Susan O. Mann
Susan O. Mann serves as Senior Director of Intellectual Property Policy for Microsoft Corporation, focusing on patent law, copyright, content protection and a range of issues affecting intellectual property and innovation. Prior to joining Microsoft, She worked for nine years as a principal in the government relations firm of firm of Griffin, Johnson, Dover & Stewart, where she represented clients in the music, film and publishing industries.
Ms. Mann has also served as Administrator for the Office of Legislative and International Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and as Attorney-Advisor in the same office. While at the USPTO, she led and participated in numerous multilateral and bilateral intellectual property negotiations and also served as an advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on legislative and policy initiatives affecting the trade aspects of, and the protection of, intellectual property rights. Ms. Mann has focused on legislative and copyright matters as an associate of the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, has lobbied for an industry trade association, and has worked as a congressional aide on Capitol Hill.
Ms. Mann holds a law degree from the Washington College of Law, American University, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.