World Intellectual Property Organization

Speakers: J. Jeffrey Hawley

Jeff was born in Boulder Colorado on July 15th, 1947. After living in Edmonds Washington, Sacramento California and Ankara Turkey, he attended high school in Pleasantville, New York.

He attended New York University School of Engineering where he received a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering in 1969. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi.

Jeff joined Eastman Kodak as a Chemical Engineer in the Photographic Technology Division in July of 1969. In 1974, he transferred to the Patent Department and attended George Washington Law School, where he received a Juris Doctor degree in 1978. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1979.

Jeff has served a variety of roles in the Kodak Patent Legal Staff. He became Group Patent Counsel of the Patent Legal Staff Health Group in 1989, and the Assistant General Counsel, Patent Legal Staff in 1996.

He is a past president of the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association and a past president of PIPA (Pacific Intellectual Property Association). He was President of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) in 2004-5 and remains on the IPO Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC) and is the Treasurer. He is a member of the Franklin Pierce Law Center Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP). He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is also a member of American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).

Jeff is a tennis player in the winter, a boater in the summer and a photographer year round.

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