About Venkat Balasubramani: Venkat Balasubramani practices at Focal PLLC in Seattle, Washington. His practice focuses on commercial and intellectual property disputes. He also counsels clients on privacy, social media, marketing and other issues in the Internet space. Follow him on Twitter.
About Eric Goldman: Eric Goldman is a Professor of Law and Director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law. Before he became a full-time academic in 2002, he practiced Internet law for 8 years in the Silicon Valley. His research and teaching focuses on Internet, IP and advertising law topics, and he blogs on these topics at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog and the Tertium Quid blog at Forbes. Managing IP magazine has named him to a shortlist of North American “IP Thought Leaders” each of the past two years, and in 2011, he received the “IP Vanguard” award (in the academic/public policy category) from the California State Bar’s IP Section. Follow him at Twitter.
About Jake McGowan: Jake McGowan is a third-year law student at Santa Clara University. In addition to writing with Professor Goldman, he has recently worked in the legal department at Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale, CA. Among other possibilities, he is pursuing a career in technology licensing. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and guitar.