General Counsel Event

February 17, 2011

Stan Brown
Hogan Lovells

Stan Brown, partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP, represents technology companies and other employers on employment issues. He has extensive experience in advising technology companies on trade secret protection and in litigating trade secret and restrictive covenant cases before numerous state and federal courts across the country, including the courts in Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and the Fourth Circuit. He has handled such litigation involving providers of voice over IP, optical networking, cable television services and other technology companies. He has also litigated trade secret cases in the health care, real estate, manufacturing and other industries. In addition to his trade secret related work, Brown handles a wide range of other employment work for employers, including equal employment, whistleblower, Fair Labor Standards Act, and executive employment issues. His clients range from some of the largest companies in the world to startups. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in his field in such publications as Chambers and Washington and Virginia Super Lawyers.

Brown received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and his undergraduate degree from Columbia University. Prior to going into provide practice, he was an appellate attorney with the National Labor Relations Board where he handled cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals across the country in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tyler S. Brown
Head of Intellectual Property
Ciena Corporation

Tyler Brown has an extensive background in intellectual property. With more than 18 years of experience in intellectual property and several years of experience as practicing engineer, Brown has a diverse background in legal, business management and engineering. At Ciena, Brown is responsible for managing all aspects of the Intellectual Property Program, which includes patent and trademark prosecution (both U.S. and foreign), trade secret protection, intellectual property litigation, patent infringement indemnification claims, patent assertions, inbound and outbound IP licensing, and patent acquisitions. On the business front, Brown is also responsible for negotiating and managing research and development activities and agreement. Brown is also responsible for managing third-party software usage, including open source compliance.

Prior to joining Ciena, Brown's legal career included work for various national law firms as an intellectual property attorney, representing clients in matters ranging from patent prosecution and litigation to technology transactions and general corporate matters. Prior to entering the legal profession, Brown work as a design engineer in the electrical field and managed development projects for prototype designs of electrical systems and installations.

Brown received his J.D. from University of Georgia School of Law, and an M.B.A. and a B.S. in electrical engineering from The Citadel. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Fourth Circuit, U.S. District Court for Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Brown registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Adriana Suringa Luedke
Intellectual Property Counsel
Lockheed Martin Corporation Information Systems & Global Solutions

Adriana Luedke is responsible for providing legal support for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions (IS&GS) relating to intellectual property matters. Her responsibilities include review and approval of intellectual property licenses and related client counseling; management of outside counsel for patent prosecution and litigation; intellectual property review to identify and appropriately protect the corporation's intellectual property; advising on infringement, product clearances, trade secret protection, patentability opinions, and government contract issues relating to data rights and intellectual property; and counseling concerning use of open source software.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Luedke litigated patent infringement matters involving diverse technologies such as dental devices, Web browsers, oil filtering systems, genetically modified plants, microfluidics and aluminum aircraft components. Luedke's patent prosecution and counseling experience primarily relate to electrical, computer and mechanical arts, including insurance and financial transaction networks, software and data processing methodologies, medical and dental devices, various mechanical devices and telecommunication systems. She has prepared and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications; prepared patentability evaluations, infringement, enforceability and due diligence analyses; and managed worldwide patent portfolios at Barnes & Thornburg and Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis, and Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.

Luedke also has been active in the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law since 1993 and is the current secretary. She frequently speaks on a variety of intellectual property topics and published a recent article on current requirements for patent-eligibility in BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.

Luedke served as an intern to Chief Judge Helen Nies of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and examined applications as a junior examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She received her J.D. with honors from The George Washington University and her B.A. in engineering science from Dartmouth College. She is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Minnesota and Florida (inactive), and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States, and is a registered patent attorney.

John Rubens
Managing Director, Corporate Analysis
eTERA Consulting

In his role as managing director of Corporate Analysis, John Rubens is responsible for assisting clients in taking proactive steps to manage the complex ESI landscape and effectively address their legal, compliance and regulatory requirements. With an extensive background in corporate analysis, including ESI indexing solutions, forensic analysis and acquisition, and Early Information Assessmentsm methodologies, Rubens brings a diverse background in legal, information technology and corporate risk management.

During his career, Rubens has successfully managed the completion of hundreds of data acquisition, forensic analysis and litigation consulting projects around the globe, including such matters as patent enforcement, bid rigging, computer fraud, IP theft, embezzlement, counterfeiting, trademark infringement, electronic discovery and stock scams. He has extensive knowledge of large-scale enterprise systems, software development processes and solutions, various operating systems and platforms, data backup and restoration software, and the use of forensic data acquisition and analysis technologies. Rubens is often involved in overseeing the creation of affidavits and support for court appearances related to the work of eTERA Consulting.

Prior to joining eTERA Consulting, Rubens was the managing director of The Oliver Group, an international forensic analysis company. He has also served as a managing partner at Senjiva, LLC.

Rubens received his M.B.A., summa cum laude from Babson College, Wellesley and his B.S. in engineering management, from Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y.