Innovative Corporate Counsel: Douglas Luftman

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT) -- CBS Interactive Inc.'s Douglas Luftman is not your typical in-house attorney. He encourages outside counsel to work directly with one another and eschews the role of meddling middleman. He minds costs but doesn't consider them the end-all, be-all of his job. Oh, and he builds billion-dollar patent portfolios. All of this and more makes him one of Law360's Most Innovative Corporate Counsel.

Luftman, whom Law360 selected from more than 120 nominations for its inaugural Most Innovative Corporate Counsel series, joined CBS Interactive as chief patent counsel and vice president in July 2010, after serving as head intellectual property attorney for Palm...

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