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David M. Shofi

David M. Shofi

Univercells
Chief Legal Officer
Ridgefield, CT, USA


David Shofi is an attorney and IP strategist with over 20 years of experience in many aspects of technology, innovation and intellectual property.  He is presently Chief Legal Officer for Univercells, a biotech company in Belgium. Prior to taking on this role, David managed his own firm, Shofi Law.  Before this, he was Vice President, IP Strategy Solutions and Chief IP Counsel for CPA Global where he helped clients assess and identify opportunities for improvement and efficiency implementation in their IP lifecycle processes.  Before joining CPA Global, David held the role of Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for ATMI, an international semiconductor and lifesciences corporation.  As Chief IP Counsel, he managed all aspects of IP generation, protection, management and enforcement.  Prior to joining ATMI, David served as IP Counsel for IBM Corporation.  In addition to extensive patent work, he led early development of processes and education relating to standards, open source software and IP due diligence. Prior to IBM, he was an associate at the firm of Baker Botts.  David has broad experience in IP and general corporate law including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, IP and technology licensing and transactions, due diligence, IP Strategy, portfolio development/management and monetization. Throughout his career, he has practiced in the prosecution, transactional and litigation areas and has managed various teams of professionals. David earned his law degree from Pace University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. 
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