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

Hon. Paul Michel: Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Hon. Pauline Newman: Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Hon. Alan Lourie: Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit