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Jose Patino
Charter Member
Intellectual Property Law

12255 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92130

 

Jose Patiño is a patent litigator who serves as Partner in Charge of the San Diego Office of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. He represents companies in high-stakes intellectual property disputes, and has argued before the courts of 20 different states. Jose has extensive experience with patent litigation-specific proceedings, including before the International Trade Commission, and as special intellectual property counsel in US Bankruptcy Court. Jose received his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1990.

James Peacock
Distinguished Lawyer
Intellectual Property Law

370 Convention Way, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA

 

Jim Peacock (San Carlos, CA) has founded and managed five med-tech companies launched in funded operations via more than $200 million of investment capital raised since 1997, and with multiple successful exits and disruptive products brought successfully to market. He is a named inventor on more than 45 issued U.S. Patents, and has co-authored numerous awarded abstracts, podium presentations, and grants in various scientific fields. He is also a frequent speaker, panelist/judge, and guest lecturer about high tech start-ups at graduate law, business, and engineering schools. Mr. Peacock is also a Registered Patent Attorney and member of the California State Bar. He continues to advise other start-ups as Of Counsel consultant to Mahamedi IP Law LLP, and was previously Of Counsel to O’Banion & Ritchey LLP and an Associate Attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP. In October 2015, Mr. Peacock was honored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group as a “Featured Innovator” at the launch celebration for the Silicon Valley Regional Office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior R&D Engineer at Guidant Corp, and previously an R&D Engineer at Baxter American Edwards.Jim Peacock (San Carlos, CA) has founded and managed five med-tech companies launched in funded operations via more than $200 million of investment capital raised since 1997, and with multiple successful exits and disruptive products brought successfully to market. He is a named inventor on more than 45 issued U.S. Patents, and has co-authored numerous awarded abstracts, podium presentations, and grants in various scientific fields. He is also a frequent speaker, panelist/judge, and guest lecturer about high tech start-ups at graduate law, business, and engineering schools. Mr. Peacock is also a Registered Patent Attorney and member of the California State Bar. He continues to advise other start-ups as Of Counsel consultant to Mahamedi IP Law LLP, and was previously Of Counsel to O’Banion & Ritchey LLP and an Associate Attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP. In October 2015, Mr. Peacock was honored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group as a “Featured Innovator” at the launch celebration for the Silicon Valley Regional Office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior R&D Engineer at Guidant Corp, and previously an R&D Engineer at Baxter American Edwards.

Paul Pedigo
Charter Member
Intellectual Property Law

5970 Fairview Road, Suite 725, Charlotte, NC 28210

 

Paul is the managing partner for Pedigo Law. His multidisciplinary IP expertise includes stints at top-ranking Chicago and Charlotte corporate companies, as well as many large international organizations. Paul's helped clients in over 70 countries to preserve and protect their intellectual property. Its expertise includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, optics, life sciences, biotechnology, packaging and complex machineryincludes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, optics, life sciences, biotechnology, packaging and complex machinery

David Albert Pierce
Charter Member
Intellectual Property Law

9100 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA

 

David is the Managing Member of Pierce Law Group LLP, a full-service boutique law firm established in 1996 in Beverly Hills, California serving the creative community, emerging start-up companies, and certain high net-worth individuals. with a specialty in representing indie filmmakers. David’s law practice includes entertainment law, intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, right of publicity), film finance, production counsel, and labor & employment issues affecting the entertainment industry with an emphasis on film, television and new media. Prior to starting Pierce Law Group LLP, David worked for four years as an Associate Attorney at Fisher & Phillips, where he focused on management-side labor & employment law -- a focus that he now applies to the needs of those in the entertainment industry. Since 1998, David has taught a course on legal and business aspects of running production companies at UCLA Extension. He is an Adjunct Professor at Elon University (Semester In LA Program) teaching “Media Law & Ethics.” He has also taught a course on the “Business of Screenwriting” as an Adjunct Professor at LMU School of Film & Television. He frequent lectures at film festivals and seminar programs throughout the US and the world, serving as a guest lecturer at the University of St. Petersburg School of Film in St. Petersburg, Russia and as a seminar panelist in the Dominican Republic. He is an annual speaker at Slamdance Film Festival and teaches an annual course on “Film & TV Clearance” at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Visiting Professor Series. He has also testified as Expert Witness on Joint Employment in Entertainment (Bell v. GM).

Gary Pierce
Distinguished Lawyer
Intellectual Property Law

299 S Main St, Suite 1300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

 

Mr. Pierce practices in the areas of domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution. Besides involvement in patent prosecution, his practice also includes trademark and copyright prosecution, issues relating to patent and trademark infringement, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, preparing and negotiating licensing agreements, as well as related litigation matters. In particular, Mr. Pierce spends a great deal of time counseling clients on the interplay between the value of intellectual property rights, capturing, developing and/or expanding market share, and the potential increase in a company’s valuation associated therewith, as well as offering advice to the entrepreneurial start-ups and emerging growth companies.