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Program development for The IP100 Executive Forum was guided by the Advisory Board, who generously provided input based on first-hand experience of what issues are of concern and relevance to the IP community. Advisory Board members include:
Before joining Google in 2012, Mr Dailey was corporate vice president of intellectual property at Motorola, where he was responsible for the IP business that built, maintained and leveraged a world-class IP portfolio to provide freedom of action and revenue for the business. Mr Dailey created strategic patent portfolios that are aligned with and support business objectives.
Before running the IP business, Mr Dailey was a key patent and IP lawyer for Motorola. Working in Chicago, Boston and London, Mr Dailey developed key IP strategies and negotiated related agreements for accessing key 2G, 3G and 4G communication technologies and leveraging Motorola’s
Mr Dailey has made presentations to IP organisations such as the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, the Licensing Executives Society, the Ambassador’s Intellectual Property Roundtable in China and the IP Symposium at George Washington Law School. His article “Shooting the Patent Divestiture Rapids” was published in the February/March 2008 edition of Intellectual Asset Management.
Pete has been with Kimberly-Clark since May 2006. Previous to joining Kimberly-Clark, Pete had 18 years’ experience with The Dow Chemical Company where he held various positions for numerous businesses in research and development, new business development, sustainable development, mergers & acquisitions, corporate licensing, and new ventures.
Pete has a bachelor-of-science in chemistry with minors in mathematics and physics from Cameron University, a bachelor-of-science and master-of-science in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University. He is a member of the Partnership Council for the Toilet Board Coalition which is a global, business-led alliance of leading companies, government agencies, sanitation experts and non-profit organizations with the aim to develop commercially sustainable and scalable solutions to the global sanitation crisis. He is on the board of directors for New North, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, regional economic development organization for Northeast Wisconsin. Within Kimberly-Clark, Pete is the founding executive sponsor of the Sustainability Community of Practice, is the executive sponsor of Focus Asia Diversity Network, and is the Executive Sponsor for Kimberly-Clark’s partnership with Michigan Technological University.
Previously, MacLauchlan served as vice president, Corporate Development for Lockheed Martin where he focused on supporting the company’s strategy through investments, technology commercialization, acquisitions and divestitures, and strategic ventures, including leading approximately 20 significant merger and acquisition deals and the formation of dozens of joint ventures. Throughout his 30-year career at Lockheed Martin Corporation and Martin Marietta, he also served as vice president, Finance and Business Operations, for the company’s Information Systems and Global Services business sector, as well as vice president, Financial Strategies, for the corporation, among other roles.
MacLauchlan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University Of Maryland.
Mr Pierantozzi’s focus is on helping clients – spanning garage start-ups, funded start-ups, established companies and IP monetisers – to realise the value in their ideas, inventions and business. He has led and managed a wide range of IP transactions, worth more than $1 billion in aggregate.
Previously, Mr Pierantozzi served as managing director, IP strategy and operations at Hewlett-Packard (HP) where he helped to drive the formation and scaling of HP’s IP licensing business, two operating divisions – based on digital imaging and cloud technology invented at HP Labs – as well as the Allied Security Trust, a defensive patent aggregator. Additionally, Mr Pierantozzi held executive leadership positions at leading patent brokerage firm IPotential and global patent aggregator Intellectual Ventures and was co-founder and chief operating officer for a start-up company focused on providing transparency in IP transactions.
Mr Pierantozzi is a frequent speaker at industry events in the United States, Europe and Asia, and has delivered IP management seminars at Stanford University. He serves on the advisory board at leading legal analytics firm Lex Machina Inc and as president of the board of directors at Bay Area Cancer Connections, in honour of his family and friends facing cancer.
Mr Pierantozzi holds an MS in management, science and engineering from Stanford University, where he focused on technology entrepreneurship. He also holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.
Mr. Strassburger began his career at Purdue as Chief Patent Counsel, and was later named Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel. 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 in the United States.
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.
Erin Ator Thomson
Erin received a J.D. summa cum laude from Baylor Law School and a B.S. in Biology from Pepperdine University. Prior to law school, she spent time as a post-graduate researcher at The University of California – San Francisco. Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins, she served as a judicial clerk for The Honorable Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of the Supreme Court of Texas.
Erin has been selected to Super Lawyers’ Texas Rising Stars list since 2012. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (in which she serves as the Co-Chair of the IP Licensing Committee), the Licensing Executive Society, the Austin IP Inn of Court, and the Texas Young Lawyers Association.