BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Keith Bergelt ***
CEO, Open Invention Network; former IP strategy executive, Motorola and SRI International; Managing Partner, Paradox Capital; former career diplomat, U.S. State Department
Brian Hinman ***
Chief Innovation Officer, AON IP Solutions; ex-Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Philips; Vice President IP, Verizon; Vice President IP and Licensing, IBM; executive-advisor, Columbia University Technology Ventures
Adam Mossoff **
Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and Visiting Fellow the Heritage Foundation. Leading expert on IP law.
Inventor, serial entrepreneur, innovation literacy advocate; CEO Tribetan; Cornell University Entrepreneur of the Year, 2022.
Vice President and Director of Academic Outreach, the Motion Picture Association; former Vice President the Recording Industry Association of America; former Senior Vice President SONY Music Entertainment.
Mickie Voges-Piatt *
Co-Director IP Management & Markets Program, Illinois Institute of Technology; Deputy Director, Program in IP Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chief Patent Counsel, IBM; Past-President, IPO Association Education Foundation
Bruce Berman (Chairman, Co-Founder)
Author and editor responsible for five IP business books; IP communications expert; IAM 300 Leading Strategist (10 years); member, IP Hall of Fame Academy; CEO, Brody Berman Associates (31 years)
ADVISORS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS
James Pooley **
Trade secrets trial lawyer, scholar and diplomat; ex-Deputy Director General, WIPO; Former Chairman, Inventors Hall of Fame; author
Rafael Cardona *
Marketing strategist; IP Instructor Glendale Community College, Los Angeles
Alessandra Carcaterra Messing *
IP & Litigation Attorney with Messing P.C. in New York
Stephen Key **
Inventor, leading product licensing expert, Forbes innovation columnist
Xenia Kobylarz **
Director of Communications, Paul Weiss; M.S. Columbia School of Journalism, ex-editor American Lawyer Media
Derek Morales *
Hon. Paul R. Michel
Chief Judge and Member of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, ret.
Marshall Phelps (Co-Founder)
Vice President of IP Strategy & Business, Microsoft Corp and IBM (ret); charter member IP Hall of Fame; visiting professor and lecturer Cornell, Duke and USC
Director Global Brand Protection and Supply Chain Security, Moderna Therapeutics; Anti-Counterfeiting Manager, International Trademark Association (INTA); Legal Intern, Chanel.
Film producer (“Mean Streets,” “The Last Waltz”), Director Emeritus, the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, author
* Education Committee
** Communications Committee
*** Development Committee