U.S. Chamber’s GIPC Hires Jonathan Weinberger as Senior Vice President

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 11:30am

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) announced today that Jonathan Weinberger will join the group as Senior Vice President, leading and overseeing GIPC’s full program of work as it aims to tackle a range of emerging threats to intellectual property driven innovation. 
 
“Jonathan is an experienced and accomplished professional with a keen eye on the future and a drive to stay ahead of the curve,” said David Hirschmann, president and CEO of GIPC. “We are excited to have Jonathan join the team, and we look forward to the contributions he’ll make to our ever-expanding body of work.”
 
Weinberger joins GIPC from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, where he served as its first-ever Vice President for Innovation and Technology. Prior to that, Weinberger worked in venture capital, helping to launch several innovative technology businesses focused on the Internet of Things. Weinberger’s government experience includes serving as Executive Secretary and Associate General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and he’s held senior roles working for the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.S. Treasury Secretary, including as Executive Secretary of the Treasury. 
 
Weinberger received his bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Italian from The Johns Hopkins University. He also earned a master’s degree in U.S. Foreign Policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, a Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law at American University, and a Masters of Law (LL.M) in international finance and national security law, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center.
 
Weinberger started with the U.S. Chamber on Jan. 14. 
 
Patrick Kilbride, senior vice president of GIPC, will take on expanded responsibilities in spearheading GIPC’s policy work. As he steers GIPC’s efforts to promote the protection of copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets both domestically and abroad, Kilbride will also develop and lead the Fair Value of Innovation initiative, which is focused on enabling the IP-driven innovation pipeline.

The Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center is working around the world to champion innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards that create jobs, save lives, advance global economic and cultural prosperity, and generate breakthrough solutions to global challenges.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.