Patent Licensing 2019


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Vicki Barbur
Senior Director, Battelle
Vicki Barbur is Senior Director of IP and Technology Commercialization at Battelle. She has expertise in science and business and is responsible for growing innovation relating to technology commercialization and IP management. Her primary focus are the health and medical device, genomics and biosecurity, and energy and environment fields. Dr. Barbur also streamlines the process for securing IP and licensing to allow external organizations and companies to put innovation to use quickly, as well as developing collaborative and strategic partnerships through university and academic institutions, tech hubs, and incubators.

Previously, Dr. Barbur was Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at Concurrent Technologies Corporation and Vice President of Research and Development at Cardinal Health. She also supports The MITRE Corporation’s technology transfer office. Dr. Barbur has a PhD and a BSc in physics from Imperial College, University of London, and an MSc in applied statistics from the University of Oxford.
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Rob Braun
Head of Patent Licensing, Nokia
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Peter Detkin
Managing Partner, Sherpa Technology Group
Peter Detkin joined Sherpa Technology Group in 2017. He is also a Founder of Intellectual Ventures (IV), a multi-billion dollar fund that invests in invention and holds more than 40,000 patents. He remains involved with the company. IAM recently named Mr. Detkin the second most influential “IP market maker” in the world. Prior to joining IV, Mr. Detkin spent eight years at Intel Corporation as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, where he was responsible for managing Intel’s patent and licensing departments, including all aspects of prosecution and claims management. Mr. Detkin also managed the litigation and competition policy departments (including antitrust). Before he joined Intel, Mr. Detkin was an IP Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto, California.

Mr. Detkin has a BSEE (with honors) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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Evan Elder
Senior Licensing Associate, Stanford University
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Fred Farina
Chief Innovation & Corporate Partnerships Officer, Caltech
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Kit Rodgers
Senior Vice President, Rambus