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Director, IP Strategy at Pure Storage Inc
Joseph Kucera is director of IP strategy at Pure Storage, where he is responsible for building and strategically aligning Pure’s worldwide intellectual asset portfolio. Mr Kucera is an experienced IP strategist and seasoned licensing professional with more than a decade of patent licensing experience engaging top tier technology companies around the globe. He brings real-world business expertise to the operations of IP and client interactions at Pure.
Prior to joining Pure Storage, Mr Kucera was director of licensing and technology partnerships at Rambus. He negotiated outbound IP licence agreements and helped shape and drive Rambus’ IP portfolio development strategy. Before Rambus, he worked at Intellectual Ventures where he held various roles related to IP development and licensing. Prior to his transition to a career in intellectual property, Mr Kucera was a design engineer and spent more than a decade working on non-volatile memory technologies.
In the four years that Mr Kucera has worked at Pure Storage, the company’s legal team has been recognised with numerous awards each year, including The Recorder’s Legal Department of the Year for Patent Strategy two years in a row. Mr Kucera is a frequent speaker at industry events and author of several IP publications.
Mr Kucera is a registered US patent agent and earned his BS in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. He holds several patents related to NAND flash memory.