Gerald J. Mossinghoff, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier, & Neustadt, Arlington, VA
Mr. Mossinghoff is a former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks. He was U.S. Ambassador to the Diplomatic Conference on the Revision of the Paris Convention and Chairman of the General Assembly of the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Before assuming his present position, he was President of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Mr. Mossinghoff was the recipient of the Jefferson Award, the highest honor which can be bestowed upon a lawyer practicing intellectual property law in the United States. He has a B.S. in engineering from St. Louis University and a J.D. degree with honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he was on the editorial staff of the George Washington Law Review and where he currently teaches two advanced seminars on patent law.