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Julie Y. Mar-Spinola

Julie Y. Mar-Spinola

Finjan Holdings, Inc.
Chief Intellectual Property Officer and VP, Legal
East Palo Alto, CA, USA


Julie Mar-Spinola is Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Vice President, Legal Operations of cybersecurity company, Finjan Holdings, Inc., where she holds dual executive business and legal role for the Company.  In particular, Julie is responsible for the Finjan’s research and development of secure mobile products, patent asset management, enforcement programs (i.e., licensing and litigation), public policy (i.e., patent reform and cybersecurity), new innovation and licensing initiatives, and legal operations.  Ms. Mar-Spinola is also a member of the Board of Directors for subsidiary, Finjan Mobile, Inc.

Ms. Mar-Spinola has dedicated more than 25 years of her career largely representing high tech companies and individual inventors in the protection and preservation of their intellectual properties assets. Prior to joining Finjan, Julie served as the general counsel for three high technology companies, including a thin-film solar startup, as well as the VP of Global Affairs for a Fortune 500 semiconductor company. She is a registered patent attorney, an accomplished litigator, and a C-level patent strategist.

Julie is an appointed member of the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) for the United States Patent & Trademark Office, a member of the Santa Clara University, School of Law’s High Technology Advisory Board, and a faculty member for the Law School’s newly created In-House Counsel Institute. A dedicated mentor, Julie is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of ChIPs Network, Inc. (www.chipsnetwork.org), a nonprofit that supports, educates, and promotes the advancement of women in IP law and technology.  She is also a certified mediator for the US District Court for the Northern District of California, specializing in helping resolve complex patent disputes.

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