John B. Farmer, Leading-Edge Law Group / Richmond
John B. Farmer is a member of the Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, an intellectual property (“IP”) boutique law firm in Richmond, Virginia. He recently completed a three-year term as chairman of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He writes a monthly IP and technology law column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He is listed in the top rank of Virginia IP attorneys by Chambers USA and listed for IP in Best Lawyers in America. He is a past chair of the IP Section of the Virginia State Bar. He is a past president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association. He graduated from the University of Virginia and its law school. After graduation from law school, he clerked for the Hon. Donald S. Russell, Judge of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Hon. James C. Cacheris, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.
Lee N. Kump, Sourcing Law Group, PLC / Chesterfield
Mr. Kump’s practice focuses on information technology and commercial contract matters, including application service provider arrangements, software/systems acquisition, licensing and distribution transactions, supplier/distributor agreements, as well as IP development, protection, commercialization, and transfer, including patent agreements and licensing, trade secret, trademark and copyright matters. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Mr. Kump is a past chair of the IP Section of the Virginia State Bar and a past president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association. Prior to founding Sourcing Law Group, PLC, Mr. Kump was a senior associate in the Intellectual Property Group of McGuireWoods LLP and counsel in the Sourcing & Systems Integration Practice Group of Hunton & Williams LLP.