USPTO

Susan Anthony is an attorney with the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia. Susan handles policy matters relating to trademarks, domain names, and copyright issues within the U.S. and internationally and has a broad range of experience and expertise in almost all facets of intellectual property, protection and enforcement. She is a member of the USPTO China Team and the USPTO Africa Team. She leads the USPTO’s educational outreach efforts for U.S. small- to medium-sized businesses (“SMEs”) for GIPA, including the USPTO “IP Boot Camp” programs for specific industries and the general public, as well as the USPTO’s educational outreach initiative for Native American communities. Prior to joining the USPTO in November 2003, Susan handled intellectual property issues in the corporate and private sectors. Susan.Anthony@uspto.gov

Lynne Beresford is a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (wipo.int) on the Madrid Protocol, an international filing treaty for trademarks, and a former Commissioner for Trademarks of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During her tenure, she held many positions at the USPTO, joining the Agency in 1979 as a service mark examining attorney. She moved from Trademark Operations in 1995 to become the head of the Trademark Section within the (then) Office of Legislative and International Affairs. In that position, she represented the United States as a technical advisor in the negotiation of the Madrid Protocol regulations, in the negotiations for the first Trademark Law Treaty (TLT), and in the negotiations with the U.S. Government that led to the founding of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She also was a technical advisor in the US – European Union wine negotiations regarding geographical indications (GIs). As Commissioner, Lynne focused on improving qualify and emphasizing outreach to trademark owners and the trademark bar. Under her leadership, the Office established new quality and performance measures in trademarks. She retired from the USPTO in 2010, but not from her work in trademarks. Lynne.Beresford@hotmail.com

Kenneth Davis has a BS in Asian Political Structures, an MPA in Chinese Energy Policy, and was selected to complete a Fellowship in 2009 with the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Hawaii, where they focused on economic security concerns in the region.  As a Foreign Service Senior Finance Advisor and Economist with USAID, stationed in Afghanistan, he worked with business security in the region to include the China border. Kenneth’s PhD studies also include research in China and Behavioral International Economic Development Growth Path Modeling.  Ken is now working to promote U.S. international trade and exporting with the Small Business Administration in the Office of International Trade. Kenneth.Davis@sba.gov

Harry Kim is a Special Programs Examiner in the Office of PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Legal Administration, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He began his career at the USPTO as a patent examiner in Technology Center 3600, examining patent applications in the mechanical field of joints and connections, fences, and mechanical projectiles. Prior to joining the Office, Harry served as an Information Systems Project Manager, developing and managing various information systems for the Military Sealift Command in the Department of the Navy. He is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and is fluent in Korean. Harry.Kim@uspto.gov

CROWELL & MORING

Teresa "Terry" Stanek Rea is a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Group and a director with C&M International, Ltd. (CMI), the international trade and investment consulting firm affiliated with Crowell & Moring. Terry is the former acting and deputy director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as acting and deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property. She brings a wealth of domestic and international experience and skills to her practice, both legal and political. Her practice concentrates on working with clients in several key areas, including IP policies and strategies, patent enforcement and post-grant administrative proceedings, trade secrets policy and enforcement, and digital/Internet related copyright issues. Managing Intellectual Property recognized Terry as one of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property.

Terence P. Ross is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring. Terry's practice is concentrated on the trial of civil lawsuits, particularly those involving intellectual property, media and technology. He has represented clients in numerous high-profile cases, particularly in the application of the intellectual property laws to the Internet and e-commerce. Terry has broad experience in various types of intellectual property disputes, including patent and copyright infringement; trade secret and unfair competition litigation; and trademark/trade name disputes. In particular, he represents a number of media companies and other content providers who publish (at least in part) on the Internet.

Amanda Paracuellos is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Orange County office with a transactional practice spanning the corporate and intellectual property practice areas. Amanda has represented clients, from start-ups to large, publicly held companies, in a wide variety of corporate transactional matters including acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and other collaborative arrangements, securities offerings, private equity financings, corporate restructurings, corporate governance, takeover defense and technology licensing. Amanda also has significant experience in several industries including life sciences, healthcare, government contracting, media and green technology.

Wendy A. Sugg is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Orange County office. Ms. Sugg's primary areas of practice involve litigation and trial in state and federal courts, where she represents clients in a wide range of labor and employment as well as business litigation matters, including complex class actions, breach of contract disputes, and professional negligence. Ms. Sugg also has experience in white collar criminal defense, including defense of securities fraud, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, voter intimidation, False Claims Act violations, and healthcare fraud.