GC Mary Doyle Has the World in Her Palm

Law.com has an interview with Palm’s general counsel, Mary Doyle:

Silicon Valley veteran Mary Doyle came to Palm Inc. during a period in 2003 when competitor RIM was locking horns with NTP in what would later resolve in the $612 million landmark settlement over patent claims.

Not to be caught flat-footed, Doyle took note of the increased risk for technology companies and has since led the way for Palm’s patent strategy that is in place today.

Doyle now heads up a team of 10 attorneys from the company’s Sunnyvale, Calif., office, where she has added to the legal department an attorney focused on patent strategy. Palm also relies on some of the region’s marquee firms for outside counsel on patent and other needs.