Henry E. Fradkin is the founder of a consulting company offering services related to commercializing IP and technology. Prior to this position, he worked for Ford Motor Company for almost 31 years and retired in early 2002.
In 1997, he founded Ford’s first dedicated business office for extracting value out of Ford’s technology and business intellectual assets and was its first director until he retired. He also initiated: a patent donation program, addition of commercialization opportunities to joint development arrangements, institutionalizing the leveraging the value of IP as part of Ford’s contribution to new joint ventures, and spin-outs of new companies based on Ford IP. During his years at Ford, he held several different senior executive level positions related to product, business, strategic, technology, and marketing planning. Henry has been selected as one of the world’s leading IP strategists by Intellectual Asset Magazine (“IAM”) in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He also is co-inventor of US Patent Application 61/459,726 “Universal Joint Assembly for an Automotive Driveline System.”
Mr. Fradkin has a M.S. in Management from the Sloan School at M.I.T. and a B.S. in Engineering (specializing in Materials) from Brown University. He has been a speaker at several major forums, published articles on IP licensing in les Nouvelles and in other magazines, has had selected articles reprinted in other languages around the world, participated on several licensing-related panels, and has been the subject of nearly 30 benchmarking projects by other companies.