IP Summit Speakers for 2018

Friday, February 23rd



Keynote Speakers


Judge Kimberly Moore, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

KIMBERLY A. MOORE was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006.  Prior to her appointment, Judge Moore was a Professor of Law from 2004-2006 and Associate Professor of Law from 2000-2004 at the George Mason University School of Law.  She was an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law from 1999-2000.  She served both as an Assistant Professor of Law from 1997-1999 and the Associate Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program from 1998-1999 at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Judge Moore clerked from 1995-1997 for the Hon. Glenn L. Archer, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  She was an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis from 1994-1995.  From 1988-1992, Judge Moore was employed in electrical engineering with the Naval Surface Warfare Center.  Judge Moore received her B.S.E.E. in 1990, M.S. in 1991, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her J.D. (cum laude) from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1994.  Judge Moore has written and presented widely on patent litigation.  She co-authored a legal casebook entitled Patent Litigation and Strategy and served as the Editor of The Federal Circuit Bar Journal from 1998-2006.







Gene Quinn, IP Watchdog, Inc.


Paul Grewal, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Facebook, Inc.

Before joining Facebook in 2016 to lead its global litigation team, Paul Grewal served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California.  Judge Grewal tried over 25 cases to jury verdict, including many suits over patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  He served as a member of the court’s Technology Practice and Patent Rules Committee and was appointed by Chief Justice Roberts to the Federal Judicial Center’s Magistrate Judges Education Committee. Mr. Grewal received his undergraduate degree from MIT and his law degree from the University of Chicago.  After graduation, he served as a law clerk to the United States District Judge Sam H. Bell and the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Before his appointment to the bench, Mr. Grewal was in private practice with a focus on technology litigation as an equity partner at Howrey LLP. He has tried patent cases from Wilmington, Delaware to Marshall, Texas, is a former President of the South Asian Bar Association of Northern America, and is the proud owner of USPTO Registration Number 43,645.



Featured Speakers (listed in order of presentation)



David R. Todd, Workman Nydegger (Salt Lake City, UT)

David R. Todd’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, and on client counseling matters requiring expertise in intellectual property law, including analyses of patent infringement and validity. He has participated as counsel in over 25 patent appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and in a number of intellectual property actions in federal trial courts and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Todd served from 1997-1998 as a law clerk to the Honorable Randall R. Rader at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which resolves patent appeals from all U.S. district courts as well as all appeals from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Todd has participated in authoring a number of publications on patent law issues, has lectured on intellectual property issues, and currently serves as an adjunct professor of law at Brigham Young University where he has taught courses in patent law and intellectual property litigation. He has also served as the principal author in amicus briefs filed on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association in cases pending before the United States Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit.



Chief Judge David Nuffer, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Judge David Nuffer was appointed as a United States District Judge in the District of Utah on March 23, 2012 and became Chief Judge on September 1, 2014. From 1995 – 2003, he was a part time United States Magistrate Judge, part time lawyer and was appointed as a full time magistrate judge January 17, 2003. He serves on the Federal Judicial Center Executive Education Advisory Committee and for fifteen years taught at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. After graduating from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University he practiced law 25 years in St. George Utah. While in private practice, he was a managing partner with a law firm that grew from 2 lawyers to 25 and taught law office management at the law school. During his years as a lawyer, he was a member and Chair of the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission and a commissioner and president of the Utah State Bar. He is a frequent lecturer on technology and legal issues; for several years taught an automation orientation course to all new federal magistrate judges two times a year in San Antonio, Texas; and developed national technology related curriculum for magistrate judges.  Judge Nuffer was co-developer of Chambers Online Automation Training, a 40 lesson course in computer skills for judges and chambers staff.  He maintains a web page of court-related technology resources along with a TechNews for Judges blog on the U S Courts intranet. International activities include presentations to judges, lawyers and law students in Brazil and Czech Republic and Rule of Law work in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Sharjah, Egypt, and Ukraine, as well as regularly hosting judge visits from many countries. He taught lawyers from Iran in Antalya and Istanbul, Turkey and participated in a legal education seminar in Izmir Turkey. He taught law professors and law students in Ukraine with the Leavitt Institute and was co-editor of the Leavitt Institute curriculum “Foundations of a Free Society,” a course emphasizing ethics, citizenship and the practice of democracy.


Judge Robert J. Shelby, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Nominated by President Barack Obama on November 30, 2011, and confirmed by the United States Senate with unanimous consent on September 22, 2012, Judge Shelby serves as a United States District Judge for the District of Utah. Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Shelby enjoyed a diverse and varied private practice with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for United States District Judge J. Thomas Greene in the District of Utah. Judge Shelby then practiced law in Salt Lake City until his appointment to the bench. A graduate of Utah State University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Judge Shelby is a former President of the Salt Lake County Bar Association and the David K. Watkiss – Sutherland Inn of Court. He served by appointment on the Utah Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Utah Supreme Court’s Ethics and Discipline Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Judge Shelby served on active duty with the Utah Army National Guard during Operation Desert Storm before receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1994.


Judge Clark Waddoups, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Dan Farr, Co-Founder, Salt Lake Comic-Con





Bryan Brandenburg, Co-Founder, Salt Lake Comic-Con

Rex Sears, Shareholder, Maschoff Brennan

C.J. Veverka, Shareholder, Maschoff Brennan

Joshua Randall, Partner, Holland & Hart (Salt Lake City) – Moderator

Jennifer Atkinson, Partner, Barker Brettell (UK)

Ningling Wang, Partner, Finnegan (China)


Randall S. Wood, Legal Counsel, Pluralsight, Inc. – Moderator

Randall S. Wood works as Legal Counsel for Pluralsight, the world’s premier leader in online technology learning. Randy received a B.S. in Economics, B.S. in International Studies, and B.A. in German from the University of Utah. After graduating, Randy worked for a number of years in Utah’s real estate industry, working for a commercial real estate appraiser, a real estate capital group, and later as a licensed real estate agent and project manager for Ivory Homes. Randy then attended George Washington University Law School, where he was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and graduated with his J.D., with Honors. After law school, Randy joined the law firm Parr Brown Gee & Loveless in Salt Lake City, Utah. While there, he worked as an Associate Attorney focusing on corporate transactions, corporate financing and lending issues, and real estate and construction matters. During private practice, a firm client, Pluralsight, approached him to begin practicing in-house for the company as Associate Legal Counsel (the second legal hire) and now as Legal Counsel. Randy and his wife Annalee live in Kaysville, Utah with their son and daughter. He enjoys running, hiking, camping, and playing the piano. Randy freelances as a website and graphic designer in his free time, and he enjoys serving as the family and neighborhood go-to tech guru.


Elaina Maragakis, Ray Quinney & Nebeker



Steve Olsen, FBI

Dean Sapp, Braintrace

Andrew Berger, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Benjamin G. Jackson, Myriad Genetics

Ben Jackson has been with Myriad his entire legal career, from a student law clerk to his current position as Vice President of Legal Affairs.  Ben oversees Myriad’s intellectual property portfolio as well as a significant portion of Myriad’s commercial legal matters.  He was integrally involved in Myriad’s litigation surrounding the BRCA genes, including the AMP case that went to the Supreme Court in 2013.  He is also active in broader IP policy, including life science industry think tanks and roundtables, amicus brief advocacy at the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit, published articles analyzing emergent issues, and frequent speaking engagements.  Ben received a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in molecular genetics and his J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

Amber Leavitt, eBay, Inc.

Amber Leavitt is Senior Director, Global Intellectual Property for eBay Inc. and its subsidiaries, managing a worldwide portfolio of trademarks, overseeing enforcement of the company’s brands globally through administrative proceedings and litigation, and advising on brand strategy and best practices.  Amber also oversees the company’s domain name portfolio management and acquisition programs, and manages a global team responsible for oversight of eBay’s Verified Right Owner (VeRO) program and its equivalent notice-and-takedown programs across eBay Inc. subsidiaries worldwide.  Amber frequently advises the business on risk mitigation strategies relating to secondary liability issues, counsels on IP licensing issues, supports eBay’s government and external relations programs by participating in various outreach efforts with key stakeholders, rights owners and industry groups on critical issues, as well as providing input on newly proposed domestic and international IP legislation. Amber supports on IP due diligence and related agreements for M&A activity, and also serves as a Business Ethics Officer responsible for evaluating and resolving internal corporate compliance and ethics issues.  Prior to eBay, Amber worked as an intellectual property litigation associate at Workman Nydegger.  Amber received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Pepperdine University and J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.


David T. Dutcher, Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Western Digital Corporation

David Dutcher currently serves as Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Western Digital Corporation, where he leads a patent team of 19 professionals and is responsible for WD’s portfolio of 17,000+ patent assets. David is also an Adjunct Professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.  Prior to WD’s acquisition of SanDisk, David served as Senior Director, IP at SanDisk, and prior to SanDisk’s acquisition of Fusion-io, David served as Associate General Counsel and Vice President, Intellectual Property, at Fusion-io.  David joined Fusion-io from Intellectual Ventures, where he served as Head of Prosecution and Asset Management.  Prior to Intellectual Ventures, David was an attorney at Perkins Coie in Seattle.  David received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, summa cum laude, from Brigham Young University.


Tim Schade, General Counsel, Lifetime Products








Molly Kocialski, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO

As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. Most recently, Ms. Kocialski was the Senior Patent Counsel for Oracle America, Inc. Prior to Oracle, worked at Qwest Corporation, and was also in private practice in both New York and Colorado focusing on intellectual property litigation for multiple high-tech companies while maintaining an active prosecution docket. She currently serves on the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors. Ms. Kocialski served as the head of the IP Committee and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and currently serves on the National IP Committee of the Association of the Corporate Counsel. She is also the Chair of the Planning Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado IP Inn of Court. Ms. Kocialski is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and the University of New Mexico.








Michael E. McCabe, Jr., Partner, Funk & Bolton, PA (Baltimore, MD)

Michael E. McCabe, Jr. is a patent attorney with twenty years of IP litigation, counseling, and law firm risk management experience. Mr. McCabe’s practice focuses on advising and defending patent attorneys and agents, trademark attorneys, and IP law firms in matters relating to ethics, professional responsibility, and attorney suspension and disbarment proceedings before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) of the USPTO.  Mr. McCabe also advises law firms and corporate IP departments on risk management and best practices for avoiding legal malpractice and ethics claims. He is also the creator of IPethics & INsights™, a law blog that covers ethics issues of concern for the IP practitioner. Mr. McCabe is a frequent speaker on topics relating to ethics and malpractice, particularly in the field of patent and trademark law and in matters involving practice before the USPTO. Mr. McCabe is a graduate of the University of Maryland where he earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and he received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Mr. McCabe presently serves as a guest lecturer on Patent Law at The Johns Hopkins University.



Moderators (listed in order of presentation):

H. Dickson Burton, TraskBritt

Courtenay C. Brinkerhoff, Foley & Lardner

Mike Erickson, Ray Quinney & Nebeker