Aaron is a partner in our Silicon Valley office, specializing in corporate partnering, strategic alliances, technology protection, and licensing and commercialization of intellectual property and technology assets.
As a former software engineer, Aaron has particular expertise in legal issues relating to open source software, and has designed and implemented open source software compliance programs for various technology clients. Aaron also focuses on transactional IP issues arising in connection with our clients’ financing and M&A activities.
Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Aaron was an associate in the Boston office of Sullivan & Worcester, LLP, where he advised emerging and established companies on diverse matters including intellectual property, formation, financings, restructurings, and equity compensation.
Aaron holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, as well as a B.A. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College. While attending Boston University School of Law, Aaron was a Dean’s Scholar, a G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar, a Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar, and a recipient of the Melvin E. Bigelow scholarship award. In addition, he was president of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and an article editor for the Journal of Science and Technology Law.
Prior to attending law school, Aaron worked as a Research Engineer at the Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College, where he designed, tested and implemented software systems for Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security funded programs involving experimental wireless networking protocols and remote physiological monitoring technologies for soldiers and first responders.
Aaron is admitted to practice in California, Colorado and Massachusetts.
- Boston University School of Law, J.D.
- magna cum laude
- Dean's Scholar
- G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar
- Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar
- Recipient of the Melvin E. Bigelow Scholarship Award
- Dartmouth College, A.B., Computer Science