Omer Hiziroglu

Managing Partner at Azur Strategy
Ranked in IAM/IC, IP management consultancy, Legal, Licensing, Technology transfer, Valuation
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Omer Hiziroglu does a brilliant job of promoting and sustaining business growth through the strategic management and monetisation of patents and other IP and is in high demand among emerging innovators.

Omer Hiziroglu's Profile

Omer Hiziroglu has 20 years of experience in technology-based transactions. His venture capital and corporate background provides him with wide expertise when advising clients in the innovation value chain.

Mr Hiziroglu’s practice primarily focuses on working with technology-intensive SMEs and providing portfolio management and transactional and strategic services on an international level. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and is often sought-after for corporate training and for structuring technology transfer policies for universities. He is actively involved with WIPO GREEN as part of its advisory board, demonstrating his dedication to addressing climate challenges through the diffusion of technologies.

Mr Hiziroglu is a principal with Azur Strategy, an intellectual property and innovation management consultancy firm based in southern France.

Previously, Mr Hiziroglu was the managing partner of TLS.IP, a strategic IP firm, following several years as a general partner with Diffusion Capital Partners, an early-stage technology venture capital firm. He is actively involved with the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) and has launched LESI’s highly successful Young Members Congress Committee. He has served as a board member and vice president of LESI and is still actively involved with LESI as co-chair of the Global Technology Impact Forum. He is also a proud member of LES France. Omer has been named as one of the world’s leading IP strategists in IAM Strategy 300 continuously since 2015.

Mr Hiziroglu has a BA in economics and international relations from Tufts University (United States); an LLM from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland); and a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University (United States). Omer is a member of the Istanbul, New York and Massachusetts bars and he holds Certified Licensing Professional and EuKTS Expert certifications.

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