Cary, Judson

CableLabs | Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Judson Cary is Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at CableLabs, a non-profit research and development organization owned by the global cable industry.  He also serves as General Counsel of the Society of Cable and Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), the ANSI-accredited standards body for the cable industry. 

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Cary worked as an engineer in the Artificial Intelligence Group of U S WEST (now Lumen).  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Math and Computer Science, and Masters in Engineering, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  After law school (Santa Clara University, cum laude), he worked as a patent attorney for the Silicon Valley-based law firm of Fenwick & West focusing on startups and pre-IPO companies, patents, and general intellectual property protection and counselling.  Mr. Cary returned to Colorado and followed the legal chain of title from U S WEST, to MediaOne, to AT&T Broadband, now Comcast. After a short stint at an e-insurance “.bomb” company, Mr. Cary returned to the cable industry at CableLabs.

He provides general advice and counsel on a wide range of topics including technology policy, strategy, patents, patent pools, licensing, standards, antitrust, security, content protection, complex multi-industry agreements, and the laws and regulations governing cable operators in these areas.

He is also President of Media Coding Industry Forum (MC-IF), and Treasurer of the Open Connectivity Forum (OCF, a forum for IoT).