110 SE 6th St., Suite 2600, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Howard Gitten is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology and Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practices. Combining experience as General Counsel and Chief Technology Counsel at a cutting edge technology company with his years of intellectual IP private practice experience, Mr. Gitten brings a unique perspective to legal technology issues. He brings a business perspective to technology issues and his technology background to business issues. As a registered patent attorney, he not only knows how best to protect a client's unique assets, but how best to make them marketable and best use intellectual property for competitive advantage. Howard advises clients in instituting cradle to grave IP regimes, licensing, and even joint development programs around their IP. Howard's clients have ranged from basement tinkerers to international Fortune 100 companies. He counsels across a range of technologies including e-commerce platforms, medical devices, autonomous vehicles, RFID technologies, fiber optics, and MEMs devices. In addition to protecting proprietary brands and concepts, Howard advises clients with respect to the minefield presented by the IP rights of others. He also advises clients in dealing with charges of infringement, including those brought by patent trolls, and copyright and trademark matters. Howard is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law. He has also lectured at universities across the state on a variety of IP topics.
1012 14th NW St, Washington DC, DC 20005
15801 Brixham Hill Ave, Suite 550, Charlotte, NC 28277
Rebeca (Becky) is a registered Patent Attorney and serves as Senior Associate in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Since joining Summa PLLC, Becky has gained experience in patent drafting, prosecution, examiner interviews; PTAB appeals; international patent prosecution; licensing; contested trademark matters, preparing and prosecuting applications for US Federal trademark registration; and contested trademark oppositions. Becky is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Wake Forest University School of Law. She earned a triple major at Mount Holyoke that included Biomedical Ethics. At Wake Forest, she earned her JD and an MA in Bioethics. Becky won the Best Brief award at the rigorous Stanley Moot Court Competition and was later named to Chair of that event. In addition, Becky was on the Editorial Board of the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law and served as President of the Hispanic and Latino Law Student Association, the Women in Law Society, and of the Student Bar Association. In 2013, Becky served as Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Jimmie V. Reyna, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C. The Charlotte community will benefit from Becky’s commitment to community service, including Habitat for Humanity and her work as a Spanish Translator for the Legal Aid of North Carolina. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Korean, having spent a year teaching school in Seoul Korea.
161 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Marcus Stephen Harris is one of the country’s premiere enterprise software licensing and enterprise software litigation attorneys. He has developed one of the nation’s leading practices devoted to representing clients in recovering damages arising out of failed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementations. As a Chicago-based global technology attorney, he quarterbacks a high-profile legal team for Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, one of the country’s oldest national law firms. As a former in-house attorney at some of the largest software companies in the world, Marcus understands software vendor tactics and is able to leverage his ERP industry knowledge to advocate on behalf of his clients. In addition to litigating failed ERP implementations in courts and before arbitration panels across the country, Marcus and his team of attorneys have extensive experience drafting and negotiating ERP related contracts for and with companies such as SAP, Oracle, Infor, and Epicor.
745 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10151
Ed Haug is the Chairman of Haug Partners LLP and was a founding member of the firm in 1997. The firm has offices in New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C. and focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, FDA and commercial litigation among other complimentary practice areas. Mr. Haug is a "ranked trial lawyer" by Chambers, a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and was recently a member of the CAFC advisory council to Chief Judge Prost. Mr. Haug has extensive experience in bench and jury trials as well as appellate proceedings having appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Second and Fourth Circuits. Mr. Haug has also represented clients involved in proceedings before the U.K. High Court, German Federal Supreme Court and the Tokyo High Court. In addition to Mr. Haug's activities as the firm's Chairman and a practicing trial attorney, Mr. Haug recently served as President of the Federal Circuit Bar Association ("FCBA") and as a member of the Board of Governors. The FCBA is a national bar association representing approximately 2000 lawyers, judges, and academics practicing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which sits a short walk away from the firm's Washington DC office. The Federal Circuit hears all appeals of patent cases in the U.S. and offers a forum for common concerns and dialogue between the private bar, corporations, government employees and the Court. Mr. Haug is a frequent lecturer throughout the world regarding all aspects of trial advocacy with a frequent focus on IP matters.