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Peter HarterPeter Harter bridges the ecosystems of technology, business, and politics. He founded and owns The Farrington Group. He provides advice to management, boards and investors on the risks of legislation, regulation, court cases, reputation, media, standards, treaties, political campaigns, property and labor. Subject areas of expertise include patents, cybersecurity, AI, big data, predictive analytics, antitrust, export controls, copyrights, open source, election administration, voting, nuclear reactors, additive manufacturing, and rare disease research reform. Peter’s career began in 1993 as an Internet lawyer. He broadened in Silicon Valley as head of global government affairs for Netscape and EMusic.com and in business development and sales for Securify and startups. He deepened in Washington, DC, lobbying on patent reform for Intellectual Ventures. The Farrington Group is a privately held consulting firm providing information and analysis on the risk of changes to the rules of a market as well as recommendations on how to mitigate the risk through a variety of tactics including lobbying, coalitions, amicus briefs, litigation, media outreach, standards bodies, and politics. The Farrington Group also provides introductions to build relationship capital for business development, sales and investment lead generation. Peter is a graduate of Lehigh University and Villanova Law School. He resides in Sonoma County, California, where his wife is a wine maker.
Dr. Dipanjan Nag
Dr. Dipanjan “DJ” Nag recently joined The Ohio State University as the Associate Vice President of Technology Transfer spearheading the technology commercialization initiative for the university. DJ is part of the Corporate Engagement Office, the university arm that facilitates technology commercialization, corporate engagement, and economic development. Previously he was an entrepreneur and successfully launched a number of companies in the intellectual property strategy and medical devices space. From 2009-2012 he was the Executive Director, Office of Technology Commercialization, at Rutgers University where he successfully led the overall commercialization efforts from a $430M research budget, placing Rutgers in top 10 rank for start-ups. DJ was a Vice President at ICAP Ocean Tomo, a subsidiary of ICAP Plc, a $2B+ company. Prior to that as a Director at Ocean Tomo he led private sales and auctions of patents. He led technology transfer as Director of Operations and Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor forTechnology Development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served on the Board of AUTM as the Vice President for Professional Development (2012-2014). In 2005 he received the prestigious Howard Bremer Scholarship in technology transfer. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University and visiting Professor at Shizuoka University. He is a well renowned speaker and has delivered keynote addresses in Japan, Poland, Brazil and many other countries.
Philip C. StrassburgerPhilip Strassburger has served as Sr. Vice President and General Counsel since 2012. He joined Purdue as Chief Patent Counsel in 1999 after serving as Senior Patent Counsel at Pfizer Inc, and as an Associate at the New York law firms of Hedman Gibson, and Bryan Cave LLP. Before he began his legal career, Mr. Strassburger practiced as a chemical engineer in The Netherlands.
At Purdue, Mr. Strassburger has worldwide responsibility for intellectual property prosecution and litigation. He has negotiated numerous acquisitions, licenses, and patent settlements throughout the world. He is also responsible for all legal affairs of Purdue, including antitrust, transactional, and regulatory legal matters.
Mr. Strassburger received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering and his BA in Philosophy from Tufts University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.