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2022 PILT Seminar Speakers and Materials

2022 Speakers
Brian Ray

Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law; Director, Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection; Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, OH

Professor Brian Ray is the Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Professor Ray has extensive experience in information governance, cybersecurity, and data privacy. He co-founded and directs the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection and edits the Center-sponsored SSRN Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and eDiscovery eJournal. Ray also co-founded the Cleveland eDiscovery, Data Security and Privacy Roundtable, an informal group of lawyers, judges and academics that meets monthly to discuss issues surrounding electronic discovery, cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

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Scott Boalick

Chief Administrative Patent Judge, The United States Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA

Scott R. Boalick is a Chief Administrative Patent Judge. In this role, he leads the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) as it conducts post-grant trials, including inter partes reviews, post-grant reviews, covered business method patent reviews and derivation proceedings, and as it hears appeals from adverse examiner decisions in patent applications and reexamination proceedings. Chief Judge Boalick was appointed to the Board in 2007. Prior to becoming the Chief Judge, he served as the acting Chief Judge, and before that as an Administrative Patent Judge, Lead Judge, Vice Chief Judge, and Deputy Chief Judge.

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Robert Carolina

Solicitor, Origin, Ltd., London, England

Robert Carolina is a Senior Fellow with the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London, where he has taught legal and regulatory aspects of cyber security as part of the University’s MSc degree programme since 1999. He is the author of the “law and regulation” chapter of CyBOK – the Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge ( – a project sponsored by the UK government to draw together a baseline group of subjects that define cyber security practice.

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Amy Cotton

Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, The United States Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA

Amy Cotton is the acting Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy. In this role, Ms. Cotton oversees the Offices of Trademark Policy, Petitions, and ID-Class, as well as the Trademark Assistance Center, the Office of Trademark Quality Review and Training, the Trademark Law Library, Customer Experience, and Trademark Outreach.

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Howard Feldman

Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP, Baltimore, MD

Mr. Feldman is an experienced commercial litigator with a strong interest and experience in technology issues. He co-chairs Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Electronically Stored Information practice and the Cyber Security and Information Privacy group.

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Julie Hoffmeister

Associate, Troutman Pepper, Irvine, CA

Julie is an associate for Troutman Pepper's Consumer Financial Services practice, primarily focusing on financial services litigation. She is part of the firm’s national practice defending consumer-facing companies of all types in individual claims and class actions, including claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Julie also applies her litigation knowledge in assisting businesses in developing compliance processes and procedures for the myriad federal consumer protection laws.

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Larry Huston

Patent Attorney, U.S. Air Force, Dayton, OH

Larry practiced IP law for Procter & Gamble for 30 years and is now a civilian patent attorney for the U.S. Air Force. His practice covered domestic and international prep, pros, freedom to practice, licensing, portfolio management, litigation and ADR.

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Derrick L. Maultsby Jr.

Associate, Frost Brown Todd, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA

Derrick is an associate practicing with Frost Brown Todd’s Corporate Law Practice Group and Intellectual Property Practice Group. Derrick serves as a business advisor and corporate transactional lawyer to startups, small to mid-sized businesses, and Fortune 50 companies. Derrick’s clients range across multiple sectors including technology, commercial retail, restaurants, real estate development, private equity, venture capital, non-profits, and sports & entertainment. Derrick has also established a reputation as a subject matter expert in consumer privacy, esports, and social media influencers. Derrick places importance on utilizing his expansive network, both in the Pittsburgh area and nationally, to add value to his clients by connecting individuals and businesses across various sectors with an emphasis on growth and relationship building for his clients.

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Ronald Raether

Partner, Troutman Pepper, Irvine, CA

Ron leads the Cybersecurity, Information Governance + Privacy team at Troutman Pepper, and is a partner in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Practice Group. Ron has assisted companies in navigating federal and state privacy laws for more than 20 years. His understanding of technology led him to be involved in legal issues that cross normal law firm boundaries, including experience with data security, data privacy, patent, antitrust, and licensing and contracts.

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