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Lisa K. Jorgenson named Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association

Friday, October 24, 2014

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is proud to announce that Lisa K. Jorgenson will serve as its new Executive Director effective November 17, 2014.

"We are thrilled to have Lisa Jorgenson joining us as Executive Director," said AIPLA President Wayne Sobon. "With her proven legal and leadership skills, deep knowledge of domestic and international IP concerns, extensive experience and understanding of IP organizations and their role in shaping IP policy, and respect in the IP community, , Lisa will be invaluable in helping AIPLA's Board of Directors lead our association into its next era. We look forward to working with Lisa to serve our members and deepen AIPLA's impact on the future of IP law."

"I am excited to join AIPLA as its new Executive Director, working closely with its talented staff and expert Board of Directors, as the association continues to serve its members and helps shape IP policy domestically and internationally," Ms. Jorgenson said. "I've held numerous positions as an AIPLA member, including leading committees as well as serving on its Board of Directors. I look forward to serving AIPLA in this new capacity, and working with its membership to enhance AIPLA's many initiatives."

Lisa Jorgenson most recently served as the Group Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing at STMicroelectronics, one of the world's largest manufacturers of semiconductor products. Based near Dallas, Texas, she led a multinational IP team responsible for all forms of IP protection in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining ST in 1990, Ms. Jorgenson was in private practice focusing on commercial litigation at the Dallas office of Bickel & Brewer. Ms. Jorgenson also has experience in sales and marketing at Westinghouse Electric Corporation prior to practicing law. Ms. Jorgenson will be relocating to the metropolitan DC area.

Ms. Jorgenson received her BS in Biology from Saint Mary's College in Indiana in 1978, her MS in Industrial Management from Purdue University in 1983, and her JD with Distinction in 1987 from The John Marshall Law School. She is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She previously served as a member of the AIPLA Board of Directors from 2005 - 2008 and recently served as the Treasurer for the Intellectual Property Owners Association, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel.

AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, was founded in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues. AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.

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