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Leah Poynter Waterland
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Leah is a Director on the Litigation team at Cisco. She and her team manage worldwide patent and commercial litigation and collaborate with Cisco’s Intellectual Property Group to support Cisco’s IP strategy efforts. Her areas of responsibility include conducting early analysis of incoming patent and commercial cases, guiding case strategy, and advising business leaders to minimize legal risk. Leah has focused on judicial and legislative patent reform and specialized in the evolving case law of FRAND licensing and patent damages analysis. In April 2015, California legal, business, and technology publication The Recorder recognized Leah in its Litigation Department of the Year awards with an In-House Impact Award.