Carolyn Blankenship is SVP, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property for Thomson Reuters. She joined Reuters in 2001 and before that held a variety of IP-related positions as both in-house and outside counsel, including stints at Skadden, Arps and Priceline.com.
Carolyn leads the Corporate Legal Innovation, Product and Privacy Practice Group, with a focus on protecting and leveraging innovations throughout the company. In addition, Carolyn oversees all patent litigation and supports the IP aspects of the company’s M&A activity.
As an undergraduate, Carolyn attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two years and went on to earn a B.A. in Biology from Harvard College. She has a J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law and clerked for the Hon. Noel Fidel of the Arizona State Court of Appeals.