JACK D. SLOBOD has been employed by One-Blue, LLC, a standard essential patent pool for Blu-ray products, as its General Counsel for 7 years. In that capacity, he is responsible for patent pool management and governance issues, patent licensing agreements and negotiations, litigation management and antitrust issues.
Prior to joining One-Blue, he was employed by Philips Intellectual Property & Standards for 23 years, lastly as Principal IP Counsel. Mr. Slobod was responsible within the Consumer Lifestyle and Corporate Technologies Sectors for licensing-out patents and other intellectual property rights of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., litigation management, transactional matters, and defense of third party IP claims. He was formerly lead IP counsel for various product divisions of Philips.
Prior to joining Philips, he was in the private practice of law for several years in small general practice firms, where he concentrated in intellectual property law and business and commercial transactions.
Mr. Slobod also practiced law in an Arlington Virginia patent law firm, and at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Prior to that, he worked for several years as an engineer and member of the technical staff of various companies.
He holds B.E.E. and M.E.E. degrees from City College of New York, and a J.D. degree from George Washington University, where he was a member of Order of the Coif.
Mr. Slobod is admitted to the New York Bar and is a Registered Patent Attorney. He is a member of the Antitrust Committee and the Standards and Open Source Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He is also a member of the Litigation Committee and former member of the Board of Directors of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Slobod was a former Chairman of the Standard Setting Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association.