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“Ask an Expert:” Schedule a Free One-on-One SEMA Show Meeting With Attorney Specialists

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

SEMA members have a unique opportunity to schedule a free one-on-one meeting with an expert on intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, copyrights), pricing policies, the research and development (R&D) tax credit or product liability. Meetings are available in 20-minute segments to all SEMA members registered to attend the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The meetings will take place Tuesday, November 3, and Wednesday, November 4, 2015, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., in Room N242 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

To schedule a meeting with one of the nine experts, please contact Ashley Ailsworth with your preferred meeting time and the subject matter in which you are interested. She can be reached at ashleya@sema.org or 202-783-6007, ext. 19.

Our experts include:

Kirk Chen
Research & Development tax credit
Meritum Consulting

Brandon Fernald
Products Liability and Litigation
Fernald Law Group
Los Angeles

Marshall Honeyman
Getting patents, analysis of patent claims and managing IP protection in Supplier/OEM relationships; Honeyman is a partner at Lathrop and Gage, and is also a former examiner and associate solicitor with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Lathrop & Gage LLP
Overland Park, Kansas

Steve Lustig
Trademark and copyright protection and enforcement in the automotive industry, international trademark rights and anti-counterfeiting strategies.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Washington, D.C.

Justin Poplin
Patent protection, licensing and enforcement; utility and design patents; cost-effective patent acquisition strategies; avoiding patent infringement claims; and cost-effective alternatives to patent litigation. Poplin has a degree in mechanical engineering and is the department chairman for a large, sophisticated patent group. He formerly clerked for an administrative patent judge at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Lathrop & Gage LLP
Overland Park, Kansas

Robb Roby
OEM and aftermarket patent protection, licensing and enforcement.
Knobbe Martens
Irvine, California

John Walcher
Mergers, acquisitions and strategic planning; helps clients sell their businesses for maximum value or grow their businesses through acquisitions and other strategies; also provides exit planning, financing, strategic planning and valuation services to companies of all sizes.
Veritas Advisors
Orange County, California

Andrew Young
Patent protection, licensing and enforcement, including international rights acquisition, management and enforcement strategies.
Lackenbach Siegel LLP
Scarsdale, New York

Eugene F. Zelek Jr.
Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) and resale price policies, differentiated pricing, distribution agreements and channel relationships.
Freeborn & Peters LLP

Don’t let this chance slip by! To schedule an appointment, contact Ashley Ailsworth at ashleya@sema.org or 202-783-6007, ext.19.