Jeffrey R. Kaufman is Senior Commercial Counsel (Open Source Legal Team) for Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions. Jeffrey also serves as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina. Previous to Red Hat, Jeffrey served as Patent and Open Source Counsel for Qualcomm Incorporated and Director of Product Management of Software and Connectivity for Zebra Technologies Corporation. Jeffrey holds multiple patents in RFID, barcoding, image processing, and printing technologies.

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Jeffrey Robert Kaufman
Senior Commercial Counsel
Red Hat, Inc.
+1 (858) 368 -9363
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jrkaufman : Twitter: @opensourcepilot

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