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IP Issues in Business Transactions 2019

Speaker(s): Andrew Baum, Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP, Audra A. Dial, Debra A. Dandeneau, Eleanor M. Lackman, Eric A. Prager, Gail H. Zarick, Jack D. Slobod, Jami Mills Vibbert, Jeffrey D. Neuburger, Jeffrey D. Osterman, Jim Lennon, Joel Wolfson, Jonathan M. Seiden, Kenneth K. Cho, Kim Youngberg, Maria A. Scungio, Martin Köhler, Melvin C. Garner, Ricardo P. Fischer, Zhun Lu
Recorded on: Jan. 7, 2019
PLI Program #: 249508

Audra Dial is the Assistant General Counsel - Litigation at Mercedes-Benz USA where she leads the company’s litigation efforts. Her team handles a wide range of litigation from intellectual property to product liability to labor and employment throughout the United States. Prior to joining Mercedes-Benz USA, Ms. Dial was a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton where she focused her practice on complex federal court litigation involving trade secrets, patent disputes, restrictive employment covenants, and complex business disputes involving intellectual property. Ms. Dial was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2018 and 2019 for Technology Law and was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Trade Secrets Litigation.

Ms. Dial earned her J.D. from William and Mary School of Law and served as the Managing Editor of the William & Mary Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Team. She received her Bachelor of Arts from American University, where she graduated cum laude in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Jeffrey Osterman is the co-head of Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is based in New York. Mr. Osterman concentrates on matters with deep commercial or technical complexity and has had extensive experience with pure patent licensing, technology transfer, outsourcing, technology integration, content licensing and merchandising. 

Mr. Osterman regularly advises major pharmaceutical companies in connection with licensing and collaboration agreements; represents semiconductor and other technology companies in connection with development and licensing agreements; leads the technology and intellectual property aspects of major corporate transactions; and advises on the treatment of intellectual property matters in bankruptcy cases. 

Mr. Osterman is ranked Band 1 for Technology & Outsourcing in New York by Chambers USA, where clients note "he’s just extremely thorough and he has the memory of an elephant." He is "very smart, very responsive and won't fight about matters that aren't important." He is also recommended for Patents: Licensing, Technology Transactions and Healthcare: Life Sciences by Legal 500 US. Mr. Osterman is recognized as an “IP Star” for IP Transactions, Patent Strategy & Counseling and Copyright by Managing Intellectual Property and has been named 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Technology Law in New York by Best Lawyers in America. He is “Highly Recommended” by IAM Patent 1000, where clients have noted he has “a stellar ability to see the forest through the trees, is a clear and concise draftsman and a constructive negotiator,” and that he is “the kind of sophisticated IP lawyer you need on a tough deal – he understands his clients’ industry and business and fights hard while communicating clearly in negotiations to get to a resolution.” Mr. Osterman was named a 2016 Technology “MVP” by Law360.

Debra A. Dandeneau is co-chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Restructuring and Insolvency Group and chair of its North America Restructuring and Insolvency Group. Her practice focuses on business reorganizations and debtor and creditors’ rights.

Ms. Dandeneau has been ranked by The Best Lawyers in America 2011-2018 in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation-Bankruptcy. She has also been recognized by Legal 500 US for Municipal Bankruptcy and Super Lawyers 2006-2017 for Bankruptcy. Super Lawyers has also named Debra among the 2017 Top Women for Bankruptcy Business in New York.

Ms. Dandeneau has dealt with a variety of entities experiencing financial distress, as well as a range of industries. Over the course of her career, her work has included representations in the real estate, manufacturing, power generation, healthcare, municipal, retail, and service sectors.

Ms. Dandeneau's professional honors include:

  • "Top Women" for Bankruptcy: Business in New York, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • "Super Lawyer" in Bankruptcy, Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, The Legal Aid Society, 2008
  • Recommended Lawyer in Municipal Bankruptcy in the US, Legal 500 US, 2015
  • "Best Lawyer" in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2018

Eleanor M. Lackman is a Partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, where she focuses on copyright and trademark litigation, licensing, and trademark prosecution and brand protection.  With a focus in the media, entertainment, sports, and technology industries, she splits her time between the firm’s New York and Los Angeles offices.

Eleanor graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 2003.  After graduation, she was affiliated with major international law firms and then spent eight years as partner at a recognized entertainment and IP boutique before joining MSK in 2019. 

Eleanor has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading copyright and trademark attorney every year for the past six years.  She also has been named by Managing IP as one of the top 250 women IP lawyers worldwide and one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” by Variety Magazine.  Super Lawyers has repeatedly named her as one of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metro area. 



Eric A. Prager, a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group, assists clients with all types of intellectual property issues. His practice involves contentious and non-contentious work, including strategic counseling, due diligence of IP assets, sophisticated licensing and agreement work, and litigation. He has litigated copyright, false advertising, patent, trademark and trade secret cases in courts around the country.

 With significant experience in the area of digital content distribution and protection, Eric represents one of the Big Three record companies and a major online subscription music service in their digital content matters. 

 Eric assisted in drafting several “digital agenda” copyright treaties for the World Intellectual Property Organization, including the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty.  He has also served on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Public Advisory Committee for Trademark Affairs.

 Eric serves as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School in New York co-chairs the New York version of this PLI program.

Melvin Garner is a Partner in the firm of Leason Ellis. His practice includes all phases of patent, trademark and copyright litigation. It also includes patent procurement involving various technologies, as well as infringement and validity opinions. He has appeared as an expert witness at several trials and has served as a mediator.

Mel is the author of numerous articles and of Chapter 13, “Intellectual Property Protection of E-Commerce” and Chapter 58, “Trade Secret Causes of Action and Defenses, Including Sample Pleadings,” Intellectual Property Counseling and Litigation, Matthew Bender (2010). In addition, he is a frequent lecturer at PLI events.

Mel is a Past President of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association and a Past President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He is on the Executive Committee and is a founding member of the Hon. William C. Conner Inn of Court. He is also a member of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is listed in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Experts, Who’s Who Legal - Patents, and New York Super Lawyers.

J.D. Brooklyn Law School
M.S. Electrical Engineering, New York University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Drexel University

New York
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Mr. Wolfson is a Director and Associate General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch business in New York City.  He concentrates on bank/broker-dealer contracts, computer contracts, intellectual property, commercial, and corporate matters. 

He had been a partner in Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C. office, with a concentration in transactions, intellectual property, corporate law, and public policy for the: financial industry, information provider, biotechnology, software, and computer fields. 

Prior to that, Mr. Wolfson was Vice President and Associate General Counsel and head of The Nasdaq Stock Market’s e-Commerce and Intellectual Property Practice Group. 

His publications include (1) a multi-volume treatise on high-technology contract law; and law review articles on: (2) First Amendment protections against liability for incorrect information; (3) express warranties and published information; (4) the ability of licensing law and copyright law to peacefully co-exist; and (5) class action suits in bankruptcy court.



JACK D. SLOBOD has been employed by One-Blue, LLC, a standard essential patent pool for Blu-ray products, as its General Counsel for 7 years. In that capacity, he is responsible for patent pool management and governance issues, patent licensing agreements and negotiations, litigation management and antitrust issues.

Prior to joining One-Blue, he was employed by Philips Intellectual Property & Standards for 23 years, lastly as Principal IP Counsel.  Mr. Slobod was responsible within the Consumer Lifestyle and Corporate Technologies Sectors for licensing-out patents and other intellectual property rights of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., litigation management, transactional matters, and defense of third party IP claims.   He was formerly lead IP counsel for various product divisions of Philips.

Prior to joining Philips, he was in the private practice of law for several years in small general practice firms, where he concentrated in intellectual property law and business and commercial transactions.

Mr. Slobod also practiced law in an Arlington Virginia patent law firm, and at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  Prior to that, he worked for several years as an engineer and member of the technical staff of various companies.

He holds B.E.E. and M.E.E. degrees from City College of New York, and a J.D. degree from George Washington University, where he was a member of Order of the Coif.

Mr. Slobod is admitted to the New York Bar and is a Registered Patent Attorney.   He is a member of the Antitrust Committee and the Standards and Open Source Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.  He is also a member of the Litigation Committee and former member of the Board of Directors of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.  Mr. Slobod was a former Chairman of the Standard Setting Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Jami Mills Vibbert is a member of Venable's eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Group who conducts comprehensive data security risk assessments and develops and implements data risk solutions, information security programs, and breach prevention and incident response plans.  Jami also engages in crisis management and breach notification and related investigations and litigation, with extensive experience helping companies prepare for and respond to security incidents.

Jami also assists companies developing new technologies engage in privacy and security by design fundamentals and evaluate data risk associated with such new technology, including by participating in the Texas Medical Center's Innovation Institute as an Expert Advisor.

Martin Köhler is specialized in patent infringement litigation and is regularly active in trademark and design rights enforcement as well as in unfair competition litigation. Outside court, his other work includes providing advice on licensing, research and development agreements as well as on employee invention matters.

Martin regularly represents clients in the areas of electronics, telecoms, mechanical and chemical engineering, automotive technology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Martin publishes regularly on intellectual property issues and is a speaker at conferences on patent law issues. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Hagen Law School.

While many intellectual property lawyers can claim a background in science, few can claim a previous career in geology. Jim Lennon sees this as a competitive advantage. As geologists must be thoroughly trained in a range of disciplines — especially chemistry, physics, and biology — this grounding gives Jim an unusually multi-dimensional, “big picture” perspective that he brings to both patent transactions and litigation. His clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and materials industries have long recognized his ability to absorb a wide variety of esoteric scientific concepts, and to interpret those concepts for non-technical audiences.

To Jim, a client’s IP strategy can only be effective in the context of the company’s overall business objectives. As patent law continues to be redefined, often by the Supreme Court, he advises clients on all their available options, sometimes even eschewing patents in favor of other forms of protection. He views litigation similarly, as a strategic decision whose ramifications — legal, financial, and reputational — must be thoroughly weighed for business efficacy, and either pursued or settled accordingly.

Jim often acts as Delaware co-counsel in major patent litigations, yet his role is anything but passive. Judges in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware place a premium on both brevity and clarity in written materials, and Jim is known as a savvy reviewer of his co-counsel’s written submissions. He regularly provides valuable insights into the workings of the court, strengthening the work product for maximum impact and optimal results.

Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP is an accomplished nationally recognized lawyer, speaker, and author.  She is Principal Member and Founder of Precipice IP PLLC.  PRECIPICE is an award-winning consultancy and technology law boutique with expertise in patent, trademark, copyright, and data law. PRECIPICE helps entrepreneurs and technology-focused businesses protect their products, brands, designs and data. 

Prior to founding PRECIPICE, Ms. Grayson was Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Patent Operations Lead at Walmart Stores, Inc.  Before joining Walmart, Ms. Grayson served as in-house patent counsel for several Fortune® 100 companies, and she has prior experience as a Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

She is committed to advancing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the legal profession, and is equally committed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives that focus on better preparing our youth to compete. She is a past Board Chair of the Minority In-House Counsel Association (MIHCA), and previously served on the Board of Trustees for the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF).

Ms. Grayson is a Director on the Board of the Patent Pro Bono Advisory Council, and is past Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Special Committee on Pro Bono. Ms. Grayson is the current Chair of AIPLA Diversity in IP Law Committee, and she serves Chair of the Intellectual Property and Sports Law Section of the Mississippi Bar.



Gail Zarick is a Counsel at IBM, where she currently supports the IBM Storage Division and advises on intellectual property issues for the IBM Corporate organizations.  She has previously supported the Research and Security Divisions and Regulatory Compliance and has managed diverse teams in the IP Law department.  She has extensive experience with all aspects of developing and creating value from an IP portfolio. 

In addition, Gail serves as a pro bono leader at IBM’s Armonk location, where she has expanded opportunities for IBM lawyers to provide pro bono representation to non-profits and underserved communities.  She is also an Education Leader for the IBM global law department.

Gail is a frequent speaker at PLI conferences.

Before joining IBM, Gail practiced intellectual property law at Pennie & Edmonds LLP in New York. 


JD, Pace University School of Law

MSE, University of Pennsylvania

BSE, Princeton University


Jonathan Seiden is an attorney and business affairs executive with over 20 years of experience sourcing, negotiating, and drafting industry-specific agreements in the fields of entertainment, sports, and media.

Since July 2016, Mr. Seiden serves as Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Endeavor (formerly WME-IMG).  As a member of the Endeavor legal team, Mr. Seiden is currently serving as (i) global head of the Intellectual Property practice for Endeavor, responsible for Endeavor’s trademark, patent and copyright portfolio, content and brand protection program; (ii) the head of the global legal team for IMG Licensing (a subsidiary of Endeavor) and (iii) General Counsel of the Miss Universe Organization (a subsidiary of Endeavor).  Mr. Seiden is responsible for counseling IMG and its clients on legal matters, including intellectual property licensing, live events, sponsorship and endorsements, television distribution, and government relations.  

In addition, since September 2016, Mr. Seiden serves as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, and teaches a course entitled Entertainment Law Transactions.

From November 2014 until June 2016, Mr. Seiden served as Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs at SFX Entertainment, Inc. (“SFX”).  In his capacity as SVP for SFX, Mr. Seiden was responsible for counseling SFX and its live entertainment and media companies with respect to entertainment law matters, including, without limitation, live events, music artist agreements, brand integration and sponsorship deals, and new media rights.  In addition, Mr. Seiden was part of a small team that transformed SFX’s “Beatport” music download platform into a music streaming service, and led efforts to negotiate blanket music publishing and master recording agreements with content creators.

Prior to joining SFX in 2014, Mr. Seiden was Vice President, Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs for CORE Media Group Inc. (“CORE Media”) from 2006 – 2014. In his capacity as Vice President for CORE, Jonathan counseled CORE and its subsidiaries, namely 19 Entertainment and Sharp Entertainment (and previously Elvis Presley Enterprises and Muhammad Ali Enterprises), with respect to intellectual property and entertainment law matters, including, without limitation, the acquisition of intellectual property content, character and merchandise licensing, music publishing, master recording agreements, intellectual property maintenance, enforcement, and litigation.

Prior to joining CORE in 2006, Jonathan was a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York primarily focusing on intellectual property acquisitions and licensing.



University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2001

Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts, 1998

Kenneth Cho is a partner in Wiggin and Dana’s Litigation Department and Intellectual Property Practice Group in New York specializing in cross border dispute resolution, intellectual property litigation and licensing, IP asset management and valuation, and counseling matters.

Ken has represented international clients in the fields of cryptocurrency, semiconductor and OLED manufacturing, telecommunications and mobile telephony, biomedical devices, optical disc storage technologies and the like.  Ken’s experience is international in scope and has also spanned Europe and the Far East.  Ken has worked overseas as a U.S. attorney at South Korea’s most prestigious law firm; spent about a decade working “in-house” in the Intellectual Property and Standards group of Philips Electronics and as a patent assertion attorney for AT&T Corp. specializing in offensive patent assertion and licensing matters.

Ken has served on the Board of Directors of a number for professional associations including the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) from 2013-2016, the International Association of Korean Lawyers (also past President), and the Korean American Lawyers’ Association of Greater New York.  Ken is a trained mediator through the New York State Office of Court Administration.

Ken earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law and his B.S.E.E. from Rutgers College of Engineering. Ken has been recognized by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals; Who’s Who Legal: Patents; Managing Intellectual Property: Named an “IP Star”; and IAM Licensing 250 as one of the world’s leading patent and technology licensing practitioners.

Kim Youngberg is the Chief Legal Officer of DJDTP, a film/TV music production house, and partner at The Davis Firm, a boutique entertainment law firm.  The firm concentrated in music for many years but is now expanding into film and TV.  Prior to DJDTP, Kim was the General Counsel of Screenvision Media, a cinema advertising company.  In addition to the normal blocking and tackling as a general counsel, at SVM Kim created deals for emerging technologies, digital and programmatic advertising, digital insights and audience analytics for advertisers and exhibitors.  She also developed deals for AR and VR in theater lobbies.  Before advertising, Kim spent 9 years as the SVP Business and Legal Affairs at Wind-Up Entertainment, an indie record label and music publisher.  Kim helped launch a merchandising company while at Wind-Up and lead the label through the transition from analog to digital music consumption.  With her new jobs, Kim has come full circle, she started her legal career working in the glory days of music at Davis Shapiro & Lewit, a music law firm with superstar clients such as Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas and Cheap Trick.

Maria Scungio is based in the firm’s New York office and has more than 25 years of experience advising on trademark, copyright and design rights—including global clearance, protection, enforcement, licensing and transactional matters—for well-known brands.

Maria’s practice includes counseling clients in the fields of skincare, apparel, footwear, jewelry, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, entertainment publishing and programming, healthcare services and fiber laser products.  She advises on strategic issues affecting the exploitation, enforcement, transfer and re-alignment of intellectual property rights, for U.S. and worldwide portfolios.  

Maria has litigated cases before federal courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  She has also partnered with clients to serve as interim in-house intellectual property counsel during corporate transitions.  

Prior to joining Robinson & Cole, Maria served as co-chair of the Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Group at Locke Lord and at Edwards Wildman (2008-2017).  She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane A. Restani at the US Court of International Trade. 

To advance work on harmonization of IP laws globally, Maria is an active member of AIPPI-US, which she formerly chaired (2016-18).  She also currently serves on the AIPLA’s Trademark Law, IP Practice in Europe, IP Practice in Japan and Harmonization Committees.

A former scientist at the Yale School of Medicine, Zhun Lu is a highly accomplished and experienced intellectual property lawyer with a particular focus on companies in greater China operating in the biotech, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, telecommunications, computers, automobile diagnostic tools and semiconductor industries. He advises and represents clients in patent counseling and opinions, as well as litigation and prosecution. Zhun also counsels Asian companies on U.S. business development and often acts as outside general counsel to such firms.


Patent Protection

Clients look to Zhun to help them obtain and manage patents and for advice on technology transfer and licensing and multinational brand protection. Zhun presently serves as a co-chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA’s) Intellectual Property Practice in the Far East Committee. His unique background and experience enable him to help international clients with their intellectual property protection needs and business operations in the United States and in the Greater China region.


Greater China Practice

For more than 15 years, Zhun has advised companies in and around China seeking to do business in the United States. Zhun helps these clients expand and sustain their business interests. He also helps American and other international companies operating and doing business in the greater China marketplace. He is an honorary member of the Chinese Intellectual Property Society and has been a frequent lecturer at law firms, universities, companies and conferences in the Greater China region.


Corporate Counsel

Zhun is experienced in corporate matters relating to Delaware business entities, governance, compliance, restructuring, initial public offerings, merger and acquisition due diligence, commercial dealings, employment and U.S. antitrust class action litigation.


While in law school, Zhun served as an intern for the Honorable Peter Dorsey, former chief judge of the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut.


Professional Associations

  • Co-Chair of AIPLA’s IP Practice in the Far East Committee, 2019 – present
  • AIPLA, China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)/U.S. Bar Liaison Council, 2016-18
  • Co-chair of AIPLA’s IP Practice in China Committee, 2014-15


Firm Leadership

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Senior Director, Greater China Practice, 2014-19


Ricardo Fischer is the Trademark Practice Leader in the Washington, D.C. office of Arent Fox LLP specializing in international distribution and market entry counseling to companies operating in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and to US companies entering those markets.

As the leader of the firm’s internationally recognized Trademark practice, and a dual civil and common law attorney who has practiced law in Latin America and the United States, Ricardo offers a unique perspective to help clients expand their businesses. 

Ricardo advises international brands on corporate, regulatory, and intellectual property matters including but not limited to negotiations of commercial and distribution agreements; analysis and settlement of distribution termination claims, license agreements, analysis, and risk assessment; product claims, labeling and advertisement restrictions; cases before national advertisement review boards; due diligence in the acquisition of tangible and intangible assets; an array of intellectual property issues including protection, enforcement, unfair competition, and regulatory licenses for research and development; and risk assessment on product claims, labeling, and advertisement restrictions.

Ricardo's diverse client base includes companies in the retail, fashion, food and beverage industries, such as Inditex, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Guru Denim, Mars and Juan Valdez Café.

Ricardo is admitted in New York and Venezuela. He is also admitted as a Special Legal Consultant by the District of Columbia Bar and is supervised by principals of the firm.

Ricardo is a member of the Executive Committee of the Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and previously chaired its Internet Committee. He has also served in various committees at the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Jeffrey Neuburger is a partner, co-head of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group, a member of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group and editor of the firm’s New Media and Technology Law blog.

Jeff’s practice focuses on technology, media and advertising-related business transactions and counseling, including the utilization of emerging technology and distribution methods in business. For example, Jeff represents clients in blockchain implementations, cryptocurrency-related issues and online strategies associated with advertising, products, services and content. He also represents many organizations in large infrastructure-related projects, such as outsourcing, technology acquisitions, cloud computing initiatives and related services agreements.

In addition, Jeff represents clients in a wide range of privacy and data security matters, including the implementation of policies, the management of information, and responding to situations of potential unauthorized access to personally identifiable information.

Jeff is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law teaching E-Commerce Law, and lectures extensively on a range of issues, including computer and e-commerce law, emerging technology developments, intellectual property, outsourcing, privacy and data security. He also is co-author of two books, Doing Business on the Internet and Emerging Technologies and the Law. Founder of the monthly newsletter, New Media, Technology and the Law, Jeff is Editor of Proskauer’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications blog. He also has served on advisory panels to Congress, and is regularly quoted by mainstream general and trade publications.

Prior to practicing law, Jeff began his career working in the information technology field. He completed General Electric Company’s two-year Information Systems Management Program and spent an additional four years in Information Systems Management at GE Capital. His undergraduate degree is in computer science and applied mathematics. Jeff has been recognized as a leading technology lawyer in various publications and directories. Jeff is currently a Trustee on the Board of the Educational Alliance.

A retired partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, Andrew Baum focused his practice on trademark, unfair competition, false advertising and copyright litigation, counseling, licensing and enforcement work on Internet domain names. Mr. Baum represented a broad cross-section of clients from the publishing, luxury goods, interactive entertainment, personnel staffing and home furnishings industries. He was a member of the firm’s Trademark, Copyright & Advertising and IP Litigation Practices and the Technology Industry Team.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Baum was a partner and managing principal with Darby & Darby P.C., where he represented major clients in trademark and copyright litigation, oversaw the management of international trademark portfolios, and supervised the intellectual property aspects of significant corporate transactions.

Representative Experience

Major cases include one in which he helped lead a team which defeated a $150 million damage claim for false advertising in a three-week jury trial, and successfully defended the verdict on appeal to the Eleventh Circuit. In 2013, Mr. Baum secured summary judgment dismissing a trademark infringement case brought against Foley’s client the New York Jets. In 2014, he argued and won the appeal before the Fifth Circuit.