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IP Law Counsel
IBM Research Division

T. Rao Coca recently moved from being IBM’s Microelectronics Division IP counsel in Fishkill, NY to San Jose, CA. to lead the company’s IP staff at its premier research labs in Almaden, Beijing, New Delhi, and Tokyo.

Mr. Coca managed a group of nearly 60 IP attorneys, patent agents, patent engineers, and support personnel dispersed throughout the United States. He also manages a similar, smaller group dispersed across the world. Mr. Coca is a native of India and early in his career, he pursued his passion to study physics. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Physics both from the University of Mysore in India. He also earned a Master of Arts in Optical Physics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Solid State Physics both from Temple University.

He initiated law studies at Temple University School of Law and completed his work at the University of San Diego Law School.

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