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John Pavolotsky is Senior Counsel at Intel Corporation, supporting its Technology and Manufacturing Group.  Prior to joining Intel, John was Of Counsel in the Intellectual Property and Technology Group of Greenberg Traurig LLP. John is Vice Chair of the Licensing Interest Group of the IP Section of the State Bar of California. He is a graduate of the U.C. Davis School of Law, where he is also on the alumni Board of Directors, and holds an MBA from the Haas (U.C. Berkeley) School of Business. John speaks and writes frequently on technology law issues.



Languages spoken: French, Russian

Practice areas


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

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselIntel Corporation2013 - Present
Of CounselGreenberg Traurig LLP2010 - 2013
Corporate CounselSugarCRM Inc.2007 - 2010
Corporate CounselFourth Dimension Software2000 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaVice Chair, Licensing Interest Group2013 - Present
Haas Alumni Network - San FranciscoN/A2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
IACCM Contracting Excellence MagazineBest Effort Clauses - what do buyers expect versus how do suppliers respond?2015
New Matter (State Bar of California IP Section)Derisking the Cloud2014
Practicing Law Institute (PLI)Privacy and Data Security Provisions in Cloud Services Agreements2014
Business Lawyer (ABA)Privacy in the Age of Big Data2013
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
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law SectionNew Year and New Developments: 3-D Printing, Big Data, and The Internet of Things2015
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law SectionNegotiating Data Licenses2015
Annual IP InstituteAttack of the Drones2015
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law SectionNegotiating the Supply Chain: Licensing and other Contract Issues2014
IT Service Agreements and Licensing – Cloud, Open Source & SoftwareManaging the Movement of Data in the Cloud When Data is Transferred Overseas Without Your Permission2014
Cloud Computing 2014: Key Issues and Practical GuidanceContract Issues2014
Annual IP InstituteThe IP Section and FTC Talk on PP and TOU2013
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Cyberspace Law CommitteeBig Data: Beyond the Hype2013
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