Kanda Ishihara is director of IP at Veritas Technologies LLC, an information management and data analytics software company based in Mountain View, California. At Veritas, Kanda’s responsibilities include patent portfolio development, risk mitigation, client counseling, patent portfolio review and classification, management of outside counsel, education of engineering teams, and trademark portfolio review.
Previously, she was a partner at Patent Law Works LLP, an IP boutique law firm specializing in patent, trademark, copyright, domain name procurement and strategic counseling. There, her practice focused on patent prosecution, client counseling and patent management, including all stages of the patent prosecution process, as well as management of patent portfolios and performing due diligence for patent assets. Her practice also involved patent licensing and infringement analysis. In earlier positions, Kanda has worked as an associate at Fenwick & West as well as Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Kanda has also worked in-house in the legal departments of Ariba, Inc. and Genentech. Her law practice covers a wide range of technology areas including computer software, web-based software applications and telecommunications.
As co-founder and past president and board member of Leading Women in Technology, a non-profit organization dedicated to unleashing the potential of professionals who advise technology businesses and executives, Kanda is also dedicated to helping empower female professionals in the tech industry through mentorship, skills development and networking.