About IPO
Education Foundation


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.


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

IPO Education Foundation
Board of Directors

Manny Schecter – IBM Corp.


Kelsey Milman – Caterpillar Inc.



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.

Matthew Shanley – Exxon Mobil

Jim Trussell – BP America Inc.

Phyllis Turner-Brim – Starbucks Coffee Company

Jon D. Wood – Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Peter Yennadhiou – HP Inc.