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Board of Governors

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President & Chair

Pamela Cox, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Pamela Cox is a partner and Chair of the IP Transactions practice at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP. Ms. Cox is talented at unraveling complex deal structures and devising creative agreement solutions. Formerly in-house, Ms. Cox now focuses her practice on intellectual property transactions, protection and dispute resolution for clients ranging from multinational corporations to non-profit institutions. Ms. Cox is a patent attorney who understands her clients’ intellectual property and agreement needs, and remains passionately engaged until their strategic objectives are achieved. Clients consider her an invaluable member of their team. read more

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Chair-Elect

Tanya Moore, Sonos

Tanya Moore is the Chief Licensing Officer of Sonos. In this role, Tanya helps the company leverage its extensive intellectual property portfolio to advance corporate strategy. Tanya brings more than two decades in intellectual property and business development experience at IBM and Microsoft. In various executive roles at Microsoft, Tanya led strategic IP deals, built licensing programs, helped launch Microsoft's first patent litigations, and drove acquisitions and partnerships through M&A and IP asset licensing. At IBM, Tanya began as an operating systems and supercomputing platform programmer before transitioning to the company’s IP group, handling multi-million to multi-billion dollar transactions. read more

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Secretary

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. He has two patented inventions and several well-cited scientific publications to his credit and he acts as a reviewer for prestigious scientific publications. read more

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Treasurer

Jim Deane, University of Oregon

Jim Deane (Ph.D., MBA, CLP) has been identifying, protecting and licensing innovative technologies, and helping build new companies to commercialize them, for over fifteen years across the United States. Currently Jim is Associate Director for Innovation Partnership Services office at the University of Oregon. Prior to returning to the West Coast in 2015, Jim served as Vice President for Technology Transfer at Tekcapital, a for-profit technology scouting and acquisition firm that helps operating companies commercialize innovations from universities and laboratories across the globe. read more

 

Governors

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Immediate Past President & Chair

Lesley Millar-Nicholson, MIT Technology Licensing Office

Lesley Millar-Nicholson is the Director of the Technology Licensing Office (TLO) at MIT. Until July 2016, she served as the Director of the Office of Technology Management (OTM) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a position she held since 2006. She originally entered tech transfer at Illinois in 2002 as an Engineering Technology Manager having previously been an intern recruited to assist in managing a backlog of invention disclosures. As Director of the MIT TLO, Ms. Millar-Nicholson leads a team of more than 40 professional staff and interns who work with faculty, staff, corporations, and venture groups to commercialize MIT and Lincoln Lab intellectual property arising from the more than $1.5B in research conducted at those two entities. read more

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Rachel Cassidy, GE Ventures

Rachel A. Cassidy, PhD, MBA, CLP is VP of Patent Licensing at General Electric Ventures, Licensing & Technology Ventures.  Rachel has over 15 years of licensing and business experience at GE, Becton Dickinson, and Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer.
 
Rachel develops and manages intellectual property assets for value optimization, including handling multi-million dollar transactions. read more
 
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Milton Grannatt, Ph.D., SymBio Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Grannatt retired September 2012 after 25 years in the global pharmaceuticals industry. He was Vice President of Global Business Development and Licensing at Novartis. Prior to Novartis, he held senior positions at Sterling Winthrop and Lex Service, an acquisitive, diversified UK-based company. Dr. Grannatt has an extensive deal sheet. read more

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Bruce Harrer, Battelle

Bruce Harrer serves as Commercialization Manager for Battelle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. His focus is analytical instrumentation and selected areas of thin-film materials. Since assuming this responsibility, Mr. Harrer has negotiated numerous licenses and option agreements in these areas and has also negotiated cooperative agreements with these companies that have served to enable subsequent licenses. read more

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Jeffrey Whittle, Hogan Lovells

Jeff Whittle provides over two decades of legal experience to clients in the energy and high-tech industries. He advises on strategic and complex technology transactions, licensing, patent protection, portfolio analysis, and other contentious and transactional intellectual property matters including inter partes reexaminations, post-grant reviews, and derivation proceedings, among other disputed cases.
 
Jeff has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500 United States, among others, for his outstanding career and contributions to law and intellectual property. read more
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Karin Immergluck, Stanford University

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Benjamin Dibbling, University of Pennsylvania,

Penn Center for Innovation

Benjamin Dibling is the Executive Director of Licensing in the Penn Center for Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania, where he leads the licensing and corporate contracting groups.  Ben’s team of approximately twenty professional staff are responsible for working with Penn faculty, staff and students to evaluate, protect and commercialize Penn inventions and discoveries, and to facilitate engagement with industry and start-up company formation.  Prior to joining Penn in 2016, Ben was Senior Associate Director of Licensing in the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research at UCLA, where he focused on supporting the commercialization of a wide range of inventions with a focus in life sciences and medicine. Ben started his career in technology transfer in 2004 as a marketing intern at UChicagoTech, the office of technology and intellectual property at the University of Chicago.  Ben managed a varied portfolio during his time at UChicagoTech, and was the Program Manager in Oncology at the time he moved to UCLA in 2011. read more

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Stasia Ogden, GlaxoSmithKline

Stasia Ogden is the Vice President, Global Patent Litigation Governance for GlaxoSmithKline.  Prior to joining GSK, Stasia serviced as Assistant General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Baxter Healthcare Corporation.  She has over two decades of intellectual property and business experience at Baxter, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Motorola, Inc., Monsanto Company and Johnson & Johnson.  Prior to going in-house, Stasia worked for the intellectual property law firms of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner and Cushman, Darby & Cushman. read more

 

 

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Timothy Kinn, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

Tim has over 28 years of experience in the Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical industries; he holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA degree from Rutgers University.  He has held a number of engineering, research and business positions within ExxonMobil Chemical before joining ExxonMobil Chemical’s technology licensing organization in 2004. read more

 

 

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