Julie Mar-Spinola

Co-founder, Board Chair Emeritus and President of Diversity & Inclusion
Chief Intellectual Property Officer
Finjan Holdings, Inc.

Julie Mar-Spinola holds a dual business and legal role as Finjan Holdings, Inc.’s Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Vice President of Legal Operations. In this capacity, Ms. Mar-Spinola oversees the Company’s revenue-based and legal operations, including those relating to the Company’s IP and cyber technology innovations, enforcement programs, best practices, public policy initiatives, and mentorships. In 2016, Ms. Mar-Spinola was appointed to the Board of Directors for subsidiary, Finjan Mobile, Inc.

 

Ms. Mar-Spinola has dedicated more than 25 years of her career in patent law representing high technology companies of all sizes and business models, including individual inventors, with deep knowledge and experience in all things patents, including litigation, M&A’s, IP portfolio development, acquisition, divestitures, and licensing, as well as preservation and monetization of proprietary technologies and patents. She has served as General Counsel or VP of Legal for several Silicon Valley companies, including Kleiner Perkins-backed solar start-up, Alta Devices, Inc.

 

In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board for ChIPs, Ms. Mar-Spinola also serves as a court-appointed Mediator, specializing in patent disputes, for the US District Court for the Northern District of California, since 2011. In 2014, she was appointed to the High Tech Advisory Board at her alma mater, Santa Clara University School of Law. In 2015, Ms. Mar-Spinola was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to serve on the prestigious Patent Public Advisory Committees (PPAC), which reviews the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the USPTO operations and advises the Director on these matters. Most recently, Ms. Mar-Spinola was named A Women of Influence 2016 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She is a member of the California State Bar and a licensed Patent Attorney.