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Todd Smithline is the Managing Principal of Smithline PC, a one-of-a-kind San Francisco law firm focusing exclusively on technology transactions, product legal review and open source advising. As Managing Principal, Todd oversees the six-attorney firm’s representation of leading Internet, SaaS/software, device and video game clients. Smithline PC provides its services on a fixed-fee subscription basis.
Prior to founding the firm in 2004, Todd was General Counsel of Marimba, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRBA, later acquired by BMC Software, Inc.), an enterprise software company he helped guide from start-up to successful public company. Todd also served as Vice President of Business Affairs & Legal for Shockwave.com. Todd started his career with Latham & Watkins in San Francisco, California and later Gunderson Dettmer in Menlo Park, California.
Todd is a Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law where he teaches Video Game Law.
Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine has twice included Todd in its list of the 250 “World’s Leading IP Strategists.”
Todd received a BA, cum laude, from Tufts University and a JD from UCLA School of Law.
Todd is admitted to practice in California and Washington State.