Kirk brings more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property management and licensing to the team. His record for creatively solving problems and addressing complex business challenges drew him to Marconi’s vision of a new way forward for patent licensing.
Mostly recently, Kirk led Patent Transactions for Google where he created and led the team focused on strategic cross licensing and community based licensing solutions. During this time, he formed many strategic relationships with global partners and played a vital role in the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, receiving the Deal of Distinction award by the Licensing Executive Society.
Prior to Google, Kirk led licensing for Motorola Mobility, reorganizing and rebuilding the licensing business to generate billions in revenue and, ultimately, packaging the portfolio as a substantial part of the $12 billion acquisition of Motorola by Google.
Kirk holds a Juris Doctor from DePaul University, a Certificate in European Legal Studies from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.