When we founded Marconi five years ago, we had a clear vision of transforming patent licensing. We knew that licensing patents could be – indeed, would need to be – simpler and more efficient. We also knew that, to make that happen, we would have to build a strong team, bringing together many of the world’s leading experts, with experience in getting licensing deals done.
Since then, we’ve done just that. Our senior leaders have hundreds of years of collective experience, gained at some of the world’s leading companies, both patent owners and implementers, including Ericsson, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm, and Samsung. To support them, we built expert teams of finance, human resources, legal and technical people, all of whom had risen to the top of their respective disciplines.
Given all of that, it is gratifying when others recognize the strength of our team. Our CEO, Kasim Alfalahi, is listed in both Managing IP’s 50 Most Influential People in IP and in the top 10 of IAM’s Top 40 Market Makers list. Laurie Fitzgerald, SVP Licensing at our Avanci business, was named among the Most Influential Women in IP by World IP Review.
More recently, twelve of our global team members are also listed in IAM’s Strategy 300 Global Leaders, which recognizes the leading professionals in IP – I know of no other organization with such strong results. Importantly, nominations for that list must come from outside of the individual’s organization.
In no small part because of our strong team, our Avanci business was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, joining prior recipients including Airbnb, Google, Spotify and Twitter.
Such recognition, especially from our peers, is both humbling and motivating. We take nothing for granted and will continue to work to maintain the trust and respect of all those we work with every day. To everyone that voted for us, thank you!