Sean Hogle specializes in technology, intellectual property, and commercial law for clients in the software, wireless, Internet, emerging media, concept art and special effects space. Sean is an expert in open source and is a frequent lecturer and writer on the topic. Prior to forming his own firm, Sean was Vice President and General Counsel of Aplix Corporation, based in Tokyo, a consumer and embedded software company and the world's leader in wireless Java platforms. Prior to joining Aplix, Sean worked for a large law firm in Denver, Colorado, where he got his start in the technology law field, before he eventually joined Sun Microsystems, at which he became Assistant General Counsel responsible for software and technology licensing and alliances for Japan and the Asia Pacific region. Sean's seventeen years of experience in technology enables him to act as a "virtual general counsel" to his venture clients around the globe. Sean is based in his firm's San Rafael, California office, in the San Francisco Bay Area.