IP Basics contributors include:
Mickie Voges-Piatt, Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jesse Fenty, Executive Director, Endless IP; National Society of Black Engineers
Rafael Cardona, Instructor, Glendale Community College
Alessandra Carcaterra Messing, IP & Litigation Attorney with Messing P.C. in New York
Tejas Shah, valuation expert, Pellegrino & Associates
Rickard Essung, student, Chalmers University, Sweden
Ruth Soetendorp, IP Awareness Network, UK
Gabriella Conway, Marketing Director, RIND Snacks
Bruce Berman, Brody Berman Associates, Chairman, Center for IP Understanding
Additional contributors are IP owners, inventors and creators too numerous to mention. CIPU is grateful to them all.
CIPU Board of Directors
CEO, Open Invention Network; former IP strategy executive, Motorola and SRI International; Managing Partner, Paradox Capital; former career diplomat, U.S. State Department
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
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.
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.
Chief Patent Counsel, IBM; Past-President, IPO Association Education Foundation
Co-Director IP Management & Markets Program, Illinois Institute of Technology; Deputy Director, Program in IP Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Bruce Berman (Chairman)
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)
Trade secrets trial lawyer, scholar and diplomat; ex-Deputy Director General, WIPO; Former Chairman, Inventors Hall of Fame; author
Marketing strategist; IP Instructor Glendale Community College, Los Angeles
Alessandra Carcaterra Messing*
IP & Litigation Attorney with Messing P.C. in New York
Inventor, leading product licensing expert, Forbes innovation columnist
Senior Strategist for inventRight and Inventors Groups of America, Inc. intellectual property columnist.
Director of Communications, Paul Weiss; M.S. Columbia School of Journalism, ex-editor American Lawyer Media
Associate Counsel, Trademarks at the Estée Lauder Companies. Previously, he was Senior Director of the Intellectual Property Council at Ralph Lauren.
Hon. Paul R. Michel
Chief Judge and Member of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, ret.
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
Film producer (“Mean Streets,” “The Last Waltz”), Director Emeritus, the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, author