Antigone is the Director of Legal and Policy at Ridgeline International, Inc. a technology integration company. She also provides privacy, Intellectual Property, and technology law counseling though her boutique law firm, Cloudigy Law. Antigone is a registered patent attorney with over 20 years of legal experience, focused on the intersection of privacy, cybersecurity, information governance, tech law, policy, and regulation. She regularly speaks about legal and policy implications of the digital economy, including social media, IoT, AI, blockchain, and cloud computing. She has been recognized among the Virginia Legal Elite and WIPR Leaders by her peers and a SuperLawyer for her work involving intellectual property law. You can find Antigone’s musings about IP law, privacy, and tech topics at the DecodingIP.com blog and follow her on Twitter @AntigonePeyton.
Before moving in-house and restarting her boutique firm, Antigone managed the IP and Tech Group at a large Virginia law firm and she managed the e-Discovery group at the international IP firm Finnegan LLP. Antigone has counseled a wide variety of tech-startups and Fortune 500 companies over the years. Before becoming a lawyer, she conducted scientific research at a large university medical center and has supported the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR seed fund program for over 10 years as a commercial panel reviewer of early development proposals and an awardee conference participant. All of these experiences honed her passion for exploring the intersection of cutting edge science and technology, law, and policy.
Having worked for former Chief Administrative Law Judge Paul Luckern at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Honorable Kimberly Moore at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Antigone brings a practical perspective to her litigation and client counseling practice.
She received a B.S. in Chemistry from The College of William and Mary, pursued graduate Bioethics and pre-clinical research work at the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. in law with an Intellectual Property focus from the Scalia School of Law, George Mason University, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and a member of the Moot Court.