Marian Underweiser – IBM

Marian oversees the intellectual property operations for IBM’s world renowned research division. In this capacity she leads a team of legal professionals charged with the procurement of patents, the development and implementation of intellectual property policies and the negotiation of commercial transactions in support of the global research organization. Prior to assuming her current role, Marian was IBM’s Senior Counsel for IP Law Policy and Strategy, formulating policy on a broad spectrum of IP matters and developing and deploying IBM’s patent portfolio strategy.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the NYIPLA, Chair of the 101 Task Force of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and a member of the AIPLA and ABA.

Dr. Underweiser is a graduate of Harvard University where she received her AB in Physics. She received her PhD in Physics from UCLA, where she specialized in Condensed Matter Physics, and her JD from Columbia Law School where she was a Stone and a Kent scholar.


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