Tech feedback developer reaches out and hires Dolby’s Okada as GC
Immersion Corp., which develops haptic device feedback (think of the pushbutton feel of the iPhone’s home buttom), has hired Michael Okada as general counsel and VP of IP licensing and legal affairs. Okada replaces Amie Peters, the outgoing general counsel.
Before joining Immersion, Okada was VP of IP and legal affairs at Dolby Laboratories. Previously, he was a partner at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati where he was a member of the firm’s Technology Transactions Group where his practice focused on domestic and international intellectual property and commercial transactions. Okada holds a JD from the University of Southern California and an AB in Economics from Columbia University.
“Mike’s extensive experience in technology and corporate law makes him an ideal fit for Immersion,” said Ramzi Haidamus, Immersion CEO. “His depth of expertise in IP licensing and complex transactions with global technology leaders will support the continued growth of our business. I also want to thank Amie for her support and dedication to the Immersion team and shareholders. Her contributions over the last decade have made a positive and lasting impact on the company.”