© 2019 Held IP

•Bob Held:  President Held IP

•With over 21 years’ of experience as a Licensing Executive, Bob Held has extensive experience in all facets of intellectual property (IP), including monetization, management, acquisitions, contracts, negotiations, people management, budgets, valuation, marketing, strategic agreements, university & government agreements, IP issues in M&A, IP training & public speaking and strategic and tactical input on all IP matters.  (www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-bob-held-clp/1a/8b1/268/)

•Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and Recognized as an IAM 300 – World’s Leading IP Strategist

Immediate Past President and Chair of the Licensing Executives Society USA & Canada, the leading WW association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals for over 50 years

•Immediate past positions of VP Intellectual Asset Mgmt, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Director, Intellectual Property & Strategic Technology Agreements, Northrop Grumman; AVP Technology Commercialization BTG International, Inc.


Allen Vaughn:  Consultant

•Leader with 30+ years of technology acquisitions and licensing experience, domestic and international. https://www.linkedin.com/in/allen-vaughn-1a9bb838/

•10+ years of Business Development and Program Management experience

•Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA)

•Expertise in intellectual property processes, licensing, strategy, and intellectual property review boards.  Efforts includes licenses with suppliers; in-licensing to support existing and future products; commercial licenses, and licensing of dual use technologies which apply to DoD and commercial companies.

•Immediate past position as Senior Manager, Technology Acquisition and Licensing, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

•Bryan Yearwood:  Consultant

•Over 21 years’ experience as an IP Licensing Executive with extensive experience in all facets of intellectual property, including monetization, assessment, acquisitions, divestitures, management, negotiations, valuation, marketing, technology transfer, organizational structure, contracts, agreements, strategy and tactics. https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-yearwood-26371a4/

•Immediate past positions of Patent Assertion Director, Rovi Corporation, a Tivo Company; Director of Licensing McKool Smith, P.C.; VP Licensing BTG International, Inc.

•BS Engineering Physics, MBA