He founded and managed, Alliacense, a full-service, industry-leading, IP management and licensing company in the Silicon Valley, where he led specialized teams of engineers, business analysts, business development executives, and legal professionals.
He has managed the documentation and closure of hundreds of trademark, copyright, and patent licensing and related agreements across a spectrum of industries including consumer electronics, personal computers, semiconductors, medical devices, robotics, automotive, aerospace, heavy industrial, gaming, TV and film production and broadcasting, 3D graphics, hardware-software ecosystems, software-as-a-service, and biometric security. In connection with IP enforcement, he has led valuation and damages analysis efforts, reverse engineering efforts, and managed multi-defendant cases in the federal courts and at the International Trade Commission.
At Dolby Laboratories, he led IP licensing strategy and strategic business development initiatives, including the documentation of licensing pools, standards body relationships and M&A efforts, as Dolby prevailed as the dominant digital audio codec format.
He has advised many technology companies on how to integrate IP licensing into their core strategy.
Chief Operating Officer, Alliacense LLC
Director of IP Strategy, Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Executive, Technology Management Associates
Professional & Civic Association
Licensing Executives Society
Intellectual Asset Magazine 250 “World’s Leading IP Strategists”
J.D. Santa Clara University School of Law
B.A. University of California