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John Pavolotsky's practice focuses on technology transactions and other intellectual property matters. Prior to joining GT, John was Corporate Counsel of SugarCRM Inc. and General Counsel of Fourth Dimension Software. Prior to earning his law degree, John worked as a Research Associate at the University of California, San Francisco. John’s industry experience includes travel automation, customer relationship management, commercial open source, and pharmaceutical research.


Languages spoken: French, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Licensing: 80%
    15 years
  2. Business: 20%
    15 years

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  • Boris Zinovjevic Gorbis

    John is a rare breed. This IP attorney fuses a sophisticated skill-set and legal prowess with creativity and relentless attention to detail. This ability to focus narrowly while seeing the broad picture enables John to obtain exceptional results for his clients.


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Greenberg Traurig LLP

153 Townsend Street
8th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94107


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselGreenberg Traurig LLP2010 - Present
Corporate CounselSugarCRM Inc.2007 - 2010
Corporate/General CounselFourth Dimension Software2000 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Technology Law Association (Computer Law Association)N/A2010 - Present
Haas Alumni Network - San FranciscoN/A2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Business Law Today (ABA)Demystifying Big Data2012
New Matter (State Bar of California IP Section)Big Data Business Models2012
CIO InsightCloud SLAs: Does Your Deal Leave You Exposed?2012
TnoozMobile Travel Apps: Enjoy the Opportunities but Beware of the Legal Risks2012
Health Data ManagementCloud Security: Public Versus Private2012
New Matter (State Bar of California IP Section)Cloud Services and Information Security: The Public vs. Private Service Provider Debate2012
CIO InsightWhat Your CEO Needs to Know About the Cloud2012
Corporate Compliance InsightsCompliance Best Practices for Information Security: A Perspective2011
Information ManagementCloud Risks and Compliance: Those Who Forget The Past ....2011
Forbes.comThe Top 5 Issues for the Cloud2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - BerkeleyBusiness AdministrationMBA2010
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - San DiegoAnimal Physiology & NeuroscienceBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section, Licensing and International Interest GroupsNegotiating Trans-Border Licenses2012
State Bar of CaliforniaInformation Security and Cloud Services2012
State Bar of CaliforniaThe Cloud Around the World: Legal Issues of Transnational Cloud Computing Agreements2012
Practising Law InstituteCloud Services Agreements: The Fundamentals of Preparation and Negotiation2012
Practising Law InstituteBig Data Business Models2012
Practising Law InstituteMobility in the Enterprise: Hot Topics in Mobile2012
Ziff Davis Enterprise webcastSecurity and the Cloud: Public vs. Private2011
ITECH Law 2011 World Technology ConferenceThe Evolution of IT Contracting and Outsourcing Over 4 Decades2011
Enterprise 2.0, BostonGovernance, Risk and Compliance in the Social Enterprise2011
Enterprise 2.0, Santa ClaraSocial Is Evil! How To Protect Yourself, and Your Data From Threats2010