Speakers

James W. Markwith, Esq.
Attorney, Greenberg Traurig; Silicon Valley, CA, U.S.

Jim Markwith is an Attorney with Greenberg Traurig’s Silicon Valley office in their Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. Mr. Markwith’s practice focuses on intellectual property (IP) transactions, with an emphasis on software and hardware development, open source, open standards and information technology (IT).

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, he was with Microsoft Corporation, where he was a Senior Attorney in the Intellectual Property and Licensing Group and served as Open Source Licensing Counsel. From 1995 to 2005, he served as an adjunct professor at the Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business and Administration, where he taught “The Legal Aspects of Managing Technology,” a course he developed, and Macroeconomics. He also taught “Protection of IP” for Santa Clara University School of Law’s LLM program.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Markwith served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy and was appointed an Instructor of Economics at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Mr. Markwith received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.