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Gil Ohana is Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition for Cisco, the leading manufacturer of networking equipment for the Internet. Gil writes and speaks regularly on antitrust and intellectual property issues relating to standard-essential patents in the areas of wired and wireless networking and communications. He has participated in discussions of standards development organization IPR policies at leading standards development organizations such as ANSI, ETSI, IEEE-SA, ITU-T, IETF, and OneM2m, and has advised on the formation and operation of numerous informal standards development organizations active in IoT and patent pools.
From 1993 through 1996, Gil was a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he participated in the Division's investigation of Microsoft's software licensing practices and its successful court challenge to Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Intuit.
Gil received his law degree from Columbia University, where he was articles editor of the Columbia Law Review, and his B.A. from Harvard College. He is admitted to the bars of California and the District of Columbia.