Guy L Proulx
Founder and CEO, Transpacific IP Group Ltd
Guy L Proulx is the founder, chairman and CEO of Transpacific IP, the first full-service IP company based in Asia. Since its founding in 2004, the company has grown to become a leading IP firm in Asia with a reputation that extends worldwide. Furthermore, he is often at the forefront of technology transfer and knowledge sharing for new patented technologies from leading universities.
In addition to his leadership role of a global IP company, Mr Proulx is an influential member of the IP industry – a guest speaker at industry conferences globally, an adviser to governments and academic institutions, and one of the world’s leading strategists, so named by IAM from 2012 to 2021.
Mr Proulx has more than 30 years of business experience in multiple technologies and industries. Prior to founding Transpacific IP, he advised start-up companies on critical IP and business management issues, including IP strategy, portfolio development, acquisitions and licensing, as well as company formation, business capitalisation, strategic planning and executive management. He also has extensive experience working with private equity investors and acquisition groups on company and management assessments and technology and due diligence reviews.
Mr Proulx serves on the board of directors at several companies and was a director on the board for the IP Office of Singapore (2010 to 2014). He is a supervisor of the master postgraduate programme at the Peking University IP School, chairman of the International IP Institute at Sichuan University, director of the China National Institute for Digital Copyright Research Centre, and vice chairman of Workshops and Plenaries at the Licensing Executives Society International.
Guy earned a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and served as a nuclear trained and qualified officer in the US Navy.