Ellen Kim Sein Aye
Ellen (Kim) Sein Aye
Managing Partner
Plasseraud IP Limited (Shanghai)

Ellen specializes, notably, in matters of US patent prosecution and litigation, in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as software patent protection. 

Associate of Cabinet Plasseraud, Ellen Sein Aye joined the firm in 2005, after working as an associate at a major French patent firm and at Fish & Richardson, PC in Boston. At F&R, Ellen’s practice emphasized patent prosecution and opinion work in the various fields of electronics such as computer software and encryption. She has handled validity and non-infringement opinion work, due diligence, and client counseling in broad areas of intellectual property.

Prior to working at F&R, Ellen was an associate in the patent department of Loeb & Loeb PC, in Century City, California, where she prosecuted applications in laser printer, charged-couple devices and aerospace electronics, primarily for Hughes Aerospace. 

Prior to that, Ellen began her patent firm experience with a small firm in Sacramento, California, where she was a law clerk and associate of Lothrop & West, managing the firm’s patent infringement litigation, trademark prosecution and actions (TTBA oppositions) as well as patent prosecution in the mechanical arts (consumer products).

Atom (Xi Jun) TONG
Atom (Xi Jun) TONG
Chinese Patent Attorney
Plasseraud IP Limited (Shanghai)

Mr. Atom (Xi Jun) TONG is a Chinese patent attorney, who received his Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property from Shanghai University, a successive post-graduate program in Intellectual Property Rights, the first IP Education Pattern (engineering undergraduate + IP masters) in China in 2009. 

Prior to joining Cabinet Plasseraud Shanghai office, Plasseraud IP Limited (Shanghai) in 2008, Atom worked as a trainee engineer at SiemensIndustry Building Consultant (SIBC), in Munich, Germany, in 2006.

Atom focuses on all areas of transactional IP matters in China, specializing in patent prosecution, IP research and etc.

Alan Cox
Alan Cox
Senior Vice President
NERA Economic Consulting

Dr. Alan Cox is a Senior Vice President of NERA Economic Consulting, based in San Francisco and Beijing. He participates in the Intellectual Property, Antitrust and Securities practices of NERA. He has extensive experience testifying in Federal court, state court, US and international arbitrations and utility commissions. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Analysis from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia. His previous positions include Visiting Economist at M.I.T.’s Energy Laboratory.

In intellectual property matters, Dr. Cox has testified on a wide variety of patent issues in the semiconductor, biotechnology, telecommunications, consumer product and other industries. He has also testified on trademark, copyright and trade secret matters. For example, he was identified as a damages expert on copyright issues in Oracle v. Google and testified in Delaware District Court in a matter involving alleged theft of trade secrets and false advertising in the manufacture and sale of golf balls. He was retained by Texas Instruments in a New Jersey patent case which resulted in a jury award of $112 million to Texas Instruments. He has also testified in matters related to standards and patent pools.

Sebastian Gonnet
Sebastien Gonnet
Vice President
NERA Economic Consulting

Mr. Gonnet is a Vice President in NERA's Global Transfer Pricing Practice. Based in Beijing, he specializes in the areas of transfer pricing, intellectual property, and valuation. For a number of years, he has advised multinational companies in transfer pricing system design and implementation, business restructurings, and intellectual property and business valuation.

In recent years, Mr. Gonnet has been particularly involved with transfer pricing design, intellectual property, and valuation projects for multinationals in China and Europe in a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, retail, luxury, food and beverage, telecommunications, chemicals, commodities, and software. He also acts as an expert economist in advance pricing agreements and tax audits in China and Europe.

Mr. Gonnet is listed in International Tax Review's World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors by Expert Guide. He has authored a number of publications on the economics of transfer pricing. Most recently, he wrote a series of articles dedicated to location-specific advantages, providing an economics-based analytical framework for governments and multinationals in the BRICS countries and other emerging economies. He is also a frequent speaker at transfer pricing, intellectual property, and valuation conferences and training workshops, and has presented to tax authorities in China and Europe.

Before joining NERA, Mr. Gonnet was an economist at KPMG. He holds a Master of Science in Management from HEC, Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and a Master of Science in International Taxation from Paris II Law University.

Dr. Don Merino
Vice President and General Manager, Asia Licensing Sales
Intellectual Ventures

Dr. Don Merino is senior vice president of licensing at Intellectual Ventures, where he leads the company’s licensing efforts in Asia. Intellectual Ventures (IV), an investment fund with $5B under management, invents, acquires and licenses patented inventions. Dr. Merino has acquired a deep knowledge of the acquisition, licensing, and commercial monetization of intellectual property, which he combines with an understanding of the High Tech business. He is experienced in investing, deal-making, and setting up companies and executive boards.

Dr. Merino joined Intellectual Ventures in 2004 and ran the acquisitions team, which reviewed more than 100,000 invention assets and was involved in more than 1,500 patent transactions that represent a cumulative value of $1.5 billion. Dr. Merino has been instrumental in developing programs that work with individual inventors, companies and universities to help them understand the value of their inventions and the potential paths toward monetization. Since 2009, Dr. Merino has focused on licensing intellectual property first starting up and running divestiture activities and more recently focusing IV’s activities in Asia.

Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Dr. Merino spent four years at Intel Corporation where he was director of strategic business development. In this position, Dr. Merino was responsible for managing the Intel licensing program, which produced more than $250 million per year in revenue. Before he joined Intel, Dr. Merino was director of licensing for General Instrument where he participated in the development of the MPEG Licensing Authority (MPEG-LA), an organization founded to license essential patents on a core standard-based technology.  In that role, he was responsible for the successful divestiture of General Instrument’s fiber optics patent portfolio to Corvis Corp. for over $230 million in cash and equity.

Upon graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Merino served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, first as an engineering officer on the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) and also as the navigator on the Cruiser Arkansas (CGN-41). He received a Navy Commendation Medal and a Navy Achievement Medal for his service. Dr. Merino received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1984 and his M.E.M.E and Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Kim Ki
Kim Ki
Chief IP Counsel
Samsung Mobile Display

Mr. Ki Kim is the Chief IP Counsel at Samsung Mobile Display in Korea. He has twenty years of practice as a US patent attorney and over two years of experience as a patent examiner in the USPTO. Before Samsung, he worked at law firms of DLA Piper, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Farkas & Manelli PLLC in Washington D.C.

Li Zhong Hua
Assistant President
China Technology Exchange (CTEX)

Mr. Li received his BS in Medicine and MS degree from Peking University Health Science Center. He also received his MBA from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. As a research scientist, Mr. Li has worked at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nijmegen University, University of Tennessee and Cleveland VA Medical Center for more than 6 years. After getting his MBA, Mr. Li first worked in a venture capital firm in US for one year. After coming back to China, he is dedicating to promoting technology transfer in China. He was once the Deputy Director of Intellectual Property Rights Exchange Center at China Beijing Equity Exchange (CBEX), and currently works in China Technology Exchange as the Assistant President. Mr. Li is experienced in IP valuation, technology licensing and M&A, and has provided value-added consultation services to a number of domestic and foreign companies.

Philip LIM Feng
Chief Executive Officer
Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd
Technology Transfer Arm of A*STAR

Philip was appointed the Chief Executive Officer in December 2009. Exploit Technologies manages all A*STAR IP through to commercialization as well as technology maturization and productization projects in A*STAR. Within a short time, Philip has led the company to significant improvements in performance outcomes, especially in licensing and startups. These have brought new impact to the technology transfer ecosystem in Singapore with emphasis on collaboration and joint programmes.

Philip brings his wide and varied management experience to Exploit Technologies. Prior to joining the company, Philip was the General Manager of the Food Distribution Division at the Singapore Food Industries (SFI), where the division enjoyed annual revenues of over S$100 million.

Before joining SFI, Philip spent 20 years with the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). In his last appointment as Brigadier General/Head Joint Logistics, he was the leading senior specialist on logistics and engineering matters to the Chief of Defence Force. Prior to this, he was Chief of Logistics in the Army, where he led the development of SAF logistics in the areas of infrastructure, re-organisation and information technology. He was also Chief of Engineering in the Army. In that role, he was responsible for the buildup and transfer of new engineering capabilities into the rank and file of the Army.
Philip received a Masters in Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore in 2008, and was awarded the Chua Joon Eng Gold Medal for academic excellence. He also holds a Master of Science from Cranfield Institute of Technology in the UK and attended the Harvard Business School’s Programme for Management Development in 2001. Philip graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from the National University of Singapore.

In recognition of his significant contributions to the SAF, Philip was awarded the Commendation Medal (Military) in 1995 and the Public Administration Medal, Silver (Military) in 2004.

jeffrey D
Jeffrey D. Lindsay (林哲甫)
Head of Intellectual Property
Asia Pulp and Paper

Jeffrey D. Lindsay is Head of Intellectual Property at Asia Pulp and Paper in Shanghai, China, where he works with business units of APP to advance innovation and IP. Jeff is a former innovation and IP consultant, a former professor, and former Corporate Patent Strategist and Senior Research Fellow for Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Jeff Lindsay, Cheryl Perkins and Mukund Karanjikar are authors of the book Conquering Innovation Fatigue (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) which includes several sections on IP strategy and R&D management.

Jeff has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. Jeff then joined the faculty of the Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, Wisconsin and continued with the Institute of Paper Science and Technology as they moved to Georgia Tech, where he became an Associate Professor at IPST. Jeff then joined the R&D community at Kimberly-Clark Corporation and became actively involved in patents and patent strategy. He became a registered US patent agent in 1997 and was named Corporate Patent Strategist in 2001. Jeff helped K-C build new patent estates in several new areas and also worked with management to create a community of practice in intellectual property that brings together Legal, management, and the technical community to strengthen best practices, increase skills, and network.

From 2007-2011, Jeff became Director of Solution Development at Innovationedge in Neenah, Wisconsin, a consulting firm that helps companies with technology scouting, new product development, and intellectual property strategy. During the same time, he also Jeff served as Chair of the Forest Bioproducts Division of AIChE, where he worked with industry and academia in advancing knowledge in the engineering issues around bioproducts, including paper technology, biorefineries, and biomass engineering. Jeff currently is as a member of AIChE’s Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council (CTOC).

Jeff has over 100 granted US patents and is author of numerous publications.
Arian Duijvestijn
Arian Duijvestijn
IP&S General Manager Lighting, Senior Vice President

Arian Duijvestijn graduated in technical physics from Delft Technical University.  He joined Philips in 1986 and held various positions in development of optical drives before joining Philips Intellectual Property & Standards in 1993.  After qualifying as a Dutch and European Patent Attorney, he was appointed as manager of Philips’ patent portfolio related to semiconductors in 1998.  In 2004 he joined the management team of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards and is currently responsible for all IP matters relating to Philips Lighting.

Frederic Glaize

Frédéric Glaize is a qualified French and European Trademark Attorney, with 14 years of professional experience in IP.

As a member of Fivalor, the department of Cabinet Plasseraud dedicated to IP assets evaluation, he assists clients on various aspects of trademarks and designs protection, including clearance, prosecution, agreements, enforcement and evaluation.

In addition to managing his own portfolio of clients, he has various editorial activities. His articles were selected for printed and online publications. Frédéric contributes to Class 46, the European blog on trademark law ( and has his own blog about trademarks ( In 2009, Frédéric received the “cyberlawyer of the year” award. Former member of the Scientific and Editorial committee of Juriscom, Frédéric is a member of the jury for the French Trademark Attorneys professional qualification exam.

Stefan Tamme
Stefan Tamme
Senior Director of IP Strategy & Licensing
Rambus Inc.

Stefan Tamme joined Rambus in 2004 and currently serves as senior director of IP strategy and licensing. In this role, he leads the development of Rambus’ patent portfolio and the implementation of the Company’s IP business strategies. He is involved with strategic acquisitions as well as outbound licensing. Prior to this position, he served as Rambus’ director of global business enablement where he led the strategic alliance partner program as well as the worldwide reseller channel. Mr. Tamme has over 20 years of global experience in the electronics business ranging from chips to system and software. He has been involved with inbound and outbound IP licensing for 18 years and he has worked for large companies such as Bosch, as well as for several successful start-ups. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and an MSEE from the University of Hannover, Germany.

Guy L.Proulx
Guy L. Proulx
Managing Director
Transpacific IP

Guy Proulx founded Transpacific IP in 2004, as an IP management and consulting company.  The company has built a substantial patent portfolio that includes a broad range of technologies. Concurrently, Transpacific IP has expanded throughout Asia with offices in Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Shenyang.  The company is privately owned and funded.

Guy is also on the Board of Directors at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), a Supervisor of the Master Postgraduate Program, at the Peking University Intellectual Property School, Chairman of the International IP Institute at Sichuan University, Director at the China National Institute For Digital Copyright Research Centre and is a Vice Chairman (Workshops/ Plenaries) at the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI).

Prior to founding Transpacific IP, Guy was involved in all facets of business startup activities including company formation, business capitalization (equity/debt), strategic planning, and general management. He has also worked with management on strategic IP issues including patent portfolio development strategy, maximizing licensing opportunities, and the acquisition of patents. Additionally, he has provided management assessment expertise and due diligence assistance (including patent review) for private equity investors and acquisition groups.  Guy received a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.  He received further training as a nuclear trained and qualified officer in the United States Nuclear Navy.

Scott Gordon
Scott Gordon
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

Scott joined the Austin office of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. as an associate in 2008 and moved to the Hong Kong office in 2011. He has a truly international practice, advising clients in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, the Middle East, North Africa, Canada and the U.S. regarding international patent strategy matters. His practice is focused on international protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, with a special focus on patent litigation and patent prosecution. He has also counseled clients in matters involving intellectual property management and valuation. Scott is experienced in procurement and analysis of patent rights in the electronics, optics, semiconductor, information systems, telecommunications, computer software and medical device technology sectors.

Scott's patent litigation experience includes counseling clients through mediation, handling depositions, and providing strategic and technical analysis to clients. His patent prosecution experience includes preparation of U.S. and foreign patent applications and responding to office actions from the U.S. Patent Office. He has successfully guided patent applications through the administrative appeals process before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Additionally, Scott has been involved in inter partes and ex parte reexamination proceedings. His client counseling experience includes providing patent infringement analysis and opinions, providing prior art searches and patentability opinions and assisting clients with identifying potential niche markets within heavily patented technology sectors.

Prior to entering law school, Scott worked as a registered patent agent. He also worked as an electrical engineer for a major defense contractor. While working as an engineer, he designed and built several transportable satellite communications ground stations. He has experience in electrical, computer, mechanical and system engineering. During his graduate studies, Scott researched new designs for microwave diplexer filters and software methods for optimizing such filters.His primary areas of focus in engineering include Digital Signal Processing (DSP), microwave device and antenna design, optics and semiconductor related microfabrication and nanotechnology.

Scott is proficient in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese.
Jason Ding
Vice President & Director IPR
Huawei Technology

Entered Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. in 1995, and play a major management role in IPR department from 2005 till now.

Under his leadership, Huawei IPR Department grew from fewer than 20 members to an internationalized and professionally-qualified IPR group with over 200 employees, building up a global IPR management system including European and American branches. In China, Huawei has successively ranked first in patent granting for years; particularly, Huawei keeps ranking top list of PCT applications in the world from 2008.

Rising from a local Chinese company to a world famous telecom solutions provider, Huawei maintains a robust growth momentum in the global telecom market, by executing strategies of focusing on continuous customer-centric innovation and stressing R&D and innovation for accumulating IPRs in major telecom areas. With all these achievements, Huawei sets a great example for Chinese hi-tech enterprises.

Jim Brelsford
Jim Brelsford
Senior Vice President for IP Licensing
SanDisk Corporation

Jim Brelsford is the Senior Vice President for IP Licensing at SanDisk Corporation, an $11 billion global leader in Flash memory systems, whose products are in mobile phones, tablets and camera memory cards.

SanDisk has generated more than $2 billion over the last 5 years in licensing and royalty revenues.

Jim also serves as the Chief Legal Officer of SanDisk, and was named the Best General Counsel in Silicon Valley in 2010 by the San Francisco Business Times and the San Jose Business Journal.

Elizabeth Chien-Hale
Elizabeth Chien-Hale
IP Director APAC

Ms. Chien-Hale is a U.S. attorney specializing in patent and other forms of intellectual property protection in the United States and abroad. She is currently the Director of Intellectual Property Legal Affairs for Asia Pacific at Eaton Corp.

Prior to Eaton, she was the Senior Patent Counsel/China Coordinator for Apple Inc. In addition to her roles as in-house counsel, she also has private practice experiences at law firms, including her own practice, Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong office, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Fish & Richardson.

Ms. Chien-Hale has substantial technical knowledge in a variety of electrical and electromechanical arts, having drafted and prosecuted patent applications in telecommunication, software, wireless and Internet-enabled devices, language-based data processing, semiconductor processing and computer-related mechanical devices. She was also involved in a number of intellectual property litigation cases, including cases in the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court, relating to patent infringements and trade secrets violation.

Ms. Chien-Hale has lectured and written, in both English and Chinese, on the topics of international intellectual property protection and the Chinese constitutional structure. She was a visiting scholar at the Intellectual Property Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2007, and a research scholar at College of Law of the Peking University in 1995. She is a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is licensed to practice in the states of California, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia, and on the Roll of Solicitors by the Law Society of England and Wales. Her name has been included in the Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in the World.

Ms. Chien-Hale is also an active participant in the rofessional organizations. For the American Bar Association, she has served as committee chairs, task force chairs, and liaisons to other organizations. She is also served as Interest Group chairs and has been nominated to the Executive Council for the American Society of International Law.

Robin Cefai
Patent Attorney

Robin Cefai currently practices licensing and works as an IP counsel in patent strategy. He has been involved in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications since late 2000 in the electrical, electronic and computer fields.

Mr. Cefai has an extensive amount of prosecution experience, as well as experience in drafting freedom-to-operate studies and counseling clients on intellectual property issues. Mr. Cefai practiced Patent law In France (Cabinet LAVOIX and Cabinet Plasseraud), the USA (Mc Kenna, Long and Aldridge LLP), Korea (LG Electronics) and Hong Kong (Sisvel Ltd). As a result, Mr. Cefai acquired an extensive experience in compared law.

Since 2006, Mr. Cefai is also involved in the EPI and ASPI programs for training candidates for the European Patent Attorney Examination.
Prior to practicing patent law, Mr. Cefai was an engineer in Research and development in the fields of telecommunications.


  • Law degree in Patent law in Strasbourg, France 2004
  • Engineering degree in Electronics and elecommunication, Paris, France 1999


  • Patent Agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2007)
  • French Patent Attorney with the French Patent Office (2006)
  • European Patent Attorney with the European Patent Office (2005)
Roy Chen
Roy Chen
Business Development Manager (Greater China)
SISVEL Hong Kong Ltd.

Roy CHEN joined Sisvel in 2007 and he has been working on programs of MPEG Audio, UHF-RFID, LTE, and 3DTV etc. As a Business Development Manager of Sisvel HK, Roy is in charge of exploring business opportunities (IPR cooperation) in Greater China.

Education: BCs (Computer Science & Engineering); MBA

Eric Liu
Eric Liu
IP Director

Mr. Liu is currently the IPR director for ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecom equipment and network solutions with over 80,000 employees worldwide. He is responsible for ZTE’s IP licensing and litigation matters, over the years with this company, he has participated in many important IP licensing deals, and has handled various contentious IP cases such as patent/copyright litigation, 337 ITC investigation and border detentions in different jurisdictions including China, Europe and US.

Mr. Liu graded from Peking University with a master degree in Law; he is a China Patent Agent and has passed the China Bar.

Keisuke Hayashi
Keisuke Hayashi
Senior Partner
Takahashi, Hayashi and Partner Patent Attorneys, Inc.

Mr. Hayashi has 16 years IP experience. He graduated with a MD in Polymer System Engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto. Mr. Hayashi started his carrier at Shusaku Yamamoto Patent Attorneys, and worked for Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. (SEL) as a LCD engineer and Deputy General Manager of the Intellectual Property Division. During his time at SEL Mr. Hayashi acted as a team leader of patent infringement litigations against Japanese and foreign companies, in Japan and negotiated patent license agreements between SEL and Japanese and foreign companies.

Mr. Ko, C.K
Mr. Ko, C.K
Vice President
Intellectual Discovery

Dr. C.K. KO is currently the Executive Vice President of Intellectual Discovery, responsible for overseeing all aspects of IP business including patent acquisition, development and licensing. Previously, he was Vice President of LG Electronics, responsible for managing the IP Department. Before that, he was Vice President of Samsung Electronics where he was responsible for the managing the Technology Group. Before Samsung, he was with Kim & Chang Law Offices in Seoul and with Pennie & Edmonds Law Firm in New York City. Before his legal career, he was a researcher at IBM Yorktown and computer engineering professor at Rutgers University.

He received his bachelor's degree in electronics and computer science from MIT in 1981, and Ph.D from Columbia University in 1988. He also received J.D. from Rutgers Law School in 1995.

Mr. Okamura
Mr. Okamura
Head of Intellectual Property
Trigence Semiconductor

Mr. Jun-ichi OKAMURA, Director/CTO and co-founder, has over 26 years of IC design experience and is an inventor and coinventor holding more than 30 US patents. In addition to expertise in hi-speed memory circuits for DRAM applications he also has vast experience in hi-speed serial-parallel converter and analog PLL circuits for data communication applications. Mr. Okamura worked as a leading analog circuit designer for Toshiba and IBM prior to founding Trigence and in 1999 led THine electronics, a Japanese semiconductor venture, to renowned success.

Marcus Woo
Marcus Woo
Vice President & General Counsel
Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.

Marcus Woo is Vice President and General Counsel for Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd., headquartered in Taoyuan, Taiwan.  He has served in that capacity since 2010 and has responsibility for the Company's Legal and Intellectual Property Divisions.

Prior to joining Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Marcus was engaged in the private practice of law in New York, Taipei and Beijing for over 20 years.

He served early in his career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York prosecuting criminal cases, and was for many years a partner at international law firms Perkins Coie and Jones Day.

His private practice experience has been in the areas of cross-border litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, licensing, and general corporate and commercial matters representing multinational corporations doing business internationally. Companies he has represented have been from a wide variety of industries, including traditional and new technology companies in both service and manufacturing sectors.

Mr. Song Jung
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

A nationally recognized leader in the industry, Hy Hetherington has spent his career advising clients throughout every aspect of the litigation lifecycle; offering an insightful and experienced approach to maneuvering through the litigation process.

After more than a decade in the industry, the landscape changed dramatically and an immediate new plan of action was necessary. The unbelievable explosion of costs associated with records management and electronic discovery combined with the lack of cutting edge technological solutions and a void of overall knowledge in the space led to the creation of HLP Integration.

Hy's goal was to create an organization that created synergies between technology, knowledge and best practices to reduce costs and create efficiencies for current or future litigations or investigations. HLP Integration is committed to increasing the knowledge level through education and training in order to help clients understand how technology and outsourcing can impact the costs facing corporations in the United States today. While Hy remains the driving force behind the direction and vision of HLP Integration, the organization has attorneys, technologists and executives leading the day to day client interactions and operations.

Prior to creating HLP Integration in 2007, Hy served in multiple executive positions within SuperiorGlacier, a regional litigation support company with offices in New York and Washington D.C. As Executive Vice President, Hy led the transformation from a paper based market to a technology driven practice. He then led SuperiorGlacier as its Chief Executive Officer in addition to his full time management of HLP Integration.
Hy has had the opportunity to work on some of the highest profile and largest legal matters in the United States. He has been privileged to work with corporations such as Deutsche Bank, Enron, Fannie Mae, Qualcomm, Petrolera, Worldcom, and Orbital among many others. He has also had the honor of speaking to international audiences on legal technology topics and service integration within United States markets.

Prior to entering the litigation support arena, Hy spent time working in education and hotel management. Hy is an Endowed Presidential Scholar from the University of Texas. He was the Valedictorian of his graduating class and graduated with highest honors and distinction. In his spare time, Hy enjoys traveling to any destination that he has yet to discover and spending quality time with his wife and young sons.

Marcus Woo
Andrew J. Park
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Andrew J. Park represents foreign and domestic clients in a multi-disciplinary practice that focuses on international transactions, U.S. corporate law, and intellectual property counseling, prosecution, enforcement, and litigation. His work on behalf of electronics companies, automobile manufacturers, cosmetics companies, chemicals companies, and companies in other industries concern global intellectual property protection, licensing, and enforcement, as well as corporate counseling in such areas as Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, anti-trust, and anti-dumping/countervailing duties.

Mr. Park served as Chair of the Intellectual Property Rights Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce. In this role, he advised officials from the U.S. Department of State, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Embassy in Korea, and other public officials and multi-national corporations. Mr. Park is also an arbitrator with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and sits on both the INTA's Internet Committee and the Domain Disputes Subcommittee.

He has also represented clients in negotiating and forming international joint venture companies and the acquisition of major business concerns. Mr. Park's understanding of the nuances between the business culture and ethos of the East and West make him well-qualified to conclude many of today's complex international commercial transactions.

Scott A. Warren
Scott A. Warren
Executive Board
The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace

Scott Warren is a US attorney who initially provided trial and litigation services to corporate clients in California.  In 1994, Scott entered Sega at its world headquarters in Tokyo, serving as General Counsel.  Seven years later, Microsoft Japan recruited Scott to launch Xbox in the region and to spearhead the company’s worldwide Xbox anti-piracy initiative.  Scott also led the anti-piracy efforts against infringers of all Microsoft products in North Asia as well as Microsoft’s anti-cybercrime program in this region.

During this period, Scott became involved with POLCYB, a non-profit organization integrating government, law enforcement, prosecutors, academia and the private sector to thwart cybercriminals and better deal with digital evidence in court settings. Scott has been a long-time Executive Board Member and activist-contributor throughout Asia in this emerging field.

In 2006, Scott was recruited by Kroll, an investigation and legal technologies company, to handle their Intellectual Property Protection Services Division in Asia as well as to head its computer forensics and eDiscovery practices in the region.  Based in Tokyo, Scott managed numerous IP matters, computer forensics investigations and eDiscovery operations working with teams on complex projects throughout Asia.

Hy Hetherington
Hy Hetherington
CEO & Managing Partner
HLP Integration

Hy Hetherington is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 1624 LLC, a litigation and arbitration investment firm providing financing to claimants and law firms worldwide. Mr. Hetherington also presides as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Holcombe, a licensing and patent brokerage organization. In addition to his roles at 1624 and Holcombe, Mr. Hetherington founded HLP Integration in 2007. HLP is an international litigation support firm specializing in the verticals of patent research, electronic information management, foreign document translation, and low cost off-shore attorney review.

Previously, Mr. Hetherington held multiple executive positions within SuperiorGlacier, a national litigation support firm, including Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hetherington dedicated his career advising clients through each aspect of the Litigation Life Cycle and has worked on several of the highest profile and largest legal matters in the United States. Mr. Hetherington has worked with corporations such as Deutsche Bank, Enron, Fannie Mae, Qualcomm, Petrolera, Worldcom and Orbital among many others. Mr. Hetherington also has the honor of speaking to domestic and international audiences on legal technology topics and service integration within United States and international markets.

Mr. Hetherington is an endowed presidential Scholar from the University of Texas. He was the Valedictorian of his graduating class and graduated with highest honors and distinction. In his spare time, Mr. Hetherington enjoys traveling to any destination he has yet to discover and spending quality time with his wife and two young sons.

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LG Electronics

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