Speakers / Authors:
A registered patent attorney, Marc Hubbard has practiced exclusively in the field of intellectual property law since graduating from law school in 1988. He was a partner for a number of years in a couple of large, general practice law firms in Dallas before starting Hubbard Law in 2012.
Mr. Hubbard regularly represents public and private companies of all sizes, startup and early stage technology ventures, private equity and venture capital firms, and universities in various aspects of their patenting, licensing, litigation and other activities involving patents, trademarks and copyrights. The majority of his patent related experience has involved inventions in the mechanical, electrical, materials, computer software and business methods fields.
Mr. Hubbard will become chair of the AIPLA’s Patent Law Committee at the conclusion of the 2013 Annual Meeting. He serves on the board of the Dallas Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Association and the executive committee of the Institute of Law and Technology at the Center for American and International Law (Plano, Texas.) He is also a Master in the Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Hubbard received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1988 and his B.S. from Swarthmore College in 1985.
Matthew C. Wagner is a partner at DMOC and Chair of the Intellectual Property Department. Matt serves as lead counsel in intellectual property litigation and the procurement, defense and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
His primary practice areas are copyright, trademark, patent litigation, trade secrets, unfair competition, domain names and false advertising. He regularly handles all forms of intellectual property litigation in federal courts throughout the United States (including trials and appeals), licensing and transactional matters.
Mr. Wagner counsels clients on branding and trademark registration worldwide, including portfolio management and all aspects of trademark prosecution, oppositions and cancellations at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), its Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He has also acted as an expert in trademark litigation.
Mr. Wagner is active in AIPLA and regularly participates as a Member of several committees. He is presently the incoming Vice Chair of the Copyright Law Committee, and Chair of its Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Sub-Committee. As a Member of the Trademark Law Committee and its Special Committee on Legislative Affairs, in 2012 Matt co-authored a White Paper in Support of Resolutions Supporting Proposed Legislation To Amend Lanham Act Remedies Sections Relating To Monetary Awards For Actual Damages And Accountings Of Infringer’s Unjust Enrichment Profits.
Mr. Wagner received his J.D. from Western New England School of Law in 1996, and his B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1992.
Robert Brauneis is a Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. During the academic year 2013-2014, he is serving as the Abraham L. Kaminstein Scholar in Residence at the United States Copyright Office.
After graduating from Harvard Law School, Professor Brauneis as a law clerk to Judge Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (now Justice Breyer), and to Justice David H. Souter. Professor Brauneis has also served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago.
Professor Brauneis is currently a member of the Managing Board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, and the Co-Chair of the DC Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA. He is the co-author (with Roger E. Schechter) of Copyright: A Contemporary Approach, and the author of numerous articles on copyright and trademark law.
Professor Brauneis' teaching interests include property, copyright, trademark, and intellectual property theory. He is a member of the Managing Boards of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center and the Creative and Innovative Economy Center. In 2007-08, he served as President of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court.