Advisory Board Member
Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property, NBCUniversal
Ian leads the Innovation, Technology and Policy team in NBCUniversal’s Intellectual Property Legal Group. His team supports the company’s film, television and animation groups on R&D and emerging technology initiatives, oversees all elements of the company’s patent strategy, and handles the IP aspects of M&A transactions. Ian also works with the government affairs teams to formulate the company’s global strategy on copyright, right-of-publicity, patent, trademark and other IP-related policy issues and legislation. He also advises business leaders on the business, legal and policy ramifications of disruptive technologies, including on issues at the intersection of technology and copyright.
Before joining NBCUniversal, Ian was an associate at the law firms of Irell & Manella, LLP and TroyGould LLP, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Howard Matz in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He is a graduate of the Yale Law School.