Director and Associate General Counsel, Head of Patents, Licensing and Open Source
Jeremiah Chan is Head of Patents, Licensing and Open Source at Meta. He and his team are responsible for Meta’s worldwide patent portfolio, intellectual property transactions, open source software, and risk mitigation initiatives, as well as industry-wide efforts to promote greater diversity, equity and inclusion in innovation and the IP profession. Meta’s approach to patents and innovation is described in this blog post, and Jeremiah and his team have launched several industry-wide DEI initiatives, including the Diversity Pledge, ADAPT.legal, and the Patent Pipeline Program.
Prior to joining Meta, Jeremiah led an international team at Google that was focused on patent portfolio strategy, operations and data science (featured in IAM Magazine, Issue 69, January/February 2015); and before Google, Jeremiah served as Head of IP for JDSU, a global supplier of broadband and optical solutions. Jeremiah started his career in private practice with the law firm of Fish & Neave, where he specialized in litigation, opinion work, and client counseling. He graduated from UC Berkeley with highest honors while working as a marketing assistant at the University of California Press, and he received his JD from Cornell Law School, where he also worked in its Legal Aid Clinic.
Jeremiah has served on the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee and the American Bar Association’s Task Force for diversity, equity and inclusion. He also serves as an advisory board member for the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (www.theiilp.com), the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law (law.scu.edu/hightech) and as chairman of the board for the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (www.baatc.org), a nonprofit organization that combats human trafficking in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.