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David Weiskopf

David Weiskopf

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel

Apple Inc.

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel at Apple Inc.






Senior Intellectual Property Counsel

Member of Litigation and Intellectual Property & Licensing groups. Responsible for a wide range of complex domestic and international copyright, trademark, right of publicity and patent matters, including global litigation and dispute resolution, counseling, multi-national enforcement, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting, digital media, content and technology licensing, policy and strategy.

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Tableau Software

Director of Legal Affairs

Led the legal function of Tableau Software, a leading provider of fast, visual analytic business intelligence software selected as an Inc. 500 company and recognized as one of the nation’s 25 fastest growing software companies. Responsible for all legal matters affecting the company, including technology licensing, and development and management of protection of intellectual property rights (including significant patent and copyright activity and development).



Director, Senior Attorney

Primary counsel to Hasbro, Inc. (through Wizards of the Coast subsidiary), the world's largest publisher of adventure games (including MAGIC: THE GATHERING® and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS®) supporting the development and technology teams responsible for digital gaming and social networking initiatives. Advise clients on a broad range of legal issues, including intellectual property, litigation, licensing, promotions, regulatory matters, and facilitation of internal policy creation and implementation.

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Corbis Corporation

Director, Senior Counsel

Lead attorney for multiple business units and substantive areas at Corbis, one of the world’s largest providers of digital images, video, photography, music, fine art, illustrations and other media founded and privately owned by Bill Gates, including:

• IP Litigation

• Anti-Piracy, Counterfeiting and IP Enforcement

• Developed and led business efforts on DRM and media tracking system (watermarking, fingerprinting, DOIs) and personally presented to Bill Gates. Named inventor on two patents. Negotiated and drafted related technology and vendor agreements

• Trademark and Copyright Prosecution and Portfolio Management, Right of Publicity

• Sales: Worldwide direct sales and channel distribution agreements, negotiation, policy

• Marketing: Worldwide marketing, advertising and regulatory review, privacy, contests/sweepstakes

• Media, Content and Rights Clearance and Services: Music, film and mobile licensing and clearance, talent agreements, guild related issues, idea submission review and policy, advice to photographers

• Business Development: Co-development and partnership agreements and advice, new product review, market, landscape and competitive analysis

• Technology Licensing and Development: Advice and drafting for all internal and external technology development, acquisition, hardware and software, and vendor licensing, including patent, trade secret, open source

• International: Head of Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional legal support (six offices and joint ventures), led establishment of wholly-owned foreign internet content enterprise (WOFE) in China (Shanghai))

• Executive Management Team member


Heller Ehrman LLP


Intellectual Property Group

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Fenwick & West LLP


Intellectual Property, Trademark and Copyright Groups

Practice focused on intellectual property counseling, pre-litigation and litigation in federal and state courts, USPTO and other administrative domestic and international agencies, emphasizing domestic and international trademark, copyright and rights of publicity, prosecution, clearance, protection, drafting and negotiation of intellectual property acquisitions, licenses, assignments and agreements, negotiating disputes, engaging in due diligence review and analysis. Practice also included advising on issues related to advertising and marketing, privacy and domain names (including UDRP proceedings).


Professor J. Thomas McCarthy

Research Assistant

Support Professor McCarthy research, draft and revise his intellectual property treatises:

• Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Seven-volume treatise, McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition (published by Thomson-West) has been relied upon as authority in over 2500 judicial opinions

• Rights of Publicity and Privacy: Two-volume treatise and leading authority on the subject

• McCarthy's Desk Encyclopedia of Intellectual Property: Fundamental reference for intellectual property attorneys

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Cooley Godward LLP

Summer Associate

Wide variety of corporate, litigation and transactional projects for technology and entertainment based companies

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joan S. Brennan (Federal District Court, Northern District of California)


Primary clerk for bench trial concerning patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation, for which drafted findings of fact and conclusions of law. Researched motions, drafted bench memoranda, orders of the court. Trial, pre-trial settlement conferences and Law and Motion

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Virgin Records America, Inc.


The Virgin Records recording label is part of EMI, the third largest music company in the world. Worked on matters involving the Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Ben Harper and Lenny Kravitz, among others.


University of San Francisco School of Law

J.D. - Summa Cum Laude

University of California, San Diego

B.A., Political Science, Philosophy, Dean's List

Hamilton College

The Branson School

Ross, CA