Senior Director & Associate General Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property
Capital One (McLean, VA)
Ariana Woods is the Head of Intellectual Property at Capital One, a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Under Ariana's leadership, Capital One obtained more US patents in 2019 than any other financial institution. Moreover, the IP team has grown from a team of two to a team of 9 professionals that are working to support Capital One's transition from a bank into a leading information-based technology company. As part of that journey, Ariana and her team are not only responsible for developing Capital One’s IP portfolio, but are also tasked with working to spark a movement within the organization to celebrate innovation and to make seeking IP protection on those innovations a deeper part of Capital One’s culture.