Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community


Women in IP Committee


The committee will seek to promote the advancement of women in IP law and to increase the diversity of IPO’s membership.  The committee will develop programming and initiatives on topics relevant to this goal, and will engage with other standing committees to collaborate on items of interest to the membership at large.  The committee will interface with women in IP law across the community, including women working in corporations, law firms, universities, and government.

Committee Roster

Chair: Laura Sheridan, Google Inc.
Vice Chair: Shruti S. Costales, HP Inc.
Vice Chair: Mercedes K. Meyer, Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP
Vice Chair: Priya G. Prasad, Exxon Mobil Corp.
Secretary: Serena I. Farquharson-Torres, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Board Liaison: Amelia Buharin, Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC
Staff Liaison: Jessica K. Landacre, Intellectual Property Owners Association


 Julie Kane Akhter
 Microsoft Corp.

 Lola Bartoszewicz
 Aird & McBurney LP

 Jennifer D. Bennett
 Dentons US LLP

 Emma Bienias
 Stout Risius Ross

 Elisabeth Stewart Bradley
 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

 Heather Champion Brady
 Johnson & Johnson

 Elizabeth Brann
 Paul Hastings LLP

 Michelle Bugbee
 Eastman Chemical Co.

 Julie Burke
 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

 Sarah Burrows
 HP Inc.

 Carlyn Burton
 Osha Liang, LLP

 Karen Marie Cassidy
 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

 Cindy Chang
 Alston & Bird LLP

 Linda Chang
 Alston & Bird LLP

 Theresa Conduah
 Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

 Tiffany Connors
 Lane Powell PC

 Andrew Currier
 Perry + Currier Inc.

 Paula K. Davis
 Pfizer Inc.

 Audra A. Dial
 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 Joanna Dombrowski
 General Electric Co.

 Jayne Durden
 CPA Global North America LLC

 Rebecca Harker Duttry
 McDermott Will & Emery

 Kelly T. Feimster
 Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

 Barbara A. Fisher
 Lockheed Martin

 Eve Frank
 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

 Lora Friedemann
 Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

 Mavis Gallenson
 Ladas & Parry LLP

 Samantha Garner
 Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

 Linda Govenlock

 Sarah Guichard
 General Electric Co.

 Sandy Haberny
 Irell & Manella LLP

 Julianne Hartzell
 Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

 Maryam Imam
 Klintworth & Rozenblat IP LLP

 Molly Keelan
 Ocean Tomo

 Pratibha Khanduri
 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

 Kieran Laura Kieckhefer
 McDermott Will & Emery

 Ms. Catherine Klima
 Viksnins Harris Padys Malen LLP

 Andrea Kramer
 McDermott Will & Emery

 Bethany Lahmann
 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

 Artemis Lai
 Smart & Biggar

 Julie Langdon
 Dunlap Codding P.A.

 Teresa Lavoie
 Fish & Richardson, PC

 Christina Lee
 Perry + Currier Inc.

 Lorraine Linford
 Seed IP Law Group LLP

 Stephanie Adrienne Lodise

 Lucy Lubashev
 Raytheon Co.

 Carly Lynch
 Siemens Corp.

 Allyson Madrid
 Squire Patton Boggs

 Allison Mages
 General Electric Co.

 Ceyda Maisami
 HP Inc.

 Stephanie Mandir
 Maier & Maier, PLLC

 Marie-Claire Maple
 General Electric Co.

 Andrea Mays
 Qualcomm Incorporated

 Kelly L. McDow
 Procter & Gamble Co.

 Kimberly McManus
 Aird & McBurney LP

 Stephanie A. Melnychuk
 Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP

 Linda Mettes
 Brooks Kushman P.C.

 Rosalyn Mitchell
 Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

 Charlene Morrow
 Fenwick & West LLP

 Lisa Mueller
 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

 Cynthia Neal
 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

 Sandra Nowak
 3M Innovative Properties Co.

 Margaret O'Boyle
 O'Melveny & Myers LLP

 Sarah O'Grady
 Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

 Alexandra Peterson
 Torys LLP

 Tam Thanh T. Pham

 Caroline S. Pinkston
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 Leanne Rakers
 Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.

 Diva Ranade
 Paul Hastings LLP

 Rachael Rodman
 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

 Lonnie Rosenwald
 Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC

 Elaine Spector
 Harrity & Harrity, LLP

 Leslie M. Spencer
 Ropes & Gray LLP

 Ruth Ma Swilling
 Raytheon Co.

 Noelene Treloar
 Adrian M Trioli Patent and Trade Mark Attorney

 Karen Vogel Weil
 Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

 Jeanna Wacker
 Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

 Dana Weir
 Paul Hastings LLP

 Tamera M. Weisser
 Jones Day

 Ariana Woods
 Capital One

 Jennifer M. Woodside Wojtala
 Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.

 Susan Yee
 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

 Sansun Yeh
 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

 Dana M. Zottola
 Alston & Bird LLP

Non-Voting Member:Kevin R. Greenleaf, Dentons US LLP
Non-Voting Member:Jennifer Rice Knight, Law Office of Jennifer Knight, PLLC
Non-Voting Member:Elizabeth A. Lester, Equifax Inc.

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