Hilary J. Libka is the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Associate General Counsel at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She advises management, researchers, and staff on issues of intellectual property (IP) policy, acquisition, protection, ownership, and enforcement. She also handles IP disputes and litigation, negotiates complex transactions, and helps manage the Office of Technology Development’s Contract unit.
Prior to joining Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2021, Hilary was the Chief IP Counsel and Associate General Counsel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., where she advised on IP, branding, policymaking, compliance, investigations, corporate governance, transactions, and disputes. She established and led a team of IP professionals to manage the institute’s IP assets, facilitated a $25‑million royalty monetization of certain licensed patents, negotiated the creation of an $80‑million research center, and contributed to successful litigation over the inventorship of groundbreaking immunotherapy patents. Her previous experience includes serving as a senior associate at the law firms Cooley LLP and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, a legal consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization, and a legal fellow at the Hasting Center.
Hilary received a Juris Doctor law degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2010, and a bachelor’s degree cum laude in biomedical engineering from Columbia University in 2006. She is a registered patent attorney.