2018 SVDX Annual Dinner

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.

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