MoForever Alumni News - Summer 2018

3 | MoForever From the San Jose court room of a landmark smartphone trial to conference rooms around the world where nine-figure patent licensing deals were re-negotiated, Patrick Zhang has had a charmed IP career that’s led him into all sorts of interesting rooms with important work to shoulder. Today, Patrick is Head of IP at Atlassian, Inc. and sits in the San Francisco office of a global enterprise software company that went public in 2015 and hasn’t slowed down for a breath since. Patrick manages Atlassian’s entire IP portfolio, working across patent, litigation, trademark, and open-source issues. Patrick shares his IP journey from Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco Litigation Group to in-house IP guru and his regard for A-list lawyers. PROTECTING THE IP OF ENTERTAINMENT TO ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE COMPANIES