Jeremiah Chan Jeremiah Chan

Associate General Counsel, Head of Patents, Licensing and Open Source at Facebook

Jeremiah Chan is Head of Patents, Licensing and Open Source at Facebook. He and his team are responsible for the development of Facebook’s worldwide patent portfolio, intellectual property transactions, open source, dispute resolution, and other risk mitigation initiatives, as well as industry-wide efforts to promote greater diversity in innovation and the IP profession. Facebook’s approach to patents and innovation is described in this 2019 blog post. Jeremiah is also a member of the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), where he chairs the subcommittee for artificial intelligence and information technology; and serves on subcommittees for international outreach and innovation expansion.

Prior to joining Facebook, Jeremiah led an international team at Google that was focused on portfolio strategy, operations and data science (featured in IAM Magazine, Issue 69, January/February 2015); and before Google, Jeremiah served as Head of IP for JDSU, a global supplier of broadband and optical solutions. Jeremiah started his career in private practice with the law firm of Fish & Neave, where he specialized in litigation, opinion work, and client counseling. Jeremiah graduated from UC Berkeley with highest honors while working as a marketing assistant at the University of California Press. He received his JD from Cornell Law School and worked as a law intern at Cornell’s Legal Aid Clinic.

Jeremiah serves as an advisory board member for the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law ( and as chairman of the board for the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (, a nonprofit organization that combats human trafficking in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

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