Chief Patent Counsel
Manny W. Schecter is Chief Patent Counsel and Associate General Counsel at IBM, the top US patentee for the last 26 consecutive years. He leads IBM’s worldwide intellectual property law organization on patent matters and advises on intellectual property strategy and policy. His office is at IBM corporate headquarters in Armonk, NY.
Mr. Schecter serves on the board of directors of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), the IPO Education Foundation (where he serves as the president), Allied Security Trust, the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding, and he served on the board of directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association from 2013-2016. He can be found on Twitter at @MannySchecter. Mr. Schecter has been named a Corporate IP Star and one of the 50 most influential people in IP by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
Mr. Schecter is a graduate of Cornell University and the George Washington University Law School.