Ms. Kiana Williams is the Intellectual Property Portfolio Manager for the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) at the National Security Agency (NSA). In her current position, she focuses on intellectual property (IP) valuation, technology management as well as facilitating and executing a variety of partnerships to protect NSA IP and advance technology.
Prior to joining NSA, Kiana had vast experience in both the public and private sector as an attorney, a licensing contractor, a technical analyst, and a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She is also a registered patent practitioner with the USPTO.
Kiana has her Juris Doctor degree from Texas Southern University’s. She has also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University. She is Certified Licensing Professional credentialed from the Licensing Executives Society, Inc and a certified mediator.