Chief Patent Counsel
Western Digital Corp
David Dutcher currently serves as Chief Patent Counsel at Western Digital Corporation, where he leads a patent team of 19 professionals and is responsible for WD’s portfolio of 17,000+ patent assets. David is also an Adjunct Professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham
Young University. Prior to WD's acquisition of SanDisk, David served as Senior Director, IP at SanDisk, and Associate General Counsel and Vice President, Intellectual Property, at Fusion-io, which was acquired by SanDisk. David joined Fusion-io from Intellectual Ventures, where he
served as Head of Prosecution and Asset Management. David received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, summa cum laude, from Brigham Young University.