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Dr Changhae Park is senior vice president and chief IP officer at NXP Semiconductors and is based in Austin, Texas. In this role, he leads all aspects of IP matters including IP creation, IP counselling and IP monetisation. Before this, he was the head of IP monetisation at NXP and chief IP officer at Freescale Semiconductor.
Dr Park started as a research engineer in the semiconductor industry and has an extensive technical background in semiconductor design, manufacturing and applications. He held several technical and managerial positions in Cypress semiconductor and Motorola’s semiconductor products sector before completing his MBA and becoming the head of an R&D organisation in Motorola. His career in IP monetisation started while leading the R&D organisation and was initially focused on technology transfer and licensing. This eventually led to an expanded role managing all IP licensing activities in Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector and later Freescale Semiconductor. He has led numerous IP monetisation campaigns and generated close to US$2 billion from a number of deals with major corporations in the semiconductor and electronics industries around the world.
Dr Park is originally from South Korea. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ajou University in Suwon, South Korea, his master’s and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA degree from Arizona State University.