Toni Hickey is Deputy General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel for Global Transactions & Strategy with Cummins Inc. where she is responsible for managing the company’s intellectual property portfolio and related transactional activities, including developing contracts, terms, licenses, processes, and policies that are in alignment with the company’s intellectual property strategy. Prior to joining Cummins, Ms. Hickey was a Senior Counsel in the Washington, D.C. Office of Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Hickey began her career with the United States Patent and Trademark Office where she was a trademark examining attorney, an intellectual property rights attaché to the United States Embassy in Mexico and deputy chief of staff for the Agency. In 2012, Ms. Hickey was recognized by the Legal 500 for her work in trademarks: non-contentious and was honored by the National Bar Association & IMPACT as one of the 2012 Nation’s Best Advocates.
Ms. Hickey earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she was a President’s Leadership Class Fellow, with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting.