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    • 21 Jun 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Plug & Play

    LES Silicon Valley Chapter In-Person Event

    “Perspectives on IP Licensing 
    in the Semiconductor Ecosystem”

    Wednesday, June 21, 2023
    11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Registration, Networking, Lunch
    12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Program

    Location: Plug & Play
    440 N. Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, CA
    (Parking available in back of building)


    Thank you to our host:

    Learn about transactions and opportunities in intellectual property (IP) licensing in the semiconductor ecosystem. Gain insights on IP business partnering approaches to access and leverage various sources of semiconductor innovation and IP in new products and markets. Join us as our expert panel considers diverse perspectives from executives with operating experience at startups, multinational corporations (MNCs), and IP licensing firms. Learn about how to accelerate deployment of semiconductor innovation and IP in the marketplace, as well as how to generate returns from semiconductor patent portfolios. 

    The program will cover::

    • Transactions: What are the motivations for semiconductor IP sale and licensing transactions among startups, small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), MNCs, and other entities 
    • Partnering: How do R&D and go-to-market licensing partners create new opportunities to leverage IP for commercial success?
    • Strategy: What approaches do enterprises use to generate returns from semiconductor IP/Tech assets? 
    • Technologies: What are the active areas in the semiconductor market for licensing and commercialization?
    • Success Stories: What are examples of successful licensing outcomes?

    When you leave the program, you will know more about:

    • What the role is of IP licensing firms in generating returns from semiconductor IP?
    • How enterprises make decisions to partner with IP Licensing firms?
    • How corporate venture and IP/Tech Transfer teams collaborate with early-stage startups for win-win-win outcomes? 

    CLE: 1.5 hours California CLE available.

    Amit Garg, Vice President Partnerships and Acquisitions, IPValue Management
    Adam Khan, Founder and CTO, AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc.
    Subroto Bose, Assistant General Counsel IP Strategy and Development, Marvell
    Kerry Kimes, Senior Director of Business Development, Rambus Inc.
    Michael Pierantozzi, Moderator and Board Member, LES-SVC (Fmr Head of IP Sales and Licensing, HPE) 


    Amit Garg, Vice President Partnerships and Acquisitions, IPValue Management  LinkedIn
    As VP, Partnerships at IPValue, Amit fosters the strategic relationships that make IPValue unique in the licensing business. He designs and executes strategies related to partnership structures, patent acquisitions and IP monetization. He has helped IPValue secure partnerships with recognized innovators such as Intel, Cypress Semiconductor and NXP. Amit also leads the IPValue team licensing the portfolio of Longitude Flash Memory Systems (LFMS), which holds a fundamental set of memory patents acquired from Cypress Semiconductor. Amit has served in a variety of licensing operations and partner management roles at IPValue, licensing portfolios for companies such as Xerox, Micron, NXP, Cypress Semiconductor, and Infineon. Before joining IPValue, Amit worked for the management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the Hi-Tech, Telecom, and Corporate Finance sectors. Before that, he served management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and IT consulting firm Computer Sciences Corporation. Prior to consulting, Amit worked in the Hi-Tech industry as a software engineer and product manager. At Spyglass, he was responsible for delivering the world’s first commercial Internet browser (Enhanced Mosaic/Microsoft’s Internet Explorer) and WWW/HTTP servers. Amit holds an MBA from the Wharton Business School and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Clemson University.

    Adam Khan, Founder and CTO, AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc.  LinkedIn
    Adam has authored several patents and technical publications, and is also a frequent speaker on Diamond Semiconductor & Clean Technology. As a result of his award-winning research, which he began as an electrical engineering student at age 19, Adam is the inventor of the Miraj Diamond® Platform. Adam has also served as a speaker and expert witness to a variety of Federal bodies, including the U.S. House Space, Science, & Technology Committee and the U.S. Department of Energy. Additionally, his work was recognized and individually honored by the United States Congress in the 114th Congressional Records & Proceedings. Adam’s professional affiliations include the Materials Research Society, Board of Directors for the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.  Adam earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the University of Illinois Chicago, before pursuing graduate research at the Stanford University Nanofabrication Facility. He has been everything from a CleanTech Open Midwest Innovation Summit winner, a Forbes 30 Under 30, to a Modern Day Nikola Tesla in the International Documentary Film ‘Tesla’s Children’ (2016).

    Subroto Bose, Assistant General Counsel IP Strategy and Development, Marvell Technology  LinkedIn
    Subroto is Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Marvell Semiconductor, where he manages Marvell’s global patent and trademark portfolio, invention harvesting, and patent strategy. Prior to joining Marvell, Subroto was Senior Director, Global Patent Strategy and IP Operations at Dolby Laboratories, where he managed Dolby’s global patent and trademark portfolio, European patent prosecution, patent acquisitions, and global IP operations. He also advises on patent issues in corporate transactions, open-source issues, and issues related to standard setting organizations and standard essential patents. Subroto’s prior experience includes working at a number of law firms, where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and federal district courts.

    Kerry Kimes, Senior Business Development Director, Rambus Inc.  LinkedIn
    Since joining Rambus in 2013, Kerry has lead dozens of licensing deals with many of the largest semiconductor companies, sustaining a licensing program with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual billings.  He also involved in managing the foundation of that licensing program, a patent portfolio with fundamental innovations in semiconductor memory, high-speed interfaces, and security.  Prior to Rambus, Kerry worked for Dolby Laboratories where he was responsible for the business and licensing strategy with Dolby’s semiconductor partners.  Kerry holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland.

    Michael Pierantozzi, Moderator, LES-SVC Board Member (Fmr Head of IP Sales and Licensing, HPE)  LinkedIn
    Based in Silicon Valley, Michael is a technology and intellectual property (Tech/IP) entrepreneur, strategist and transaction expert. Andiamo Associates is a management consulting firm that specializes in Tech/IP business catalyzing and monetizing matters. Previously, Michael was responsible for strategic business development, including sales, acquisitions, and licensing for the IP Licensing group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Previously, Michael held executive leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) including HPE, Intellectual Ventures (IV), IPotential, and an IP transaction data services startup that he co-founded. Since 2009, Michael has been recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine in their IAM 300 rankings as one of the “World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists”. He is a frequent speaker at Tech/IP industry events in the US, Europe, and Asia, and has delivered IP management seminars at Stanford University.

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18 Nov 2020 Intellectual Capital: Unlock The Unexploited Value of Your Company’s IC Assets
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25 Sep 2019 Blockchain in the Enterprise: Applications, Business Models and IP Protection
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17 Apr 2019 LES-SVC 19th Annual Conference: 5G & IP - Are You Ready?
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31 Jan 2019 What U.S. Patent Attorneys Need to Know about Obtaining Japanese Software Patents – AI & Blockchain + more
12 Dec 2018 IP Year in Review
31 Oct 2018 Generating IP Value Through Corporate Spin-Outs and Other Creative Deal Structures
19 Sep 2018 Trade Secrets: Important Lessons for Management
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25 Apr 2018 LES-SVC 18th Annual Conference: The Evolving Role of IP in the Innovation Economy Globally & Across Industries
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