James F. Brelsford

James F. Brelsford

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James F. Brelsford advises clients on complex intellectual property transactions, monetization strategies and IP litigation, including in cross-border matters, particularly in Asia. He brings to his intellectual property practice a broad range of experience and strong business perspective, having served as general counsel and in senior executive capacities at several public and private companies. Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Brelsford served for many years as the general counsel and senior vice president of IP licensing at SanDisk Corp., responsible for the company’s legal affairs worldwide, including intellectual property, M&A, litigation, sales and distribution, and corporate governance matters. Previously, Mr. Brelsford served in high-level legal, business or corporate development positions at Hands-On Mobile Inc. (formerly Mforma Group Inc.) and Excite@Home. In his various positions, Mr. Brelsford has developed a strong focus on Asia, working frequently with Asian companies on a host of complex cross-border transactions and strategic partnerships. From the 1980s to 2005, Mr. Brelsford was primarily in private practice in the Bay Area offices of several large law firms, focusing on intellectual property, technology transactions, IP litigation and other matters for a range of public and private clients. Mr. Brelsford was named “Best General Counsel in Silicon Valley” (large public company category) by the San Jose Business Journal/San Francisco Business Times at the Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel Awards 2010. He also has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Brelsford is a member of the group recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the country’s leading IP practices in its 2013 “IP Hot List.”

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