A seasoned Silicon Valley senior executive, General Counsel Douglas Luftman, uses his deep legal, business and technical expertise to drive the Nomis’ worldwide legal services. Prior to joining Nomis, Doug’s two-decade career has included working at companies of all sizes and in varied industries including General Counsel at Lecorpio; VP of Innovation Services for NetApp, Inc., a Fortune 500 Silicon Valley storage networking and data management company; VP & Chief Patent Counsel for CBS, a global media company; Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Palm, Inc., a world renowned smartphone innovator; Vice President, General Counsel of Caspian Networks, Inc., a cutting edge network infrastructure startup company; as well as West Coast Counsel of CIENA Corporation; and Senior Intellectual Property Group Counsel for Intel’s Communications Group. Prior to working in-house, Doug was an attorney at the well-known Silicon Valley tech-focused law firm of Fenwick & West LLP and also externed for former Chief Judge Randall Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Through Doug’s executive leadership roles, the companies that he has worked for have been nationally recognized for their innovation prowess by major publications, including Fortune, Forbes, The Recorder, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times, Inside Counsel and Corporate Counsel, as well as trade associations including the Intellectual Property Owners Association and IEEE.
Doug has worked with the White House, Congress, various federal courts and agencies, and leading academic institutions on matters relating to enhancing the national innovation agenda. Doug has maintained a longstanding leadership role in the technology community through his involvement with various business, legal, educational, and non-profit organizations, where he has been a strong proponent and advocate for supporting and improving commercial competitiveness in the U.S. through innovation and supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiatives. He has been asked to speak at various prestigious industry and academic institutions, has authored numerous articles and publications and has been quoted in various worldwide publications on innovation and legal issues. His extensive professional accomplishments have been nationally recognized and honored by global organizations and publications.