Marc Foodman

Marc Foodman

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Mr. Foodman is a partner at FerdinandIP practicing all aspects of strategic intellectual property counseling. He has extensive experience as a corporate executive managing large global IP organizations and IP portfolios. These experiences extend to a wide range of industries including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, oilfield services, gaming and consumer marketing. As a seasoned intellectual property attorney, Mr. Foodman has instituted best practices across all areas of the IP spectrum from patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, assessing and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other IP-centric transactions, to evaluating and managing IP litigation, and advising executive management and corporate boards. Mr. Foodman has also provided intellectual property education and training to technical staff and has aided clients in achieving quality-to-cost efficiencies, all with the goal of maximizing the value of corporate clients’ IP assets.

Mr. Foodman’s experience is demonstrated by his impressive resume. He has been practicing for more than 25 years, both as in-house counsel with corporations, and in private practice since 2009.  His in-house positions include General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Walker Digital Management, LLC, an independent R&D lab that invents new ways to conduct consumer oriented businesses; Vice President, Intellectual Property at Avaya; Vice President, Intellectual Property at Sun Microsystems; Director, Intellectual Property at International Game Technology; and Patent Counsel at Schlumberger. He began his career at Kilpatrick, Townsend and Stockton, an intellectual property law firm in San Francisco.


Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California – J.D. 1988
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts – B.S. Electrical Engineering & B.A. Economics 1985


  • State Bar of California – 1988
  • State Bar of  Nevada – 1994
  • State Bar of Massachusetts – 2001
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office – 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit – 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit – 1988