Steve Pomraning is an accomplished licensing executive successful in establishing and generating significant value for intellectual property (“IP”) assets. Most recently, he was Vice President – Licensing Executive for Intellectual Ventures and led the worldwide enforcement and licensing of patents focused on video content delivery, intelligent vehicles and the internet of things (“IoT”).
Prior to Intellectual Ventures, Steve was a Vice President with InterDigital where he negotiated and closed numerous patent license arrangements relating to wireless and video standards, both renewals and with new licensees. In addition to sealing InterDigital’s early membership with Avanci, Steve also promoted the strategy for initiating several SEP-based litigations in several venues, including India and the United Kingdom.
Steve began his IP licensing career at AT&T and Bell Labs, and has personally sealed >$1B (US) of international transactions for large operating companies (e.g., AT&T, Lucent, Bell Labs, Honeywell, etc.) as well as smaller non-practicing entities (e.g., IPValue, Intellectual Ventures, InterDigital, etc.). This was achieved by cementing hundreds of patent license and technology transfer arrangements, as well as sale, acquisition, joint-development and new venture spin-out deals relating to scores of technologies and markets. Maximizing and leveraging value from intellectual capital remains Steve’s forte.
Steve holds a B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering/Materials Science and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from Lehigh University.