Intellectual Property Owners Association

Serving the Global Intellectual Property Community

ReadMore

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Charter

The committee will maintain organizational focus around and execution of diversity and inclusion programs including: (1) recommending policy and programs to the IPO Board of Directors consistent with the adopted IPO Membership and Values statement; (2) overseeing and ensuring IPO speaker panels and leadership appointments are diverse and consistent with the adopted IPO Membership and Values statement; (3) overseeing and ensuring that IPO Committees incorporate the adopted D&I vision into their activities and recommendations; (4) creating educational materials including white papers and toolkits to help promote D&I efforts in the IP profession; and (5) overseeing the creation and maintenance of resource groups organized around underserved populations in the membership who self-identify/volunteer as being interested in participating in an IPO Resource Group.

Chair: Shruti S. Costales, HP Inc.
Vice Chair: Hassen Sayeed, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Board Liaison: Henry Hadad, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Staff Liaison: Jessica K. Landacre, Intellectual Property Owners Association

 Members

 Scott Barker
 Micron Technology, Inc.

 Carlyn Burton
 Osha Liang, LLP

 Eldora Ellison
 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

 Serena I. Farquharson-Torres
 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

 Gloria Fuentes
 Merck & Co Inc.

 Krish Gupta
 Dell Technologies

 Benjamin C. Hsing
 McGuireWoods LLP

 Kelsey L. Milman
 Caterpillar Inc.

 Rachael Rodman
 Ulmer & Berne, LLP

 Elaine Spector
 Harrity & Harrity, LLP

 Errol Taylor
 Milbank LLP