Sarita Venkat is a Board Member, Startup advisor, and diversity advocate. She is currently a Senior Director at ServiceNow, where she leads Technology Transactions, Strategic Deals, and Product-Legal. Prior to joining ServiceNow, she was Principal Counsel at Apple Inc., where she managed complex, high profile patent and commercial litigations worldwide. Prior to Apple, she handled pharmaceutical and medical device litigation worldwide at Abbott Laboratories Inc. including Hatch Waxman cases in the U.S., and defending the company’s IP in Europe, Asia, South America and Russia. She is a registered patent attorney, has a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology.
She is an active member of ChIPs and the South Asian Bar Association. She is a Board member of World Arts West, a nonprofit organization which celebrates diversity in the arts. She has been named one of Recorder’s Women Leaders in Tech Law, a Corporate IP Star by Managing IP and has been presented with the Corporate Counsel award by the South Asian Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Illinois, California, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.