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Kevin is a Managing Director of 284 Partners. Before joining 284 Partners, Kevin worked as a Managing Director of Ocean Tomo, where he managed their San Francisco office. Before Ocean Tomo, Kevin also worked at InteCap (now Charles River Associates) as a consultant and at Electronic Data Systems (now Hewlett Packard) as a financial analyst.Kevin is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of California. He is also Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Kevin graduated from Indiana University with a degree in finance.
As President of New England Intellectual Property, LLC, Rich Baker founded the organization and built NEIP into a busy consulting practice, focusing on patent licensing, patent brokerage, intellectual property risk assessments, and expert testimony on intellectual property licensing practice. Prior to NEIP, Mr. Baker served 3Com Corporation as Director of Intellectual Property Licensing. Baker was responsible for the licensing program of over 1,400 U.S. patents. At 3Com, the Licensing Department received the 2009 Licensing Achievement Award. Before joining 3Com, Mr. Baker was the Director of Intellectual Property at Schneider Automation, a division of Schneider Electric, a $10 billion French conglomerate specializing in electrical distribution and industrial automation.
Mr. Baker's graduate studies include Intellectual Property at Franklin Pierce Law Center and Computer Science at Harvard University. He holds a B.S. in computer science and English as a dual major at the University of New Hampshire, where he also minored in electrical engineering. Rich is also a Distinguished Toastmaster and a member of the U.S. Patent Bar.
Ned is a lawyer and senior counsel in the New York office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where he concentrates his practice on heading up and supporting a variety of complex transactions where Intellectual Property is a driving force. Ned's practice is "technology agnostic," and he regularly structures complex transactions across virtually all fields and industries that the firm services, from telecommunications, to oil and gas production, biotechnology, software, semiconductors and nanotechnology. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Ned served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Axeda Systems, Inc. and of Ravisent Technologies, Inc., each a publicly held software company.
Ned received a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Law Review. Ned is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).
Pamela R. Demain
Pamela has been a member of the Life Sciences Committee since 2003. She has also been an active participant at meetings as a speaker and attendee.
Pam is Executive Director, Corporate Licensing at Merck & Co., Inc. She has been at Merck over 30 years. For eighteen years, she has been negotiating transactions with companies, universities and institutions worldwide. She also heads up relationship development for licensing at Merck. Previously, Pam spent thirteen years in Global Marketing with positions ranging from leading the Business Information & Research Group to Product Management and Marketing Communications. Pam's pharmaceutical career began in the laboratories of Gruppo Lepetit, an Italian pharmaceutical company, which was then a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company.
Ms. Demain is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, holds an MBA in International Business from The American University in Washington, D.C. and is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).
Don is the Director for Licensing at a major consumer electronics corporation. Previous to this assignment, Don directed licensing activities for 3Com Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Compaq Computer as well as serving as a Director for PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Intellectual Asset Management practice.
Don holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, a Master of Science Degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Business Administration from Clark University. Don is a member of Eta Kappa Nu (the honor society of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers "IEEE") and won the Haskell Memorial Award for distinguished teaching at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, where he spent 15 years teaching. Don is also the inventor on multiple patents.
Bill is Senior Director, Intellectual Property Management, at Rockwell Collins. He is responsible for protection, value extraction, and rights management strategies concerning Rockwell Collins's strategic intellectual property. Bill holds the patent budget for the company. And, his group works with the company's business units to value IP and to structure both upstream and downstream licenses in the normal course of its business. He has held this position since 2003.
Prior to joining Rockwell Collins, Bill was co-founder and VP of Program Management at MeshNetworks, a wireless startup company established to commercialize ITT's novel communication technology. MeshNetworks was sold to Motorola in 2004. Prior to joining MeshNetworks, Bill held positions in IP management, technology marketing, strategic and operations planning, and program management in ITT's Aerospace/ Communications Division (A/CD) and GE R&D organizations.
Bill is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, and his advanced degrees are from Syracuse University.
Bob works for TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) in Annapolis, Maryland as the Vice President, Intellectual Asset Management, responsible for the strategic management and monetization of TCS’s IP portfolio. In this role Bob has the overall business responsibility for all IP activities including capture, management, monetization, and profit & loss. Immediately prior to joining TCS, Bob worked for Northrop Grumman Corporation, Electronic Systems Sector from 2003-2011 as the Director of the Intellectual Property & Strategic Technology Agreements business unit; and from 1998-2003 he worked at the IP firm British Technology Group (BTG) International.
Bob received his BS in electrical engineering from Villanova University and his MBA from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He also holds the LES CLP certification.
Betty obtained a Bachelor in Civil Law (LL.L) and a Bachelor in Common Law (LL.B) from the University of Ottawa in 1995 and 1996, respectively, and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1998. She has oriented her practice towards business law, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the commercial aspects of intellectual property and corporate law. Her areas of specialization include the preparation and negotiation of M&A transactions, financings, technology transfers, complex licensing arrangements and joint ventures. She has authored and co-authored several articles pertaining to licensing, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Professional memberships include the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) as well as a number of other professional organizations. Betty is Editor-in-Chief of the firm's quarterly newsletter. From 2004 until 2011, Betty was vice-chairperson of the Board of Directors of Auberge Transition, a shelter for women and children victims of violence.
Rachel is Senior Assistant General Counsel for Purdue Pharma L.P. in Stamford, Connecticut. She manages patent litigation, primarily Hatch-Waxman cases, and settlements of patent litigation. She also is involved with IP licensing. After law school, Rachel went directly in house to Purdue. At the beginning of her career, her work was focused on licensing agreements to support Purdue’s discovery research and other research groups, including licensing agreements with universities.
In 1999, Rachel received her B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Management (concentrating on Entrepreneurship) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She attended Chicago-Kent College of Law in its Honors Scholars program and received a J.D. with a certificate in Intellectual Property in 2002. She is admitted to practice in the states of Connecticut and New York and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Brian earned a law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, N.Y. Prior to that, he earned BS and MS degrees from the Department of Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. He now serves on the RIT Board of Trustees as a member of its Executive Committee and Chair of its Student Life Committee.
Stasia Ogden is the Associate General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Deerfield, Illinois. Prior to joining Baxter, Stasia served as Associate Chief Intellectual Property Counsel with Becton, Dickinson and Company, Senior IP Counsel, Life Sciences Business Unit with Motorola, Inc., Assistant General Counsel, IP with Monsanto Company, and a Patent Attorney with Johnson & Johnson. Prior to that, she worked at the law firms of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner and Cushman, Darby & Cushman.
Stasia received a B.A. in biochemistry from Northwestern University; completed Ph.D. course work in immunology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and her M.B.A. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
Dr. Prakash-Canjels is the Assistant Treasurer for the Licensing Executives Society, USA and Canada (“LES”) and is the past Chair of the Valuation and Taxation Committee, LES. She is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
Gauri Prakash-Canjels has taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She was a Visiting Professor at Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School University, and taught courses in Quantitative Methods – statistics, survey and econometrics for MBAs. She was a Lecturer at Northwestern University, and taught courses in econometrics, and the principles of economics. She was also an Assistant Professor at Delhi University, India. Dr. Prakash-Canjels taught courses in mathematics and economics as a Teaching Assistant at Northwestern University in the Departments of Mathematics, Economics and in the Kellogg Business School in the Executive MBA Program. She also teaches courses on intellectual asset management, including on the valuation of patents, for the Licensing Executives Society and the Certified Licensing Professionals.
Dr. Prakash-Canjels has economic consulting experience with the Standard Chartered Bank, and the National Council for Applied Economic Research, a not-for-profit research institute. She has conducted survey based market studies and comparative advantage studies in these positions.
Gauri Prakash-Canjels received a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University. Dr. Prakash-Canjels’ doctoral dissertation provides an econometric test for defining an economic market using time series properties of data in various geographic and product markets. It has been published under the title “Pace of Market Integration.” She has a Master of Arts degree in Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics from Delhi University. She was twice awarded the prestigious Central Advanced Research Scholarship by the Government of India, and received a University Fellowship by Northwestern University..
Paul A. Roberts
In another previous role as the Industrial Sector Trustee, Paul regularized sector interaction with the LES (USA & Canada) Board. Other positions and responsibilities include: Trustee for website matters, Chair for the High Technology Sector, Workshop and Add-On speaker, Meeting Chair for the Spring 2009 Meeting in Montreal, and Meeting Co-Chair for the 2008 Annual Meeting in Vancouver.
Currently, Paul is Vice President of Licensing at Inventergy, a cutting-edge IP investment and licensing company designed to help technology leaders attain greater value from their IP assets. Previously, Paul was Vice President of Patent Law & Commercialization at Rovi Corp, which successfully licenses its patented innovations in the areas of media guide and content delivery. Prior to that Paul was the Lead Patent Legal Counsel at Accenture, as well as manager of patent acquisition through the merger of MCI with WorldCom and their Chapter 11 bankruptcy. He was also a United States Patent Examiner in the computer graphics area. He has been a member of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsels, as well as other IP professional associations.Paul holds a BS in electrical engineering from Univ. of Maryland at College Park, and a law degree from Whittier Law School, in addition to an intellectual property certificate from Franklin Pierce Law School.
Arthur S. Rose
Mr. Rose is a partner in the law firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear in the Irvine, California office and has been with the firm since 1982. Art specializes in the preparation and negotiation of licensing agreements involving software, patents, trademarks & trade secrets, and the resolution of disputes relating to intellectual property rights. Additionally, Art often takes a lead role in the enforcement of patent, trademark and copyright rights as well as the procurement of patent rights for medical devices and software/ Internet related inventions.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rose was a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office working in the Medical Device area. Art obtained his juris doctorate, with honors, from George Washington University Law Center and clerked on the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from UCLA.
Art is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and has repeatedly been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and The World's Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers, by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine. Art was also recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property for 2013 by American Lawyer Media (ALM).
Ida is the Senior Manager of Business Development for Samsung in San Jose, California where her primary role is to identify intellectual property assets for the company. Ida's career began as a patent attorney where she then moved onto licensing and commercialization. For the last ten years, she's worked at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) creating technology partnerships with industry, private entities, nonprofits and academia.
Ida earned her B.S. in biochemistry from UCLA (1999) and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame (2003). While at Notre Dame Law School, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Legislation. She is admitted to practice before the California State Bar and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Susan is a Senior Licensing Manager at Mayo Clinic Ventures, in Rochester, MN. Her responsibilities involve the evaluation and out-licensing of intellectual property of employees of Mayo Clinic. She specializes in the fields of biotechnology and diagnostic and pharmaceutical products. Susan recently recognized her 20th year at Mayo, during which time she was also the administrator for Mayo's Office of Strategic Alliances. Before taking the position at Mayo, Susan was a tenured professor of neurosciences, member of the graduate faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine and twice received an award as Outstanding Professor in Basic Science.
Dr. Stoddard received her A.B. from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ. She is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).
Lesley Stolz, Ph.D.
Her most recent executive positions have been with BioTime, a publicly traded stem cell technology and therapeutics company, and Sutro Biopharma, a platform technology company working in cell free protein synthesis. Prior to Sutro Biopharma, Inc, she was with Sunesis Pharmaceuticals where she was Vice President Corporate & Business Development. Earlier in her career, she served as Senior Director, Business Development for Aerovance, Inc. where she led efforts to partner the company’s Phase 2 asset for uncontrolled asthma. Lesley was also Senior Director, Business Development for GPC Biotech AG in Munich, Germany for four years. She also served in senior management positions at Cell Genesys, Discovery Partners International and Axys Pharmaceuticals.
Hilton is a partner of Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, an intellectual property law firm based in Vancouver, Canada. Hilton has practiced exclusively in the field of intellectual property law since 1993, focusing on patent and trademark prosecution and intellectual property commercialization and licensing, especially in the high tech field. Hilton is also a registered patent agent and registered trademark agent. He is a Certified Licensing Professional. Hilton has been named to the list of the "Best Lawyers in Canada" in Intellectual Property (multiple years).
Hilton studied electrical engineering (computer engineering option) at the University of British Columbia before completing his law degree at UBC. Since being called to the British Columbia Bar in 1993, Hilton has been very active in the Canadian intellectual property field. Hilton is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and he was elected to its governing Council for two terms (2006- 2008), with responsibility for IPIC's Licensing Committee, Technology Transfer Committee and Information Technology Committee. Hilton currently serves on IPIC's Patent Joint Liaison Committee with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
John (Jack) Tupman
Jack is Vice President, Corporate Business Development at Eli Lilly and Company. He has been at Lilly for over 30 years. As an executive in Lilly business development for 15 years, he lead some of Lilly's most important transactions. His transactions have encompassed discovery collaborations, clinical stage in-licensing, co-promotion, and out-licensing projects. Previously, he served as Director of Marketing and held executive positions in new product planning, market research, and sales.
Mr. Tupman is a graduate of Indiana University where he earned an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Business with honors and high distinction. He is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).Jack is an at-large member of the Indiana Seed Fund 1 investment committee and Indiana Enterprise Fund, and is also a Director for the Indianapolis Yacht Club.
Jeff is an Intellectual Property and Technology attorney with the international law firm of Hogan Lovells US, LLP, where he is a partner. He is listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property; Legal 500 Patent Prosecution: Litigation and Design Patents/ Technology: Transactions; IAM Licensing 250: The World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers; and IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners.
Jeff also is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (BEEE) and Wake Forest University (MBA, JD), is on the Law Board of Visitors for Wake Forest University School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in Texas, New York, Florida, and North Carolina, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and before numerous federal district and appellate courts, including the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court.