Matthew Jacobs

Matthew Jacobs is Vice President and General Counsel at Black Duck Software, Inc. Organizations worldwide use Black Duck Software’s industry-leading products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance, and operational risk. Matt oversees the worldwide legal affairs of Black Duck including managing licensing and contract negotiation, managing the company’s intellectual property portfolio and advising senior management on day-to-day legal affairs. In addition to a frequent speaker on open source related topics, Matt routinely advises Black Duck’s customers with respect to leading edge open source adoption, use and compliance matters. Prior to joining Black Duck in 2009, Matt was with Bernstein Shur where he counseled companies on a variety of intellectual property matters, including open source compliance. Before that, he held in-house positions with Cabletron Systems and Standex International. Matt earned his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and holds a master’s degree in business from Plymouth State University.