Ms. LaPuma joins SGR from VF Corporation, where she was Innovation Counsel. As former in-house counsel, Indhira LaPuma has significant experience managing global patent portfolios, forming strategic partnerships, drafting complex IP agreements, performing patent analyses for patent valuation, due diligence, and commercialization projects, and counseling clients on how to develop, acquire, and maintain strong intellectual property portfolios. Indhira uses her technical background in physics, and her experience working with Fortune 500 companies in computer software and architecture, telematics, network technologies, augmented reality systems for heavy equipment and retail, and technical apparel, footwear and equipment to help clients develop and maintain robust IP portfolios. She leverages her in-house experience to provide advice and counsel focused on ensuring clients meet business objectives and extract value from their internal IP efforts and strategic business relationships. She considers her client relationships true collaborative partnerships and utilizes design thinking to craft desired outcomes for her clients that maximize value and accomplish business goals.
Ms. LaPuma received her B.A. in Physics from Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA. She received her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Ms. LaPuma is admitted to practice in Nebraska, Wisconsin, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. LaPuma is a Solicitor (England and Wales).