IP Vanguard Awards

Honorees for the 6th Annual IP Vanguard Awards, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014
12 noon - 2 p.m.

The Executive Committee of the IP Section is pleased to honor four outstanding legal professionals who are spearheading new developments in the world of intellectual property.

The 6th Annual IP Vanguard Awards will be presented during a special awards luncheon at the 2014 IP Institute on Friday, November 7, 2014.

In-House Counsel

Dean S. Marks
Senior Vice President
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Judiciary

Honorable Paul S. Grewal
United States Magistrate Judge
for the Northern District of California

Private Practice

Andrew P. Bridges
Partner
Fenwick & West LLP

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Academic or Public Policy

Diane Peters
General Counsel
Creative Commons

Diane Peters

Award Criteria

Achievements are honored in the following categories:

  • In-House Counsel
  • Private Practice
  • Academic / Public Policy
  • Judicial

In-House Counsel

Presented to an outstanding lawyer working in-house for a company ororganization and who works substantially in the field of intellectual propertylaw. Criteria to be considered include whether the in-house lawyer has:

  • made significant contributions to, or producedsignificant impact on, IP law
  • achieved noteworthy success for the lawyer’s company on IP matters
  • demonstrated leadership in the IP bar, the legalprofession, and/or the California community

While achievements over a lawyer’s career will be considered, special consideration shall be given to accomplishments in the 2-3 years preceding the award.To be eligible, the recipient must be a member in good standing of the State Bar or be a Registered In-House Counsel in good standing with the State Bar.

Private Practice

Presented to an outstanding lawyer working in private practice, and whoworks substantially in the field of intellectual property law. Criteria to be considered include whether the private practice lawyer has:

  • made significant contributions to, or producedsignificant impact on, IP law
  • achieved noteworthy success for the lawyer’s clients on IP matters
  • demonstrated outstanding client service
  • demonstrated leadership in the IP bar, the legalprofession, and/or the California community

While achievements over a lawyer’s career will be considered, special consideration shall be given to accomplishments in the 2-3 years preceding the award. To be eligible, the recipient must be a member in good standing of the State Bar.

Academic or Public Policy

Presented to an outstanding law professor, instructor, or academic professional who teaches, lectures and/or writes substantially in the fieldof intellectual property law or to a professional working at a legal or public policy organization who is substantially involved in providing education on topics involving or affecting intellectual property law. Criteria to be consideredinclude whether the individual has:

  • made significant contributions to, or produced significant impact on, IP law through teaching,
  • published writings and/or research.
  • in the case of teaching professionals, demonstrated outstanding teaching ability.
  • demonstrated leadership in the IP bar, the legal profession, and/or the California community

While achievements over a lawyer’s career will be considered, special consideration shall be given to accomplishments in the 2-3 years preceding the award.To be eligible, the recipient need not be a member in good standing of the State Bar but should work substantially in California.

Judiciary

Presented to an outstanding judge or judicial officer who has presided over cases involving intellectual property law. Criteria to be considered include whether the judicial officer has:

  • made significant contributions to, or produced significant impact on, intellectual property law through cases over which the individual has presided
  • made significant contributions to the body of IP law through written case decisions
  • demonstrated leadership in the IP bar, the legal profession, and/or the California community

While achievements over an individual’s career will be considered, special consideration shall be given to case decisions and other accomplishments in the 2-3 years preceding the award. To be eligible, the recipient need not be a member in good standing of the State Bar but should work in a court locate in the State of California.

Honorees for the 5th Annual IP Vanguard Awards, 2013

The Executive Committee of the IP Section was pleased to honor outstanding legal professionals who are spearheading new developments in the world of intellectual property. The 5th Annual IP Vanguard Awards were presented during a special awards luncheon on Friday, November 9, 2013.

IP Vanguard Awards

In-House

Lee Cheng

Chief Legal Officer
Newegg

Private Practice/Outside Counsel

I. Neel Chatterjee

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP



Judicial

Honorable Lucy Koh

United States District Court, Northern District of California



Academic

Neil W. Netanel,
Professor
UCLA School of Law

 

2012 IP Vanguard Awards Honorees

The Executive Committee of the IP Section was pleased to honor outstanding legal professionals who are spearheading new developments in the world of intellectual property. The 4th Annual IP Vanguard Awards were presented during a special awards luncheon on Friday, November 9, 2012.

 

In-House Counsel

Alexander Macgillivray
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General Counsel, Twitter

Private Practice

Kate H. Murashige
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Morrison Foerster

Judiciary

Honorable William Alsup
Photograph of the Hon. William Alsup
United States District Court,
Northern District of California

Academic or Public Policy

Pamela Samuelson
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Faculty Director,
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

2011 IP Vanguard Award Honorees

In-House Counsel

Jay Monahan
Jay Monahan
Deputy General Counsel
Zynga Inc.

Private Practice

Adrian Pruetz
Adrian Pruetz
Pruetz Law Group

Judiciary

Hon. Alex Kozinski
Hon. Alex Kozinzki
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit  

Academic or Public Policy

Eric Goldman
Eric Goldman
Associate Professor of Law, Director of the High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University School of Law

2010 IP Vanguard Awards Honorees

In-House Counsel

Brett Alten
Brett Alten
Director of Patent Development
Apple, Inc.

Private Practice

Ian C. Ballon
Ian C. Ballon
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Judiciary

Hon. Jeremy D. Fogel
Hon. Jeremy D. Fogel

U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of
California

Academic or Public Policy

Cindy Cohn
Cindy Cohn
Legal Director
Electronic Frontier
Foundation

2009 IP Vanguard Awards Honorees - Inaugural Year

In-House Counsel

Gregory P. Goeckner
Gregory Goeckner
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

Private Practice

Jane Shay Wald
Jane Shay Wald
Partner and Chair of Trademark Practice Group
Irell & Manella LLP 

Judiciary

Hon. A. Howard Matz
Hon. A. Howard Matz
Judge of the United States District Court
Central District of California

Academic or Public Policy

Mark A. Lemley
Mark A. Lemley
William H. Neukom Professor of Law
Stanford Law School;
Director, Stanford Program in Law,
Science and Technology