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.

AmelioWave

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
President

Robert Johnson has spent his entire professional career as an innovator, inventor, and creator, developing and delivering new value or discovering and delivering hidden and untapped value by merging the technical and business worlds. As the President of Ameliowave, a value-focused consulting practice, he has participated in the development, discovery, and delivery of value in the wireless, wireline, VoIP, cable, and international communications markets. Prior to leading Ameliowave, Robert worked as head of communications products for the North American market. He has a BSEE and an MSE as well as several US and international patents granted to him as an inventor.

Arizona St University

Michelle Gross

Michelle Gross

Duane Morris, LLP

Manita Rawat

Manita Rawat
Patent Attorney

Geminare

Joshua Geist

Joshua Geist
President and CEO

Geist is an experienced, hands-on entrepreneurial leader who is recognized as the key innovator in the Cloud-based Recovery as a Service (RaaS) industry. With a solid track record of founding innovative and market disruptive companies, Geist currently focuses on establishing leading business models, technologies and processes in the Cloud-based RaaS landscape through Geminare, the global market leader in RaaS deployment and enablement. Recognized through industry awards and leading market analysts, Geminare recently patented its disruptive Cloud CORE Platform—a proven, mature, multi-tiered service delivery vehicle that is the foundation of Geminare’s RaaS enablement engine.A quoted technology expert, Geist previously founded and was President and CEO of MindBytes, a professional services organization focused on delivering technology best practices. There, as an outsourced Chief Technology Officer, Geist advised over 200 small and mid-sized organizations over 12 years, personally guiding consistent year-over-year company growth for multiple start-ups. Prior to founding MindBytes, Geist had the privilege of working for Apple Computer for over 4 years as their Technical Training Manager where he developed and delivered network, system, sales and operational training programs across Canada.Geist holds a degree in Applied Physics and Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario.

General Patent Corporation

Alec Schibanoff

Alec Schibanoff
Vice President of Marketing

Alec Schibanoff is Vice President of Marketing at General Patent Corporation (GPC), a patent licensing and enforcement company. He has been with the company since 2008, and is responsible for all marketing activities at the GPC Group of Companies. He also serves as Executive Director of American Innovators for Patent Reform (AIPR), a non-profit trade association dedicated to strengthening the U.S. patent system.Prior to joining General Patent, Mr. Schibanoff was the Director of Marketing and Business Development at LawMax Legal Finance, and prior to that he worked for over 10 years as a marketing consultant. During his years in consulting, he was a founding member of The Consultants Bureau. Prior to his work in consulting, Mr. Schibanoff held management positions at Kaplan Test Prep (a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company), Brother International Corporation and the U.S. subsidiary of C. Ing. Olvetti. He is the author of numerous magazine articles on marketing, litigation financing and IP. Two of his most recent articles include “Fast Tracking the Patent Process” that appeared in the November 2010 Machine News and “Don’t Overlook the Value of Your Company’s IP” that ran in two parts in the American Marketing Association’s January and February 2011 Marketing News.

Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP

Aaron Eckenthal

Aaron Eckenthal
Attorney

MGM Resorts International

Jared Clark

Jared Clark
Associate GC

Patent Drafting & Research

Robert Green

Robert Green

Patexia

Pedram Sameni

Pedram Sameni
President & Founder

Wolf Mountain IP

Scott Hicks

Scott Hicks
CEO, Patent Analyst





Moderator List

Christopher Douglas (Moderator)

Christopher Douglas (Moderator)

Alston and Bird
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.

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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