On Thursday, May 17, 2018, SVDX held its annual dinner featuring keynote speaker, Michelle K. Lee. Lonergan Partners co-sponsored the event, hosting a number of eminent technology leaders as our guests.
Michelle K. Lee
Michelle K. Lee is the former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world. In this position, she led a 13,000 person agency with a $3.4 billion annual budget, and was responsible for all functions of the organization and for advising the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters.
Previously, Michelle served as Google’s Deputy General Counsel and first Head of Patents and Patent Strategy, where she was responsible for the formulation and implementation of the company’s worldwide patent strategy.
Michelle is currently a visiting professor at the Stanford Law School.