IP Justice Board of Directors
Robin Gross is also a private attorney at Imagine Law, a boutique entertainment and cyberspace law firm in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Ms. Gross represents emerging artists, entrepreneurs, and innovative companies with their transactional intellectual property rights and business legal matters.
Ms. Gross was elected to Chair the ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) from 2008-2010 and previously served four years as NCUC’s North American Representative on ICANN’s GNSO Council.
Ms. Gross is a member of the Advisory Board for the Public Interest Registry. Ms. Gross was an appointed a member of the UN Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) for its first three years.
She serves on the Executive Committee of FreeMuse, an international human rights organization which fights music censorship worldwide and is based in Copenhagen. Ms. Gross is a member of the Board of Directors for the Union for the Public Domain and the Advisory Board for Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility-Peru.
Between 2006-2012, Konstantinos held a Senior Lecturer position at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. Konstantinos holds a PhD in Law and his thesis focused on issues of intellectual property and the Internet, with particular focus on the intersection of trademarks and domain names.
Between 2010-2012, Konstantinos served as the Chair of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency at ICANN and he was a member of ICANN’s Special Trademark Issues (STI) team, which drafted the recommendations for the rights protection mechanisms for new gTLDs.
He also serves as a domain name panelist for the Czech Arbitration Court and he is a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Global Commission on Internet governance. He is the author of the book “The Current State of Domain Name Regulation”.
Mr. Levy has handled numerous appeals and writ petitions before various State District Courts of Appeal, Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. In October 2011, Allonn completed a trial that yielded one of the largest verdicts ever to be handed down in that jurisdiction.
Allonn is frequently invited to speak on issues of technology, DRM, the DMCA, and copyright law. These include appearances at Linux World – New York, DVDPro, the RSA Security Conference, and the 76th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California. He has also frequently contributed articles and is a sought-after commentator on intellectual property issues in major national and international publications including PC World, e-Week, Internet Daily, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco and L.A. Daily Journals, Copyright World, the Marker, and others. Allonn is an invited guest lecturer for Santa Clara University’s School of Law on issues of Civil Procedure, Trial, and Appellate Practice.
Professor Ziccardi is Editor-in-Chief of the International Scientific Review “Cyberspace and Law” and a Member of the Scientific Committee of AIGA Foundation (Italian Young Lawyers Association), and a former arbiter for e-Resolution. Before teaching law at the University of Milan, Professor Ziccardi spent seven years conducting research at the Research Centre of History of Law, Philosophy and Sociology of Law and Computer Science and Law (CIRFID) at the University of Bologna. Issues studied during these seven years were civil rights in the Internet era, computer crimes, information security, open source and free software, computer and network forensics, and cryptography. The research was developed under the supervision of Professor Enrico Pattaro, former Director of the Center.
In addition to lecturing as a guest speaker at various universities and symposiums, he writes regularly on cyberlaw issues, such as digital copyright, civil rights in cyberspace, cryptography and law, and computer crimes in national and international publications. Ziccardi has written five books (concerning cryptography and law, copyright, domain names issues, internet and law) and more than 30 papers (included two papers published in Japan Law Reviews). He is admitted to practice before the Italian courts. Ziccardi is a graduate of Modena University and holds a Ph.d in Legal Informatics from University of Bologna.
Previously, he was an IT Project Manager at Migros, Switzerland’s largest retail group. Within the headquarters in Zurich, he was also the advisory board’s president, in which role he voiced the interests of the employees to the senior management.
During and right after his studies in Switzerland, he worked as an academic assistant at University of St. Gallen and as a legal collaborator in a law firm in Zurich, respectively.
Martin holds an MBA from INSEAD in France/Singapore. He also received a doctorate in law from University of St. Gallen. His thesis, published in 2001, proposes to apply the economic theory to unfair competition disputes in the internet. A lot of inspiration stemmed from Martin’s one year visiting scholar stay at University of California at Berkeley.
Previously Mr. Nakasone was the Sustainable Housing Policy Manager for the California Housing Partnership Corporation, where he lead policy efforts to increase energy efficiency resources for low income multifamily rental housing including passage of AB 1124 (Skinner, 2012). Ross has also served as the Legislative Coordinator and Director for San Mateo County for over six years working on a variety of subject areas.
Mr. Nakasone holds a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and a B.A. from U.C. Davis with a double major in Art Studio and Art History and double minors in Education and Asian American Studies. He is a member of the State Bars in both California and Hawaii, and he resides in San Francisco.