Distinguished IP Professional

Recognizing extraordinary leadership in the intellectual property community
and a lifetime commitment to invention and innovation.

10th Distinguished IP Professional, The Honorable Sue L. Robinson

The Distinguished IP Professional Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the intellectual property community, and a lifetime commitment to invention and innovation. Judge Sue L. Robinson served as the first woman Chief Judge of the U.S. District of Delaware. She issued over 3,000 opinions during her tenure and is described as a “careful, whip smart patent specialist” on the bench.

Past Distinguished IP Professional Award Winners

Seth Waxman: Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP

Herbert Wamsley – Executive Director, IPO

Hon. Richard Linn: Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Douglas Henderson: Founding Partner; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Hon. James Holderman: Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, N. District of Illinois

David Kappos: Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO