Soody Tronson

Founding Manager, STLGip
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After holding technical and management positions at Schering Plough and HP where she developed and took several products to market, and practicing law at Hewlett-Packard, a successfully acquired medical device startup, and two national law firms (HellerEhrman and Townsend and Townsend) - Soody Tronson formed the boutique intellectual property law firm STLGip, where she counsels domestic and international clients in IP and technology transactions in a wide range of technologies. In 2016 she formed Presque, a company developing solutions for mothers and infants. Ms. Tronson started with the vision for Presque after learning that a family member was not able to breastfeed her newborn due to insufficient milk. She continued developing that vision and recruited a team who shares the same vision with the mission to take the solution to market.

Ms. Tronson serves in board, advisory, and leadership capacities with several organizations including STEM to Market, a national accelerator started by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS); California Lawyers Association Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section, Licensing Executives Society USA/Canada Women in Licensing Committee, and the Palo Alto Area Bar Association. As well, she is an active hands-on volunteer with several civic organizations including Defy Ventures, an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and youth. Ms. Tronson holds a J.D., M.S. in industrial chemistry, and B.S. in chemistry, and is licensed to practice before the State of California and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is co-author of "Women Securing the Future with TIPPSS for IoT: Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety, Security for the Internet of Things." To stay energized, she co-founded HighNoteCoffee Co., a third wave coffee roasting company in Silicon Valley.