Carlo Cotrone is Chief Patent Counsel for Techtronic Industries. Previous he held the role of Senior IP Counsel at Baker Hughes, a global energy technology company. As lead IP counsel for three business units, he manages the development and execution of offensive and defensive IP strategies, provides IP and general corporate advice, and negotiates technology agreements. He also is Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Houston Law Center, and a frequent speaker and author on topics such as IP strategy and asset management, legal ethics, collaboration and innovation strategies for law firms and corporate legal departments, and professional development. Carlo is the inventor of two United States patents directed to digital sheet music technology. Previously, he practiced law at several firms on the East Coast and in the Midwest, most recently as a partner.