Speakers

Alston and Bird LLP

Christopher Douglas

Christopher Douglas
Attorney

Chris Douglas is a registered patent attorney and a member of the Alston & Birds Patent Preparation and Prosecution Group. He focuses his practice on counseling and securing foreign and domestic patent rights for his clients. Chris’s practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to telecommunications, signal processing, image processing, media distribution, mobile identity software, mobile payment system software, voice and facial recognition, intelligent transportation systems, natural language processing and user interface systems in both the United States and in foreign jurisdictions for market leaders in the mobile communications and telecommunications technology industry.Chris has been recognized as a North Carolina Rising Star, one of the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in North Carolina under the age of 40, by Super Lawyers Magazine and is a frequent speaker on the role of patents in telecommunications industry. Chris is a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Standards Committee for 2012. He also a serving Armor Officer in the North Carolina Army National Guard and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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Assouline & Berlowe PA

Loren Donald Pearson

Loren Donald Pearson
Partner

Loren Donald Pearson Esq. Registered Patent Attorney Board Certified Intellectual Property Law ASSOULINE & BERLOWE, PA

Loren Donald Pearson identifies, registers, and polices his client’s intellectual property rights by filing patents, trademark, and copyrights in the U.S. Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Offices. He also extends his clients U.S. rights into foreign jurisdictions. He has significant experience with both outgoing and incoming international patent applications based on the Patent Cooperation Treaty, Paris Convention, and Madrid Protocol. Mr. Pearson’s practice includes other intellectual property issues, such as, patentability searches, trademark availability, infringement/non-infringement opinions, and licensing. He also represents clients in inter-parties disputes, such as, Oppositions, Cancellations, Interferences, and Concurrent-Use Proceedings within the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Pearson represents foreign law firms desiring to file foreign applications in the United States. He has significant (100+ cases) experience filing patents in the United States. He is experienced using the Paris Convention, the PCT National Phase, and PCT Bypass as means of claiming foreign priority.
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AudioCodes

Alan Percy

Alan Percy
Senior Director of Strategic Marketing for North America

Alan Percy is Senior Director of Strategic Marketing for North America at AudioCodes, a leading provider of Voice over IP networking products and enabling technology. In this role, Alan manages the planning and execution of the North American market communications, social media and community development for AudioCodes. Alan is also responsible for developing and managing a number of strategic industry, consultant and analyst relationships. Alan is a frequent industry speaker and contributes to a number of industry journals, podcasts, webcasts and blogs.
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CEO Space International

Berny Dohrmann

Berny Dohrmann
Founder and Chairman

An internationally recognized capital strategist, revenue accelerator, and the inventor of patented Super Teaching, a title 1 technology for public schools that greatly accelerates retention. An economic innovator, Berny Dohrmann is the Founder and Chairman of CEO Space International, the world’s leading business incubator touching over 300,000 business owners in more than 100 countries.

Best known for its cooperative marketplace, training and trade show segments for executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, investors, development and hyper-growth companies, CEO Space International utilizes proprietary networking and teaching techniques that accelerate members’ abilities to grow their business through capital raising strategies, business growth intensives, and the power of collaboration.

In addition to being a successful business leader, Berny Dohrmann also finds time to mentor peers. Luminaries like Sharon Lechter, Greg Reid, Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Brown, Bob Circosta, the original host of HSN and the ‘Billion Dollar Man’, stand among those who have benefited from his deep business insights.

Mr. Dohrmann operated for many years as Chairman of publically traded investment banking firms conducting billions of dollars of business in over fourteen countries. He is the author of several books, the most current, “Redemption: The Cooperation Revolution.”
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Federal Communications Commission

Julius Knapp

Julius Knapp
Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology

Julius P. Knapp II is the chief of the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) Office of Engineering Technology (OET). OET is the Commission’s primary resource for engineering expertise and provides technical support to the Chairman, Commissioners and FCC Bureaus and Offices.

Mr. Knapp was named Chief of OET in October 2006, succeeding Ed Thomas who left the previous year, although he was the acting chief for some time before that. He became the Deputy Chief of OET in May 2001. Prior to that he was the Chief of the Policy & Rules Division where he was responsible for FCC frequency allocation proceedings and for proceedings amending the FCC rules for radio frequency devices. Mr. Knapp was Chief of the FCC Laboratory from 1994–1997 where he was responsible for the FCC’s equipment authorization program and technical analyses.

Mr. Knapp received a Bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York in 1974. He is a member of the IEEE EMC Society and is a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. He was the 2001 recipient of the Eugene C. Bowler award for exceptional professionalism and dedication to public service and received the FCC’s Silver and Gold medal awards for distinguished service at the Commission.
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IP Capital Group

Fred Dufresne

Fred Dufresne

Fred DuFresne is an inventor and entrepreneur with expertise in software, intellectual property and technical medicine. He holds more than a dozen patents around the world.

In 1994, Fred invented the technology behind server-side scripting in web sites and his company WebMate Technologies was subsequently awarded US Patent 5835712. By early 2000, WebMate Technologies had dissolved and Fred was able to re-acquire the ‘712 patent during a court-ordered auction.

Fred began to defend his patent rights and filed actions in US Federal District Court against a number of large companies, including Microsoft, Allaire Corp., Adobe, Macromedia and others. He also filed actions in the Canadian courts on similar grounds. The last of these actions was successfully settled in 2010.

Today, this technology can be found in Microsoft’s ASP framework, Oracle’s JSP platforms and all “open source” PHP and LAMP based products. Worldwide, server-side scripting technology can now be found on eight out of every ten web sites.

Fred also has extensive experience in the healthcare and medical device fields. In particular, he developed cancer treatment regimen administrative support tools, drug interaction detection systems and an intravenous device selector. Fred was the principal inventor for US patent 6012034, titled System and method for selecting an intravenous device.” This technology is now incorporated in most patient care systems.

Fred has received significant industry accolades, including the following:

•Network Computing Editor’s Choice Award
•Named One of the most influential people on the Internet by Interactive Week
•Recognized by the Open Invention Network as a Distinguished Inventor for his development of server-side scripting.

In 1974, Fred became the youngest instructor in Data Processing for Johnson and Wales University in Providence, where he received an award from the student-led Data Processing Association for dedication to the department

Fred has also spoken and written about the early web extensively. His published work includes: “The Internet and Your Business - Making Money on the Superhighway (1994) and Providing Public Services on the Superhighway (1995).

Fred founded and developed numerous companies including Interactive Systems, Inc. in 1976, Knowledge Based Technologies, WebMate Technologies and iNET911.com, Inc. in the 1990’s and the Canadian company CeriNet in 2002.

He currently serves on the advisory board of Augme Technologies Inc., the leading company in mobile marketing. He is also an advisor to the ipCapital Licensing Company, based in Vermont.

Fred holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, with Honors from Boston State College.

He spent his early years as an active Boy Scout and earned his Eagle in 1966. A Massachusetts native, Fred now lives in Virginia.
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Juneau Partners

Todd Juneau

Todd Juneau
Registered Patent Attorney

Todd Juneau has over 16 years’ experience as Registered Patent Attorney in private practice and has specialized expertise in the areas of patent prosecution, building of domestic and international patent portfolios, analyzing patent positions and validity, particularly in the telecommunication, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries, and providing advice to corporations and universities regarding patent matters. Mr. Juneau has been involved in negotiating hundreds of deals on behalf of clients during his career.Mr. Juneau has written, filed, and managed over 360 U.S. patent applications and over 1200 international applications for large corporations, start-up companies, major universities, and medical schools from around the world. Mr. Juneau has been a partner at a Washington, D.C. patent & trademark law firm and has represented Fortune 500 corporations from France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Mr. Juneau has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in Federal District Court including actions for patent infringement, defense against patent infringement, Section 337 trade-related patent infringement, trademark infringement, and breach of trade secrets. Mr. Juneau has been admitted to the District Court for the District of Columbia, the Florida Southern District Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.Mr. Juneau is licensed to practice In the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Illinois, before the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, PTO Board of Patent Appeals, and PTO Board of Trademark Appeals. Mr. Juneau received a Juris Doctorate in 1995 from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, a B.S./B.A. Microbiology in 1991 from The University of Minnesota, and is currently enrolled in the The George Mason University graduate engineering program for a M.S. Telecommunications & Computer Engineering.
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MetroCore Holdings, LLC

Mark Hewitt

Mark Hewitt
CEO

Mark Hewitts Summary CEO at MetroCore Holdings, LLC

Also -Chief Technology Officer at EcoSystem Partners, LLC and Partner at NextBendWinner of the (2010) “Who’s Who” Business leader of the year where has distinguished his 30 year career in business and technology with numerous awards for product innovation; Mark has a passion applying his physics background to everyday business and technology; working to apply this experience to economics where it brings focus on achieving a sustainable future.

Today he is focused on expanding the framework created by the MetroCore which is a business and technology protocol designed to aid in the planning, engineering, modeling, construction, and long term operations of sustainable systems. The MetroCore framework provides developers, engineers, architects, and planners with the tools necessary to model complex systems. Then once built the MetroCore provides systems designed to manage and operate Smart Cities and Building Systems.
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MPEG LA

Bill Geary

Bill Geary
VP Business Development

William (Bill) Geary – MPGL VP Business Development at MPEG LA, where he is responsible for identifying, organizing, and facilitating new patent pools for licensing by the company. For more than fifteen years he has been involved in the formation and operation of patent pools in a wide variety of technologies. Before joining MPEG LA, Mr. Geary was General Patent Counsel in the Samsung Electronics Washington, DC office where he handled worldwide patent licensing and litigation for eleven years and negotiated hundreds of patent license agreements and directed dozens of litigations in the U.S. and overseas.

Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Mr. Geary worked as an electrical engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute and Harris Corporation. He has degrees in law, electrical engineering, and an MBA.MPEG LA, LLC operates as a licensing administrator. It offers alternative technology licenses, which enable users to acquire worldwide patent rights necessary for a technology standard or platform from multiple patent holders in a single transaction as an alternative to negotiating separate licenses. MPEG was founded in 1996 is based in Denver, Colorado. The company has locations in Washington, District of Columbia; Greenwood Village, Colorado; Chevy Chase, Maryland; London, the United Kingdom; Tokyo, Japan; and Shanghai, China
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Open Invention Network (OIN)

Keith Bergelt

Keith Bergelt
Chief Executive Officer

Keith Bergelt is the chief executive officer of Open Invention Network (OIN), the company formed by IBM, Novell, NEC, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to protect Linux. In this capacity he spearheads the company’s efforts to leverage its intellectual property portfolio, and the growing Linux ecosystem it fosters, to stifle businesses and organizations that try to slow or harm Linux growth and development.

Prior to joining the Open Invention Network, Mr. Bergelt served as president and CEO of two Hedge Funds – Paradox Capital and IPI – formed to unlock the considerable asset value of patents, trademarks and copyrights in middle market companies. Paradox and IPI were the first Funds of their kind to offer specialty lending products supported exclusively by intellectual property. Driven by Mr. Bergelt’s creativity and entrepreneurial approach, these funds enabled the emergence of patents, trademarks and copyrights as a viable source of collateral in asset-based loans, forever reshaping the emerging IP Finance landscape.
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Patent Strategies

Jeffery Dalton

Jeffery Dalton
Founder

Jeff Dalton is the founder and president of Patent Strategies, a company focused on helping inventors and companies leverage their intellectual property (IP) investment. Mr. Dalton specializes in developing patent strategies that synchronize with business and research goals to strengthen market position and optimize investment and protection.

Prior to founding Patent Strategies, Mr. Dalton was the Vice President of Product Development at Acushnet Co., and later the Vice President of Intellectual Property. During his tenure, Mr. Dalton spearheaded the development and execution of Acushnet’s patent strategy to prevent competitors from encroaching on technology or gaining a foothold in new technology.

Previously, he held a number of research and development roles with innovators in multiple industries such as Technology, Sporting Goods, Biotech, Retail, and consumer product. His past employers include Rogers Corporation, global technology leader in specialty materials and components; Gentex is a global, high technology electronics company; and Opti-Coatings.

Throughout his career, he has shown a commitment to community service and the quality of life of people by serving as a Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater New Bedford, Massachusetts Chairman of the Board of Directors in addition to chairing the Strategic Planning and Citizen’s Review committees. Formerly a recording artist, he has successfully married his love of music with fundraising and routinely participates with his band, Octopus’ Garden, in events to support worthy causes.
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Samsung Telecommunications America

Tim Wagner

Tim Wagner
Vice President & General Manager

Tim Wagner joined Samsung Mobile in 2010 as Vice President and General Manager of Business to Business (B2B) Sales. Mr. Wagner’s responsibilities include the management and growth of Carrier, Channel and Direct Sales of Samsung’s Enterprise Solution Portfolio (Smartphones, Tablets, Accessories and Vertical Applications) in the United States. He is also responsible for the evaluation, evolution and marketing of Samsung’s Enterprise Solutions, now called SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise), with both internal Samsung Development Organizations as well as Strategic Partners.

Mr. Wagner joined Samsung from Research In Motion (RIM), where he was responsible for Business Solution Sales in North America. During his tenure at RIM, he was responsible for creating, managing and growing overlay solution sales and support teams for RIM’s Carrier Business Units, Direct Sales Organization and Channels Organization. Prior to his work at RIM, Mr. Wagner was responsible for Sales at Ascendent Systems which was acquired by RIM in March of 2006. Mr. Wagner has held senior leadership positions at several other high-tech companies such as Watch Hill Partners (acquired by MasterCard Advisors) and GreenPages Technology Solutions.

Mr. Wagner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont’s Kalkin School of Business with a double concentration of International Business and Management Information Systems (MIS).
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SenseAware powered by FedEX

Chris Swearingen

Chris Swearingen
Manager Marketing - Vertical Market Development

With more than 25 years experience in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Global Marketing, Chris Swearingen is currently leading the SenseAware effort for FedEx. In his role, Chris oversees the US domestic and global rollout of SenseAware. He has spent the last ten years at FedEx fulfilling a multitude of marketing, product and selling roles. Chris was hired by FedEx to launch its entry into NASCAR in 2004. In 2007, he was asked to move to the FedEx Innovation Department to utilize his start-up experience on the SensAware project. He was responsible for prototyping various business models, customer deployment and the day-to-day business operations of SenseAware. Chris’ duties were expanded to include overseeing the SenseAware strategic direction including product development, customer experience, market expansion and managing the selling efforts of SenseAware. His career has been eclectic with a mix of entrepreneurial, corporate and agency experience. He has worked in advertising with McDonald’s and various other Fortune 100 companies. He owned multiple Play It Again Sports franchises and was the President of 360¬¬? Sports Marketing until Roush Racing in NASCAR acquired it.
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Sprint

Paget Alves

Paget Alves
Chief Sales Officer

Paget L. Alves is the President of the Business Markets Group (BMG) for Sprint Nextel. He is responsible for all of Sprints sales and marketing to enterprise, general business and public sector customers. The Business Markets Groups portfolio of services includes IP, international wireless and wireline and domestic 3G and 4G wireless. As part of his BMG responsibilities, Paget also oversees the development of strategic alliances for Sprint.

Prior to his current position, Alves was the President of Sales & Distribution for Sprint Nextel. Previously, he served as President - South Region for Sprint, with responsibility for managing the P&L, all sales and distribution channels and local marketing programs in an 11-state region.

Alves has more than 20 years of experience with technology companies. In addition to his Sprint career, he has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Internet telephony services provider PointOne Telecommunications, Inc., President & Chief Operating Officer of Centennial Communications and Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Murata Business Systems, Inc. He began his career as an attorney with IBM.

His business and professional affiliations include his current role as a member of the Board of Directors of Herman Miller, Inc., a global provider of office furniture.

In November of 2008, Alves was recognized for his leadership and success in business and community endeavors with the CareerFOCUS Eagle Award, presented by the National Eagle Leadership Institute.

Alves holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School.
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Terry Law Firm

Mark Terry

Mark Terry
Partner

Mr. Terry is a registered patent attorney in Florida concentrating exclusively on patent, trademark, copyright and licensing matters. He focuses primarily on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent and trademark applications, as well as related litigation, including enforcement and defense. In addition, he provides patent infringement and non-infringement opinions and freedom-to-operate assessments.

Mr. Terry is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.

Mr. Terry started his career as a software engineer for the engineering firm of Trident Systems in the Washington D.C. area. For over four years, Mr. Terry researched and developed numerous software applications for the Army, Navy and Department of Defense in a wide variety of areas, including requirements engineering, traceability, situational awareness, neural networks, target recognition, trajectory paths and high fidelity simulations. He developed software on an assortment of platforms, including Windows, Unix and Linux and in a range of programming languages, including C++, Pascal, Fortran 77, and Visual Basic.

Mr. Terry continued his career as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He was a member of Technology Center 2700 and examined patent applications for a wide range of technologies including database access, data storage, database management systems and data display methods. As a Patent Examiner, Mr. Terry graduated from first year Examiner training at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Academy. While at the USPTO, Mr. Terry worked on multiple controversial and high profile cases, including patent applications related to Y2K solutions and Amazon patent applications.
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tw telecom

Michael A. Rouleau

Michael A. Rouleau
Senior Vice President - Business Development and Strategy

Michael A. Rouleau serves as Senior Vice President – Business Development and Strategy and has been with tw telecom since November 1999. His extensive experience in the telecom and data communications industries resulted in the successful implementation and delivery of many advanced and innovative products. In his current position, Mr. Rouleau is responsible for developing tw telecom’s strategic direction and integrating new services and technologies over the next several years. Prior to joining the company, he spent 15 years with US WEST where he was responsible for the development, deployment and management of data, Internet, and DSL businesses.
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Wesley Clover

Terry Matthews

Terry Matthews
Founder and Chairman

Sir Terence Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover, an investment vehicle and holding company. Terry has either founded or funded over 80 companies since 1972 including Newbridge Networks, a company he founded in 1986 and which became a leader in the worldwide data networking industry. In 1972, before launching Newbridge, Terry co-founded Mitel, a world leader in the design and manufacture of enterprise communications solutions. Wesley Clover now has interests in a broad range of next-generation technology companies, real estate, hotels and resorts.

In addition to being the Chairman of Wesley Clover, Terry is also Chairman or Director of a number of private and publicly traded companies.

Terry holds an honours degree in electronics from the University of Wales and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in the 2001 Queens Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Knighthood. In 2011, he was appointed Patron of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute.
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Xirrus

Dirk Gates

Dirk Gates
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gates currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Xirrus. He brings more than 15 years of executive management experience to Xirrus as well as a track record of success evolving a high-tech startup into a world class, publicly traded company. Having founded Xircom, Inc. in 1988 on the premise of delivering Ethernet connectivity to mobile computers, he attracted venture funding from Greylock, grew the company to 2,000 employees, and achieved revenues of $500M and a market cap in excess of $2B.

During his tenure as Chairman and CEO, Mr. Gates led Xircom into the wireless arena through partnerships and acquisitions that positioned the company to deliver mobility solutions based on IEEE 802.11, GPRS and BlueTooth technologies. He subsequently negotiated the sale of Xircom to Intel Corp. in March of 2001.

Mr. Gates holds a BSEE from California State University at Northridge and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
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Moderator List

Fred Dufresne (Moderator)

Fred Dufresne (Moderator)

IP Capital Group

Fred DuFresne is an inventor and entrepreneur with expertise in software, intellectual property and technical medicine. He holds more than a dozen patents around the world.

In 1994, Fred invented the technology behind server-side scripting in web sites and his company WebMate Technologies was subsequently awarded US Patent 5835712. By early 2000, WebMate Technologies had dissolved and Fred was able to re-acquire the ‘712 patent during a court-ordered auction.

Fred began to defend his patent rights and filed actions in US Federal District Court against a number of large companies, including Microsoft, Allaire Corp., Adobe, Macromedia and others. He also filed actions in the Canadian courts on similar grounds. The last of these actions was successfully settled in 2010.

Today, this technology can be found in Microsoft’s ASP framework, Oracle’s JSP platforms and all “open source” PHP and LAMP based products. Worldwide, server-side scripting technology can now be found on eight out of every ten web sites.

Fred also has extensive experience in the healthcare and medical device fields. In particular, he developed cancer treatment regimen administrative support tools, drug interaction detection systems and an intravenous device selector. Fred was the principal inventor for US patent 6012034, titled System and method for selecting an intravenous device.” This technology is now incorporated in most patient care systems.

Fred has received significant industry accolades, including the following:

•Network Computing Editor’s Choice Award
•Named One of the most influential people on the Internet by Interactive Week
•Recognized by the Open Invention Network as a Distinguished Inventor for his development of server-side scripting.

In 1974, Fred became the youngest instructor in Data Processing for Johnson and Wales University in Providence, where he received an award from the student-led Data Processing Association for dedication to the department

Fred has also spoken and written about the early web extensively. His published work includes: “The Internet and Your Business - Making Money on the Superhighway (1994) and Providing Public Services on the Superhighway (1995).

Fred founded and developed numerous companies including Interactive Systems, Inc. in 1976, Knowledge Based Technologies, WebMate Technologies and iNET911.com, Inc. in the 1990’s and the Canadian company CeriNet in 2002.

He currently serves on the advisory board of Augme Technologies Inc., the leading company in mobile marketing. He is also an advisor to the ipCapital Licensing Company, based in Vermont.

Fred holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, with Honors from Boston State College.

He spent his early years as an active Boy Scout and earned his Eagle in 1966. A Massachusetts native, Fred now lives in Virginia.
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Todd Juneau (Moderator)

Todd Juneau (Moderator)

Juneau Partners
Registered Patent Attorney

Todd Juneau has over 16 years’ experience as Registered Patent Attorney in private practice and has specialized expertise in the areas of patent prosecution, building of domestic and international patent portfolios, analyzing patent positions and validity, particularly in the telecommunication, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries, and providing advice to corporations and universities regarding patent matters. Mr. Juneau has been involved in negotiating hundreds of deals on behalf of clients during his career.Mr. Juneau has written, filed, and managed over 360 U.S. patent applications and over 1200 international applications for large corporations, start-up companies, major universities, and medical schools from around the world. Mr. Juneau has been a partner at a Washington, D.C. patent & trademark law firm and has represented Fortune 500 corporations from France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Mr. Juneau has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in Federal District Court including actions for patent infringement, defense against patent infringement, Section 337 trade-related patent infringement, trademark infringement, and breach of trade secrets. Mr. Juneau has been admitted to the District Court for the District of Columbia, the Florida Southern District Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.Mr. Juneau is licensed to practice In the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Illinois, before the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, PTO Board of Patent Appeals, and PTO Board of Trademark Appeals. Mr. Juneau received a Juris Doctorate in 1995 from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, a B.S./B.A. Microbiology in 1991 from The University of Minnesota, and is currently enrolled in the The George Mason University graduate engineering program for a M.S. Telecommunications & Computer Engineering.
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Mark Hewitt (Moderator)

Mark Hewitt (Moderator)

MetroCore Holdings, LLC
CEO

Mark Hewitts Summary CEO at MetroCore Holdings, LLC

Also -Chief Technology Officer at EcoSystem Partners, LLC and Partner at NextBendWinner of the (2010) “Who’s Who” Business leader of the year where has distinguished his 30 year career in business and technology with numerous awards for product innovation; Mark has a passion applying his physics background to everyday business and technology; working to apply this experience to economics where it brings focus on achieving a sustainable future.

Today he is focused on expanding the framework created by the MetroCore which is a business and technology protocol designed to aid in the planning, engineering, modeling, construction, and long term operations of sustainable systems. The MetroCore framework provides developers, engineers, architects, and planners with the tools necessary to model complex systems. Then once built the MetroCore provides systems designed to manage and operate Smart Cities and Building Systems.
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Bill Geary (Moderator)

Bill Geary (Moderator)

MPEG LA
VP Business Development

William (Bill) Geary – MPGL VP Business Development at MPEG LA, where he is responsible for identifying, organizing, and facilitating new patent pools for licensing by the company. For more than fifteen years he has been involved in the formation and operation of patent pools in a wide variety of technologies. Before joining MPEG LA, Mr. Geary was General Patent Counsel in the Samsung Electronics Washington, DC office where he handled worldwide patent licensing and litigation for eleven years and negotiated hundreds of patent license agreements and directed dozens of litigations in the U.S. and overseas.

Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Mr. Geary worked as an electrical engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute and Harris Corporation. He has degrees in law, electrical engineering, and an MBA.MPEG LA, LLC operates as a licensing administrator. It offers alternative technology licenses, which enable users to acquire worldwide patent rights necessary for a technology standard or platform from multiple patent holders in a single transaction as an alternative to negotiating separate licenses. MPEG was founded in 1996 is based in Denver, Colorado. The company has locations in Washington, District of Columbia; Greenwood Village, Colorado; Chevy Chase, Maryland; London, the United Kingdom; Tokyo, Japan; and Shanghai, China
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Keith Bergelt (Moderator)

Keith Bergelt (Moderator)

Open Invention Network (OIN)
Chief Executive Officer

Keith Bergelt is the chief executive officer of Open Invention Network (OIN), the company formed by IBM, Novell, NEC, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to protect Linux. In this capacity he spearheads the company’s efforts to leverage its intellectual property portfolio, and the growing Linux ecosystem it fosters, to stifle businesses and organizations that try to slow or harm Linux growth and development.

Prior to joining the Open Invention Network, Mr. Bergelt served as president and CEO of two Hedge Funds – Paradox Capital and IPI – formed to unlock the considerable asset value of patents, trademarks and copyrights in middle market companies. Paradox and IPI were the first Funds of their kind to offer specialty lending products supported exclusively by intellectual property. Driven by Mr. Bergelt’s creativity and entrepreneurial approach, these funds enabled the emergence of patents, trademarks and copyrights as a viable source of collateral in asset-based loans, forever reshaping the emerging IP Finance landscape.
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Noreen Rucinski (Moderator)

Noreen Rucinski (Moderator)

Schneider Rucinski Enterprises
VP Business Development

As a dynamic, accomplished leader with a history of developing and deploying strategies to grow revenues, Noreen Rucinski, VP Strategic Business Development for Schneider Rucinski Enterprises, is responsible for research and growth initiatives that translate engineering, architecture and solutions into sales productivity. As a well-respected expert in the telecom industry, Noreen works with companies to expand their corporate footprint and increase overall profitability. Over the past 15 years, Noreen has show-cased her expertise by leveraging engineering, solution sales and marketing skills to create new business solutions for her customers adding growth and productivity. Before lean cost management and hidden assets became buzzwords, Ms. Rucinski’ s trend toward forward practices included working with carriers and large enterprise accounts to implement growth thru algorithms and data analytics generating revitalization of networks. She has advanced and empowered cost saving methodologies, marketing from concept to product. Revenue generation includes in-depth platform, server and network infrastructure knowledge. Experienced in RFID, Content, VOIP, WiMAX, Video, S/MAAS, DATA, Dark Fiber and Conduit builds. She was a purveyor of the Spoke-N-Hub technologies from Central office infrastructure to the last mile. SRE’s carrier Global customers include a variety of ISP’s, WISP’s, CLEC’s IXC’s, PTT and Mobile operators along with several Fortune 500 resellers and managed services provider’s. Enterprise clients such as Home Depot, American Airlines and United Nations have engaged SRE and Ms. Rucinski for outsourced business development projects related to the telecom industry. Most recently, over the last 3 years Ms. Rucinski projects include reviewing, evaluate, license and take action on 11 patents for the inventors and holders of the patents. Those engagements have met with swift responses using resources from the USTPO office and various engineering and legal firms. Hence, developing this challenging yet needed Event - Synopsis of IP/Patent Telecom Sourcing “SUITS”. Noreen began her working career flying C-141 Starlifters (Aeronautical Engineering) from the USAF and went on to hold leadership positions with Vartec Solutions, MCI, International VAS and Minolta Business Systems. Ms. Rucinski has been on the board of the Presidents Telecommunications Counsel for over 11 years as a Senior Solutions Engineer and Designer, she is brings to the TMC collocated event IP/Patent talent with a keen sense of what the audience wants for Synopsis Under IP/Patent Telecom resourcing (SUITS) Exhibitors, Speakers and Media sponsors are always welcome to speak with Noreen for any of the shows.
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