Biography

Juan Gonzalez is Vice President, Senior Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property at Mastercard International in Purchase, New York.  In this role, he works to formulate and execute an enhanced worldwide IP strategy geared to protecting the company’s rapidly evolving technologies.  Mr. Gonzalez’s responsibilities include: client counseling and education; oversight of patent prosecution to develop a strategic IP portfolio; management of patent litigation; negotiation of technology license agreements; and conducting IP review of corporate acquisitions and related transactions.  Mr. Gonzalez also manages the company’s expanding portfolio of blockchain-related patent filings.

Mr. Gonzalez joined Mastercard in 2007 where he has taken on increasing areas of responsibility.  He previously was a patent litigation associate at two large New York City law firms.  He worked as an engineer for a public utility for 11 years prior to starting his legal career.

Mr. Gonzalez holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University.