Joe Sommer – AT&T

Joe Sommer has been involved in various forms of monetization of AT&T’s patent assets and technology for over twenty years. He has participated in M&A transactions, standards consortium pool formations, patent valuations, managed company-wide defacto and standard based patent licensing programs, designed corporate-wide Intellectual Property education courses, instituted and managed a Patent Sales Program, managed two full Patent Portfolio Analysis projects and created a portfolio taxonomy for an early instantiation of the AT&T portfolio for ease of analysis. Joe has also worked with venture capitalists to leverage portions of AT&T’s patent and technology asserts for high value.

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