Michele Connors has been with Dell Inc. since 2011 in the role of Senior Counsel in the Patents Group. She counsels the business on complex IP issues – with responsibility for patent policy, driving patent litigation strategy and post-grant review procedures, managing patent assertions and licensing requests, conducting IP due diligence for M&A deals, and building relationships with the government, suppliers, and members of the tech community.
Michele graduated with a B.S. from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in California. She started her career as a litigation associate at Heller Ehrman in Silicon Valley then moved to Austin, TX where she was a patent litigator at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati before joining Dell.