Angela J. Grayson, CIPP/US, CLP is an accomplished nationally recognized lawyer, speaker, and author. She is Principal Member and Founder of Precipice IP PLLC. PRECIPICE is an award-winning consultancy and technology law boutique specializing in patent, trademark, copyright, and data law. PRECIPICE helps entrepreneurs and technology-focused businesses protect their products, brands, designs and data.
Prior to founding PRECIPICE, Ms. Grayson was Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property and Patent Operations Lead at Walmart Stores, Inc. Before joining Walmart, Ms. Grayson served as in-house patent counsel for several multi-national companies. She also has prior experience as a Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
She is committed to advancing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the legal profession, and is equally committed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives that focus on better preparing our youth to compete. She is the immediate past Board Chair of the Minority In-House Counsel Association (MIHCA), and previously served on the Board of Trustees for the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF).
Ms. Grayson is a Director on the Board of the Patent Pro Bono Advisory Council, and the immediate past Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Special Committee on Pro Bono. Ms. Grayson is the current Vice Chair of AIPLA Diversity in IP Law Committee, and she serves on the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Mississippi Bar.
Ms. Grayson is a Director on the Board of the University of Mississippi Research Foundation, and she is an Advisory Board Member on the board of the Southeast XLerator Network Hub. In Northwest Arkansas, Ms. Grayson serves on the Women’s EmpowermentCenter Executive Advisory Council and she has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.
In her free time, Ms. Grayson enjoys serving her community and spending time with her husband Patrick and their two cocker spaniels, Ari and Archi (aka the Dynamic Duo).