Palo Alto, CA (PressExposure) September 08, 2012 -- Guardtime ( http://www.guardtime.com ), inventors of Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI), the web-scale digital signature system for electronic data, today announced it has appointed Jeffrey Pearce as Director of Intellectual Property, effective immediately.
"Intellectual Property is critical to our success and we are thrilled to have someone of Jeff's caliber on board to manage our expanding portfolio," said Mike Gault, Guardtime CEO. "His distinguished career as an international patent attorney with Siemens, HP and VMWare makes him the perfect candidate to ensure our Intellectual Property Portfolio is robust and defensible."
Mr. Pearce has more than 25 years of experience handling all aspects of intellectual property at law firms in Europe and the USA as well as in-house in multinational USA, German and Chinese companies. While managing the IP program at VMware, he wrote key patents for the company's highly profitable modern virtual machine technology. Jeff has a first degree in Mathematics from the University of Uppsala, an M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering/Control Systems from KTH - Kungliga tekniska hÃ¶gskolan - (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden, and a JD from UCLA School of Law.
Most recently Guardtime announced a completely unique solution in the marketplace: a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution on Joyent's cloud platform, aimed at Infrastructure Service Providers and Telecommunication Operators targeting mobile first markets, allowing ICT operators to provide service-level agreements (SLAs) around backup and recovery of virtualized servers in a cloud environment.
Guardtime was founded with the goal of solving one of the biggest problems in computing: the unreliability of electronic data. Guardtime's Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI) is a web-scale digital signature system for electronic data, providing proof of signing time, entity and data integrity, the verification of which can be done offline without reliance on cryptographic keys, secrets, or the existence of a trusted third party. Guardtime's mission is to change the world to one in which Keyless Signatures are ubiquitous and a natural part of the everyday data lifecycle, whether on disk, in transit, or in the Cloud. Visit http://www.guardtime.com for more information about using Keyless Signatures for signing your data.