Trilateral User Meeting 2007

Welcoming Remarks

  • Herbert C. Wamsley, Executive Director, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

Industry Comments:
Robert W. Holleyman, President and Chief Executive Officer Business Software Alliance (BSA)

The Business Imperative for Close Trilateral Cooperation in a Global Economy

Moderator: The Honorable Gerald J. Mossinghoff, Senior Counsel, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & NeustadtF, Former Commissioner of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Brad Smith, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Microsoft Corporation
  • Ruud Peters , CEO, IP&S, Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
  • Ed Buthusiem, Senior Vice President of R&D Legal Operations & Biologicals, GlaxoSmithKline Corporation
  • Masanobu Katoh , Corporate Vice President, Fujitsu Limited

Industry Comments: Lawrence T. Welch
Director of Global IP Policy
Eli Lilly and Co.

Patent Office Insights on the Trilateral Process… Past Successes and Future Challenges

Moderator: The Honorable Nicholas P. Godici
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
Former Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Industry Comments : Horacio Gutierrez
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation

Perspectives of Owners and Advocates on Trilateral Cooperation

Moderator: Michael K. Kirk
Executive Director
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

  • Marc S. Adler, President, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • Hiroki Naito , Managing Director, Japanese Intellectual Property Association (JIPA)
  • Tony Rollins , BusinessEurope
  • Alan Kasper , First Vice-President, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)


  • The Honorable Jon Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director U.S. Patent and Trademark Office