Ray Strimaitis - Yahoo! Inc
Ray Strimaitis is vice president of intellectual property and deputy general counsel for Yahoo! Inc and vice president of Excalibur IP, LLC. He leads a global team of IP professionals and is responsible for all IP matters at Yahoo! and Excalibur. In his current role, Mr Strimaitis is responsible for setting patent strategy, monetising the Yahoo! and Excalibur patent portfolios, managing patent risk, guiding patent advocacy and overseeing all trademark/copyright matters.
Since joining Yahoo! in 2010, Mr Strimaitis has successfully established and led a programme to monetise Yahoo! patents that has generated $600 million in patent sales and license transactions. In 2016 he led the effort to form Excalibur IP, LLC – a wholly owned Yahoo! subsidiary which was created to further optimise patent value to Yahoo! shareholders.
Under Mr Strimaitis’s leadership, the Yahoo! IP department was recognised by the Association of Corporate Counsel as being among the industry’s top IP law departments and nominated for a Global Counsel Award in 2016.
Before joining Yahoo!, Mr Strimaitis served in various legal, management and patent monetisation roles at IBM. He holds a BS in electrical engineering and a JD from Cleveland State University.
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