Bruce Villard is currently an Intellectual Property (IP) Manager with a national government contracting company where he focuses on ensuring that employee invention disclosures are adjudicated and tracked properly as well as assisting with licensing opportunities of IP. Previously, Bruce worked in the company's Global Supply Chain organization where he focused on the IP aspects of agreements with suppliers as well as leading a team of attorneys and legal professionals, who while not part of the company's Law Department, worked to negotiate, draft, and execute supplier agreements.
Prior to joining his current employer, Bruce worked for the IBM Corporation in various roles, ranging from the development and testing of a high-transaction rate operating system, working on customer service engagements worldwide for this product, and providing legal project management services to an organization focused on mobile platform development.
While at IBM, Bruce attended the University of Maryland Carey School of Law's evening program and graduated in 2012. Bruce is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While attending Maryland Carey Law, Bruce was Co-President of the Maryland Intellectual Property Students Association (MIPSA), was a Maryland Law Service Corps trip leader, and was an Honor Board member. Shortly after graduation, Bruce served as an intern for the Hon. Sally D. Adkins of the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Bruce remains active in his community and is currently Assistant Treasurer for the James C. Cawood, Jr. Inns of Court chapter in Annapolis, is a member of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association's IP Council, and an active member of the Maryland Carey Law Alumni Board.
Bruce has been an Adjunct Professor at Maryland Carey Law since Fall 2019 and has a B.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University, an MBA-Finance from Marist College, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.