What Makes Good Innovations into Great IP?
IMPACT 2013 Session -- jointly organized by IEEE CPMT Society and Perkins Coie LLP
Mr. John Schnurer is a patent litigation partner of Perkins Coie LLP and co-chair of the firm's Section 337 investigations practice. He litigates and tries cases in courts throughout the country, including Section 337 investigations before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) including eight jury trials and eighteen bench trials, five of which were patent trials U.S. ITC. He is recognized as a premiere intellectual property strategist, particularly with respect to the development and execution of global patent litigation strategies. John also prepares provides strategic intellectual property counseling including advice on patent infringement, validity, re-examinations, and large portfolio due diligence studies, whether for acquisitions, licensing, or pre-suit purposes. He achieves optimum results by partnering with his clients to devise and execute customized legal strategies that are consistent with his clients' tactical and strategic business objectives. John represents Taiwanese companies in patent litigation before U.S. ITC and federal courts, including HTC, ASUS, Largan Precision, ATEN and Pegatron.
Dr. Bing Ai is a partner in the patent group at Perkins Coie LLP and is the co-chair of the firm's patent post-grant proceeding practice. Bing was a physicist before entering law practice. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution, patent counseling and strategy, patent portfolio management, freedom to operate analyses, patent validity and infringement issues, patent re-examinations and inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, patent due diligence and support for patent litigation, and patent due diligence for corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions. Bing practices in a wide range of technology fields, including electronics, semiconductors, wireless technologies, telecommunications, computer hardware, software, Internet-based technologies, medical devices, batteries and fuel cells, lasers and optics, and nanotechnology. Bing represents Taiwanese companies including HTC and Largan Precision in post-grant proceedings in connection with patent litigation.
Kevin Patariu received B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M. Eng. from Cornell University; Northwestern University School of Law, J. D., cumlaude. He is the Executive Editor, Journal of International Law and Business. Kevin Patariu is an associate with the firm’s Patent Litigation practice. Kevin practices in the areas of patent litigation and Section 337 investigations, due diligence and freedom to operate investigations, patent prosecution and counseling, and preparation of infringement and validity opinions. Kevin is experienced in the following technical areas: semiconductor device design, fabrication, characterization, and testing, software design and testing, computer architecture and embedded systems, automated mechanical transmission systems, wired and wireless communication devices and systems, and activated carbon processing. Prior to law school, Kevin worked as an electrical engineer for eight years, designing integrated circuits for a variety of applications, including copier/printer/scanner products, satellite and digital cable set top boxes, removable media card interfaces, and forward looking infrared array (FLIR) sensors. Kevin is the co-inventor of several patents in the field of data encryption/decryption.
Dr. Benjamin Wang received PhD in management of technology from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, MS in IP rights law from the Franklin Pierce Law Centre in the United States and MBA from National Taiwan University. Dr. Wang Ha makde contributions not only in advancing IP rights but also in managing business and marketing for more than 30 years. Dr. Wan was awarded “Innovative Model Promoter Award”, Award fr National Industrial Innovation, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan (2011), “Best Marketing Manager”, National Management Excellence Award, Chinses Professional Management Association, Taiwan (2008) and “Value-crated Pioneer Award”, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan (2006). He is Director of Technology Transfer Centre at Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).