Immediate Past President & Chair
Timothy Howe, Howe Ventures LLC
Dr. Timothy R Howe, Esq., retired from Sanofi Pasteur in 2014 to establish Howe Ventures LLC, a biotech consulting boutique where he counsels small to mid-size clients on IP portfolio development, management and valuation, choice of entity, asset monetization and exit strategies. While at Sanofi Tim held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, first as a patent attorney in the IP department, then in a dual capacity reporting to Legal Affairs and Corporate Development, followed by an assignment within the Strategic Projects Office in their corporate headquarters in Lyon, France. During his five-year assignment in France Dr. Howe worked closely with senior management in Corporate Communications and Public Policy, while continuing to support the R&D and Corporate Development functions. Immediately prior to his retirement he served as General Counsel and Head, Acquisitions and Licensing Transactions, a global function in which he and his team of four senior transactional attorneys based in the US, Canada and France, were responsible for M&A and complex licensing transactions. read more
Antoine Bellemare, Université Laval
Dr. Bellemare is a technology transfer officer and patent committee member at the University-Industry Liaison Office of Université Laval and the founder of the technology management consulting firm Research Patent Management. He has more than twenty years of experience in technology development in a wide array of environments (VC, startup, public multinational company, and academia) that give him a panoramic view on issues relating to technology transfer and licensing. His principal expertise is in the strategic management of intellectual assets, in drafting and negotiating of licence agreements, in IP valuation, and in the financing and management of technological projects. He holds a bachelor degree in physics engineering and a PhD in electrical engineering from Université Laval for work related to fiber laser technology. read more
Malcolm (Mal) J. Kaus, retired from ExxonMobil as Upstream Intellectual Property Process and Licensing Manager where he had responsibility for all ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company’s work processes and procedures for the acquisition, maintenance, assertion and defense of its Intellectual Property. As Licensing Manager, Dr. Kaus was also responsible for all licensing transactions impacting ExxonMobil’s Upstream business. He was also responsible for Intellectual Property aspects of Commercial Agreements, Joint Developments and Joint Industry Programs, as well as dispute resolution and enforcement issues. In his previous assignment Dr. Kaus was the Licensing Manager and Intellectual Property Process Manager for ExxonMobil Chemical Company. read more
Art Rose, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
Arthur S. Rose is a partner in the law firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear in the Irvine, California office and has been with the firm since 1982.
Art specializes in the preparation and negotiation of licensing agreements involving software, patents, trademarks & trade secrets and the resolution of disputes relating to intellectual property rights. Additionally, Art often takes a lead role in the enforcement of patent, trademark and copyright rights as well as the procurement of patent rights for medical devices and software/internet related inventions.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rose was a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office working in the Medical Device area. Art obtained his juris doctorate, with honors, from George Washington University Law Center and clerked on the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from UCLA. read more
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