B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D.

Floyd D. Gottwald, Jr. Chair in Pharmaceutical Engineering; Chair, Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Gupton's research is focused on the development of new technologies that will streamline organic synthesis

Cross-Coupling Catalysis Flow Chemistry / Continual Chemical Processing Organic Synthesis in Pharmaceutical Applications

Rajah Lehal

Founder · Clausehound

Clausehound

Corporate Law Start-Ups Intellectual Property Mergers & Acquisitions Cross-Border Transactions

Simon Tam

Author | Musician | Activist · The Slants Foundation

13-time TEDx speaker & performer, and storyteller who focuses on anti-Asian racism. Founder/bassist of The Slants and The Slants Foundation.

Racism in American Music Anti-Asian Racism Marketing Strategy Transparency Civil Rights

Eric Simanek

Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry · Texas Christian University

Dr. Simanek’s interests include whiskey, science education and basic scientific research aimed at the design of new medicines.

Expert Witness Higher Education Administration Organic and Polymer Chemistry Science Education Entrepreneurship Ed

David J. Teece

Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business | Faculty Director, Tusher Center for The Management of Intellectual Capital · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

International authority on industrial organizations and technological change, antitrust policy, and intellectual property

Competitive performance of firms in the global marketplace Intellectual capital management Innovation Intellectual Property Technology and intellectual property

Eric Chiang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Eric Chiang's research interests include: international economics, economics education, and intellectual property rights.

Econometrics Intellectual Property Rights International Economics Economics Education Macroeconomics

Tani Chen

Patent Attorney · Wolf Greenfield

Tani Chen counsels clients in IP protection across a variety of areas including nanotechnology, chemical processes, and analytical devices.

Pharmaceutical Chemical & Materials Technologies Intellectual Property Protection Intellectual Property Biotechnology

Sheema Khan

Patent Agent · Shapiro Cohen LLP

Patent Agent. Writer. Speaker (Tedx)

Science and Technology Human Rights Muslim Current Affairs' Muslim Feminism Intellectual Property

Nathaniel Grow

Associate Professor of Business Law & Ethics and Director, Sports Industry Workshop · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Sports Law Expert with a Focus on Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and Labor Law

Employment and Labor Issues in the Sports Industry Antitrust Law Sports Law Intellectual Property Law

Abhishek Nagaraj

Assistant Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Researcher focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and the digital economy

Open Innovation Crowdsourcing Big Data and the Digital Economy Entrepreneurship Innovation

Parimal Nathwani

Vice President, Life Sciences · MaRS Innovation

Parimal Nathwani received his M.Sc. from the University of British Columbia and his M.B.A. from Simon Fraser University

Forming Start-Up Companies Raising Early-Stage Capital Managing Intellectual Property

Nancy A. Costello

Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Director, First Amendment Clinic and Director, Free Expression Online Library and Resource Center · Michigan State University

Nancy Costello is an associate professor of law and director of the First Amendment Clinic at Michigan State University.

Collections Litigation Journalism Commercial Litigation Copyright Law Media Law

Molly Land, J.D.

Catherine Roraback Professor of Law and Human Rights; Associate Director, Human Rights Institute · University of Connecticut

Molly Land specializes in human rights and technology.

Digital Rights Intellectual Property Law Technology and the Law Human Rights International Law

Sam Angus

Partner, Corporate Group · Fenwick & West LLP

Entrepreneurship and venture financing for start-ups have been long-standing specialties for this lawyer and conference panel moderator

Start-Up/Venture-Backed Companies Equity and Debt Financings Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Matters Intellectual Property Licensing

Clint Waasted

Negotiation Team Program Director and Lecturer in Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: waastedc@uchastings.edu

Mediation Alternative Dispute Resolution Intellectual Property Licensing Negotiation

Joseph Kennedy, J.D., B.A.

Professor of Law, UNC School of Law · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC School of Law

Intellectual Property Law International Law International and Comparative Criminal Law Constitutional Law Criminal Justice Policy

Colin Brenan

CEO and Founder · 1CellBiO Inc.

Colin Brenan is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in research, project management, and financing of early-stage life science companies.

Business Development Commercialization of Life Science Technologies Product Development Lifesciences Start-Ups

Jorge M. Torres

Vice President · Silas Capital

VC at Silas Capital & Intellectual Property Attorney in New York

Venture Capital Investing Intellectual Property & Venture Capital Patent Infringement Law Technology and Healthcare Startup Investing Trademark Law

Neil Leyden

Founder/ Project Director · International DIgital Services Centre

International Digital Services Centre, Founder

Digital Strategist Future of Media Intellectual Property for Media

Amanda Phalin

Senior Lecturer · University of Florida

Amanda Phalin’s research covers gender issues in business and economics, educational technology, pedagogy and intellectual property rights.

Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights Educational Technology and Pedagogy Environmental Economics Development Economics International Economics