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Janet Moreira
Charter Member
Intellectual Property Law

9480 NE 2nd Avenue, 65, Miami Shores, FL 33138


My interest in intellectual property started when I was studying Business Administration/Marketing at the University of New Hampshire. I was fascinated by the intersection of a brand with a product or service — the way businesses communicate a wealth of information about their product, service, or company with one word, a slogan, or a simple image. The importance of brands in our society is undeniable and whether the reputation of the brand is good or bad, brands are the connectors (or disconnectors) between people and product.

James Morris
Charter Member
Intellectual Property Law

55 Andover St, Wilmington, MA 01887, USA


James Morris brings three decades of experience in patent prosecution, opinion and counseling work in the electrical, electromechanical, computer, software and optical arts to his practice. He works with companies and research institutions in the biomedical, medical device and bioinformatics fields. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©, he has experience in semiconductors, quantum computing and quantum information technologies, and telecommunications. In particular, he works with technologies that lie at the intersection of life sciences and software, such as the application of big data analysis to disease diagnosis and treatment, algorithms for compound identification, and software for analysis and modeling of biological processes. He represents a full spectrum of business entities including multinational companies, medium-size companies, non-profits and research institutions, and individual inventors. James regularly evaluates other competitors’ technologies and patent portfolios and advises clients on potential risks and opportunities. James also counsels clients with respect to strategic portfolio development and different types of intellectual property protection strategies. He has particular experience in semiconductors, memory, semiconductor manufacturing, MEMS, analog and digital circuits, optical switches, software, electromechanical systems and devices, and computer related inventions. James has successfully argued a number of cases before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and has also represented clients in mediations and negotiations. Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, James worked as an electrical engineer. He held positions as an audio/visual systems designer, hardware design engineer, and research and development engineer. During his engineering career, he designed memory systems and associated control circuits, control systems for presentation facilities, audio and video systems, motor control circuits, and remote digital controllers. James also worked on image processing and prepress systems and did research on human visual perception in connection with development of electronic color prepress image processing and editing systems.

Usman Mughal
Distinguished Lawyer
Intellectual Property Law

5 Centerpointe Dr, Suite 400, Lake Oswego, OR 97035


Usman Mughal focuses exclusively on intellectual property law and litigation. Serving clients throughout Portland and the surrounding areas, Mr. Mughal represents those who need assistance prosecuting patents involving electrical, computer and software inventions. Additionally, he provides counsel and support in noninfringement cases and offers validity opinions for third-party patents. Mr. Mughal received his bachelors degree in computer engineering in 1997 and his masters degree in electrical engineering in 1999 from North Carolina State University. He then joined Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he worked as an analog engineer focusing on microprocessor design. In 2005, he attended Lewis & Clark Law School, obtaining his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2009. That same year, the Oregon State Bar admitted him to practice, and he is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in patent-related cases. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Mr. Mughal has gained invaluable experience in many different areas of technology, including semiconductors, telecommunications, microwave and antenna circuits, and more. As the holder of over 10 patents himself, Mr. Mughal is well-versed in the patent process, and he has co-authored numerous technical papers involving analog circuit design, mixed signal circuit validation, microwave systems and other technological topics for various publications, including IEEE. Fully committed to his practice and his community, Mr. Mughal served as president of the Oregon Patent Law Association, and he co-founded the Southwest Community Health Center in Portland, an organization that helps uninsured individuals receive the health care they need.

Bradford Newman
Distinguished Lawyer
Intellectual Property Law

1117 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA


Gregory Novak
Charter Member
Intellectual Property Law

1000 Louisiana St, Suite 6400, Houston, TX 77002


As national intellectual property counsel to a number of publicly traded global corporations, Gregory V. Novak pushes the confines of the 24-hour day to provide his clients with the highest level of personal service. Greg has acted as lead counsel in more than 60 intellectual property-related cases, both as plaintiff’s counsel and defendant’s counsel, including advising in more than 300 various post-grant proceedings. For Greg, post-grant proceedings provide an effective means to investigate the validity of patents and attack those without value. Greg has extensive experience advising and coordinating the strategy of teams leading post-grant proceedings before the Central Reexamination Unit (CRU) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He played a key role in the re-examinations of the patents involved in the notable infringement case NTP v. Research in Motion Limited (RIM). His team was involved with more than 2,100 claims rejected in the asserted patents resulting in the most claims ever rejected by the CRU to this date. Greg’s clients also benefit from his business acumen. He earned an MBA from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where he was a member of the Hertford College. In 2009, he co-founded the Centre for Professional Service Firms at the school.