Ira Blumberg is a Licensing Executive working at Intellectual Ventures. He joined IV in June of 2010. Before joining IV, Ira was Vice President of Licensing at Rambus for 5 years. Prior to Rambus, Ira was Director of Licensing at Intel. Ira has also worked at the law firms of Hughes, Hubbard and Reed and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati. During his legal career, Ira has focused on licensing issues and transactions. Over the course of his career, Ira has negotiated licenses with aggregate contracted revenue for his clients in excess of $2B. Ira received his J.D. from University of Virginia where he graduated Order of the Coif. Ira also has a Masters of Computer Science degree and a Bachelors of Applied Science degree both from the University of Pennsylvania. Before going to law school, Ira worked as a computer engineer and engineering manager at several high tech companies including Bell Labs.