Category: Chicago Workshop on IP for Plants 2019

Audrey Charles

Audrey Charles

As the Intellectual Property Lead for Ball Horticultural Company, Audrey Charles manages the company’s trademark and patent portfolio, which includes hundreds of trademarks and U.S. plant patents as well as numerous utility patents and U.S. PVP Certificates. As a patent agent, she has drafted and 

Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis

Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis

Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis is a Counsel at Houtfoff (The Netherlands) and specializes in technology-related Intellectual Property matters, with focus on Patents and Plant Variety Rights. In her daily practice, Fleur represents a wide variety of domestic and international companies that are active in technology-intensive business sectors, 

Matthew A. Chivvis

Matthew A. Chivvis

Matthew Chivvis protects his clients’ intellectual property and defends his clients wrongly accused of infringement. His hearing and trial experience is extensive. Intellectual Asset Management 1000 remarked that Matthew is “a skilled technical lawyer and brief writer who can handle large and nuanced cases.” He has litigated patent matters in many of the top patent venues throughout the United States.

Matthew is a registered patent attorney, and his considerable experience includes practicing before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, especially in inter partes and post-grant review proceedings. He also regularly advises clients on plant and agriculture intellectual property matters, including strategic use of plant patents, plant-variety protection certificates, and trademark rights.