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Sarah Guichard

Sarah Guichard

RPX Corporation
VP, Patent & Standards Strategy
San Francisco, CA, USA


Sarah Guichard is Vice President, Patents and Standards with BlackBerry. 

During her time at BlackBerry she has focused on various aspects of intellectual property (IP) rights.  She is currently responsible for all aspects of BlackBerry’s patent activities including patent licensing, patent development and prosecution, standards and patent strategy.  In 2013, Thompson Reuters named BlackBerry to their top 100 innovators list for the first time, citing a 38 percent surge in patent filings between 2010 and 2011 and a 17 percent growth in patent filings between 2011 and 2012.
 
Prior to Ms. Guichard's entry into the IP field, she spent five years as an electrical engineer, designing, building and testing satellite and terrestrial communication systems. 

In addition to her juris doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Ms. Guichard has a master's in electrical engineering with a focus on communication theory from University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Ms. Guichard is licensed in California.
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