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Scott  Maples

Scott Maples

Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
Former Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Los Gatos, CA, USA

Scott is the former Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Ruckus Wireless, an innovative provider of Wi-Fi related equipment, software and services. At Ruckus, Scott built the legal department from the ground up, led Ruckus’s IPO, and then managed all aspects of Ruckus’s legal affairs as it scaled globally prior to its recent sale to Brocade Communications.

Prior to joining Ruckus, Scott was an AGC at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus where he lead teams supporting a number of incubating and growth technology businesses serving the internet, communications, consumer electronics and entertainment industries.  Previously, Scott was VP, Business and Legal Affairs, for Virgin Interactive Entertainment, a videogame company within the Viacom family of companies. Scott began his legal career as a corporate and intellectual property associate at Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth, and was once an engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company where he developed software and managed a number of classified computer operations at Hughes’ headquarters in Culver City, California and in Hahn, Germany.

Scott received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, with Highest Honors, from UC Santa Barbara where he was a Regents Scholar and member of the Letters and Science Honors Council.  Scott received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley where he was Managing Editor of what is now the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and was Editor-in-Chief of the Boalt Hall Cross-Examiner.

Scott is also the president of the Board of Directors of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley.


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