Category: Workshop Columbus Ohio 2022

Dr. Edgar Krieger

Dr. Edgar Krieger

Dr. Edgar Krieger has extensive experience in the field of Intellectual Property Protection for plant innovation and has held the position of the CIOPORA Secretary General since 2004. Before CIOPORA, Edgar worked as a lawyer at an international law firm specializing in IP protection, particularly 

Leontino Rezende Taveira

Leontino Rezende Taveira

Leontino Taveira is Head of Technical Affairs and Regional Development at UPOV. He works with policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean promoting accession to UPOV and assisting the implementation of the UPOV system. With a background in agriculture and plant breeding, he is in 

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.

Travis Bliss, Ph.D.

Travis Bliss, Ph.D.

Travis Bliss counsels a variety of clients ranging from individual inventors to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in nearly all aspects of Intellectual Property law. Travis prepares and prosecutes patent applications; litigates patent, Trademark, and other IP disputes in federal and state courts; represents 

Hend Madhour, Ph.D.

Hend Madhour, Ph.D.

Hend Madhour started to work at UPOV on September 1, 2014. Hend, a national of Tunisia, holds a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from HEC University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She is an expert in knowledge management and Web technologies. From 2010 to 2013 she worked