Catherine Ivers is Director of IP Law at Global Foundries, driving patent value management. In this role, Dr. Ivers directs a team of engineers and patent agents responsible for extracting value from the over 10,000 worldwide active patents. Patent value management combines the portfolio organization and maintenance functions of a patent portfolio manager with the monetization duties of a licensing team, including proof package creation and conducting license/assignment negotiations.
Prior to GlobalFoundries, Dr. Ivers’ career consisted of various roles at IBM. Dr. Ivers started as a process and integration engineer in the semiconductor fab, moved to IBM’s patent licensing group in 2000, and subsequently earned a law degree and joined the IP law department where she supported patent licensing and prosecution.
Dr. Ivers is a registered U.S. patent agent holding multiple degrees: a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Florida, a masters of engineering (M.Eng.) in materials science from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a J.D. from Pace University Law School.