Featured Speaker, “Making the World a Better Place with Intellectual Property”
The Global Intellectual Property Alliance (GLIPA) was launched in October 2022 with the World Intellectual Property Organization (created by the United Nations) which is a non-profit. GLIPA seeks to raise IP awareness/education, improve IP ecosystem collaboration, and increase IP diversity and inclusion for the betterment of IP worldwide so we all get what we need as fast as possible in the future, such as the vaccine for the next pandemic.
President and CEO, AT&T Intellectual Property
SCOTT M. FRANK, JD/MBA, was named President of AT&T Intellectual Property in March of 2007 following the December 2006 merger of AT&T and BellSouth, where Scott had previously been the President of Intellectual Property. He is responsible for the identification, development, protection, management, marketing, licensing and sale of all company-wide intellectual property for AT&T and the owner of one of the world’s most valuable intellectual property portfolios. Scott is Global IPA – President/Chair of the United States Intellectual Property Alliance and Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Intellectual Property Owners Assoc., where he is former Chair of the Corporate IP Management Committee; Chair of Georgia Tech’s and Georgia State University’s Intellectual Property Advisory Boards; Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation; former Chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Intellectual Property Law Section; and Chair of the Board of The Swift School for dyslexic children. Scott received his Bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and his Law Degree and Master’s in business from Georgia State University. Scott lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and is married with four children.