125 Member Spotlight



We asked our members,  What does AIPLA mean to you?
Polson, Margaret square

Margaret Polson

"Improving the IP legal profession globally."

Member Since 2009

Partner, Polson Intellectual Property Law, PC


Ury Fischer

"AIPLA is the gold standard for intellectual property professional networking

Member since 2005

Shareholder, Lott & Fischer, PL


Nick Godici

"Grateful for all AIPLA has done for me and the friendships I have developed."

Member since 2005

Godici Patent Consulting


Suzannah Sundby

"Being part of a community of incredibly talented IP professionals."

Member since 2006

Partner, Canady + Lortz LLP


Kieran Doyle

"Mentors. Friends. Education."

Member since 2008

Shareholder, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman


Sarah Knight

"Where I can interact with and build friendships with the brightest IP minds."

Member since 2005

Partner, Talem IP Law


Bea Swedlow

"I benefit from AIPLA's voice and advocacy via amicus briefs and legislative/regulatory activity.

Member since 2006

Partner, Honigman LLP


Will Freeman

"AIPLA is my home away from home in my legal career."

Member since 2016

Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C.

Irving, Tom

Thomas L. Irving

"Amazing educational opportunities."

Member since 1978

Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP


Charles L. (Chico) Gholz

"Opportunity to socialize with colleagues from around the world in a non-competitive environment."

Member since 1972

Senior Partner, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP


Sharon A. Israel

"An advocacy voice."

Member since 1992

Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP


Jenae C. Gureff

"A global community impacting and exchanging ideas on cutting-edge IP issues."

Member since 2005

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP


Marc A. Hubbard

"Supporting advocacy for a better IP system with great people."

Member since 1997

Partner, Hubbard Johnston, PLLC

Chen Wang

Chen Wang

"Camaraderie. Opportunity. Knowledge."

Member since 1998

Chief Executive Officer, Steelike, Inc.


Judy Saffer

"The opportunity to meet wonderful people, many of whom have become dear friends."

Member since 1989

Retired, Past President of AIPLA

Jason Murata

Jason Murata

"AIPLA has pushed me to grow, as an attorney and as a leader."

Member since 2013

Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP


Angela Sebor

"Friendships and learning to be a leader, advocate, mentor, teammate, ally."

Member since 2009

Director, Intellectual Property, Tolmar, Inc.


Mark L. Whitaker

"AIPLA facilitated my legal career through mentorship, CLE, leadership positions, networking, and fun!"

Member since 2002

Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP


Mariana Bullrich

"The joy of meeting and sharing with colleagues, now friends."

Member since 2014

Partner, Noetinger & Armando

Barone, Monica

Monica M. Barone

"The CLE, friendships and professional growth opportunities are second to none."

Member since 2008

Senior Director, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm, Inc.


David J. Kappos

"AIPLA means the world to me!"

Member since 1989

Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore

5 - Daphne C. Lainson

Daphne C. Lainson

"An organization to learn and grow, personally and professionally."

Member since 2003

Partner, Chair of the Firm, Smart & Biggar


Kevin Rhodes

"Knowledge. Development. Network."

Member since 2001

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Affairs Officer, 3M Company