Chris Arledge

Chris Arledge is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of One LLP. He received his B.A. from William Jewell College, his JD from the University of Southern California, and was a law clerk to the Honorable Charles Wiggins of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Arledge began his career litigating business disputes at O’Melveny & Myers, but his primary focus at One LLP is intellectual property litigation, particularly disputes over copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. In recent years, he has handled disputes involving the intellectual property of celebrities like Madonna, Don Henley, Kobe Bryant, Bette Davis, and Perez Hilton.

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Thomas W. Bell

Professor Thomas W. Bell received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served both as a member and Articles Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and cofounder of the University of Chicago Legal Roundtable. After graduating from law school, Professor Bell joined the Silicon Valley law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

He entered teaching in 1995, when he became an Assistant Professor of Law in the Law and Technology Program at the University of Dayton School of Law. During a one-year leave of absence from that school, and just prior to joining the Chapman faculty, he served as Director of Telecommunications and Technology Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. Professor Bell joined the faculty of Fowler School of Law in 1998. He specializes in high-tech legal issues and has written a variety of papers on Intellectual Property and Internet Law. He teaches Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law, Entertainment Law, International Entertainment Law, Tort Law, Contract Law, and Agency and Partnership.

In addition to writing a steady stream of scholarly works, Professor Bell has appeared on, or been quoted, in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Los Angeles Times, and many other news sources.

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Andrew Byrnes

Andrew Byrnes is the Chief of Staff for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Byrnes strives to optimize patent and trademark quality and timeliness, and provide domestic and global leadership to improve intellectual property policy, protection and enforcement worldwide. Mr. Byrnes was formerly a partner at the global law firm of Covington and Burling LLP. As a partner, his practice focused on intellectual property litigation and strategy. Prior to his time with Covington, he spent a decade with the law firm Heller Ehrman LLP. He graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

In addition to his considerable knowledge of intellectual property, Mr. Byrnes has expertise in political, election, and civil rights law. His career spans high stakes issues brought before federal district and appellate courts, California state courts, the International Trade Commission, the Federal Election Commission, and the Fair Political Practices Commission. Mr. Byrnes also produced the international (U.S./Japan) award-winning feature length documentary, “The Power of Two,” and the corresponding global campaign promoting organ donation and cystic fibrosis awareness.

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Lee Cheng

Lee Cheng is the Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for He oversees Newegg’s Legal, Corporate Development, Compliance, Ethics, Human Resources, Government Relations and Risk Management functions. Mr. Cheng received his B.S. in history and science, magna cum laude, from Harvard and his JD from University of California Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. He is a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Chapman University School of Law’s Business Emphasis Program.

Mr. Cheng’s work has been recognized in election to the Consumer Electronics Association's Board of Industry Leaders and selection by the National Law Journal as one of America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel (2014) and one of 50 IP Pioneers and Trailblazers (2014). In addition, Mr. Cheng was selected as a Top In-House Counsel by the Daily Journal (2013), was awarded the Vanguard Award from the State Bar of California’s IP Section (2013), and was chosen as a NAPABA Best Lawyer Under 40 (2009). In 2011, Mr. Cheng received the NYU-Polytechnic Innovation Award.

Samuel Ernst

Professor Samuel Ernst’s scholarship focuses on patent law and he teaches in the areas of intellectual property, contracts, and civil litigation practice. Prior to joining the Fowler School of Law in 2013, Professor Ernst was a partner at the international law firm of Covington & Burling in San Francisco, practicing intellectual property, commercial, and appellate litigation. He has represented clients in patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark litigation covering a wide array of technology areas. Professor Ernst has also represented clients in appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Ninth Circuits and the Supreme Court.

While practicing, Professor Ersnt maintained an active pro bono practice focusing on veterans disability recovery and homeless advocacy. In 2010, Professor Ernst was recognized by the Federal Circuit Bar Association for his work on behalf of veterans. In 2006 and 2008, he received a Certificate of Excellence from the Berkeley Food and Housing Project. Prior to joining the Fowler School of Law Professor Ernst taught pre-trial civil litigation at the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Professor Ernst earned his JD magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He has a B.A. in modern literary studies from University of California Santa Cruz and an M.A. in comparative literature from University of California, Los Angeles.

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Robin Feldman

Professor Feldman has published two books, Rethinking Patent Law (Harvard 2012) and The Role of Science in Law (Oxford 2009), as well as an extensive number of articles in law reviews and in the New England Journal of Medicine. Her work has been cited by the White House, numerous federal and state agencies, and members of Congress. She has provided testimony and commentary for committees of the United States Congress and the California legislature, as well as the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the Patent & Trademark Office, and the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Feldman has chaired the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Association of Law Schools and was elected to the American Law Institute in 2012.

Professor Robin Feldman received her B.A. from Stanford University and JD from Stanford Law School, graduating the Order of the Coif and second in her class. After graduation, she clerked for The Honorable Joseph Sneed of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has received the Rutter Award for Teaching Excellence, the Visionary Award from the UC Hastings Board of Directors, and the 1066 Foundation Award for Scholarship. Professor Feldman teaches Patent Law and Intellectual Property at UC Hastings.

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Robert D. Fish

Robert (Bob) Fish is the founding partner of Fish & Tsang LLP. He currently oversees more than a thousand active patent matters and numerous trademark matters, including extensive foreign filings. He also is involved in several patent enforcement programs, which include in-bound and out-bound licensing, arbitration and litigation. Mr. Fish specializes in patenting for a wide array of fields, including medical devices, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, electronics, computer software and business methods as well as mechanical arts. He has successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. as well as abroad. Mr. Fish also has been retained as U.S. counsel by several foreign law firms. In addition, he has appealed matters before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Federal Circuit. He has acted as both an arbitrator and mediator.

Mr. Fish received his JD from California Western School of Law and his B.S. in natural science from University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Strategic Patenting, White Space Patenting, Green Fields Patenting, and Prosecution Magic, comprehensive guides to the complete patent process. He also pens the "Patent Beast" comic strip and designs patent-themed board games to educate and bring humor to the patent process. Mr. Fish also regularly contributes to California Business Litigation, a guide published annually by Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB).

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Brian Frye

Professor Brian Frye joined the University of Kentucky faculty in 2012. He teaches Civil Procedure, Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Nonprofit Organizations. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law. He was a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He clerked for Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Richard B. Sanders of the Washington Supreme Court. He received a JD from the New York University School of Law in 2005, an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1997, and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995. His research focuses on legal issues affecting artists and arts organizations.

Professor Frye is also a filmmaker. Most recently, he produced the documentary film Our Nixon (2013), which was broadcast by CNN and opened theatrically nationwide. His other films have been shown in the Whitney Biennial 2002, the New York Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival, among other venues, and are in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His critical writing on film and art has appeared in October, The New Republic, Film Comment, Cineaste, Senses of Cinema, and Incite!, among other journals.

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Brad A. Greenberg

Brad A. Greenberg joined the Columbia Law School Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts as an Intellectual Property Fellow in 2013. His scholarship addresses emerging questions raised by technological innovation, particularly in relation to information and creative industries. It often draws on his prior experiences as a newspaper reporter. His recent scholarly publications include “Copyright Trolls and Presumptively Fair Uses,” 85 University of Colorado Law Review 53 (2014); "The Federal Media Shield Folly," 91 Washington University Law Review 437 (2013); and "DOMA's Ghost and Copyright Reversionary Interest." 108 Northwestern University Law Review 391 (2013).

He graduated from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with his B.A. in communication studies and, after a five-year journalism career, from UCLA School of Law. In law school he served as editor-in-chief of the UCLA Entertainment Law Review and was a Paul Miller Scholar. He comes to New York by way of Miami, where he clerked for the Honorable James Lawrence King of the United States District Court in the Southern District of Florida. He also is a Visiting Fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

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Lindy Herman

Lindy Herman is a senior associate at Fish & Tsang LLP who specializes in all aspects of domestic and international intellectual property (IP) portfolio management, including litigation, prosecution, transactions and related business matters. She counsels clients on trademark availability, selection, enforcement and is experienced at handling all aspects of trademark prosecution. Ms. Herman has successfully resolved several United States and international trademark disputes, including inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, international arbitration proceedings, and domain-name disputes under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy. She also has represented clients in patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret, unfair competition, and business related lawsuits in both federal and state courts.

Ms. Herman received her JD from Whittier Law School and her B.A. in history from University of Nevada, Reno. She also holds certificates in Intellectual Property Law and International & Comparative Law.

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Ryan Holte

Professor Ryan Holte is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Professor Holte teaches Property Law I & II, the Intellectual Property survey course, and Patent Law. He also serves on the Faculty IP Committee, the IP Alumni Board, and as an advisor to the SIU IP Law Society. Professor Holte speaks nationally on IP subjects and as an advisor locally in Southern Illinois to a variety of small businesses and local economic development centers regarding IP law and policy issues.

Prior to his current role, Professor Holte practiced as a litigation attorney at the United States Federal Trade Commission, an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at the Jones Day law firm, and a patent prosecutor at the Finnegan law firm. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Stanley F. Birch, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and as a law clerk to Judge Loren A. Smith of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Professor Holte received his JD from the University of California Davis School of Law where he served as a staff editor of the UC Davis Business Law Journal. He received his B.S., magna cum laude, in engineering from the California Maritime Academy.

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Amy Landers

Amy Landers is the Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program and a Professor of Law at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Professor Landers is an expert on patents and intellectual property law; author of “Understanding Patent Law,” now in its second edition; and co-author of “Global Issues in Intellectual Property Law” and “Global Issues in Patent Law.”

Professor Landers was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, in Silicon Valley, California where she specialized in IP litigation, antitrust, fraud, trade-secret and trademark cases. She clerked for Judge Oliver W. Wanger of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California after receiving her JD magna cum laude from the University of California Hastings College of Law. She received her B.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Ian D. McClure

Ian D. McClure heads licensing business development and corporate alliances at Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI), the world’s first financial exchange for licensing and trading IP rights. He is responsible for identifying, originating, and developing high-value IP and technology licensing programs through IPXI with leading global corporations, universities, and research laboratories. Mr. McClure also directs IPXI's membership recruitment and brand management. A part of the company’s founding team, McClure has increased membership to 70+ leading organizations and recently led the development of a pooled license program with standard essential patents from eight organizations related to WiFi technology. Prior to joining IPXI, Mr. McClure was a corporate and securities and intellectual property law attorney with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, where he focused his practice on capital markets and IP transactions. Mr. McClure has helped execute patent, trademark, copyright, capital raise and M&A transactions in various industries.

Mr. McClure has published extensively on intellectual property as an asset class. His works have been published in law reviews and industry journals, including Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal, Chapman Law Review, Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Intellectual Property Magazine, WIPO, ABA Landslide, The Federal Lawyer, The Corporate Counselor, and others. He has presented to numerous symposiums and conferences on IP licensing, valuation, risk and strategy. Mr. McClure graduated cum laude with a degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, and magna cum laude with a JD from Chapman University School of Law. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he teaches Global IP Management. Since 2012, Mr. McClure has been recognized as a member of the IAM 300 – The World's Leading IP Strategists.

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Mike Mireles

Mike Mireles is a professor at Pacific McGeorge School of Law where he teaches a variety of courses, including Property, Wills and Trusts, Survey of Intellectual Property, and Trademark Law. Professor Mireles earned his B.S. from the University of Maryland and his JD from University of the Pacific, Order of the Coif, and LL.M. in intellectual property law from George Washington University Law School, with highest honors.

Professor Mireles was also an associate attorney at Downey Brand, practicing intellectual property and commercial law, and was a law clerk to Circuit Judge S. Jay Plager of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington DC. Professor Mireles recently taught Cross Border Trade in Intellectual Property in the George Washington University Law School summer program, part of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law and Tax Law in Munich, Germany. He has also served on the board of directors of several professional and community organizations, as President of the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento, and was appointed to the City of Sacramento Racial Profiling Commission.

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Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

Currently serving his 13th term in Congress, Dana Rohrabacher represents California's scenic 48th District. In addition to his numerous accomplishments, Congressman Rohrabacher led efforts in the 104th and 105th Congresses to restore the intellectual property rights of American inventors legislated away with the implementation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), authoring the Patent Term Restoration Act. Prior to his first election to Congress in 1988, Dana served as Special Assistant to President Reagan. For seven years he was one of the President's senior speechwriters.

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Mary Lee Ryan

Professor Mary Lee Ryan is an entertainment attorney with over 25 years of experience in the domestic and international entertainment industries. While still a law student at New York University, she enjoyed teaching Contract Law and was awarded the Walter Derenberg Fellowship in Copyright Law. Following her passion for music and business, Professor Ryan moved to Los Angeles where she got her start in the entertainment industry negotiating media contracts as an associate for Manatt, Phelps and Phillips. In 1988, she joined Columbia and TriStar pictures in Burbank, where she negotiated music agreements for motion pictures and television shows, including the use of soundtracks, composers, and publishing agreements. A year later, she joined Rondor Music International, Inc., where she was made the Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. There, she negotiated some major agreements, such as the sale of Rondor Music International, Inc. to Universal Music Group, which was reported by the Wall Street Journal to be a $400 – $500 million transaction. In 2002, she went into private practice, working as an attorney and consultant to individuals and companies throughout the entertainment industry. Professor Ryan joined Chapman as a visiting assistant clinical professor in 2010.

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John B. Sganga, Jr.

Professor John B. Sganga, Jr. is a partner in the Orange County office of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, where his practice focuses on litigating patent, trademark, trade secret, and licensing disputes. Professor Sganga has been litigating IP cases for 30 years, and is chair of the firm’s litigation practice group. He has handled bench and jury trials, arbitrations, proceedings before the United States International Trade Commission, proceedings before the TTAB and PTAB, and appeals. His litigation experience relates to a wide variety of technologies and industries including software, computers, telecommunications, video games, medical and dental devices, construction products, watercraft, engine technology, semiconductor processing equipment, and beverages.

Professor Sganga has been published and has lectured extensively on intellectual property litigation issues. He currently is an adjunct professor at the Chapman University School of Law, teaching a course in patent litigation. He co-authors the Thomson Reuters treatise, “Pre-Litigation Patent Enforcement.” His article “Direct Molding Statutes: Potent Weapons, But Are They Constitutional?” was published in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, for which he was given the Rossman Award by the Patent and Trademark Office Society. Professor Sganga has lectured on Intellectual Property Law issues for CEB, PLI, IPO, ACC-SoCal and various bar associations. He received his JD from New York University School of Law. He holds a B.S. magna cum laude in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College.

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Nate Shafroth

Nathan Shafroth is a partner at the firm of Covington & Burling, LLP, where he is member of the firm’s Patent Litigation practice group. Mr. Shafroth has represented and advised clients in litigation involving pharmaceutical, software, and hardware patents as well standard-setting and licensing issues. He has been involved in all stages of patent litigation, from pre-litigation counseling to multiple jury, bench, and ITC trials. Mr. Shafroth has also been the lead brief writer in several successful Federal Circuit appeals.

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