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
Jack Lu, PhD, CFA, CIPP/US: Senior Valuation Consultant
•Jack is the Founding Partner & Chief Economist of IPMAP (https://ipmapllc.com/team/). An economist and financial analyst with an engineering background, he specializes in royalty determination and damage analysis for litigation in intellectual property including patents and trade secrets.
•Equipped with a CIPP/US certificate, Jack also provides economic and financial consulting in Article III standing, class certification, and damage/settlement estimate for litigation and regulatory procedures involving data loss, privacy breach, and security incident. He is a veteran financial analyst and valuation expert, and has extensive experience in valuing patents, trade secrets, data assets, data-intensive platforms/companies, and other intangible assets for licensing, transaction, financing (VC & PE), M&A, equity investment, and distressed assets investment.
•After receiving his B.E. in electrical engineering and M.Ph. in technology management, Jack studied economic policy and received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute, LES USA Canada, and International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Kathleen Bonneau: Accounting Manager
•Highly organized professional with 32 years of experience in the field of Office Administration
•Worked as an Office Manager for a General Contractor for 3 years, as an Office Administrator for a Restoration Contracting Company for 18 years as well as held the position of Corporate Secretary for 10 years for that firm.
•Prior to that position, worked as an Administrative Assistant for a Civil Engineering firm for 11 years.
•Contract administration; benefits administration; Foundation, Computer Ease, Viewpoint & QuickBooks experience; pre-qualification procedures, licensing & testing procedures, bid and proposal preparation; insurance administration, bonding, accounts payable, accounts receivable and collections; purchase order management and project management. Capable of working well under pressure and meeting deadlines on a variety of assignments and projects.