With his background in technology combined with legal and business education, Ben has a unique perspective enabling him to work with groups to produce results that make sense in the legal, business and product realms.
Ben Holt is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on privacy, risk, patent prosecution and intellectual property. He advises Fortune 500 companies, mid-size companies, foreign entities and start-ups on cutting edge privacy risks, global patent prosecution and portfolio strategy including US and foreign applications. On a pro bono basis, Ben has acted as an "outside general counsel" for an international foundation seeking to cure Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.
As a privacy attorney, Ben works with companies before and after crisis. Ben's focus is on helping companies finding the value in their data while minimizing risk and disruption. By helping stakeholders focus on what brings value to the table (data, partners, etc.), Ben helps companies shed risk and costs while avoiding a substantial increase in business process slow-down.
As a patent attorney, Ben’s work has included cloud computing solutions, video games, digital fingerprinting, secure communications and secure computing technologies - including platform technologies including storage, advertising, computing, access control and security (such as TLS/SSL technologies, secure communication extensions, cryptography and digital signatures).
Ben was formerly a project lead and embedded engineer in Salt Lake City. He was invited to give two BOF presentations at the JavaOne conference. Ben also enjoys programming and hacking items to increase functionality.
Specialties: privacy, hacking, cloud hardware, cloud software, cloud storage, cloud management, database technologies, distributed computing, medical devices, storage algorithms, firmware, emulation, embedded hardware, digital fingerprinting, java, ruby, linux, six sigma understanding and business administration.