Archive for April 11, 2012

BLS Presents: The business side of IP Law

Please join us for our next guest speaker event!

Thursday April 12th – at 12:00 p.m. in Warren Hall 3A 

Distinguished Speakers:

Andy Quinn, Vice President & Chief Counsel, Qualcomm MEMS
JT Taylor, Senior Director & Group Counsel, Americas at WebSense, Inc.

Moderated by:

Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo

Join us for an informative conversation with Mr. Quinn and Mr. Taylor about careers in Intellectual Property law, moderated by Dean Ferruolo. Are you interested in doing IP? Is a science background a must-have? Want to deal with IP from the business side?

Topics to be discussed include:
- Being the best lawyer for your company
- International Transactions
- 1L Focus: Practical application of your contracts class
- Creating Value: Facilitator of Transactions

Have all your questions answered by our guests. Free lunch!

Andy Quinn Bio:

Andy Quinn has spent the last 23 years focused on technology transactions in the computing, consumer electronics and telecommunications industries. He started his legal career working for a large regional law firm in Baltimore, Maryland, Miles & Stockbridge. After 2 years in a law firm environment he decided to move in-house.

Over his career, he has had the privilege of working for companies like Sony Electronics, Gateway, MCI and General Instrument Corporation. For the last 5 years he has been serving as the lead counsel for Qualcomm’s display business. In this context he is supporting extensive research and development activities around the world, the construction and tooling of two large area glass fabrication plants in Taiwan, and the introduction of a new ultra low power flat panel display technology into the market.

He manages a team of 4 lawyers and 5 contract administrators and a legal assistant with offices in San Diego, San Jose and Longtan, Taiwan.

JT Taylor Bio: 

JT Taylor is a corporate transactional attorney with experience leading and managing domestic and international attorneys, contracting professionals, and support personnel in the software, hardware, entertainment, manufacturing, and consumer electronics fields.

Prior to becoming an attorney JT served for several years as a U.S. Naval Officer leading high-performing operational teams in aviation, shipboard, and public affairs roles. He has previously been named a San Diego Daily Transcript “Top Attorney” for Intellectual Property Transactions.

Over his legal career, JT has had the privilege of working for companies like The Walt Disney Company, Sony Electronics, and Gateway. He has also served as Attorney Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission.