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Internet of Things 2019: Everything is Connected


Speaker(s): Alex Fair, Doug P. Smith, Hana Oh, Ph.D., Leonard T. Nuara, Lonnie Schilling, Pamela Clark-Meister, Peter Brown, Peter F. McLaughlin, Thomas Snyder, Whitney Moore, William A. Tanenbaum
Recorded on: Jul. 26, 2019
PLI Program #: 252336

Alex Fair is the Founder and CEO of MedStartr. He originally trained as a scientist, working in physics, then cancer and finally in heart disease research. In the 90s he had an idea for a company that took off so he finished off his last paper and came into the world of business. MedStartr is his 7th startup and his favorite so far. Other creations include Expert-Med, Scanbuy.com, FairCareMD.com, MPADS.com, Dr1st.org and the Pinnacle Consulting Group as well as dozens of corporate entities and products for clients and employers over the years. Alex Lives in Long Island, New York and is the proud dad of two wonderful kids.


Douglas Smith is in-house counsel at Intel Corporation and is Group Counsel to Intel’s Global Supply Chain.  Doug has been at Intel for over twenty years and has held senior legal positions across multiple business unites, including the Internet of Things, Perceptual Computing, and several wireless and mobile divisions.  Doug has extensive experience in IP licensing and is a member of Intel’s Technology Licensing and Data Analytics practice groups.  He also has deep experience in standards groups and patent pools, corporate/strategic transactions, and business development.

Doug holds a Master’s in Business Administration (finance) from the University of Rochester and earned his law degree at SUNY Buffalo.  He has prior experience as a senior Intel finance manager and was a member of the US Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.   He resides in Portland, Oregon and is admitted to practice in New York and Oregon.

 


Lonnie Schilling joined Corum’s New York office after 30 years in several executive roles and in various tech verticals, including telco, financial, industrial, transportation, municipality and government. Lonnie’s career has spanned the globe, while also living and working in Europe and the United States. Lonnie’s leadership roles at companies such as Cisco and venture capital put him in the lead of selling and buying various tech companies. Lonnie has consulted to various CEO’s and boards of directors on strategic corporate development, market and technology evolution.

Lonnie served as CEO of Birdstep Technology, a publicly traded company, which he sold. He was also founder and CEO of jKool, an AI Analytics firm which he merged into Nastel Inc. Most recently as chairman of OP5, Lonnie was at the forefront of selling the company to a PE backed company. Lonnie speaks German fluently and has a Bachelor's of Science and MBA.


Pamela Clark-Meister is an in-house attorney with over 20 years of experience shaping business and legal strategy, managing complex technology transactions, and advising on intellectual property, commercial and M&A transactions. With Intel since 1999, she is currently serving as a Group Counsel to Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG) in Visual Markets.  IOTG is leading the industry in transforming businesses and the way we live by making it simple, smart and connected IOT solutions.


Peter Brown has focused on technology law matters in national law firms and boutiques for over 25 years. He is currently the principal of Peter Brown & Associates PLLC, a New York boutique law firm concentrating in information technology, intellectual property and arbitration.

“The Best Lawyers in America” ® publication honored him as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Information Technology Law 2018 for New York City.

Mr. Brown has experience in a wide variety of litigations and arbitrations relating to the Internet, information technology and intellectual property. He regularly appears in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. In addition, Mr. Brown has acted as an arbitrator or mediator in over 70 matters involving IT and IP disputes.

Throughout his career he has drafted and negotiated a broad array of agreements relating to the Internet, outsourcing, cloud computing services, application software, Internet apps and e-commerce.  He has prepared these agreements for domestic businesses and international companies.

Mr. Brown co-authored the leading treatises Emerging Technologies and the Law and Computer Law. He also co-authors a monthly column on Information Technology Law for the New York Law Journal.

Mr. Brown is regularly featured as a speaker at the International Technology Law Association, local bar associations and other professional organizations in the US and abroad. He frequently speaks on the topic of artificial intelligence, IT and IP.

The Best Lawyers in America 2019 edition (affiliated with U.S. News & World Report), rated Peter Brown & Associates PLLC a First Tier National Technology Law firm. Chambers USA, New York Metro Superlawyers and other ratings organization have all given Mr. Brown high ratings in the fields of IT and IP. For further information see www.browntechlegal.com


Lennie is a nationally recognized authority on technology and internet law and co-author of Drafting Internet Agreements, a practical legal treatise with annotated forms on internet and computer law published by the Aspen Publishers division of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Lennie formerly was a partner at several prominent law firms and served as the Chair of the Technology & Intellectual Property Practice of Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP, and was a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Known for his high energy and unique blend of practice-legal knowledge, technology expertise and skills, Lennie serves as trusted advisor to dozens of multinationals and smaller corporates, hospitals and healthcare providers, financial institutions, startups and venture firms across industries including, E-business, retail, hardware and software, communications and energy, frequently involving the development and deployment of breakthrough and best-of-show technologies. His recognized technology law expertise coupled with his IT education and experience gained while operating technology companies provide unique insights that benefit clients who engage Lennie for strategic guidance and counseling.

Lennie also advises clients on privacy, cyber security and compliance. He offers specialized expertise in the creation of dynamic workflows and incident recovery solutions to manage and mitigate risk exposures. Clients engage Lennie regularly as a special counsel or to manage complex litigation in areas requiring his unique skill set and knowledge.

Lennie gained recognition as a “go to” technology expert and problem solver following the tragic destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, home to Thacher Proffitt & Wood’s main office. Miraculously, no employees of the firm perished, but the destruction of the Twin Towers resulted in a complete loss of all of the firm's technology infrastructure and backup systems. On that day, Lennie interrupted his practice of law and became the CIO of the firm for the following six months. He was responsible for all decisions for the interim survival and ultimate rebuilding of the firm's technology infrastructure, including: equipment specification and acquisition, conversion of the firm's applications palette; extensive outsourcing of such IT functions as help desk and infrastructure management. The experience of losing everything, rebuilding everything from scratch, being the buyer instead of “representing the buyer” has given Lennie valuable insights that inform his practice even today. He has published and spoken on the lessons that he learned from this experience at seminars throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Prior to joining Flatiron, Lennie was Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for ICF Mercantile, a technical textile distributor of medical, aerospace and construction yarn where he managed the transformation from a distribution to manufacturing business in a new state of the art manufacturing, research and development center. While at ICF he was responsible for all aspects of business operations, legal and IT, including creating the financial and production models to support the financing for transition; negotiations of the lease, construction, engineering, and architectural services agreements; and on-site management of construction resulting in an on-time and on budget startup.

Before ICF, he was the co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Tera Group and TeraExchange. Lennie and his co-founder developed and managed the strategic evolution of the first and only multi-asset, Central Limit Order Book and RFQ based Swap Execution Facility and multi-asset execution management system from inception into a Dodd Frank Act - CFTC regulated institutional exchange for cleared derivatives, equities, futures, fixed income and options markets. Derivatives assets include IRS, CDS, NDF, and the first regulated Bitcoin derivative based on the TeraBit Bitcoin Price Index. While at Tera he managed the firm's operation including fundraising, client/investor presentations and relationships, operations, legal, regulatory, financial, marketing, business development and technology development and implementation.

An experienced commercial litigator, Lennie has handled high-stakes disputes in involving IP infringement, engineering and construction, IT systems and Internet businesses, including the successful resolution of several multi-hundred million dollar matters.

With over 250 articles and presentations, Lennie is one of the most sought-after lecturers in the country on Technology, Internet Law, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Techno-Entertainment, Negotiations, Identity Theft, Technology and Intellectual Property Litigation, E-Discovery, Online Child Safety and Law Practice Management.


Tom is Executive Director of RIoT, supporting Internet of Things and disruptive technology industry growth. By day he runs RIoT Labs at HQ Raleigh. In his spare time, Tom co-instructs Product Innovation Lab, a Forbes award winning multi-disciplinary course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NC State.

Prior to joining RIoT, Tom held an executive leadership role at the ASSIST Center, a National Science Foundation sponsored effort to create wearable electronics for healthcare monitoring. Previously, he spent two decades in product development and technology incubation in NC.

He’s passionate about creating and fostering collaborations across disciplines, markets and cultures. He enjoys the outdoors, woodworking, boardgames, big crowds, craft beer and ideas that are just crazy enough to work.


William A. Tanenbaum is recognized as one of the Who’s Who Legal “Thought Leaders Global Elite” and is ranked in top tiers by ChambersLegal500Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal in technology, outsourcing, IP and data law.  Bill is a shareholder in the 40-lawyer Technology Transactions & Data Privacy Practice at Polsinelli, an AmLaw 100 firm with 850 lawyers in 22 cities.  He is the Practice Co-Chair of the Health Care Technology & Innovation Group, which is the second largest of its kind in the country.  Polsinelli was named as the 2018 Health Care Firm of the Year by US News & World Report, and its Health Care Practice is the largest in the country.  

Bill’s practice includes the Industrial Internet of Things, Body Area Networks, AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and data analytics, including data generated by networks of sensors and created by machines, as well as technology and IP transactions, and he leads teams that serve as IP counsel and as health care counsel in technology and M&A transactions.  Health Care is an early adopter of IoT and data analytics, and clients call upon Bill to use leading practices from that industry in other industries.  

Bill is a past President of the International Technology Law Association and was previously named as the IT Lawyer of the Year in New York by US News & World Report.  Clients and legal researchers find that “he has expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top tier of the market [and] he is a font of knowledge on creating new IT structures,” (Who’s Who Legal) and “that he brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem,” “provides savvy, zealous representation,” and understands the market and uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations” (Chambers).  Bill is a graduate of Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa), Cornell Law School and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.

 


After several years in-house, I now counsel clients with respect to a broad range of technology transactions, privacy and security issues. These predominantly touch:

  1. Technology licensing and services, especially with health applications and mobile solutions;
  2. Innovative uses of information and technology, particularly digital health and life sciences, wearables, and big data analytics;
  3. The international movement of personal data, especially with respect to the EU, GDPR preparedness, and Privacy Shield compliance; and
  4. Information security programs, security reviews, and post-incident responses with management of forensic teams.

These scenarios range from privacy compliance assessments and product development to venture/M&A deals and extensive commercial and technology transactions.

I have presented at: RSA Conference; mHIMSS; IAPP; HIPAA Summit; PLI; World IP Forum; and other organizations.


Hana Oh, Ph.D., is an MIT-trained attorney in O’Melveny’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice group. Hana focusses on patent and trade secret litigation and licensing issues for innovative companies, including Samsung, Micron, Belkin, Alcon, and Novartis. Hana is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. She assists clients with in-depth analyses of complex scientific and technical issues arising in intellectual property disputes, and has extensive experience working closely with expert witnesses. She has been involved in many phases of litigation and discovery, from pleadings to written discovery to motion practice to managing review teams on complex foreign language document production and privilege log preparation. Hana also has experience in prosecuting patents and developing portfolios in a wide range of high technology industries. She is fluent in Korean.

Externships

  • Justice Richard M. Aronson, California Court of Appeal

Author

  • “Combating Baseless Patent Suits: Rule 11 Sanctions with Technology-Specific Application,” Jurimetrics (Joint publication of Arizona State College of Law and the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law), 53 Jurimetrics J.135–178 (2014)

Admissions

  • Bar Admissions, California
  • Court Admissions, US District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California
  • Registered to Practice, US Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.: Chemical Engineering

Languages

  • Korean
  • German


Whitney Moore is an attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, focusing on enforcement matters involving consumer privacy and data security. Ms. Moore joined the FTC from Arnold & Porter’s Washington, DC office, where her practice focused on government investigations and complex litigation disputes. Ms. Moore is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.