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Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2019


Speaker(s): Angelo E.P. Mazza, Brian W. Brokate, Bruce W. Baber, Cynthia Lock Tregillis, John H. Zacharia, Judge Robert W. Lehrburger, 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 is a Partner  in the Intellectual Property area at the firm of Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP in New York.

At the firm, he counsels clients on Customs enforcement issues such as recordation, abandonment and trade facilitation. He also works extensively on matters covering online channels used by counterfeiters and methods to diminish sales and target those sellers. He advises clients in developing and implementing enforcement programs.

Mr. Mazza has organized and conducted training sessions for CBP, ICE, FBI and state and local law enforcement.  Over the course of over 25 years involved in training programs, he has trained over 60,000 enforcement personnel. He works closely with law enforcement at all levels to organize and carry out training related to counterfeit products and applicable laws. He serves as the IACC’s Director of US Trainin and he created the IACC’s well regarded training programs and materials for law enforcement which are updated annually and on their 17th edition.  

Mr.  Mazza is a graduate of Fordham University and Fordham University School Law. 


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.

Activities

  • 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

Education

  • 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. 


Katie McCarthy is a partner in the New York office of King & Spalding’s IP practice group with 31 years of experience in trademark, design, internet, advertising and copyright matters. 

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

Katie is active on the Board of Directors of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) and is currently President-Elect of that organization, slated to take over as President in May. 

Katie 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. 

Katie speaks frequently for the NYIPLA, INTA and PLI, and serves as one of the editors for the PLI book, Kane on Trademark Law.  Katie also actively promotes diversity in the profession through her involvement in King & Spalding’s Women in IP initiatives.

Katie lives in Astoria, New York where she, her husband and two sons can be found frequently hosting assorted siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


John H. Zacharia is the former Assistant Deputy Chief for Litigation with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, where 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.  John 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 and developed and drafted legislative and policy initiatives addressing all facets of IP crime. 

Currently, John is an Attorney Advisor to the head 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.  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.