David Simon is currently the Senior Vice President for Intellectual Property at salesforce.com. Previously, he was involved for fifteen years in running intellectual property matters for Intel Corporation, including a stint as Chief Patent Counsel. Prior to joining Intel in 1997, David was in private practice in Los Angeles for fifteen years, specializing in intellectual property matters, licensing and high technology law. He has been a featured speaker in a number of intellectual property seminars including at Stanford, GW, Berkeley and University of Texas law schools and in China, Germany, Japan and Korea. Mr. Simon holds a BSEE from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a JD from Georgetown University and has testified before both the House and Senate IP subcommittees on the need for patent reform. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Coalition for Patent Fairness and the IP Advisory Board for George Washington University Law School.