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Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2019

Speaker(s): Angelo E.P. Mazza, Brian W. Brokate, Bruce W. Baber, Cynthia Lock Tregillis, Hon. Robert W. Lehrburger, John H. Zacharia, Kathleen E. McCarthy, Kathleen M. Wood, Ken Taylor, Rashmi S. Raj, Scott Greenberg, Siegrun D. Kane
Recorded on: Jan. 17, 2019
PLI Program #: 252197

Bruce W. Baber is a senior partner and founding member of King & Spalding’s global Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Baber is active in all aspects of the firm’s IP practice, with an emphasis on litigation and other contested matters.

Mr. Baber participates actively in both jury and bench trials of patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement litigation matters, as well as adversarial patent, trademark and false advertising proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Since he began practice in 1979, Mr. Baber has represented many global and nationally-known companies in dozens of patent infringement, copyright infringement and trademark infringement, dilution and counterfeiting matters, as well as in a wide variety of false advertising disputes. 

Mr. Baber has substantial experience in the protection of trademarks, copyrights and other forms of intellectual property, the prosecution of applications for registration of such properties, and the development and implementation of worldwide protection strategies. He has been involved in numerous major licensing and other intellectual property related corporate transactions, joint venture agreements and marketing agreements.

Ken Taylor is the founder, and former CEO and Chairman of Marksmen, where he oversaw the completion of 70,000+ IP investigations and more than 10,000 successful acquisitions of trademarks, domain names and patent rights. He has been involved in the Internet domain space for more than 20 years, including three tours on the INTA Internet Committee, two tours on the Cyberspace Team at Marques and has been a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency at ICANN since 2001.

Currently Ken is Director of Business Development at Com Laude & Valideus. Com Laude provides online brand protection and manages domain name portfolios for brand owners, and is trusted by business and legal professionals who value the strategic advice and focus on security and cost-effective solutions. Valideus helps brand owners, communities and businesses get the most out of the opportunities presented by dot brand, geographic and new generic Top Level Domains.

Ken is also the author of three books of poetry and the founder/publisher of selva oscura press, a 501(c)(3) non-profit publisher of experimental poetry and poetics.

Angelo Mazza counsels clients in developing brand protection and enforcement strategies, and works extensively with law enforcement on intellectual property-related crimes. He has trained over 60,000 law enforcement officials including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the FBI and local enforcement agencies throughout the country.

Angelo is at the forefront of anti-counterfeiting issues, an issue impacting every brand, and has an awareness of global industry trends. He develops an understanding of his clients’ business goals and creates comprehensive solutions to address current anti-counterfeiting issues and prepare them for future challenges.

He has developed a niche focus on internet matters and manages the firm’s Internet Enforcement Program, working with associates, brand protection specialists and researchers to monitor counterfeit activity including online marketplaces and sites, social media platforms and other emerging technologies.  He also handles UDRP proceedings and traditional domain name disputes.

Angelo interacts regularly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and actively participates in U.S. Chamber of Commerce efforts to implement policy changes and best practices.

For 30 years, Angelo has provided training sessions for law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels through the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACCC).  As the current Director of U.S. Training, he is the driving force behind the IACC’s online and app based educational materials to assist law enforcement in fighting intellectual property crimes.

Brian Brokate is the head of Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He assists brand owners in securing and protecting their intellectual property in the United States and abroad. Working closely with his clients over many years, he has developed their comprehensive intellectual property protection strategies to support their growth from emerging businesses to leading global brands.

Mr. Brokate has extensive experience in enforcement procedures to combat trademark and copyright infringement. He manages all stages of civil anti-counterfeiting and infringement litigation as well as providing support to state and federal criminal actions.

Mr. Brokate serves on the board of several industry organizations including being involved in various with the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Intercontinental Grouping of Accountants and Lawyers (IGAL).

As a recognized industry leader, Mr. Brokate is frequently quoted on trends in intellectual property law. He is a speaker and author for PLI and other educational forums, focusing on intellectual property rights and enforcement. 

Cynthia Tregillis is the Deputy General Counsel of Contracts, Products and Intellectual Property for Western Digital Corporation, , which is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that markets its products under the G-Technology, HGST, SanDisk, Tegile, Upthere, and WD brands to OEMS, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.  Ms. Tregillis currently manages the Legal Department’s teams that have responsibility over commercial transactions and business support, product development and marketing, and intellectual property.  Her team is located in the United States, Europe, Israel, Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Ms. Tregillis established the trademark and brand protection group for Western Digital in October 2012. From December 2015 until September 2016, Ms. Tregillis was the Interim Chief Intellectual Property Counsel with global responsibility for development of Western Digital’s patent portfolio, trademark portfolio, and trade secrets and brand protection programs.  With the acquisition of SanDisk, Ms. Tregillis was named Vice President of Global Brand Protection and Trademarks for all of Western Digital’s brands.

Under Ms. Tregillis’ leadership, was named as the Technology and Consumer Electronics Industry Team of the Year Award in 2014 and 2017 by the World Trademark Review.  Ms. Tregillis is included in the World Trademark Review’s WTR 300 publication, which identifies the world’s premier corporate trademark professionals.  In June 2017, Ms. Tregillis was awarded the Americas Women in Business Law Managing IP In-House Award by Managing Intellectual Property. 

Prior to joining Western Digital, Ms. Tregillis was an attorney Of Counsel working in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and a Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP and Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly LLP. Ms. Tregillis’ private practice focused on trademark infringement and patent infringement cases in federal court and before the International Trade Commission.

Kathleen M. Wood’s practice focuses on civil business litigation, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, antitrust, multidistrict and class actions, government contracts and various business torts. Ms. Wood also litigates employment cases in both state and federal courts, and is admitted to the bar in both New York and California.

Ms. Wood began her litigation career at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York City from 1986 to 1990. She then transferred to the Litigation department at its Los Angeles' office. In 2001, Ms. Wood established Connon Wood LLP.


  • Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem Program
  • Volunteer for bar organization programs representing indigent individuals and immigrants
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • LA County Bar Association, Entertainment Law and IP Section, and Litigation Section
  • California State Bar, IP Litigation and Litigation Sections
  • Volunteer for local conservation group, Tree People
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Named Top Attorney Los Angeles, Los Angeles Superlawyer, Top Women Attorneys Los Angeles, and Top Attorneys of Pasadena


  • Columbia Law School, JD, 1986
  • Stagiere, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
  • Certificate, Parker School of Foreign and International Affairs
  • Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, ed.
  • Certificate for Honors Studies, Leningrad State University, Leningrad, USSR
  • University of Kansas, BA, 1982, Soviet & East European Studies, Slavic Languages and Literature, History
  • Admitted State Bar California, and New York

Scott Greenberg’s practice focuses on trademark, copyright and unfair competition matters. He has prosecuted, rendered opinions, managed portfolios, negotiated and drafted agreements including license and settlement agreements, and has experience in litigation before the courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in the fields of trademark, unfair competition, copyright law and domain name disputes.  Scott represents a wide variety of clients in numerous service and manufacturing fields.

Scott has also counseled and represented clients in connection with intellectual property due diligence in the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as other trademark and copyright acquisitions and transfers.

Prior to entering private practice, Scott was a Trademark Examining Attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Scott is Co-Chair of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Trademark Law & Practice Committee.

Siegrun D. Kane is a partner in Kane Advisors, LLP. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and specializes in litigating trademarks in the federal courts and the USPTO.

Siegrun is the author of Kane on Trademark Law published by PLI now in its 6th Edition’ and updated bi-annually.

Siegrun also acts as a consulting and testifying expert. She has been repeatedly listed in The Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers and other “Who’s Who” publications.  The Wall Street Journal has reported her views on trademark issues.

Siegrun lectures frequently for PLI, and other CLE organizations. 

Judge Lehrburger was appointed to the Southern District bench on October 30, 2017.  Prior to becoming a federal judge, he practiced for 27 years at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, where he was a partner since 1998. 

While at his firm, Judge Lehrburger handled complex litigation and tried cases in both federal and state courts, across many fields of law, including intellectual property, unfair competition, false advertising, contract, antitrust, torts, and mortgage-backed securities.  

He also fulfilled several management roles at Patterson Belknap, including as Chair of the Hiring Committee and a member of the Diversity, Professional Responsibility, and Management Committees. 

During his tenure as a lawyer, Judge Lehrburger performed a variety of pro bono legal service and is a past recipient of the MFY Legal Services Partner in Justice Award. 

In his early years at Patterson Belknap, Judge Lehrburger served as a mediator in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, an arbitrator with the Council of Better Business Bureaus, and a special assistant corporation counsel trying cases for the New York City law department.  

Judge Lehrburger graduated from Brown University as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Ms. Rashmi S. Raj is Vice President of the Intellectual Property Legal Department for Nielsen. She is actively engaged in reviewing and advising on the global IP landscape for the company. Her areas of focus include patent assertions, licensing, open source, M&A, trademarks, patent prosecution and commercial transactions.

Prior to Nielsen, Ms. Raj worked in the intellectual property departments of multinational technology companies Pentair/Tyco & Siemens.

During her free time, Ms. Raj is dedicated to advancing females in engineering and science. For the last 20 years, she has offered a yearly scholarship at her local high school for a young woman who has demonstrated academic excellence and an interest in pursuing science or engineering in honor of her mother: Dr. Swadesh Sharma Raj. 

She is a recipient of the City College Grove School of Engineering's Annual Women in Engineering Appreciation Award. She has also led and participated in a panel discussion at the MIP Women Leadership Forum in 2017 (NY, NY) on China – US IP Trade Wars: Policy and business concerns.

Ms. Raj earned her J.D. from Seton Hall School of Law, & a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. She is registered to practice law in NY & NJ and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is an active member of several legal organizations. She enjoys long walks, traveling and cooking with her husband and 5 year old daughter. 

John H. Zacharia is the Founder of Zacharia Law PLLC, a law firm dedicated to helping the victims of cybercrime and intellectual property crime protect their rights. Previously, Mr. Zacharia was the Assistant Deputy Chief for Litigation with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.  While there, he supervised all the intellectual property (IP) and cybercrime prosecutions by the section’s attorneys.  In his 12 years at CCIPS, John became one of the most experienced federal prosecutors of IP crimes in the United States, and he was CCIPS’ lead counsel in the prosecution of many significant large-scale, multi-jurisdictional cybercrime and intellectual property crime cases.  For example, he prosecuted and obtained jury verdicts in one of the largest counterfeit goods prosecutions in U.S. history, and he successfully obtained the first-ever conviction and sentencing of a cyberlocker operator. John has prosecuted organized copyright piracy groups in which defendants have received the maximum sentence for committing criminal copyright infringement. John successfully handled federal appeals brought by defendants convicted of trademark and copyright crimes.  John has also participated extensively in domestic and international IP enforcement training and outreach, having presented in over 150 speaking engagements in the United States and overseas to teach prosecutors and law enforcement officials how to investigate and to prosecute intellectual property crime cases.  Prior to founding Zacharia Law PLLC, John was an Attorney Advisor to three different heads of the Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration. Before joining CCIPS, John was a Trial Attorney with the Federal Programs Branch of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, where he specialized in IP enforcement issues as well as constitutional and administrative law litigation on behalf of the United States.  While there, John successfully handled several significant IP cases of first impression, including cases where he successfully defended against challenges to the constitutionality of the Copyright Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  Prior to joining the Justice Department, John was a Senior Associate at the law firm of Howrey & Simon.  John began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of Carlton Fields.

Katie McCarthy is a partner in the New York office of King & Spalding’s IP practice group with more than 30 years of experience in trademark, design, internet, advertising and copyright matters.  Katie graduated from Columbia University School of Law and secured her bachelor’s in psychology from The College of the Holy Cross.

Katie advises clients on global IP, advertising and platform liability issues and litigates cases in the federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Katie is actively involved with the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA), having just finished several years on the Board and a term as President. 

Katie also recently finished a two-year term as the Editor-In-Chief of the International Trademark Association’s scholarly journal The Trademark Reporter, having written, solicited and edited articles for the journal for more than 20 years.  Her article on trademark parodies, “Free Ride or Free Speech: Predicting Results and providing Advice for Trademark Disputes involving Parody,” was published in The Trademark Reporter in 2019 and won INTA’s 2020 Ladas Memorial Award in the Professional Category.

Katie speaks frequently for the NYIPLA, INTA and PLI, and serves as the new editor for the PLI one volume treatise, Kane on Trademark Law.  Katie also actively promotes diversity in the profession through her involvement in King & Spalding’s Women in IP and Technology initiatives and her mentorship of young lawyers and law students through various programs including the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Katie lives in Astoria, New York with her husband and two sons.