En résumé

+Target Driven, Comprehensive Leader/Manager with Bus Development/Legal/Marketing/Sales and Monetization Acumen in IP High-Tech/ Medical/ Security/Automotive and Consumer Technologies
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+Multi-lingual, multi-faceted Promoter of Innovation & Technology.
+Builder of Global Functions & Functional best practices in small to large organizations
+Skilled Negotiator & Conflict Resolution Expert
+Sales Veteran with Marketing Experience & Savvy
+ EN, FR, DE, ES, . . .

+Businessman, Attorney at Law and Patent and Trademark Attorney

+Multi-Industry International Experience in large Multinationals from Procter and Gamble to Amoco and Siemens, to smaller auto/consumer corporations & start-up ventures.
+Honors MBA in Marketing & International Strategy. Masters in Cyber Communication, with High Honors. Juris Doctor-Gov. Regulatory/and Business Law.
+Interface on Policy with Multi-cultural representatives, Cross-Border Corporations, Universities & Government
+Influencer & Guide to Upper-Level Engineering, Legal and Business Decision Makers on High Visibility or Risk Scenarios

Business & People Person skilled in:
* aligning resources and partner suppliers
*valuing & shaping portfolios to profit core and non-core business
* promoting defensive & offensive commercial strategies
* advising board and upper level management, interfacing & counseling a broad spectrum of businesses
* negotiating "win-win"​ outcomes internally & externally
* developing & Managing processes, people, tools & change
* adept in meeting P/L targets


- Bridging technical reality & business practicality
- Decisive Negotiating and Closing of Rival and Partner Agreements
- Solid and Rapid Decision Making Skills
- Promoting Individuals & Teams
- Hands-on experience in Identifying-Analyzing Business Opportunities, Licensing, Joint Ventures, M&A and Stock Purchase Transactions

Distinguished roles in Cross Cultural Project Management, Legal Partnership, Entrepreneurial Founder/CEO, IP Strategic Direction

Mes compétences :
Esprit d'équipe
Avocat d'affaires
Project management
Technology transfer
E commerce
Budget management
Business developpement
Propriété intellectuelle
Marketing stratégique
Gestion du personnel


  • IP Strategy Consulting - Founder Strategist for Investments

    2016 - maintenant ***Actively Seeking a challenging new Position in a Small Business-Start-up Environment

    -International business development promoter focusing on Innovation and Marketing in areas from health care and automotive to consumer products to commercial arts Counseling and Monetization. Focus on projects related to new business starts or competitor analyses.

    -Recognized protection and assertion professional with global and cross-cultural expertise in negotiations and diplomacy regarding government/regulatory, IPR including patent , trademark, trade secret and copyright issues.

    -Currently Advising on technology Exploitation, Commercialization, Protection and IP as Investment opportunities on a world-wide basis, with broad focus on Gov/University/Legal/ and Technology Firms.

    -Concurrently engaged in international congresses, training, coursework, training and/or consulting engagements, from marketing and sales of legally protected products to international exploitation strategies, including political and/or environmental ramifications. Contract reviews.

    Amenable to lead a dynamic smaller and/or growing company/legal group to reach maximum innovation and IP potentials.

    -Counseling on international exploitation strategies, including political and/or environmental ramifications. Contract reviews.

    -Seeking Think Tank, Board Appointments, Board Level Advising, New Business Start Ups, or Operations Ready Senior Executive Opportunities
  • Siemens SAS - Business Development /Senior Licensing Counsel -Head of Patent Sales-Investments

    Saint-Denis 2007 - 2016 Promoter and Leader of Global Commercial Innovation as Investment

    - Actively forged and maintained business relations with NPEs/Investors/Funds & operating companies including finding/evaluating/developing & maintaining broker, equity investors, service provider relationships.
    - Spearheaded IP Sales as Leader of Team for Multi-Million €€€ Core Competency.
    - Head of Consultancy Patents & Standards. Champion of Open Source & Innovation alternatives.
    - Led Teams developing market studies, acquisition analyses, monetization processes development,due diligence, valuation & analytics.
    - Advisor to innovation driven start-ups.

    Business & Legal
    -Multi-level communication/negotiation/Conflict resolution champion. Aggressively made assertions, sought JV/development resolutions. Liaison with M&A, Business functions.
    - Manager & Mentor/Trainer/Promoter/Advisor of US/CN, Asian (CN/JP) & European collaborative projects.
    - Closer of multi-million Euro projects in Corporate Technology, Communication/Video, High Tech, Health Care Diagnostics, Automotive.
    -Tech Experience in Controls/Sensors, Mech/Electric/Computer Hardware & Software, Security ID and Authentication, Digital & Mobile Communications.
    -Spearheaded Entitlement/pre-litigation preparation & post-litigation initiatives.
    -Legal advise related to Infringement detection, licensing alternatives, due diligence.

    Contract & IP Support
    - Project contract analyses and/or negotiations in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian.
    -Took Business valuation, innovation strategy development, and global legal solution decisions.
    -Reviewed/aided in prosecution & drafting of technical/proprietary documents to ensure no technology gaps in high value portfolios.
    -Made, Advised on and/or implemented OPC strategy decisions.
    -Hands-on identification, evaluation-valuation of critical exploitable assets.
    -Determined & implemented international defensive/ offensive strategies for technology throughout the innovation cycle
  • Valeo - Manager of the Americas- IP -Senior Intellectual Property Counsel Automotive

    Paris 2003 - 2007 --Built and grew Department, Managed IP function, hired staff & led coordinators in 5 Mexican & American locations. Intervened as Bridge to implement IP vision and mission with International & American entities, heads of R&D, Legal & IP Direction.- Developed processes and received accolades for highest scores in Group for Valeo 5000 audit.
    -Managed and grew intellectual property portfolio and innovation statistics more than 300% in 4 years, with growth rates in disclosures and filings of over 20% per year. MEMA anti-counterfeiting task force. Co-author IP Best Practices in the automotive supply industry with OESA and IP leads of all major suppliers. -Corporate Anti-counterfeiting task force representative at MEMA and OESA; legal IP committee member and speaker.

    - M&A due diligence for potential division acquisitions.
    -Advised on Competition, Piracy & Anti-Trust issues.

    -Promoted & Developed innovation patenting function, portfolio analysis & building, hands-on management leading to Highest Global R&D Quality Ratings. Interfaced with innovation leader/engineer inventors. Personally drafted and prosecuted scores of national & international patent filings.

    -Focus on best practices, total quality, effectively exploiting commercialized inventions within budget constraints, counseling and pre-litigation preparation. Negotiated lab, Joint venture and development, Supply, other agreements; Provided analyses to management on alternative IP profit methods & mitigation of litigation risks.

    -Wrote business legal opinions on commercial, IP and compliance / anti-trust, competition issues.
  • CEO-Emergent Artist Promotions- EAP asbl-Decourtenay Galleries - CEO, Director Legal, Marketing and Communications

    1998 - 2002 Built non-for-profit and commercial gallery in Mons, Belgium, and Pontiac, Michigan USA from the bottom up. Lobbied for artist clients, developed funding proposals, promoted international contests and openings in galleries in Belgium and the US. Lead strategic direction, monitored and approved budgets and associated entry into organizations and associations. Wrote marketing materials, developed communications strategies.
  • Procter & Gamble, Amoco, Cultor Food Science, Gambro - General Manager-Contentious Issues, Director IP, International Manager, Chem/Pharma, Consumer Goods

    1991 - 1998 Various posts of responsability and accountability from development to leadership/senior management In vast gamut of industries.


  • Ecole Europeen De Communication - Brussels (Bruxelles)

    Bruxelles 2000 - 2001 Master of Cybercommunication

    E-Communications - High Honors-First in Class
  • ULB - Université Libre De Bruxelles (Bruxelles)

    Bruxelles 1992 - 1993 MBA

    International Strategy and Innovation Management - Distinction - Solvay Scholarship
  • Syracuse University College Of Law (Syracuse)

    Syracuse 1984 - 1987 Juris Doctor

    Government and Regulatory Law - University Fellowship - 3 years. Dean's List 1987