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The 2017 IP100® Executive Forum
February 26-28, 2017
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Robert Goldman

Bob is a Vice President in Charles River Associates’ Intellectual Property practice where he assists clients in developing strategies to realize value from their IP portfolios. He has consulted on over 175 matters involving the valuation of IP, with a focus on the valuation of IP portfolios, in a variety of transactional (JV, Purchase / Sale, M&A, Licensing), litigation, financial reporting and tax contexts. Bob is a former Board member and Treasurer of LES (USA & Canada), and is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University Law School teaching IP Valuation in the Master of Science in Law program.

Pat Govang

Pat Govang

Pat is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, coach, teacher, and executive.  Currently he’s a member of the technology licensing team at the Cornell University Center for Technology Licensing.  In the recent past he has worked with numerous entrepreneurial growth companies ranging from biotech to optics.  Pat is a member of board of the LES Foundation.

Pat founded venture-backed start-up, e2e Materials, based on technology from Cornell.  He grew the company that made an alternative to wood composites using soy and waste agricultural fibers from zero to 30 employees raising over $12M in venture investments and grants through the most economically challenging years of 2007-2012.  He’s served as the Chairman of Comet Skateboards, a founding B-corporation and a triple-bottom line company driving sustainable change in action sports.  In 2000 he founded Project Point, an online product development and project management tool focused on automotive tier 1 suppliers and OEM manufacturers.

Prior to e2e, Pat worked as a Director of the Cornell Center for Materials Research where he facilitated start-ups and technology transfer.  Pat started his career with the Dana Corporation in the automotive industry where he worked and lived on three continents building production facilities and managing engineering projects such as developing the all-wheel-drive and suspension system for the Porsche Cayenne.  He studied product development and design at Bowling Green State University and holds a number of patents.  He works with the national Business Forward initiative and is a multiple-time guest of the White House.  An avid competitive disc golfer, he’s the past Commissioner of the Professional Disc Golf Association, and lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife, Kelly.

Peter Jap

I’m a curious mind with an insatiable desire to understand how and why things work…whether that is the latest technology, basic human emotions, or game changing strategies. I’ve leveraged this curiosity across industries, disciplines and academic pursuits. While much of my career has been spent in a variety of sales, brand marketing, and innovation roles in Fortune 100 companies like Ford Motor Company and Abbott Laboratories, I’ve realized that more impactful opportunities for disruption and change reside within smaller organizations. Today, I am a Senior Innovation Catalyst at CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) in Columbus, OH. We’re creating an active licensing, collaboration, and open innovation environment that is re-defining CAS’s future trajectory from the traditional publisher model to a more solutions-based approach. I am:
- Purpose driven, leading an advanced analytics initiative at CAS to accelerate scientific research and transform discovery
- Willing to experiment, having designed and implemented a new approach to crowdsource fundraising through Corporate Alliances at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- An idea seeker at CAS, searching for the right strategic partners to advance our solutions into areas of drug discovery, advanced analytics, and healthcare data.

As a proud alum of THE Ohio State University (BSBA) and Emory (MBA) I’m grateful for the growth, development, and experiences that have shaped my journey so far. As a person, I’m passionate about reading, authenticity, the power of stories, college football, my family, cars, being a foodie, and triathlons.

@peterjap or pjap@cas.org to connect

Ian McClure

Ian McClure is currently the Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Kentucky, where he oversees all intellectual property development, licensing, technology commercialization, start-up development, business development and student experiential initiatives related to the University’s inventions.
Most recently, Ian was Vice President of IP Strategy for Black Stone IP (acquired by Houlihan Lokey), an investment bank headquartered in San Francisco focused on IP-rich M&A, IP deals and technology-driven transactions. In parallel, he has taught Global IP Management and Maximizing IP Value as an Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Ian has published extensively in law and business journals related to the intersection of IP, business process, and corporate governance, including with top IP & Technology law reviews such as UC Berkeley, Fordham University, and Santa Clara University. He has presented to numerous symposiums and conferences on IP licensing, valuation, risk and strategy, and currently chairs the Regulatory Committee of the Licensing Executives Society (LES). For his work as an academic, entrepreneur and IP transactions specialist, Ian has been named by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine to the IP Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists (2012-present).
Ian graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude with a JD from Chapman University School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law (L.L.M.) from DePaul University College of Law.

Ramin Mobasseri

Mr. Mobasseri is a global leader at IBM specializing in architecting advanced business solutions by fully concentrating on the business value offered by social innovation, cognitive analytics and IOT.
Having worked in 12 different countries enables him to introduce an international perspective to the businesses. He also has years of technical experience leading teams globally.
He has helped several fortune 100 companies including eBay Inc. build robust social innovation platforms by using state-of-the-art business and technological solutions.
He is a well-known public speaker for more details go to www.SocialGuy.org.


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. 

James Pooley

James Pooley is Senior Counsel in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he represents clients in preventing and resolving trade secret and patent disputes. The Senate Judiciary Committee relied on his expert testimony and advice during consideration of the recently-enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act.
In 2014 Mr. Pooley completed a five-year term as Deputy Director General at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, where he was responsible for management of the international patent system. Before his service at WIPO, Mr. Pooley was a successful trial lawyer in Silicon Valley for over 35 years. He has also taught trade secret law at the University of California, Berkeley, and has served as President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and as Chairman of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Mr. Pooley is an author or co-author of several major works in the IP field, including his treatise Trade Secrets (Law Journal Press) and the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (Federal Judicial Center). His recent business book is Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage (Verus Press 2015).
In 2016 Mr. Pooley was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame for his contributions to IP law and practice.


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