Aline C. Flower Esq.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Aline C. Flower is the Associate General Counsel for Global Development with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ms. Flower previously worked in the field of technology transfer at the University of Washington in Seattle where she was the Manager of Legal Affairs. She has drafted, negotiated, and analyzed a wide variety of intellectual property and technology commercialization agreements including patent licenses, options, material transfer agreements, IP management agreements, research and development agreements, particiption agreements and confidentiality agreements.

Ms. Flower received a B.A. from Smith College, a Master's degree from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

She is an Editor-in-Chief of the Bloomberg BNA treatise Intellectual Property Technology Transfer.