Intellectual Property & Technology Law Advisory Council

The Intellectual Property & Technology Law Council provides counsel and support to ensure the Intellectual Property Law Program’s preeminence in all areas, including curriculum, research, extracurricular activities, career development, and alumni relations. Its members are leading attorneys, judges, and government officials in the field of intellectual property law.

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Advisory Council


Michael J. McKeon, JD '96
Fish & Richardson, PC

Chairman Emeritus

C. Larry O'Rourke, JD '71 

Members of the Council

Jack S. Barufka, LLM '96
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Steven E. Feldman, JD '95 
Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP 

John S. Goetz
Fish & Richardson

Michael F. Heim, JD '87
Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP

Andrei Iancu
Irell & Manella, LLP

Kenneth E. Jaconetty, JD ’88
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Otto B. Licks, LLM '95
Licks & Advogados

Naveen Modi
Paul Hastings, LLP

John D. Murnane, JD '79
Venable, LLP

The Honorable Ralph Oman
The George Washington University Law School

Justin E. Pierce, JD '00
Venable, LLP

Louis T. Pirkey, JD '64
Pirkey Barber, PLLC

The Honorable Randall R. Rader, JD '78

Laurie C. Self
Qualcomm, Inc.

Ranganath Sudarshan
Covington & Burling, LLP

The Honorable Kara F. Stoll
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Donald E. Stout, JD '72
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery, LLP

Jonathan T. Suder, JD '84
Friedman, Suder & Cooke, PC

B. J. Watrous,  Jr.
Apple, Inc.

James R. Whittle, JD ’16 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.


Members Emeriti

Brian Brunsvold, JD '67

Richard L. Donaldson, LLM '73

The Honorable Marybeth Peters, JD '71

James R. Sims, III, JD '86
Turning Path Solutions, LLC, Law Offices of James Sims, III

Michael O. Warnecke, JD '67
Perkins Coie, LLP

Faculty Leadership

Robert Brauneis
The George Washington University Law School

John Whealan
The George Washington University Law School