Senior Patent Counsel
Laura Sheridan is senior patent counsel and head of patent policy at Google. She previously led a team focused on defining Google’s global patent portfolio strategy. Before joining Google, Laura was in private practice in New York, where she specialized in patent prosecution, litigation, IP due diligence, and post-grant practice before the Patent Office.
Laura is active in the IP community, recently serving as co-chair for the Intellectual Property Owners Association Women in IP Committee and New York Intellectual Property Law Association Corporate Counsel Committee, and helping to form the New York chapter of ChIPs. She is also a member of the NYU Law Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy Advisory Board. Laura studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University and received her J.D. from Fordham Law School.