IPBC Europe 2019


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Lyse Brillouet
Vice President, IP & Licensing, Orange
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Jean-Francois Cases
Director, IP, Amadeus
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Charles Clark
Director, IP, Centrica
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Isabel Cantallops Fiol
Partner, Valea
Isabel Cantallops Fiol specialises in prosecuting patents in the software, business methods, telecoms, life sciences and medical devices fields. She began her IP career in 2002 as a Technical Consultant and later worked as a US Patent Agent at Clifford Chance US LLP in New York. During her time in the United States, Ms Cantallops Fiol drafted and prosecuted patent applications and undertook patent litigation, invalidity and infringement opinion drafting, due diligence and transactional operations. Before joining Valea AB in 2012, she worked as US Patent Agent at Baker & Hostetler LLP in New York.

Ms Cantallops Fiol has an MSc in neurobiology and physiology and a PhD in neuroscience from Northwestern University, Illinois. She also spent five years undertaking postdoctoral research experience in neuroscience (biotechnology) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. She has numerous scientific publications and has contributed as a referee to several scientific journals.
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Mattia Fogliacco
CEO, Sisvel Group
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Laura Gisler
Associate IP Counsel, Volvo Cars Corporation
Laura Gisler is Associate IP Counsel at Volvo Car Group, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. She manages Volvo’s software patent portfolio and helps lead its open source software compliance function. She has a JD from the University of St Thomas and a BA and MA from Trinity International University. Previously, she was a Patent Attorney at IBM for four years, drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to machine learning, data compression, the Internet of Things and digital and wireless communications. She is registered to practise before the USPTO and is a member of the Minnesota Bar.
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Nathalie Dreyfus
Founder, Dreyfus
Nathalie Dreyfus is the Founder of Dreyfus, a boutique firm focusing on IP and information technology. Ms Dreyfus is an expert in IP legal issues which affect the digital economy and the innovative technology sector. She advises clients on a wide range of IP law issues – from trademark and industrial design protection, copyright, licences and patents, to the establishment of IP contracts, domain name litigation and unfair competition.

Ms Dreyfus is a renowned expert consultant for the Paris Court of Appeal, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre and the National Arbitration Forum. She assists in the enhancement of IP rights protection, including dispute resolution, anti-counterfeiting strategies and UDRP procedures in the digital and analog worlds.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Strasbourg and the French National School for the Judiciary, Ms Dreyfus gives lectures in France and abroad.
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Mathias Hellman
Vice President, Strategy & Portfolio Management, Ericsson IPR & Licensing
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Heath Hoglund
Chief Patent Counsel, Dolby Laboratories
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Monica Magnusson
Vice President, IPR Policy, Ericsson
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Yann Ménière
Chief Economist, European Patent Office
Yann Ménière joined the EPO as Chief Economist in February 2016. Previously, he was a Professor of economics at MINES ParisTech and lectured on the economics of IP at Imperial College London, the University of Louvain in Belgium and the Centre for International Studies on Intellectual Property at the University of Strasbourg. His research and expertise relate to the economics of innovation, competition and IP.
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Brad Sheafe
Chief IP Officer, Dominion Harbor
Brad Sheafe has more than a decade of IP experience ranging from criminal investigations to patent assertion, prosecution and investment. In addition, he has real-world operational experience, having served in executive roles, including as President of both public and private software companies which generate their own IP. He is a named inventor on several utility and design patents.

Prior to joining Dominion Harbor, Mr Sheafe was Executive Vice President at IPNav, where he engaged in all aspects of IP management, including portfolio evaluation, licensing efforts and litigation and prosecution strategy.

Mr Sheafe brings a unique perspective and background to Dominion Harbor and the operational aspects of patent monetisation strategies. After graduating magna cum laude from the US Air Force Academy, he was an Officer in the Air Force for seven years, before separating as a Captain to take a Special Agent position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Joseph Siino
President, Via Licensing
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Stefano Sorrentino
Master Researcher and Inventor of the Year 2018, Ericsson Research
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Chris Storm
Legal Director, Emerging Technologies, Uber
Chris Storm leads Uber's emerging technologies group, a cross-functional legal team dedicated to Uber’s advanced technologies group (ATG), Uber Elevate and other Uber research initiatives. Previously, Mr Storm served as product counsel and head of IP for Uber ATG, as an assistant general counsel at Bell Helicopter and as an associate at Baker Botts LLP. He holds a BS in aerospace engineering and an MS in technology commercialisation from the University of Texas and obtained his JD from the University of Houston Law Centre.
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Joe Villella
Chief Licensing Officer, Longitude Licensing Limited
Joe Villella has monetised Longitude Licensing Limited’s portfolio of semiconductor and storage solution patents since its founding in 2014. He also leads licensing negotiations for Longitude’s sister company IPValue Management. Before joining Longitude, Mr Villella was Vice President and Head of the Patent Department for Infineon Technologies AG in Munich for seven years. During that time, he was active in the European Semiconductor Industry Association and is a former Chair of its IP committee. Prior to Infineon, Mr Villella was Chief Patent Counsel for Seagate Technology in California. He also enjoyed a two-decade career at IBM, holding a series of increasingly senior positions in the United States and Asia.

Mr Villella has a JD from the George Washington University, an MSEE from Purdue University and a BSEE from the University of Notre Dame.
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