Eric G. Wright PETX, MBA, Patent Attorney DC, TX, Reg. USPTO is the founder of Wright IP & International Law. Wright’s IP practice focuses on litigation, trial, USITC investigations, legal opinions, counseling and prosecution in all aspects of intellectual property law. His professional roots are in Texas’ Engineering & Construction industry as a Process Engineer and in business consulting. Wright has always enjoyed a global perspective on technology and the potential inherent in new technology. His practice focuses on the development and enforcement of worldwide IP patent portfolios for commercial products and core technologies in a broad variety of technological arts. Wright also practices trademark law offering brand development and brand enhancement services through prosecution and litigation to develop worldwide trademark portfolios. He also founded Technoeconomics® LLC providing IP life cycle strategic planning and consulting services for the development and monetization of intellectual property of all varieties. Wright’s primary office is in Washington, DC.
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T. SPENCE CHUBB DC, CA has over thirty-five years of experience in IP litigation, of which over twenty years were spent as a Supervisory Attorney in the USITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations (“OUII”), preceded by a stint as an OUII staff trial attorney. While in his supervisory role, Spence managed half of the ITC’s entire Section 337 docket for OUII. Spence re-entered private practice with a large international law firm, and subsequently founded the Law Office of T. Spence Chubb as an intellectual property litigator based in in Washington, DC. He practices fast-paced Section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission and other high-stakes intellectual property litigation. Spence regularly appears before the ITC on behalf of both large multinational clients and smaller companies in a wide variety of technologies. He is available to serve as either lead counsel or local ITC co-counsel. In addition to engaging in ITC investigations and IP litigation, Spence works as a consultant and testifying expert on ITC practice and procedure.
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William Perry DC, WA has been helping clients with international trade issues for over 30 years, starting as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel, US International Trade Commission, and Office of Chief Counsel and Office of Antidumping Investigations, US Commerce Department. He has extensive experience representing US and foreign companies in antidumping and countervailing duty cases, having won more than 50 trade cases in private practice. Bill is an international trade lawyer focusing on the area of trade policy. He assists companies with a range of matters associated with importing products into the US. Bill represents US importers and foreign exporters and producers in various international trade cases, including antidumping and countervailing duty cases, Section 337 intellectual property cases and various Customs issues related to international trade cases. Bill has extensive experience with China trade and is the author of the blog US China Trade War, www.uschinatradewar.com, where he is following Trump’s trade war closely, including tariffs in the Section 301 case against $250 billion in imports from China. Bill also serves on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, which provides US government support to companies that have been injured by imports.
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Craig Watson European Patent Attorney joined HGF as a partner in 2011 to open and develop the firm’s Aberdeen, UK, office. In addition to being a European Patent Attorney with approximately 20 years of experience, Mr. Watson is a member of a European Examining Committee who set and mark the professionals exams required to become European Patent Attorneys. He gained a Masters Degree from Aberdeen University in New Materials after graduating from the University of Glasgow with an honours degree in Chemistry. He also studied at the Institut de chimie de la matière condensée de Bordeaux. Craig’s practice is to provide concise, pragmatic and commercially focused advice on all aspects of IP, especially patent strategy; patent drafting, prosecution and enforcement. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Trade Mark attorneys and is listed in Managing Intellectual Property magazine as an IP Star for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Craig is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and deals with a wide variety of technologies including downhole tools, subsea technology, chemical treatments, a variety of renewable energy inventions, as well as valves, pumps and engine components.
Gustavo A. Alcocer is a partner of OLIVARES of Mexico. He manages the Corporate and Commercial Law Group and is Co-Chair of the Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals Group. Prior to joining OLIVARES, he acted as In House counsel for Banamex for 11 years in various positions, including Vice President of International Legal Affairs in New York and Executive Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Grupo Financiero Banamex in Mexico City. Mr. Alcocer possesses a wealth of transactional experience in M&A, finance and business law and advises our clients on complex M&A, finance, asset sale & acquisition, licensing, franchising, real estate transactional work, and regulatory work. Clients routinely turn to him for sophisticated strategic advice regarding structuring maintaining, and expanding operations in Mexico and intellectual property valuation and monetization. Additionally, Mr. Alcocer has worked with international companies in FCPA and anti-bribery compliance, as well as privacy and personal data protection.
Mitchell From has a background of greater than 15 years in the IT industry. He has achieved executive levels in corporate America as well as being a successful entrepreneur. He supports a number of non-profit organizations and has Board Member experience. Over the years he has given back to the business community through educational speaking events and talk radio. Currently, he is a founding partner of Authority Solutions® which offers digital marketing, brand enhancement, reputation management and online technical services. Mitchell’s work focuses on leveraging trademarks, copyrighted material and other digital assets in cyberspace for the purposes of developing an authoritative online presence. Mitchell consults with companies of all sizes seeking to maximize their exposure online and engages in strategic planning regarding all aspects of developing an online presence including the technical fundamentals of online marketing and business. Mitchell understands the importance of extending IP into the digital world for brand enhancement and monetization.
Bob ProtheroeReg. USPTO has more than 30 years of experience in patent practice, initially as inventor and then as a registered practitioner before the USPTO for over 15 years. Bob’s focus is on patent prosecution and portfolio development. Protheroe is a senior independent consultant in intellectual property and technology based product development. Bob is a seasoned product and technology executive with experience in innovation driven product strategy and development. In addition to securing patent protection for his client’s, Bob is a named inventor on 27 US patents in commercial products and technologies. Bob’s consulting practice serves companies ranging from startups through fortune 500 companies. His technical background includes electrical engineering, software engineering, embedded systems, distributed online systems and machine learning. Bob’s focus is to deliver business driven intellectual property strategies seeking to monetize IP investments.
*Wright IP® marks Wright IP & International Law PLLC, having a main office in Washington, DC.
**USPTO Registrations & bar admissions indicated. No attorneys certified by the Texas Board Of Legal Specialization.
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