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Manny W. Schecter, IBM

Manny W. Schecter is Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property Law, in the IBM Technology & Intellectual Property organization. In his current position, Mr. Schecter advises on IBM intellectual property legislative and policy matters. He also guides the intellectual property law organizations that support IBM's services and sales organizations. Mr. Schecter has been employed by IBM for over 20 years, including positions in Burlington, VT, Arlington, VA, Tucson, AZ, Yorktown Heights, NY, and his current position in IBM corporate headquarters in Armonk, NY.

Mr. Schecter is a graduate of Cornell University and the George Washington University Law School. He is admitted to practice law in Arizona, the District of Columbia, and New York, and he is registered to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office.

Marc Ehrlich, IBM

Marc Ehrlich is Intellectual Property Counsel for the Patent Portfolio Management function of International Business Machines Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Geological Science from the University Center of New York at Binghamton, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law. Prior to becoming a patent attorney Marc served as an engineer for IBMís Microelectronics Division. As a patent attorney Marc has held several positions for IBMís Intellectual Property Law organization, including serving as an attorney for IBM Systems Group, IBM Research and supporting contracts and licensing matters for IBMís Corporate Intellectual Property Licensing function. Marc is a member of the Bar of the state of New York, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Marian Underweiser, IBM

Marian Underweiser is Intellectual Property Counsel supporting corporate business functions at International Business Machines Corp. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Physics from Harvard in 1983, she entered the graduate physics program at the University of California at Los Angeles and received a PhD in 1992. She received her JD from Columbia Law School in 1997, subsequently joining the law firm of Kenyon & Kenyon, where she primarily worked on patent litigation matters. She joined IBM in 2000, where her work has included patent prosecution, licensing and divestiture transactions, and intellectual property strategy matters. Ms. Underweiser is a member of Bar of the State of New York, the American Physical Society and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.