About IPO
Education Foundation

Mission

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to educational and charitable activities designed to promote the value of intellectual property rights. The organization strives to promote an understanding of intellectual property laws and their value to society.

Vision

The organization envisions a world that appreciates the positive impact of intellectual property.

Strategic Framework

Strategic Priorities

1. Educate the public on the importance of IP to society.
2. Celebrate those who promote and represent IP excellence and understanding.
3. Educate the next generation on the value of IP so that they respect and foster our IP systems.

IPO Education Foundation
Board of Directors

Manny Schecter – IBM Corp.

President

Kelsey Milman – Caterpillar Inc.

Treasurer

Members

Marc S. Adler – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Robert DeBerardine – Johnson & Johnson

Bart Eppenauer – Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P.

Louis Foreman – Enventys

Harry J. Gwinnell – Greenblum & Bernstein, PLC

Henry Hadad – Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

David Kappos – Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Timothy Loomis – Qualcomm Inc.

Hon. Paul R. Michel – US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (retired)

Gary Karlin Michelson, M.D. – Michelson Medical Research Foundation

Micky Minhas – Microsoft Corp.

Kevin Rhodes – 3M Innovative Properties Co.

Jim Trussell – BP America Inc.

Phyllis Turner-Brim – Starbucks Coffee Company

Jon D. Wood – Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Peter Yennadhiou – HP Inc.