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Jon Wood

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel — Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

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Jon Wood is the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Bridgestone Americas, Inc. in Akron, Ohio. Bridgestone Americas is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation. Bridgestone is the largest tire and rubber manufacturer in the world and owner of the Bridgestone and Firestone brands. 

Prior to joining Bridgestone, he was Senior Counsel of Intellectual Property for Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee and an associate at the law firm of Workman, Nydegger in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jon has a J.D. from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, a Master's Degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.

Memberships and affiliations:

  • Arkansas and Tennessee Bar Associations
  • Intellectual Property Owners (IPO): Board of Directors (2005 and 2011)
  • IPO Education Foundation: Board of Directors (2006-Present)
  • International Judges Conference: Program Committee (2009)
  • EU Competition Regulations Committee: Committee Chair (2004), Asian Practice Committee (2004-2007), and Committee Vice Chair (2005)
  • Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC): Executive Committee (2007-2010)
  • Licensing Executive Society: Co-Chair of Profession Development Series (2003)
  • Invent Now: Board of Directors (2007-Present)
  • Invent Now Kids: sponsor of Camp Invention and Club Invention
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association: Board of Directors (2004-2007)
  • AIPLA: IP Management and Strategy Subcommittee (2002)
  • University of Washington: Advisory Board for Center for Advanced Study and Research of Intellectual Property (CASRIP)
  • University of Akron: IP Advisory Board
  • Case-Western School of Law: Adjunct Professor and Advisory Committee for the Law Technology and Arts (LTA) Program
  • Harding University: Presidents Counsel and Bennett and Margie Wood Endowed Scholarship

Jon and his wife, Lisa, live in North Canton, Ohio with their four children.

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