2019 Education Foundation Awards Dinner

IPO Education Foundation 12th Annual Awards Dinner
Thursday 12 December 2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery | Washington, D.C.
Welcome Reception 6:30pm | Seating for Dinner 7:30pm
Dinner & Awards 8:00pm | Dessert Reception 9:30pm

Recognizing outstanding achievement in the fields of Innovation, Creativity, and IP Rights.

2019 Honorees

Inventor of the Year Executive of the Year IP Champion
Chieko Asakawa,
Inventor of the Home Page Reader, IBM
Charles Dadswell,
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Illumina
Andrei Iancu,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office


Table Sponsor ($10,000)
Table for 10 at the Awards Dinner
Recognition in the IPO Daily News™
Recognition in the Awards Dinner Program
Recognition on IPOEF social media pages
Recognition on the Awards Dinner webpage
IPOEF sponsor web sticker to put on your organization’s website


Welcome Reception Sponsor


Dessert Reception Sponsor


Shuttle Transportation Sponsor
Shuttle transportation will be provided between the Grand Hyatt Hotel and the Smithsonian.

Valet Sponsor
Complimentary valet parking will be available at the 8th and F Streets entrance to the Smithsonian.


For questions, or to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities in 2019,
please contact Kristen Garrett at KGarrett@ipo.org.

2019 Table Sponsors

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP | Allen & Overy LLP | Baker & McKenzie LLP | Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC | Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Dierker and Kavanaugh | Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP | Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC  | Hogan Lovells | Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC | Jones Day | Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Knobbe Martens | Mannava & Kang, PC | Mayer Brown LLP | McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd | Hon. Paul Michel | Murgitroyd | Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP | Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC | Tong, Rea, Bentley & Kim, LLC | Uber | Williams & Connolly LLP | Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP