Daryl-Wooldridge

Daryl Wooldridge

Global Head of Intellectual Property Management
for JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Daryl Wooldridge is the Global Head of Intellectual Property (IP) Management for JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this role, he is responsible for setting the firm’s global IP strategy and managing its IP assets. This includes protecting JPMorgan Chase’s investments in innovation, encouraging continued innovation, and obtaining value from the IP assets.

Daryl joined the firm in 1995 and has held various roles in intellectual property, technology, mergers, consolidations and finance. He started his intellectual property work in what the firm then-called Treasury Services and Investor Services, where he first combined his understanding of the firm’s technology and products with the need to protect the underlying intellectual property.

In past roles, Daryl led the integration of Consumer and Community Banking middle office functions, helped to consolidate retail branch operations, and served as the senior finance manager responsible for large corporate client profitability. He also served as program manager and application developer on the firm’s 40,000-person global technology team.

Daryl is considered a thought leader in responsibly obtaining value from IP in financial services and has helped drive protection strategies in his industry. He has been recognized by leading industry publications as one of the ‘World’s Leading IP Strategists’. In addition to his work at JPMorgan Chase, Daryl also serves on the boards of LOT Network and Relay for Life.

He lives with his wife and two sons in suburban Chicago and is actively involved with his children’s sports and school events.