel
Sharon Barner  Cummins-Allison Corp Vice President & General Counsel
Shannon Mrksich  Danaher Corporation Senior IP Counsel
Carl Rowold  Danaher Corporation Chief IP Counsel
Dan Noonan  Dell Attorney
Anthony Peterman  Dell Executive Director, Patents
Elliot Basner  Diageo North America Director and Senior Counsel
Michael Glackin  Dow Chemical Assistant General Counsel
Cullen Pendleton  Dow Chemical Lead Counsel, IP Litigation
Mark Kuller  DuPont Corporate Counsel & Patent Team Leader
Earl McFarlane  DuPont Corporate Counsel & IP Leader
Kristi Wilkens Whalen  E & J Galllo Winery Associate General Counsel
Erin Shea  EarthLink Vice President Assistant General Counsel
Rory Bens  eBay Senior Director, Technology & Patent Law
Sandy Godsey  eBay Senior Director
Amber Leavitt  eBay Director, Global IP
Ryan Lindsey  Edwards Lifesciences IP Attorney
Donna Meuth  Eisai Associate General Counsel, IP
Arvie Anderson  Eli Lilly and Company Assistant General Patent Counsel
Steve Caltrider  Eli Lilly and Company Vice President, Deputy General Patent Counsel
Manisha A Desai  Eli Lilly and Company Assistant General Patent Counsel
James Kelley  Eli Lilly and Company Senior Director, Assistant General Patent Counsel
Robert Lee  Eli Lilly and Company Trademark Counsel
Bruce Longbottom  Eli Lilly and Company Trademark Counsel
Laura Fritts  Emory University Director, Patent and License Strategy & Chief IP Officer
Douglas Eveleigh  Encyclopedia Britannica Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Guy Donatiello  Endo Health Solutions Senior Vice President, IP
Timothy Johnson  Energizer Senior Patent Counsel
Chris Dunstan  Ericsson Senior Litigation Counsel
Julie Blackburn  Estee Lauder Vice President, Chief Patent Counsel
Gregg Marrazzo  Estee Lauder Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Jonathan Zerger  Excel Industries General Counsel
Teresa Wiant  Expedia Inc. Senior Legal Counsel
Katy Motiey  Extreme Networks Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Melody Schottle  Exxon Mobil Corporation Trademark Counsel
Kat Johnston  Facebook Associate General Counsel IP
Sam O’Rourke  Facebook Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Peter J Kirk  Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. Senior In-House Counsel
Debbie Segers  Fidelity National Information Services Senior Vice President, Chief IP Counsel
John Ritsick  Flex Ltd. Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Kraig Washburn  Flexera General Counsel
Caldwell Camero  Fluke Corporation Senior Trademark Attorney
Ray Coppiellie  Ford Motor Company Senior Counsel, IP
Jennifer Stec  Ford Motor Company IP Counsel
Karoline Shair  FORMA Therapeutics Legal and Chief IP Counsel
Bryce Coughlin  Netflix Senior Counsel, IP
Mei-lan Stark  NBCUniversal Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, IP
Lawrence Corte  Freeport McMoran Counsel, Patents & IP
Mark Patrick  Freescale Semiconductor Law Director , IP
Ali Ahmed  Fresenius Kabi USA Chief IP Counsel
Mohammad Ali  Garmin International Patent Attorney
David Ayres  Garmin International Assistant General Counsel, IP
Sam Korte  Garmin International Assistant General Counsel, IP
Diane Marschang  Genentech Senior Counsel
Laura Storto  Genentech Assistant General Counsel
Wayne Kauffman  Gentherm Vice President and General Counsel
Christine M Cason  Georgia-Pacific Chief Trademark & Copyright Counsel
Mike Kruljac  Georgia-Pacific Chief Patent Counsel
Greg Chopskie  Gilead Sciences Associate General Counsel
J Elin Hartrum  Gilead Sciences Associate General Counsel, Lead Patent Counsel
Jamison Lynch  Gilead Sciences Senior Counsel, IP
Lorie Ann Morgan  Gilead Sciences Vice President IP
Gretchen Stroud  Gilead Sciences Associate General Counsel, IP
Gillian M Fenton  GlaxoSmithKline Senior Counsel, Vaccines Legal Operations
Stasia Ogden  GlaxoSmithKline Head, US Patent Litigation
Mark Rachlin  GlaxoSmithKline Senior Patent Counsel
Emily Burns  Google Senior Trademark Counsel
Terri Chen  Google Legal Director
John Colgan  Google Corporate Counsel
Renny Hwang  Google Senior Litigation Counsel
Christopher D James  Google Patent Counsel
Catherine Lacavera  Google Director, Litigation and IP
Ken Maikish  Google Associate Litigation Counsel
Joseph Shear  Google Associate Corporate Counsel
Jim Sherwood  Google Litigation Counsel
Paul Colonna  Haier America Senior Counsel
Mike Troisi  Haier America Vice President & General Counsel
Paul Vanasse  Hasbro Global Director of IP and Enforcement
Amy Span Wergeles  Henkel of America Senior Trademark Counsel
Kim Jessum  Heraeus Chief IP Counsel US and Associate General Counsel
Steven Lyverse  Hillerich & Bradsby General Counsel
Greg Ansems  Honeywell International Assistant General Counsel
David A Cohen  Honeywell International Chief Trademark Counsel
Cynthia Bright  HP Vice President, IP Litigation & Public Policy
Casey Daum Nakata  HP Chief Trademark and Copyright Counsel
Vaishali Udupa  HP IP Litigation Manager
Vince Lam  HTC Chief Patent Litigation Counsel
Owais Siddiqui  HTC Senior Director, Patent Litigation Counsel
George MacDonald  Hubbell Chief IP Counsel
RIchard Musgrave  Husky Injection Molding Global Director, Legal & IP
Manny Schecter  IBM Chief Patent Counsel
William Noon  Illumina Patent Attorney
Steven Bowers  Intel Corporation Senior Counsel, Mobile and Communications Group
Janet Craycroft  Intel Corporation Director, Legal Counseling
Matthew Hulse  Intel Corporation Group Counsel and Associate General Counsel, Law & Policy 
Matthew Hult  Intel Corporation Senior Litigation Attorney
Benjamin R Ostapuk  Intel Corporation Director of Patent Litigation
David Segal  Intel Corporation Senior IP Counsel
Allon Stabinsky  Intel Corporation Vice President, Director of Litigation, Licensing & Patents 
Andy Isztwan  InterDigital Vice President, Litigation
Marie MacNichol  InterDigital Deputy General Counsel and Chief Licensing Officer
David Gooder  Jack Daniel’s Properties/Brown-Forman Corp Managing Director, Chief Trademark Counsel
Paul Coletti  Johnson & Johnson Associate Patent Counsel
Kenneth Dow  Johnson & Johnson Assistant General Counsel
Jake Feldman  Johnson & Johnson Assistant General Counsel, Trademarks
Dean Garner  Johnson & Johnson Assistant General Counsel, Patents
David Lane  Johnson & Johnson Patent Counsel
Jennifer Reda  Johnson & Johnson Senior Counsel
Colette Durst  Johnson Controls International Senior Trademark Counsel
Kathlyn Card-Beckles  JP Morgan Chase Director & Associate General Counsel of IP & Technology
Geri Lynn Mankoff-Elias  Kate Spade & Company Vice President & IP Counsel
Pamela Weinstock  Kenneth Cole Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Kristin S Westgard  Koch Industries Deputy General Counsel, IP
Maria K Nelson  Kyocera International Lead IP Counsel
Douglas Luftman  Lecorpio General Counsel and Chief Innovation Officer
David Wier  Level 3 Communications Vice President and Patent Counsel
Thomas Onda  Levi Strauss Chief Counsel, Global IP, Brands and Marketing
Hongsun Yoon  LG Electronics USA Senior IP Counsel
Blake Lawit  LinkedIn Senior Director, Legal
Lisa Launer  Logitech Associate General Counsel, IP Litigation
Mini Bhatt  Lupin Vice President, IP
Kathryn Jones  Lupin Senior Director, IP
Jay Paranjpe  Magna International Patent Counsel
Ethan Orlinsky  Major League Baseball Properties Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Elizabeth Regan  Marriott Vice President, Senior Counsel
Scott Thompson  Mars General Counsel
Courtney Laginess  Mars Petcare Legal Counsel, Global Petcare
Nirav Raj D Parikh  Masco Corporation Assistant General Counsel-Director of Commercial Legal Affairs
Thomas McClenahan  Masimo Corporation Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Colm J Dobbyn  MasterCard International Group Executive and Associate General Counsel
Rie Miyake  Mattel Senior Counsel
Michael Moore  Mattel Expert Counsel
Eric Gallender  McDonald’s Senior IP Counsel
Angela Steele  McDonald’s Senior Counsel, Marketing and IP
Chad Hanson  Medtronic plc Senior Legal Counsel, IP Litigation
Gerard Devlin  Merck Sharp & Dohme Co. Managing Counsel
William Krovatin  Merck Sharp & Dohme Co. Assistant General Counsel
Mary Morry  Merck Sharp & Dohme Co. Counsel
Nancy Rowe  Merck Sharp & Dohme Co. Managing Counsel
Dr Judy Jarecki-Black  Merial Global Head, IP
Mark Davis  Microchip Senior IP Counsel
Isabella Fu  Microsoft Corporation Assistant General Counsel
Elena Grimme  Microsoft Corporation Senior Attorney, Trademarks
Brianna Hinojosa-Flores  Microsoft Corporation Senior Patent Attorney
David Killough  Microsoft Corporation Assistant General Counsel
Robert Lytle  Microsoft Corporation Assistant General Counsel
Stacy Quan  Microsoft Corporation Patent Litigation
Andrea Sander  Microsoft Corporation IP Attorney
Tom Gellenthien  MITRE Associate General Counsel 
Erik Saarmaa  MKS instruments Chief IP Counsel
Matthew Golden  Mondelez Global Chief Counsel, Global Patents
Steven Fabrizio  Motion Picture Association of America Senior Executive Vice President & Global General Counsel
Thomas V Miller  Motorola Mobility Vice President, IP
Benjamin G Jackson  Myriad Genetics Vice President Legal Affairs
Anastasia Danias  National Football League Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Officer
Tom Prochnow  National Hockey League Group Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs
Ayala Deutsch  NBA Properties Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Monique Cheng-Joe  NBC Universal Senior Vice President-Head of Brands and Content IP
Christopher Murphy  NCR Corporation Law Vice President
Jeremy Kaufman  Netflix Senior Counsel, IP
Hilary Ware  Netflix Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Kristen Downer  Nike Assistant General Counsel, Trademarks
Brian Fogarty  Nike Senior Director, Global IP Litigation
Jaime Lemons  Nike Global Counsel, Trademark & Copyright
Chris Guinn  Nintendo Senior Manager, Patent Counsel
Devon Pritchard  Nintendo Deputy General Counsel, Director, IP
Alexis Garcha  Nokia Senior IP Litigation Counsel
Ron Antush  Nokia USA Head of Litigation (Americas)
Nick Finnie  Novartis Global Head of IP, Chief Patent Counsel
Peter Waibel  Novartis Head, Patent Litigation (US)
Jennifer Wuamett  NXP Semiconductors Deputy General Counsel, IP and Litigation
David Lewis  Oldcastle Inc Deputy General Counsel
Tiki Dare  Oracle Legal Counsel, Patents
Mollybeth Kocialski  Oracle Senior Patent Counsel
Amy Hulina  Orexigen Senior Vice President, IP
Chris Clancy  Panduit Chief Patent Counsel
Joe Ferretti  PepsiCo Vice President and Chief Counsel
Janet Silverberg  PepsiCo Chief Trademark Counsel
Tricia Tompkins  Perry Ellis International Vice President, Global IP & Licensing Counsel
Jeff Rennecker  Pfizer Assistant General Counsel
Chase Romick  Pfizer Assistant General Counsel
Louis S Silvestri  Pfizer Assistant General Counsel
Maximilien Yaouanc  Philip Morris Senior Counsel Brand Integrity & Trademarks
Chris Kuyper  Philips IP Counsel
Craig Stone  Phillips 66 Senior Counsel
Anna Dallaval  Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation Vice President, IP
Frank Zacharias  Porsche Associate General Counsel
Steve Miller  Procter & Gamble Vice President & General Counsel
Dolly Von Hollen  Prudential IP Attorney
Richard Inz  Purdue Pharma General Counsel
Philip Strassburger  Purdue Pharma Vice President, Chief International IP Counsel
Michael T Moore  Pure Storage Director, Product Legal Services
Alex Rogers  Qualcomm Executive Vice President
George Whitten  Qualcomm Vice President, Patent Counsel
David B Perry  Red Hat Senior Patent Counsel
Tor Smeland  Regeneron Executive Director, IP
Barry Ungar  Rembrandt IP Chief Litigation Counsel
Michael J Rider  ResMed Corp Vice President & General Counsel (Americas)
Daniel H Shulman  Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd Chief IP Counsel
Stacey Hallerman  Richemont Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel
David Liner  Roper Industries Vice President, General Counsel
Mark Campagna  Rovi Corporation Vice President, Patent Enforcement
Andy Block  RPX Corp. Senior Vice President
Darci J Bailey  S’Well Bottle General Counsel
Bryan Richardson  Samsung Electronics Senior Counsel, IP
Julia Pike  Sandoz Vice President of IP (North America)
Brian Morrill  Sanofi Associate Vice President, Head of US Pharma Patents
Kevin R Hamel  SAP Vice President and Head of Global Litigation
Sunjay Mohan  SAP Director, Patent Group
Samir N Pandya  SAP Director
James Butler  Sapphire Energy Vice President of Legal Affairs and IP
Mark Sandbaken  Seattle Genetics Vice President, IP
John Peterson  Sequenom Associate General Counsel, Chief Counsel, IP & Litigation
Jessica Jamieson  Shire Global Head, Hematology IP
Noam Pollack  Siemens Lead Counsel
Nestor Ho  Silicon Laboratories General Counsel
Cynthia Greer  Sirius XM Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Brett Alten  SolarCity Deputy General Counsel, Head of IP
Michael Edelman  Sony Corporation Director of Litigation
Peter Toto  Sony Corporation Senior Vice President, IP
Barbara Quinn Miller  Sony Pictures Vice President, IP
Lindsey Mohle  Sony Playstation Senior Corporate Counsel
Lee Lauridsen  Sprint Senior Counsel, Director
Kirupa Pushparaj  Square Head IP Counsel
Peter Rother  St. Jude Medical Assistant General Counsel & Senior Director
Russell W Jacobs  Starbucks Coffee Company Director, Corporate Counsel
Batur Oktay  Starbucks Coffee Company Director, Expert Senior Counsel
Ainslee Schreiber  Starwood Hotels Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Elizabeth Brannen  Stris & Maher Chair, IP Litigation
Adam Strauss  Stryker Chief IP Counsel
Karen Holme  Sunkist Growers Manager, Patent & Trademark
John Cheek  Tenneco Chief IP Counsel
Ildiko Mehes  Teva Vice President & General Counsel
Colman B Ragan  Teva Associate General Counsel, US IP Litigation
Julie Duffy  Textron Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation
Linda Resh Debruin  Textura Executive Vice President
Gillian Thackray  The Clorox Company Vice President, Chief IP Counsel
Roger Kennedy  The Walt Disney Company Associate General Counsel, Patents
Denise Reimann  Thermo Fisher Scientific IP Counsel
Ewa Abrams  Tiffany & Co. Vice President, Associate General Counsel 
Theresa Conduah  Toyota Managing Counsel
Mei-lan Stark  Twentieth Century Fox Senior Vice President, IP
Kristin Manley  Twitter Associate Legal Director, Marketing and Content Partnerships
Michael Ouyang  Tyco Electronics Chief IP Counsel
Paul Brown  UL Vice President, IP & Litigation
Jonathan Stroud  Unified Patents Chief Patent Counsel
Karen Owczarski  United States Postal Service IP Attorney
Alasdair McMullan  Universal Music Group Senior Vice President, Head of Litigation
Lisa Dixon  Vertex Pharmaceuticals Assistant Chief IP Counsel, Global Head of IP Litigation
Kerry Flynn  Vertex Pharmaceuticals Vice President, Chief IP Counsel
Michelena Hallie  Viacom Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Litigation & IP
Denise Y Yee  Visa Associate General Counsel, Trademarks
Stuart Smolen  Walmart Global eCommerce Senior Associate General Counsel
Megan L Martin  Warner Bros Entertainment Vice President, IP Counsel
Heather Steinmeyer  WellPoint Senior Associate General Counsel
Paul Leuzzi  Weyerhaeauser Company Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
Christian Dowell  WhatsApp Associate General Counsel
Christine Amatruda  Williams-Sonoma Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Stephanie Adamany  Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Associate General Counsel
Michael Falk  Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation General Counsel
Lisa McFall  Workday Deputy General Counsel, IP
Michelle Waites  Xerox Corporation Senior Patent Counsel
Margaret Williams Walker  Xerox Corporation Associate General IP Counsel
David Alban  Xylem Associate General Counsel, IP
Peter Van Winkle  Xylem USA Deputy General Counsel
Laura Hauck Covington  Yahoo! Vice President IP Policy
Kevin Kramer  Yahoo! Deputy General Counsel for IP