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Jeremiah Chan

Jeremiah Chan

Google Inc.
Legal Director
Mountain View, CA, USA


Jeremiah Chan
Legal Director -- Google Inc.

Jeremiah is Legal Director on Google’s Global Patents Team, leading an international team that is responsible for patent operations, analytics, and strategic initiatives. Google’s patent portfolio has received numerous accolades and has been recognized as one of the strongest portfolios in the world (U.S. Patent 100, IEEE Patent Power Rankings, and Thomson Reuters Global Innovator Award). Jeremiah’s team was featured in IAM Magazine (Issue 69, January/February 2015).

Prior to joining Google, Jeremiah served as Head of IP for JDSU, a global supplier of broadband and optical solutions. Jeremiah managed a department that was responsible for all patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright issues, including portfolio development, litigation, licensing, and technology transactions. Before JDSU, Jeremiah was in private practice with the law firm of Fish & Neave (now Ropes and Gray), where he specialized in litigation, opinion work, and client counseling.

Jeremiah has been recognized as one of the world’s leading IP strategists (IAM Strategy 300) and has served the IP industry as a thought leader for many years. He speaks and writes about IP-related litigation, technology transactions, portfolio development, and IP-driven mergers and acquisitions. He also serves on the Santa Clara Law High Tech Advisory Board. Jeremiah graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with highest honors and received his J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Selected publications include:

  • Co-author, “The right call: embracing big data in the patent world”, Intellectual Asset Magazine, Issue 73 September/October 2015
  • Author, "Conquering the E-Discovery Nightmare", 5th Annual Patent Law Institute, Volume 2:437 (2011)
  • Co-author, "Patent Reform: How do we cross the finish line?", International In-house Counsel Journal, Volume 3:12 (2010)
  • Co-author, "March of the Trolls: Footsteps Getting Louder", 13 U.S.F. Intel. Prop. L. Bull. 1 (2008)
  • Co-author, "Footsteps of the Patent Troll", 10 U.S.F. Intel. Prop. L. Bull. 1 (2005)

Selected presentations include:

  • Panelist, “Transformative IP Management”, Silicon Valley IP Forum, October 28th, 2015
  • Speaker, “Moneyball for Patents”, Association of Corporate Patent Counsel Summer Meeting, June 21-24, 2015
  • Panelist, “IP and Big Data:  Friend or Foe?”, Midwest IP Institute, Sept 18, 2014Panelist, "How to Organize and Manage Your Global IP Portfolio", IP Counsel Cafe, April 2, 2014
  • Panelist, “How to Enforce and Build an International Portfolio”, AIPLA 2013, Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit, August 27, 2013
  • Moderator, "Understanding the Valuation of Recent Patent Portfolio Transactions", IP Counsel Cafe, April 24, 2013
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