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Brian Beck

Zuber Lawler, Los Angeles, United States

Bio:

Brian Beck is a patent and commercial litigator with extensive experience in technologies including pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, mechanical devices, software, and business methods. His previous representations include successful defenses of trade secret lawsuits concerning manufacturing processes for extended release liquid pharmaceutical formulations and transdermal pharmaceutical formulations, representation of a French biotechnology company in patent litigation concerning gene editing techniques, and representation of a plaintiff pharmaceutical company in patent and trademark litigation concerning nutritional supplement compositions. He is also a registered patent attorney with experience representing parties in inter partes review proceedings.

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Mark Bloomberg, Of Counsel

Zuber Lawler, Los Angeles, United States

Bio:

A former rocket scientist, Mark has over 35 years of patent litigation experience. He is focused on both traditional and emerging technologies, including quantum computing and AI. He boasts a sensational record at trial, having won an eight-month bench trial verdict on behalf of an international consumer products company for $925 million in damages. That said, he has most often represented clients on the defense side, including a defense of a computer company resulting in a settlement with a reported worth of $1.6 billion to the client. Mark is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, with two engineering degrees from MIT. He is a member of the U.S. Patent Bar.

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Maurice Crespi

Schindlers Attorneys, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Maurice Crespi focuses on commercial, property, labour, tax, and corporate matters. Mr. Crespi is a highly experienced and established litigation attorney with several reported judgments in both the Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court. He also regularly provides guidance to boards of companies, both public and private. He lectures on recent developments in commercial law. Mr. Crespi is a qualified court-aligned and commercial mediator.

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Scott Dybwad, Senior Associate

BLG, Ottowa, Canada

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His Masters research included the study and integration of inertial navigation systems with GPS, advanced digital signal processing techniques and hardware design for developing a hybrid land vehicle navigation system. Prior to joining BLG, Scott completed work as a summer and articling student in the intellectual property department of a leading multi-national firm in Toronto.

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Jeff Gordon, Partner

BLG, Ottowa, Canada

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Jeff Gordon is a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Ottawa, Canada. Jeff is an intellectual property lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent. His practice focuses on IP litigation, including contentious patent, trademark and copyright matters. In addition to his litigation practice, he advises on trademark prosecution and oppositions, patent prosecution and portfolio management, and IP due diligence related to business transactions. With a background in civil engineering, Jeff works with a broad range of clients in many sectors, including high-tech, automotive, electrical transformers, food and beverages, and professional services.

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Rhian Granleese, Partner

Marks & Clerk, London, United Kingdom

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Rhian qualified as a patent attorney last century and her practice has grown to encompass most topics that fall under the general headings of electronics and physics. She has particular experience in the fields of: semiconductors, quantum effect devices, memory architecture, medical devices, magnetic devices, optics, telecommunication networks, fabrication techniques; and mathematical modelling. Rhian graduated with an honours degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University, specialising in her final year in physics and theoretical physics. She stayed at Cambridge for a further three years in the Semiconductor Physics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, gaining her doctorate in research into optical and transport semiconductor devices fabricated by molecular beam epitaxy regrowth. She became a Partner in 2001.

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Radhi Shah, Law Clerk

Zuber Lawler, Los Angeles, United States

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Radhi Shah focuses on commercial litigation, particularly patent litigation, as well as patent prosecution. Radhi developed her legal acumen at various international law firms, often representing clients in computer technologies and health care sector. She has worked with a wide range of technologies, including cloud computing, machine intelligence, embedded systems, biotechnology, life science, and medical devices. As an Indian Patent Attorney, Ms. Shah has worked closely with wide-ranging international clients, forging connections between U.S. and foreign entities. She likes to get “under the hood” to gain a deep understanding of her clients’ inventions, allowing her to develop comprehensive patent strategies.

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Tom Zuber, Managing Partner

Zuber Lawler, Los Angeles, United States

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Tom focuses on intellectual property litigation and deals, and has advised some of the most iconic companies in the world on their global intellectual property portfolios. He is an avid futurist immersed in emerging industries and technologies, including quantum computing. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and a summa cum laude B.S. in biomedical engineering from Rutgers University.

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