Greenberg Traurig, LLP has announced the hiring of Joshua H. Walker as a shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice. Walker was previously the leader of Simpson Thacher’s IP Transactions Group in Palo Alto, and will practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Silicon Valley and Austin offices.
Walker handles all aspects of IP transactions and strategy, from patent and cyber/trade secret to copyright and trademark. He has extensive experience in IP M&A, strategy, licensing, and other complex technology transactions, particularly open source and IP risk analysis (e.g., data rights and privacy, patent valuation, complex open source compliance and remediation). Walker’s client base includes leading technology companies and financial institutions.
The firm added that Walker is also considered “a pioneer in using hard IP data to help improve transactional, litigation, and business outcomes. A co-founder of the first law and computer science lab in the United States, at Stanford University, Walker previously architected and led the successful spin-off of leading ‘big data analytics’ platform, Lex Machina, Inc., which provides legal intelligence to companies, law firms, and governments all over the world.”
Walker earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his A.B., magnum cum laude, from Harvard College.