Intellectual Property Attorney to Speak about Legal Experiences


Tuesday, November 13, 2012 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm


BSL 117

T. Rao Coca, Ph.D.. J.D. an expert on Intellectual Property practice and the former vice president of intellectual property at International Game Technology, will discuss his professional legal experiences in the Asia Pacific region with Professor Marketa Trimble’s International Intellectual Property class at the William S. Boyd School of Law on Nov. 13, 2012.

Rao CocaCoca will focus on his position working as, assistant general counsel responsible for intellectual property for IBM Corporate Asia Pacific Headquarters, where he dealt with protection, enforcement, education and legislation of international property in several countries, including China, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. Coca also will discuss efforts he spearheaded with other U.S. companies, U.S. trade representatives and U.S. embassies.

For 23 years, while employed by IBM, Coca held several executive and managment positions worldwide. He worked as senior director of litigation and licensing for NVIDIA Corp. for about 4 years before joining IGT as the VP of IP which position he held for two years. Coca has published more than 30 papers/presentations on physics and intellectual property law. He is admitted to practice before  three State bars and the U.S. Supreme Court. He just completed serving on the editorial board of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal for the last three years.