Bigger than BlackBerry
Mark Kokes quit as BlackBerry’s IP head last year to go to work at a sprawling conglomerate owned by one of California’s richest men. Charged with monetising a huge, disparate portfolio, this new role could be his biggest challenge yet
In IP monetisation there appeared few other jobs as big. With a portfolio of around 40,000 patents, a CEO committed to seeing a return from the company’s assets and a vast sea of untapped opportunities across a range of sectors waiting to be licensed, running BlackBerry’s IP function looked to have an almost unlimited upside.
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