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Angie M. Hankins

Angie M. Hankins

Samsung Strategy and Innovation
Director of Strategy
Senior Investment & IP Counsel
Menlo Park, CA, USA

Angie Hankins is the Senior Director of Strategy, Senior Investment and IP Counsel for the Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center (SSIC) in Menlo Park, California.  She also serves as the privacy officer for SSIC.  Ms. Hankins has been practicing law for over 17 years. She is responsible for intellectual property and strategy for SSIC.  Ms. Hankins provides advice on and negotiates technology transactions and investments in early stage companies and disruptive technology.  Ms. Hankins is also responsible for managing the prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights for SSIC.

Prior to joining SSIC in 2015, Ms. Hankins was an Intellectual Property partner in the New York office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan where her practice focused on patent litigation, client counseling, and patent prosecution. She has extensive experience in discovery, motion, trial and appellate practice before the federal courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).   While at Stroock, Ms. Hankins also counseled clients on patentability, infringement, copyright and trademark protection.

Ms. Hankins has Juris Doctorate from University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelors of Engineering in electrical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.  Prior to completing law school and throughout college, Ms. Hankins worked at Bell Communications Research (BELLCORE).  Her responsibilities at BELLCORE included developing software for Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line III and a test-plan for data link path protection switching.  In addition, Ms. Hankins served as a telecommunications specialist in the U.S. Air Force, where she was the recipient of the John Levitow Award.

Ms. Hankins is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, registered in-house counsel in the state of California; and admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York, and before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Federal District Courts of New Jersey, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


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