Janise joined iRunway as Associate General Counsel and Vice President, IP Transactions. She brings years of experience as an attorney in worldwide patent litigation and licensing, as well as complex commercial litigation involving other areas of law, including securities and trademarks. At iRunway, Janise is responsible for providing legal direction for the company, as well as client acquisition and corporate development.
Among her significant previous positions, Janise served as Director of IP Litigation at Rovi Corporation, a TiVo company, where she was responsible for worldwide offensive patent litigation in support of the company’s multimillion dollar patent licensing business. Prior to Rovi, she was an Associate at Fish & Neave and Ropes & Gray, where she was involved in IP litigation matters for Fortune 100 companies in a broad range of technologies, including hardware, software, high technology, Internet/e-commerce, semiconductor, electronics, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Janise was named a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property in Northern California (2012 Super Lawyers). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Sciences (with honors) from Harvard University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Fordham University School of Law.