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Corporate Intellectual Property Roundtable


The Corporate Intellectual Property Roundtable (CIPR) provides an exclusive member forum for in-house IP professionals to exchange information, ideas and best practices about managing an IP portfolio. 

CIPR Membership Benefits

Each year begins with the Corporate IP Roundtable Kickoff, featuring a global IP leader as speaker and opportunities for members to network with each other and IP thought-leaders. This event is open only to members, sponsor representatives, and special guests.

After the kickoff event, roundtable meetings are regularly held both virtually and in-person to discuss various topics of interest. A few example topic areas include:

  • IP inside the company, including incentives, senior management buy-in, culture, internal public relations, training and employee/vendor agreements
  • IP marketing, including prioritization, licensing and selling
  • IP enforcement/defense
  • IP asset development, including prioritization, quality, cost and timeliness

Other CIPR Benefits

CIPR members also receive two (2) free registrations to the annual Corporate IP Institute, a premiere 2-day CLE that focuses on the issues most relevant to in-house IP counsel. 

Corporate Intellectual Property Roundtable® memberships are for operating companies only.

Companies represented at CIPI in the past include: AT&T, C.R. Bard, Chick-fil-A, Cisco Systems, General Electric Company, The Home Depot, IBM, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, McKesson, Newell Rubbermaid, Southern Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. and UPS.

Become A Member

If you are sponsoring a membership designee, please include their information below.

Prior and Current Corporate Intellectual Property Roundtable Members

Acuity Brands, At&T, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Avanos Medical, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Cardlytics, Change Healthcare, Coca-Cola, Emory, Equifax, Georgia Lawyers for The Arts, Georgia Institute Of Technology, Georgia State University, Home Depot, J M Huber, Kemira, McKesson, Mueller Water Products, Newell Brands, Onetrust, Rheem, Solvay North America, Southern Company, Southwire, Superior Essex, University Of Georgia, VMware, Inc.

Prior Corporate IP Roundtable Keynotes

2021: Lisa Jorgenson
Deputy General, Patents & Technology Sector
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

2020: Phyllis T. Turner-Brim
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel IP & Technology

2019: Leslie Slavich
General Counsel

2018: Sarah Harris
General Counsel
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

2017: Allen Lo
Deputy General Counsel and Vice President for Product, IP, and Legal Operations

2016: Bill LaFontaine
General Manager, Intellectual Property & Vice President Research Business Development

2015: Mark Powell
Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

2014: David Kappos
Former Under Secretary of Commerce for IP and Director
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

 2013: Ada Nielsen
Former President
Licensing Executive Society (LES)

2012: Hon. Paul Michel
United States Circuit Judge (retired)
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

2011: Kevin Rivette
Rembrandts in the Attic

2010: Stuart Graham
Associate Professor, Strategy & Innovation Management
Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

2009: Marshall Phelps
Former Chief of Global IP Operations
IBM and Microsoft

2008: Suzanne Harrison
Principal: Percipience
Author: Edison in the Boardroom

2007: Jim Malackowski
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ocean Tomo

2006: Paula Trac
Senior Vice President and Associate Director of Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta