JEFFREY ZACHMANN is Counsel in IBM's Corporate Litigation department. He has been with IBM since 1988 and, since joining the litigation department in 1992, has managed over 100 intellectual property litigations for IBM, the majority being patent cases. He also provides litigation-related counsel and advice to the company's licensing and business legal staffs. He holds a JD from Pace University School of Law (1986) where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review, and an LLM in Trade Regulations from New York University (1988), where he won the Patent Law Award and graduated at the top of his class. He is admitted to practice before the bars of New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Zachmann is a regular speaker and panelist at IP Law conferences on managing litigation, opinions of counsel and other topics. He has been a regular speaker for the NYIPLA, the Texas State Bar Annual IP law conference and at the annual Practising Law Institute patent law conference. He has presented CLE courses at several NYC law firms on ways of improving service to in-house clients. He was a Teaching Assistant at Pace University School of Law, and was on the Teaching Staff of the Katherine Gibbs Paralegal School, where he taught Legal Research, Constitutional Law and Intellectual Property Law.