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Peter Lam

Senior Director and Head of Intellectual Property
Peter Lam is the Senior Director and Head of Intellectual Property at Extreme Networks. He and his team are responsible for overseeing IP litigation, managing patent and trademark portfolios, and driving global IP strategy. Peter also leads our employee resource group for Asian and Pacific Islander employees – API, in addition to his role on our legal team. Peter has over 24 years of experience as an intellectual property professional and has practiced in a wide range of areas, including IP portfolio development and strategy, IP monetization & licensing, M&A, and IP disputes at several Silicon Valley tech companies. He served as Senior IP Counsel at General Electric for the digital industrial business of GE Power, often speaking about Big Data and data rights. Prior to GE, Peter served as Senior IP Counsel for numerous business units at Cisco Systems, as Senior IP Counsel for medical robotics startup Hansen Medical, and as lead IP Counsel for Siemens Medical Solutions, Ultrasound. Peter also spent many years at Intel, working initially as an integrated circuit designer and as a software developer, and later as a patent attorney. Peter received his J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.