Name: Mark Partridge
Law firm: Partridge Partners
Position: Managing partner
Mark Partridge is the managing partner at the
law firm Partridge Partners. Covering trademark
and copyright law for more than three decades, Partridge
has assisted some of the biggest companies in the world with
trademark issues. Since 1999 to the present, he has served as an
arbitrator and UDRP panellist at WIPO.
Name: David Pritikin
Law firm: Sidley Austin
David Pritikin specialises in patent lawsuits
and is a partner at the law firm Sidley Austin.
He is based in the firm’s Chicago office. In a career spanning
more than three decades he has represented companies in the
telecommunications, software and medical devices industries
both in US courts and at the International Trade Commission.
Notable clients include Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Microsoft,
Apple and Huawei. He also represented Amgen in a long-running
dispute with Sandoz. He obtained his JD from Harvard Law
School in 1974.
Name: Harry Roper
Law firm: Jenner & Block
Position: Partner, chair of patent litigation
Harry Roper is the chair of the patent litigation
and counselling practice at Jenner & Block. He
has represented clients in a diverse range of industries such as
pharmaceutical, computer software, biotechnology and medical
devices. His practice focuses on patent litigation and he has argued
in numerous US courts as well as the US Court of Appeals for the
Federal Circuit. As well as working on patent cases, Roper regularly
speaks publicly on patent, trade secrets and anti-competition issues.
Name: Maureen Smith
Law firm: Ladas & Parry
Position: Trademark lawyer
Maureen Smith is a partner at Ladas & Parry and focuses
her practice on counselling on the availability of trademark
registration, as well as trademark litigation. She has worked
with large brand owners, startups and small businesses. Smith
also helps brands with licensing and the formation of holding
companies and joint ventures.
Name: Claudia Stangle
Law firm: Leydig Voit & Mayer
Claudia Stangle is a partner at Leydig, Voit & Mayer and
focuses her practice on all aspects of trade mark, trade dress
and copyright law. She represents clients in a wide variety of
industries, including alcoholic beverages, food and additives,
consumer goods, insurance and financial services, biopharma,
pharmaceuticals, cannabis and hemp.
Name: William Streff Jr
Law firm: Kirkland & Ellis
William Streff Jr is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.
He specialises in patent and anti-competition
law and assists clients in litigation, counselling and licensing.
His work has covered computer hardware and software products,
semiconductor processing technology and telecommunications
devices. This has included LEDs, DRAMs, CCDs, MPUs and
inverter controllers; optical networks; satellite and cable
communications systems; avionics; high definition and satellite
television systems; navigation systems; digitally-controlled fuel
systems and thermoplastic-encapsulated electric motors.
Name: Michael Warnecke
Law firm: Perkins Coie
Michael Warnecke is a partner at the law firm
Perkins Coie. He is based in the firm’s Chicago
office and he focuses his practice on patent issues and has
litigated in a number of high profile cases. In addition to litigation,
Warnecke assists clients in the technology industry on licensing
matters and also covers trade secrets issues. Warnecke has
advised the Chinese government on patent legislation and the US
government on unfair competition law.
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Name: Joseph Dages
Law firm: Middleton Reutlinger
Joseph Dages is a director at Middleton Reutlinger and focuses
his practice principally on trademark, copyright, and internet law.
He has advised clients on prosecuting and protecting their IP
portfolios, including in the area of domain names. Dages’ clients
include authors, artists, and entrepreneurs, who he helps to
protect their creative works. He is a member of INTA.
Name: Jack Wheat
Law firm: McBrayer
Jack Wheat, who recently joined McBrayer
as a partner, has experience in all areas of
IP law. He has represented clients in the alcoholic beverages,
banking, university, entertainment, food services, healthcare,
pharmaceuticals, internet, e-commerce, manufacturing,
publishing, architectural, and retail sales industries.