Eric G. Wright PETX, MBA, Patent Attorney DC, TX, Reg. USPTO is the founder of Wright IP & International Law. Wright’s IP practice focuses on litigation, trial, USITC investigations, legal opinions, counseling and prosecution, in all aspects of intellectual property law. His professional roots are in Texas’ Engineering & Construction industry as a Process Engineer and in business consulting. Wright has always enjoyed a global perspective on technology, as well as valuing and monetizing the potential inherent in new technologies. His practice focuses on the development and enforcement of worldwide IP patent portfolios for commercial products and core technologies in a broad variety of technological arts. Wright also practices trademark law offering brand development and brand enhancement services through litigation, administrative actions and prosecution to develop worldwide trademark portfolios. He also founded Technoeconomics® LLC which provides IP life cycle strategic planning and consulting services for the development and monetization of intellectual property of all varieties. Wright’s primary office is in Washington, DC.
Glenn Perdue, MBA, CVA, MAFF, CLP is the managing member of Kraft Analytics, LLC, an affiliate of Kraft CPAs in Nashville, TN. Glenn has over 30 years of experience in the areas of finance, technology and intellectual property (IP). He started his career in the venture capital industry and later became the president of an information technology company. Kraft Analytics provides valuation, forensic and transaction advisory services to businesses and attorneys. Glenn has specific experience with technology and IP-related valuation, damage calculations, transaction advisory support and other forms of economic analysis for businesses. Glenn has been retained as an expert witness is over 150 cases many of which involve patent, copyright and trademark infringement or the misappropriation of trade secrets. Glenn has also been retained as an expert involving the assessment of information obtained in e-discovery related to trade secret misappropriation liability. Glenn has an undergraduate degree in Finance and holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He also holds professional credentials as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).
Craig Watson European Patent Attorney joined HGF as a partner in 2011 to open and develop the firm’s Aberdeen, UK, office. In addition to being a European Patent Attorney with approximately 20 years of experience, Mr. Watson is a member of a European Examining Committee who set and mark the professionals exams required to become European Patent Attorneys. He gained a Masters Degree from Aberdeen University in New Materials after graduating from the University of Glasgow with an honours degree in Chemistry. He also studied at the Institut de chimie de la matière condensée de Bordeaux. Craig’s practice is to provide concise, pragmatic and commercially focused advice on all aspects of IP, e.g. patent strategy; patent drafting, prosecution and enforcement. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Trade Mark attorneys and is listed in Managing Intellectual Property magazine as an IP Star for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Craig is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and deals with a wide variety of technologies including downhole tools, subsea technology, chemical treatments, a variety of renewable energy inventions, as well as valves, pumps and engine components.
Gustavo A. Alcocer Attorney Mexico is a partner of OLIVARES of Mexico. He manages the Corporate and Commercial Law Group and is Co-Chair of the Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals Group. Prior to joining OLIVARES, he acted as In House counsel for Banamex for 11 years in various positions, including Vice President of International Legal Affairs in New York and Executive Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Grupo Financiero Banamex in Mexico City. Mr. Alcocer possesses a wealth of transactional experience in M&A, finance and business law and advises our clients on complex M&A, finance, asset sale & acquisition, licensing, franchising, real estate transactional work, and regulatory work. Clients routinely turn to him for sophisticated strategic advice regarding structuring maintaining, and expanding operations in Mexico and intellectual property valuation and monetization. Additionally, Mr. Alcocer has worked with international companies in FCPA and anti-bribery compliance, as well as privacy and personal data protection.
Gabriel Leonardos JD LLM, MBA is a partner of the Brazilian IP firm Kasznar Leonardos. Apart from his academic degrees (JD, LLM and MBA in Brazil, and an LLM from the Ludwig-Maximilian University, in Munich, Germany), he has an extensive experience advising international businesses and he received from the Cross of Merit from the German Government (“Bundesverdienstkreuz”). Gabriel is currently President of the IP Committee of the Federal Board of the Brazilian Bar Association, and Vice-President of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property
Fred Rocafort is an attorney at Seattle-based law firm Harris Bricken, where he co-chairs the international practice group. His work focuses on trade, customs, and intellectual property matters. He joined Harris Bricken after more than a decade of legal work overseas, primarily in China. Fred began his career abroad as a U.S. diplomat in Guangzhou, China, where he advocated for fairer treatment of American companies and citizens in China and for stronger anti-counterfeiting enforcement. After entering the private sector, Fred started his own consulting business, concurrently serving as a foreign legal advisor to a Shanghai law firm, and later joined one of the oldest American law firms in China. He also led the legal team at a Hong Kong-based brand protection consultancy, spending most of his time out in the field, mostly in China and Southeast Asia, protecting clients against counterfeiters and fraudsters. Fred co-hosts Harris Bricken’s weekly Global Law and Business podcast and is a regular contributor to the award-winning China Law Blog.
Joshua W. Rodriguez TX, DC is an international trade and intellectual property attorney focusing on Section 337 investigations of unfair competition before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He represents domestic clients in multiple industries with a broad range of technologies, including smartphones and electronic displays. Josh’s experience in ITC investigations covers numerous aspects of pre-trial activities, including working with clients to perform due diligence before filing an investigation, researching various legal issues, and drafting pleadings, motions, and memoranda of law.
Kent Stevens MPA, JD, LLM, IL Kent Stevens has litigated complex international trade and intellectual property cases for thirty years – first for the Federal Government (United States International Trade Commission) and later at the Senior Partner/Of Counsel level for AM100 law firms and IP boutiques. Since 2018, Kent has conducted more than 30 mediations in Chicago, Illinois, Washington, D.C., New York, New York, Los Angeles, California, Orlando, Florida, and most recently, online. His mediations included parties from North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East – including parties from the Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Israel, and Uruguay. Kent has conducted mediations for ten Fortune 500 companies as parties and twelve Am100 law firms as lead counsel. Most mediations have included an amount in dispute in excess of 10 million dollars and some have included an amount in dispute exceeding 100 million dollars. Kent’s mediations addressed disputes in litigation before United States District Courts and the United States International Trade Commission – including multi-district and parallel litigation before the USPTO, EPO, and the courts of the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Poland. Kent also has an active pro bono conciliation and restorative justice ADR practice which has included mediation of intra-denominational church governance disputes, restorative justice work with pre-release Federal prisoners, and refugee family interventions.
Mitchell From has a background of greater than 15 years in the IT industry. He has achieved executive levels in corporate America as well as being a successful entrepreneur. He supports a number of non-profit organizations and has Board Member experience. Over the years he has given back to the business community through educational speaking events and talk radio. Currently, he is a founding partner of Authority Solutions® which offers digital marketing, brand enhancement, reputation management and online technical services. Mitchell’s work focuses on leveraging trademarks, copyrighted material and other digital assets in cyberspace for the purposes of developing an authoritative online presence. Mitchell consults with companies of all sizes seeking to maximize their exposure online and engages in strategic planning regarding all aspects of developing an online presence including the technical fundamentals of online marketing and business. Mitchell understands the importance of extending IP into the digital world for brand enhancement and monetization.
Sonya Aston TX Sonya practices intellectual property law as a Trademark Attorney, business law and crisis management. Previously, Sonya commanded the 2nd largest election entity in the nation with over 60 permanent employees and 6,000 temporary employees for 2.3 million registered voters. Throughout her career, Sonya has worked closely with business leaders, governmental offices, state and federal representatives and senators, political party leaders, political entity leaders and civic leaders to ensure compliance with laws. Ms. Aston works with the Harris County’s Office of Emergency Management to disseminate public information to stakeholders and reporters world-wide during emergency events. Prior to her work in elections, Sonya worked at the Harris County Tax Office providing legal counsel; implementing programs to increase the collection of taxes and permits and reducing the theft of funds against the office and the public. Additionally, Sonya was a team lead on the Enron matter, litigator for Conoco Inc. on the Santa Monica aquifer case, lead attorney at the City of Houston in business litigation and environmental enforcement litigation.
Daphne Maravei B. Eng, LL, B., Reg. CIPO, Reg. USPTO,CA Daphne’s practice focuses on the acquisition, clearance, prosecution, litigation and licensing of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright. Daphne also counsels clients on portfolio management and filing strategies, and has experience in prosecuting patents in various technical areas, including the energy, life sciences and medical devices sectors. Daphne’s practice also focuses on the business law aspects of intellectual property and includes the transfer of rights, and conducting in-depth IP due diligence in corporate transactions. Daphne is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of intellectual property topics and is involved in many teaching activities. Daphne was recently Director of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)/McGill University course entitled “Managing Trade-mark Disputes” and Assistant Director of the IPIC/McGill Advanced Trade-marks course titled “The Trademarks Practitioner” and has spoken at the Law Society of Ontario’s Annual IP Law Year in Review on a number of occasions. Daphne has served on a number of committees including the IPIC/Canadian Intellectual Property Office Joint Liaison Committee and the International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin Committee. Daphne is a former Committee Chair of the INTA Bulletin Law & Practice (North Americas) Subcommittee. Daphne was also a Council Member of IPIC for the 2012-2014 terms.
Bob ProtheroeReg. USPTO has more than 30 years of experience in patent practice, initially as inventor and then as a registered practitioner before the USPTO for over 15 years. Bob’s focus is on patent prosecution and portfolio development. Protheroe is a senior independent consultant in intellectual property and technology based product development. Bob is a seasoned product and technology executive with experience in innovation driven product strategy and development. In addition to securing patent protection for his client’s, Bob is a named inventor on 27 US patents in commercial products and technologies. Bob’s consulting practice serves companies ranging from startups through fortune 500 companies. His technical background includes electrical engineering, software engineering, embedded systems, distributed online systems and machine learning. Bob’s focus is to deliver business driven intellectual property strategies seeking to monetize IP investments.
*Wright IP® marks Wright IP & International Law PLLC, having a main office in Washington, DC.
**USPTO Registrations & bar admissions indicated. No attorneys certified by the Texas Board Of Legal Specialization.
This is an advertisement.