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David Brightman

David Brightman

Yahoo Inc.
VP, Associate General Counsel - IP Litigation
Sunnyvale, CA, USA


David Brightman is Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Yahoo!.  In this role he leads the IP Litigation and Conflict Management group, and is responsible for managing Yahoo!’s patent and defensive trademark litigation.  He also investigates employee IP violations and participates in licensing and patent reform efforts.

Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2008, he practiced patent litigation at Fish & Neave/Ropes & Gray in Palo Alto, CA, and previously at Jones Day in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from UCLA Law School and became a member of the California bar in 1997, and became a member of the patent bar in 2001.  He is originally from New York and earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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