Mortinger, Steve

IBM | Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney for IP Law

Steve Mortinger is an Associate General Counsel and Managing Attorney for IP Law at IBM.  Steve is responsible for providing IP support to all the brands as well as all geographies outside the US at IBM.  Steve also supports the Chief Data Officer at IBM and has been instrumental in creating and implementing the data intake and management process for IBM.  He was on the committee that created the Community Data License Agreement.  Steve is an active participant in data policy work at IBM.  Prior to his current role, Steve has served in a wide variety of role at IBM including being the lead lawyer for virtual worlds and social media.  In this role, Steve founded and chaired an ABA committee on computer gaming and virtual worlds, was executive editor and co-author of a book on Computer Games and Virtual Worlds and also authored a number of articles and a book chapter.  Steve served as IBM's first executive compliance officer in Shanghai, China and was the founding lawyer for a new division of IBM where, among other things, he negotiated chip agreements with all major console gaming companies in about a year.  Outside of work, Steve founded the first Boy Scout troop for girls in his hometown and helped 10 Scouts from this troop to be in the first ever class of female Eagle Scouts.