IP Summit Speakers for 2019

Friday, February 22nd

Keynote Speakers

Judge Kara F. Stoll – Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Judge Kara Farnandez Stoll was appointed by President Barack H. Obama in July 2015. Prior to her appointment, Judge Stoll practiced law for seventeen years with the firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner, LLP, where she specialized in patent litigation, with an emphasis on appeals. Judge Stoll served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law from 2008 to 2015 and at Howard University School of Law from 2004 to 2008. From 1997 to 1998, she clerked for the Honorable Alvin A. Schall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Judge Stoll worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1991 to 1997 as a patent examiner, at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, and in the Solicitor’s Office. She received a J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law in 1997 and a B.S.E.E. from Michigan State University in 1991.

Director | Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office

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, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Kocialski ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.

A recognized leader in the Rocky Mountain Region, Ms. Kocialski currently serves on the Colorado Federal Executive Board’s Executive Committee, as the President of the Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court, and as a member of the Planning Committee for the annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute.

Featured Speakers (listed generally 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.

James C. Watson – TraskBritt – Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Utah State Bar

John Wynn

John Wynn joined Integro as a result of Lemme Insurance Group Inc.’s acquisition in 2015.  John is a Managing Principal and leads the lawyers’ professional liability services group.  Prior to similar service at Lemme, John was a Vice President at Axis Capital where he served as Product Manager of the Accountants Professional Liability Program and underwrote large and midsize law firm professional liability.  John has authored articles on exposures facing law firms in today’s environment.  Prior to joining Axis, John was a Practice Leader at Chubb. John earned his J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law and practiced law for nine years with a law firm in Chicago.

Judge Kimberly Moore, Circuit Judge

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.

Michael A. Grow
Counsel
Washington, DC
202.857.6389
grow.michael@arentfox.com

Practice Teams
Intellectual Property
Litigation
Media and Entertainment
Areas of Focus
Trademark & Copyright
Unfair Competition
Advertising & E-Commerce
Right of Publicity
Technology Transfer & Licensing

Practice Areas
Michael Grow is a partner in the Washington DC office of Arent Fox LLP and is the former chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice extends to foreign and domestic litigation and transactional work in the fields of trademark, copyright, patent, unfair competition, right of publicity, advertising, technology transfer, and licensing law.

Client Work
Mike has represented clients in intellectual property lawsuits and appeals in state and federal courts throughout the United States and has assisted with litigation in several foreign countries.

In addition to representing clients in the courts and before federal agencies, Mike has assisted in securing legislation directed at enhancing their intellectual property rights. He has testified before congressional committees in both the Senate and House of Representatives on intellectual property matters. He was instrumental in securing amendments to Sections 14 and 39 of the Lanham Act, which clarify the grounds on which a registered mark may be held generic and which prohibit the states from interfering with federally registered marks.

Professional Activities
As a member of the International Trademark Association, Mike has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and as chair of the Federal Legislation Committee.  He also has served as co-chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar Association and as a member of its steering committee.

Publications/Presentations/Recognitions
Mike is a former member of the editorial board of the Trademark Reporter. He has written several articles relating to intellectual property law and has given numerous presentations at conferences sponsored by AIPLA, INTA, the FBI Academy, and various other organizations in the United States and abroad on intellectual property topics.

Mike is listed among the leading trademark lawyers in the US by Chambers, the Legal 500, and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers,

Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia and Virginia Bar
Supreme Court of the United States

Education
George Washington University, JD, 1975
Weber State College, BA, 1972

Life Beyond the Law
Mike and his wife are actively involved in helping low income high school students to obtain financing for their college education.  He has coached youth basketball teams for many years.  He is also fluent in Italian and Spanish.

Former Chief Judge Randall R. Rader 

For over 25 years, Judge Rader has been a leading thought leader in the field of intellectual property law and jurisprudence. His work as Chief Judge, his publications and his work teaching patent law globally to students, judges and government officials has left an indelible mark on the field of IP law and the protection of IP rights throughout the world.

Judge Rader has authored approximately 1000 patent decisions and decided over 3000 patent cases as well as approximately 4000 IP cases in total.

Judge Rader was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 and assumed the duties of Chief Judge on June 1, 2010. He was appointed to the United States Claims Court (now the U. S. Court of Federal Claims) by President Ronald W. Reagan in 1988. Before appointment to the Court of Federal Claims, former Chief Judge Rader served as Minority and Majority Chief Counsel to Subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. From 1975 to 1980, he served as Counsel in the House of Representatives for representatives serving on the Interior, Appropriations, and Ways and Means Committees. Judge Rader stepped down from Chief Judge position on May 30, 2014 and retired from the bench on June 30, 2014.

Since leaving the bench, Judge Rader has founded the Rader Group, focusing on arbitration, mediation, and legal consulting and legal education services. Since 2014, Judge Rader has presided over major arbitration under UCC rules in Paris; conducted mediations to settle ongoing litigation; joined law faculty at Tsinghua University; conducted full-credit course at leading law schools in D.C., Seattle, Santa Clara, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Munich, consulted with major corporations and law firms on IP policy and litigation, and advised foreign governments on international IP standards. He continues to advocate improvements in innovation policy through speaking engagements worldwide.

Judge Rader’s most prized title may well be “Professor Rader.” As Professor, Judge Rader has taught courses on patent law and other advanced intellectual property courses at The George Washington University Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, and other university programs in Tokyo, Taipei, New Delhi, and Beijing. He received a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University in 1974 and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1978. Judge Rader has received the Gold Medal of LES International in 2014 and has been inducted into the IAM IP Hall of Fame in 2011.

Dan Morath – Patent Law Works

Dr. Morath has represented biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical companies for more than 10 years with clients ranging from small startups to major research institutions and multinational pharmaceutical companies. He advises on a wide variety of complex IP-related matters, including international portfolio strategy and development, patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence, and general patent counseling.

Dr. Morath is experienced in biochemistry; next generation sequencing; cell biology; recombinant cells and cell-based therapies; immunology; vaccines; diagnostics; pharmaceuticals; nutrition, cosmetics, and other related areas.

Prior to joining Patent Law Works, Dr. Morath was a partner with the intellectual property boutique TraskBritt, PC.

Dr. Morath completed his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, graduating with a B.Sc. in molecular and cellular biology. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Molecular Biology with his thesis focusing on metal requirements for early brain development and fate choices of neural stem cells. He spent a nearly a year as a Postdoctoral fellow before pursuing a law degree from Brigham Young University.