Event Title

Keynote Address

Start Date

27-1-2012 12:30 PM

End Date

27-1-2012 1:45 PM

Description

Ken joined Samsung in February 2011 as head of its newly created San Jose IP Office, managing all aspects of its U.S. IP operations except for patent prosecution. His responsibilities include IP Acquisition, IP Licensing and IP Litigation. Ken began his career as an engineer but switched to law after a few years. Upon graduation from law school, Ken worked as a judicial law clerk to a federal judge and then worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Florida as a federal prosecutor. After five years of government service, Ken entered private practice as a patent litigator and worked at several top tier law firms, such as Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, McDermott Will & Emery and Dechert, as a litigation partner. Over the years, Ken’s practice evolved from patent litigation into a diverse IP practice that includes IP counseling and mergers and acquisitions involving high-tech companies. He was personally involved with most acquisition matters Samsung has pursued for the last five years and oversaw Samsung’s acquisition of Clairvoyante and Grandis, both SiliconValley startups.

Ken received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NewYork and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, where he was on the editorial board for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Ken currently serves on the board for The Beautiful Mind, a non-profit organization based in SiliconValley that teaches special needs children art and classical music.

 
Jan 27th, 12:30 PM Jan 27th, 1:45 PM

Keynote Address

Ken joined Samsung in February 2011 as head of its newly created San Jose IP Office, managing all aspects of its U.S. IP operations except for patent prosecution. His responsibilities include IP Acquisition, IP Licensing and IP Litigation. Ken began his career as an engineer but switched to law after a few years. Upon graduation from law school, Ken worked as a judicial law clerk to a federal judge and then worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Florida as a federal prosecutor. After five years of government service, Ken entered private practice as a patent litigator and worked at several top tier law firms, such as Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, McDermott Will & Emery and Dechert, as a litigation partner. Over the years, Ken’s practice evolved from patent litigation into a diverse IP practice that includes IP counseling and mergers and acquisitions involving high-tech companies. He was personally involved with most acquisition matters Samsung has pursued for the last five years and oversaw Samsung’s acquisition of Clairvoyante and Grandis, both SiliconValley startups.

Ken received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NewYork and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, where he was on the editorial board for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Ken currently serves on the board for The Beautiful Mind, a non-profit organization based in SiliconValley that teaches special needs children art and classical music.