David Kappos is a partner at Cravath and a leader in the field of intellectual property. From 2009 to 2013, he served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In that role, Mr. Kappos advised the President, Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on IP policy matters. Prior to the USPTO, he served as IBM’s Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Intellectual Property from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Kappos has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the field, including being named one of the Top 25 Icons of IP by Law360.