2022 speakers

Glenn Edwards


Glenn Edwards is currently Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Trane Technologies plc, a global leader in sustainable engineering and decarbonization for homes, buildings, and transportation. He is responsible for the strategic development and management of all intellectual property matters for the global enterprise. He has over 26 years of experience in commercial and intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, litigation, licensing, negotiations, and IP strategy, as well as corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and multi-national matters.

Prior to joining Trane Technologies, Glenn served as the President of Corporate Intellectual Property with Drägerwerk AG, a leading medical and safety device company based in Europe. Prior to Dräger, he was lead intellectual property counsel in-house working on cardiovascular and neurovascular technologies. Glenn got this start in the intellectual property field working as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, and subsequently worked at several law firms as an associate and senior associate attorney.

Glenn received his technical degrees from Purdue University in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and subsequently worked as an engineer with IBM. He has Juris Doctorate from Catholic University of America, is President of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC), an active member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and AIPLA, and board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Glenn is currently based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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