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Manny W. Schecter

Chief Patent Counsel, IBM

Manny Schecter is Chief Patent Counsel and Associate General Counsel at IBM. His accomplishments have helped IBM generate over $20B of income from IP while maintaining its position as the top annual US patentee for the last 23 consecutive years. Mr. Schecter is active in intellectual property policy matters including legislative, judicial, and patent office reform and he specializes in the application of technology to improving patent quality. He has worked his entire career, first as an engineer and then as an attorney, in various business units of IBM, achieving his current position in 2009.

Mr. Schecter serves on the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and the IPO Education Foundation. In 2015 he was named to the list of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

Mr. Schecter is a graduate of Cornell University and the George Washington University Law School.

Over the years Mr. Schecter has authored or co-authored several articles for IPWatchdog.com, and has been interviewed on the record several times as well.

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