Recent Matters

  • Assisted several large companies in developing open source strategies
  • Started and manage the corporate venture capital practice at DLA Piper
  • General counsel to OSI and serve on Apache Software Foundation Legal Committee on a pro bono basis
  • General counsel to the OpenStack Foundation (open source cloud computing project)
  • Assisted the Navajo Nation in adopting a modified version of Article II of the UCC 
  • Assisted blockchain startup in its licensing strategy
  • Assisted several blockchain startups in financing
  • Assisted on ICOs
  • Assisted Network Solutions in developing the first domain dispute resolution policy in 1994 (still used in current ICANN Dispute Resolution Policy)
  • Assisted Dr. Suess Estate in determining what words, characters and symbols to register as trademarks 
  • Assisted major corporation in obtaining a license from a financially troubled company with a $40M prepaid royalty and ensured that the license would survive bankruptcy
  • Assisted large Asian company in developing IP asset management strategy for its 50,000 patents

Representative Clients

  • Anaconda, Inc.
  • Lightbend, Inc. 
  • Munich Re
  • AIG
  • Sun Microsystems, Inc. (former)
  • Sony Corporation
  • NEC
  • Siemens Corporation