Feras Ahmed serves as Privacy Counsel at OneTrust where he provides guidance on global privacy regulations to assist compliance efforts and drive new product offerings and features. In this role, Feras is responsible for researching and tracking evolving global privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations, with a focus on the United States, Asia and emerging technologies.
Prior to OneTrust, Feras served as Director of Legal Affairs for a commercial facial recognition software company and was responsible for managing the company’s privacy by design, compliance and public policy initiatives. Additionally, he participated in the NTIA’s Privacy Multistakeholder Process on Facial Recognition Technology and served under the Honorable Adalberto Jordan, Federal Judge of the United States Court of Appeals.
Feras earned his JD from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was the first to graduate with a concentration in Business, Innovation, Law and Technology (BILT). He’s a member of the American Bar Association’s Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice (COREJ) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E, CIPM).
Hon. Scott R. Boalick
Acting Chief Judge
Scott R. Boalick is the Acting Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In this role, he leads the PTAB as it conducts post-grant trials, including inter partes reviews, post-grant reviews, covered business method patent reviews and derivation proceedings, and as it hears appeals from adverse examiner decisions in patent applications and reexamination proceedings.
Acting Chief Judge Boalick was appointed to the Board in 2007. Prior to becoming the Acting Chief Judge, he served as an Administrative Patent Judge, Lead Judge, Vice Chief Judge, and Deputy Chief Judge.
Before joining the USPTO, Mr. Boalick served as a patent attorney with the Department of the Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Laboratory. In these roles, he advised clients concerning a wide range of intellectual property issues, including patent, trademark, copyright, technology transfer, administrative claims, and rights in technical data and computer software. He prepared and prosecuted patent applications and assisted the Invention Evaluation Board to select and prioritize inventions for patenting. Before that, he practiced with Fish & Richardson in Washington, D.C., where he counseled clients on all aspects of protecting intellectual property, including patent acquisition, portfolio management, and litigation. He litigated claims of patent infringement in the International Trade Commission, district court, and the Federal Circuit, and also prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications in a variety of technology areas. Prior to his time at Fish & Richardson, Mr. Boalick served as a law clerk to the Hon. Alvin A. Schall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Boalick began his career as an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving as a division officer on the USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) and as an instructor at the Surface Warfare Officer School. After his active duty service, he worked as a radar systems engineer at Technology Service Corporation.
Mr. Boalick earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal and received the Leon Robbin Patent Award. He earned both an M.S.E. in Systems Engineering and a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Amit Singh Chauhan
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Amit is an Indian attorney with over 18 years of experience, working for Indian and global multinationals. At InMobi Amit is responsible for the global legal function, including investor relations, risk, compliance, data protection and privacy.
Additionally, Amit is a co-founder and member of Board of a consulting company called LexConnect Consulting and is on the Board/advisory panel of several tech start-ups, such as Yulu Bikes, Sangopan, Nimble Growth etc.
Amit specialises in setting up the legal and compliance functions for technology start ups and partnering them into their growth as large businesses, while solving complex cross border legal problems.
Mary Boney Denison is the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Commissioner for Trademarks. Ms. Denison oversees all aspects of the USPTO’s Trademarks organization including policy, operations and budget relating to trademark examination, registration, and maintenance.
Ms. Denison joined the USPTO in 2011 as Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations where she was responsible for USPTO trademark application, legal examination, and registration processes. She has led outreach to the trademark legal community, small businesses and applicants without legal counsel, and has been an active participant in meetings with the world’s largest trademark offices, promoting projects aimed at harmonization of trademark practices and procedures. While at the USPTO she has initiated several projects to enhance and expand internal and external communications as well as employee career development.
Before joining the USPTO, Denison practiced law in the area of trademark prosecution and litigation, as a founding partner of Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC in Washington, D.C. from 1996 to 2011, and as a partner of Graham & James LLP, where she practiced for 10 years. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for three years, and also served a three-year term on the USPTO’s Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC).
Ms. Denison holds degrees from Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Law from which she received the UNC School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016.
Diane Gabl Kratz
Senior IP Counsel Seagate Technology
Diane Gabl Kratz is Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Seagate Technology's headquarters in Cupertino, California. She manages Seagate’s global trademark portfolio, leading strategy and enforcement of trademark, copyright, and domain name rights. As a USPTO-registered patent attorney, Diane also manages the patent portfolios for the Consumer Products and Media groups, advising on strategy, prosecution, litigation, and IP-related transactions.
Previously, Diane was in private practice at the Silicon Valley offices of international law firms Morrison & Foerster LLP and Sidley Austin LLP. There, she focused on complex commercial and IP litigation in industries such as semiconductors, software, telecom, consumer electronics, and medical devices.
A four-time Super Lawyers Rising Star, Diane regularly speaks at conferences throughout the United States and has been featured as a guest lecturer at Stanford University’s Management Science & Engineering Department and the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She serves as a Global Advisory Board Member for the Women In Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).
Diane received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and graduated early from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Physics.
Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, General Counsel’s Organization – IP Law and Strategy Group American Express
Maxine Graham is currently VP & Chief IP Counsel at American Express Company. In her current position, Ms. Graham has global responsibility for intellectual property (IP) matters for Amex. She leads the Intellectual Property Law & Strategy team that handles Amex’s trademarks, patents, copyrights, licensing, M&A, commercial transactions, litigation, and intellectual property strategy. Prior to joining American Express, Ms. Graham was patent litigator at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. Ms. Graham is a member of the New York bar and is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. She graduated with a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School, has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Physics from Furman University.
Hon. Stephen E. Haberfeld (Ret.)
U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California JAMS
Judge Haberfeld --- a former U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor in Washington, D.C. --- brings a wealth of talent and accomplishment and more than 30 years of relevant experience to each IP engagement.
Judge Haberfeld has successfully mediated and arbitrated numerous intellectual property disputes -- including in entertainment and non-entertainment cases involving well-known celebrities, trademarks, etc.
Judge Haberfeld has taught intellectual property rights and entertainment law at Pepperdine Law School, and he has also been a featured speaker on intellectual property rights and ADR at copyright and patent legal symposia, leading law firms and other professional gatherings.
Senior Managing Counsel, IP Mastercard
Mr. Klocinski is Senior Managing Counsel and Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at MasterCard Worldwide, a global technology company and payments industry leader.
As an intellectual property professional with more than 25 years of experience cutting across the private and public sectors, Mr. Klocinski has successfully worked with a broad range of technologies including computer software, electronics, advanced business processes, telecommunications, semiconductors and acoustics. Mr. Klocinski's specialties include intellectual property strategy (with an emphasis on patent portfolio building and management), intellectual property risk mitigation and dispute resolution and treatment of intellectual property in commercial agreements.
Prior to joining MasterCard in March 2012, Mr. Klocinski was a Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel at CA, Inc. for six years. As Assistant General Counsel, he designed and implemented the company's patent program, directed the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, managed intellectual property risk mitigation, supported IP issues in mergers and acquisitions and litigation, managed trademark clearance, filing, prosecution and dispute resolution and managed CA’s copyright program.
For three years, starting in 2001, Mr. Klocinski was Assistant General Counsel at Capital One Financial. His responsibilities included, managing invention intake, preparing and prosecuting of patent applications, designing and implementing patent strategy, managing patent risk mitigation, and consulting on patent issues in mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to his corporate experience, Mr. Klocinski has also practiced with the Washington D.C. offices of Baker Botts, Hunton & Williams, and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner. Mr. Klocinski's private practice experience focused on patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, patent litigation and risk mitigation and general intellectual property client counseling.
Prior to and while enrolled in Law School at Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Klocinski worked as an Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he researched and prepared official actions and appeal briefs for United States patent applications and PCT applications related to image analysis.
Mr. Klocinski holds a J.D. from Georgetown Law School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University.
Sophia Lee is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of IEX Group, Inc., whose founding story was the subject of Michael Lewis’ recent best-selling book Flash Boys. Sophia oversees all legal, securities, compliance and intellectual property matters of the business. Sophia managed IEX’s national securities exchange application process, which began with a draft submission to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in September 2014 and culminated in an historic approval order from the SEC on June 17, 2016. Sophia has 20 years of experience in the financial services and legal services industries combined, advising technology and financial services firms on strategic partnerships, acquisitions, financings, and intellectual property matters. Sophia was previously Deputy General Counsel of the global buy-side electronic trading firm Liquidnet (and General Counsel for Liquidnet Canada), where she established alternative trading systems in the US, Canada and various countries in Asia Pacific, and served as liaison with global regulators regarding equity market structure issues. Between 2000 and 2004, Sophia served as Associate General Counsel at Investment Technology Group, an agency-only broker, where she was responsible for corporate strategy transactions and public company reporting. Sophia also spent 4 years as a Mergers & Acquisitions Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Sophia holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sophia is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and holds a CFA charter.
Hon. John C. Lifland (Ret.)
U.S. District Judge JAMS
The Hon. John C. Lifland (Ret) is a retired United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 and served until 2007. His docket included an array of patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property issues.
During his last several years serving on the federal bench, the cases he presided over were mostly civil with an emphasis on intellectual property. Judge Lifland managed such cases to settlement or judgement, and his decisions included resolving challenges to validity and enforceability of patents on various brand-name drugs by generic drug manufacturers, questions of infringement in such cases and questions of patent validity, infringement, and damages in other varied contexts. His work also included evaluating infringement issues in trademark and copyright cases.
Since leaving the federal bench and joining JAMS, Judge Lifland has extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator, as well as participating in neutral evaluations for parties to upcoming or current disputes. He has served as sole arbitrator and as a member or chair of arbitration panels in many patent-related disputes.
Judge Lifland is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. He is also a founder of the John C. Lifland Inn of Court, a New Jersey-based Inn which focuses on intellectual property and federal litigation issues.
Partner Amster, Rothstein, Ebenstein, LLP
Charles R. Macedo, a physicist by training, litigates in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark and copyright law, with a special emphasis in complex litigation and appellate work. Companies and individuals from a wide range of industries turn to him to develop offensive and defensive strategies for the development and enforcement of their patent and trademark portfolios.
Fluent in technical jargon spoken by inventors and clients, patentese spoken at the PTO, legalese spoken by courts and attorneys, business jargon spoken by management, and plain English, he seeks to translate complex subject matter into terms all can understand.
The author of The Corporate Insider's Guide to U.S. Patent Practice, Mr. Macedo has been cited as an authority on intellectual property issues by the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, BNA, Bloomberg, Inside Counsel, Managing Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer Tactics, IP Law 360, JIPLP and other media.
His patent experience encompasses a broad range of industries and products including Internet, e-commerce, content delivery and computer-enabled inventions; financial services, transaction processing, electronic wallets and virtual or synthetic currency, including Bitcoins and all other Alt-coins; Software-As-A-Service; social media; semiconductor and photomasks; green energy and power, including wind generators and batteries; construction materials and structures; life sciences; and apparel, to name a few. Mr. Macedo also has enforced and defended against trademark assertions and/or opposition proceedings for financial service providers, casinos and resorts, non-profit organizations, celebrities; cosmetic companies, luxury retailers of designer handbags and retail chains. He also advises clients on IP contracts, licensing, confidentiality agreements, terms of services and IP acquisitions and transfers.
By identifying vulnerabilities and considering variations on design concepts, Mr. Macedo helps clients develop strategies to maximize protection and prevent infringement challenges. He frequently serves as special counsel to companies seeking an IP strategy, not just a patent; to IP holders in anticipation of litigation and as coordinating counsel for multiple law firms.
He is consistently at the forefront of complex and emerging patent issues in the financial services and transaction processing industries. Clients ranging from international banks, broker dealers and new business ventures call on Mr. Macedo to develop patent strategies, prepare patents, assert rights and defend against infringement claims. His work includes developing and implementing patent strategies associated with such cutting edge financial innovations like bitcoins and other synthetic currency or math-based assets. His experience includes successfully defending the Discover Card division of Morgan Stanley from one of the earliest business method patent assertions, and leading the team to implement and enforce the deposit sweep patent portfolio for Island Intellectual Property LLC. He has also helped clients implementing insurance related products seek patent and other intellectual property protection.
His experience before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board and its predecessor Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, including acting as leading counsel in inter partes review and covered business method proceedings, as well as advising and analyzing in the background. He also has represented patent owners in ex parte appeals, including reversals of obviousness rejections in Ex parte Buarque de Macedo.
Mr. Macedo writes prolifically and lectures regularly as he tracks and analyzes in real time the most important developments affecting IP strategy and litigation. As Co-Chair of the Amicus Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Mr. Macedo has been principal counsel or additional counsel on amicus briefs in some of the leading patent cases of recent years, including Cuozzo (at Federal Circuit en banc petition, Supreme Court petition for certiorari and merits brief stage), Highmark and Octane (at the Supreme Court), Kimble v. Marvel (at the Supreme Court), Mayo v. Prometheus (at the Supreme Court), Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Inc. (at the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit), CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice (at the Federal Circuit en banc and at the Supreme Court in the petition and merits brief stage), and Akamai (at the Federal Circuit on remand). His appellate experience also includes petitions for mandamus, for rehearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of various clients.
He holds bachelors and masters degrees in physics from The Catholic University of America and a law degree from Columbia Law School, all with honors. He was the sole law clerk to Hon. Daniel M. Friedman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1989–1990. The recipient of the prestigious AIPLA Robert C. Watson Award, Mr. Macedo is included in Super Lawyers, IP Stars and Million Dollar Verdict. He also was a member of the Editorial Board for the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal and currently serves on the Editorial Board for Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice published by Oxford University Press.
Michael Palage is a co-founder of InfoNetworks LLC and holds a B.S.E.E. from Drexel University, and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law. Mr. Palage has been involved in Internet Governance issues over the past twenty years, primarily in connection with ICANN and domain name related matters. However, over the past three years he has become intimately involved in digital identity trust frameworks and blockchain/distributed ledger technology (DLT).
Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation USPTO
Mark Powell is the Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In this recently created, senior position, Mr. Powell leads international cooperative efforts with an aim to improve the international patent system in terms of certainty and cost reduction for intellectual property stakeholders, work-sharing, improvements to the PCT system, and other harmonization matters. Prior to holding this position, Mr. Powell served as Special Advisor to the Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation Matters.
Mr. Powell began work at the USPTO in 1986 as a patent examiner in the area of highenergy physics, and became a senior examiner in high-definition television technology. In 1994, he became a supervisory examiner in what is now the main IT examining sector at the USPTO overseeing user-interface, artificial intelligence, source-code management, and computer graphics examination units. Mr. Powell served as a Technology Center Director from 2003-2011 in the telecommunications area, managing some 1,200 patent examiners, all while participating in international patent matters on behalf of the agency.
Mr. Powell holds a B.S.E.E from Clemson University and a Certificate in Advanced Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Leslie Spencer, co-chair of the firm’s diversity committee, is a partner in the IP litigation practice working in the firm’s New York and West Coast offices. Leslie counsels clients on intellectual property matters involving software, computer networks and security, semiconductors, FinTech, blockchain and artificial intelligence, among other technologies. She has over 15 years of experience litigating patent disputes in federal district court, including at Markman hearing, trial and appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Leslie is also a registered patent attorney, and appears before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Her practice also involves advising clients on IP asset protection, IP transactions and freedom-to-operate opinions. Leslie has been recognized by New York Law Journal as one of the “Top Women in Law 2016” and among New York Metro Super Lawyers since 2013. Prior to practicing law, Leslie worked for financial services and defense technology companies, and supervised the development of a smart card-based secure transaction system. Leslie has a J.D. from New York University School of Law, an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.
Richard A. Sterba, a Principal in Fish’s Washington, D.C. office, leads, manages and tries complex patent cases in district courts, from the Eastern District of Virginia to the Southern District of California, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Experienced in all phases of litigation, his specialty is handling and trying cases at the ITC, having worked on more than twenty Section 337 investigations, including more than ten trials. Mr. Sterba has received several accolades for his trial experience, including having been named a Law360 International Trade Rising Star and having been recognized by The Legal 500 for his impressive ITC experience and track record. He also has successfully argued a case to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit obtaining complete vindication for a small business owner whose entire business had previously been permanently enjoined.
Hugo Teufel III is Chief Privacy Counsel within Raytheon’s Office of the General Counsel based in Arlington, Virginia. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Reporting directly to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Teufel handles all aspects of privacy and data protection compliance globally within the company.
In public service, Teufel served at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as its Chief Privacy Officer, the first such statutorily mandated position in the federal government. Teufel’s responsibilities included assuring that the technologies used by the Department to protect the United States sustain privacy protections relating to the use, collection, and disclosure of personal information. During his tenure, Teufel was one of two principals from DHS on the joint U.S./EU High Level Contact Group on information sharing and privacy and personal data protection. Teufel also testified before committees of both houses of Congress on privacy issues.
Prior to serving as Chief Privacy Officer at DHS, Teufel was Associate General Counsel for General Law at DHS and Associate Solicitor for General Law at the Department of the Interior. Teufel served as Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Colorado.
In the private sector, Teufel was a privacy co-lead in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Advisory practice, where he advised commercial, federal and international clients on privacy and data protection issues.
Teufel also practiced government contracts law at the firms of Hall & Evans, LLP, and McKenna & Cuneo, LLP. Additionally, Teufel served as a Judge Advocate in the D.C. Army National Guard. Teufel began his legal career in Washington, D.C., clerking for the Honorable Loren A. Smith, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Teufel majored in Economics, and minored in German, at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law at the American University, and his Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Teufel holds CIPP/G, CIPP/US, and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is admitted to the Colorado, Maryland (inactive), and Virginia bars.
Linda J. Thayer
Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Linda J. Thayer is an experienced litigator and patent portfolio strategist, with deep knowledge in both patent law and multiple complex technologies. She excels at guiding high-tech clients in developing strong intellectual property portfolios and defending their patent assets before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and in federal courts. Linda’s wide range of knowledge and experience allows her to offer clients skilled guidance on a multitude of IP issues. From her prior industry experience as a cryptologic mathematician and computer programmer at the National Security Agency, she is highly qualified in the areas of cryptography and cybersecurity, and experienced in software programming. Linda leads Finnegan’s robotics group and is a member of the board of editors of the Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law. She is also co-chair of the Licensing Executives Society’s Data & Cybersecurity Sector.
Director, Senior Corporate Counsel - Privacy and Security DaVita
James is legal counsel for DaVita in Denver CO, focusing on global privacy and security compliance. He also advises DaVita business and corporate functions on a wide range of issues, including HIPAA/HITECH compliance, incident response management, and data governance. James has served in similar global privacy roles for several other multinational corporations, most recently Lenovo in Raleigh NC.
Daniel C. Tucker
Attorney Finnegan, Henderson, FarabowGarrett & Dunner, LLP
Daniel C. Tucker focuses on the interplay among district court patent litigation, post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. With technical experience gained working as an engineer, Dan represents clients across a broad range of technologies, including wireless/cellular communications, semiconductor technology, consumer electronics, and internet services. A former judicial law clerk at the Federal Circuit, Dan has litigated numerous patent infringement cases, from filing to resolution, developing and executing successful strategies for both patent owners and accused infringers.
Richard (Rich) Weiss
Law Vice President, Chief IP and CTO Counsel NCR Corporation
Richard (“Rich”) Weiss is a Law Vice President and the Chief IP and CTO Counsel for NCR Corporation. Mr. Weiss’ practice areas involve all aspects of IP, including IP transactions (e.g., IP licensing, IP M&A, IP joint development/collaboration, and IP indemnification); IP Strategy, IP assertions and defense; IP preparation and prosecution; trademarks; copyrights; and trade secrets.
Over his 25 plus years of practice, Mr. Weiss has practice both in house at White & Case, and with multiple technology companies, including Nortel Networks and Philips Electronics, along with NCR. Among other things, during that time, he was one of the main architects of the Nortel Networks patent portfolio, a portion of which was sold for $4.5B; has produced multiple $100Ms in IP monetization (including revenue and business value); has primed the IP M&A aspects for several $1B plus deals, has addressed and resolved a significant number of complex IP indemnification related issues; has primed numerous collaboration agreements; and in conjunction with the above, has engaged in negotiations with numerous Fortune 100 companies.
Mr. Weiss received his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law (1990), where he graduated as a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar and was the recipient of the Carroll G. Harper Prize for IP. He received a BSEE from Duke University (1987), where he graduated magna cum laude with distinction.
Director of Patents SAS Institute Inc.
Tim Wilson is Director of Patents in the Legal Division at SAS Institute Inc., the world’s largest private software company, where he leads the patent practice. He also provides advice on all types of intellectual property law matters and competitive intelligence issues. Prior to joining SAS, Tim was an associate at Brown Raysman in New York, where he advised clients on all manner of licensing and outsourcing transactions. Tim began his legal career as a patent and intellectual property litigator with Jones Day in Cleveland. Tim received his JD from Syracuse University College of Law in 1992 and a BS from Pennsylvania State University in 1989. Tim is a member of the Editorial Board of Intellectual Property Magazine.