Rich Bagger
RICH
BAGGER
PRESENTER, EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARD
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Market Access, Celgene Corporation
Rhita Boufelliga
RHITA
BOUFELLIGA
HEDY LAMARR AWARDEE
Senior Director, Product Delivery, Harman International Industries Inc.
Karine Boris-Treille
KARINE
BORIS-TREILLE
EXCELLENCE IN ENFORCEMENT AWARDEE
Executive Director, French Customs Agency
Cheapshot
CHEAPSHOT
EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARDEE
Music Producer
Darius
DARIUS
IP CHAMPS EMCEE
Prince Charles’ Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, No 1 Platinum-selling Recording Artist, Producer, and Tech-Philanthropist
Rep. Judy Chu (CA)
REP. JUDY
CHU (CA)
PRESENTER, EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
U.S. House of Representatives
Nancy Conrad
NANCY
CONRAD
NEW FRONTIER AWARDEE
Founding Chairman, the Conrad Foundation
Marc Dagorn
MARC
DAGORN
EXCELLENCE IN ENFORCEMENT AWARDEE
Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, French Customs Agency
Chris DeStefano
CHRIS
DESTEFANO
EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVITY AWARDEE
Grammy Award-Winning Singer & Songwriter
Mitch Glazier
MITCH
GLAZIER
PRESENTER, EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVITY AWARD
CEO and Chairman, RIAA
Jim Glickenhaus
JIM
GLICKENHAUS
EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARDEE
Founder, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus
Gerald D. “Gerry” Griffin
GERALD D.
“GERRY” GRIFFIN
NEW FRONTIER AWARDEE
Former Director, NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Apollo Flight Director, Mission Control
Sheila Gujrathi
SHEILA
GUJRATHI
EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARDEE
M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Gossamer Bio, Inc.
Kathryn Hire
CAPT KATHRYN
HIRE
NEW FRONTIER AWARDEE
US Navy (Retired); NASA Astronaut (Retired)
Chris Janson
CHRIS
JANSON
EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVITY AWARDEE
Country Music Artist
David Israelite
DAVID
ISRAELITE
PRESENTER, EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVITY
President and CEO, NMPA
Danny Marti
DANNY
MARTI
SPEAKER
Head of Global Public Policy & Government Affairs, RELX
Emanuele Musini
EMANUELE
MUSINI
EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARDEE
Co-Founder and CEO, Pillo Health
John Penotti
JOHN
PENOTTI
EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARDEE
Producer
Charles Rivkin
CHARLES
RIVKIN
PRESENTER, EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVITY AWARD
Chairman & CEO, MPA
Mary Vogt
MARY
VOGT
EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARDEE
Costume Designer
Keith Webster
KEITH
WEBSTER
PRESENTER, NEW FRONTIER AWARD
President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
PRESENTERS &
HONOREES
REGISTER
AGENDA
IP CHAMPIONS

The Global Innovation Policy Center’s (GIPC) annual IP Champions Gala recognizes America’s creators, innovators, educators, and policymakers who have captured our imaginations, enriched our lives, created jobs, and helped make our economy the most diverse and dynamic in the world.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“In an era where technology is ever-changing, it’s increasingly important to incentivize and protect the inventions and creations so that the life-transforming benefits can reach consumers around the world. We are proud to recognize this year’s winners as intellectual property visionaries, pioneers, and guardians.”

-David Hirschmann
President & CEO, GIPC