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A. Intellectual Property Organizations
American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Coalition for Patent Fairness
Intellectual Property Owners Association
Japan Intellectual Property Association
Japan Patent Attorneys Association
Licensing Executives Society U.S.A and Canada, Inc.
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
Washington State Patent Law Association
B. Government Agencies
Japan Patent Office
The Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration
C. Academic and Research Institutions
Brigham Young University
Higher Education Associations
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NDSU Research Foundation
Purdue Research Foundation
The Research Foundation for SUNY
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Office of Technology Transfer
SUNY Upstate Medical University
UAB Research Foundation
University of California
University of Illinois
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Michigan
University of Oklahoma
Washington State University's Office of Intellectual Property Administration; WSU Research Foundation
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
D. Law Firms
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
Article One Partners, LLC
Danziger 'Dan' Flower Farm
Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly and Company - Supplemental
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Research In Motion, Ltd. ("RIM")
Mason, James C.
Neifeld, Rick - Supplemental
Pope, Lawrence - Supplemental
Quinn, Jr., Eugene R.