IPVALUE Appoints John Lindgren as President and Chief Executive Officer
IPVALUE Management, a global leader in corporate licensing and patent monetization today announced the appointment of John Lindgren, a distinguished executive with experience at growing intellectual property monetization businesses, as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lindgren will also join the company’s board of directors.
Rob Amen, a Managing Director at Vector Capital and member of IPVALUE’s board of directors said, “John is a seasoned executive with unparalleled strategic experience in the intellectual property marketplace. His deep industry expertise, strong reputation among blue-chip corporate patent holders, and vision for transformational business development will allow IPVALUE to accelerate growth and continue to distinguish itself as the partner of choice for world class patent holders. We are very pleased with the performance of our investment in IPVALUE, and we anticipate making significant additional investments in the near future using this platform. We are excited to welcome John to the company and look forward to working with him.”
Prior to IPVALUE, Mr. Lindgren was the President and CEO of Conversant Intellectual Property Management, where he grew the company to become one of the most highly-regarded patent monetization platforms in the industry. Earlier, Mr. Lindgren enjoyed a 20 year career with Texas Instruments Incorporated focused on intellectual property enforcement. Mr. Lindgren holds a JD from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was editor-in-chief of the SMU Law Review. He earned an MSEE from Southern Methodist University School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a BSEE from Duke University School of Engineering. Mr. Lindgren is a member of the Texas, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the US Patent and Trademark bars.
“I am excited to join IPVALUE and pleased to be part of an organization that has such a strong reputation for professionalism and integrity in this evolving IP marketplace,” said Mr. Lindgren. “IPVALUE is uniquely positioned to partner with innovators to monetize premier patent portfolios. The company currently manages over 5,000 active US patents from leading technology companies such as Cypress, Elpida, Panasonic, Mitel, Sanyo, and NXP. The firm has a proven team of over 40 technical, legal, business, and negotiations professionals focused on patent commercialization. Most of our staff hold advanced degrees, and around half have over 10 years of experience in patent commercialization. I look forward to working with this talented team to continue to build upon the company’s momentum as a leader in the intellectual property monetization market.”
Mr. Lindgren succeeds Murali Dharan who had been the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2007 and who facilitated IPVALUE’s acquisition by Vector Capital in 2014. Mr. Dharan will continue to serve on IPVALUE’s board of directors and will assist with the leadership transition.
Mr. Amen said, “We want to thank Murali for his strong leadership as the CEO of IPVALUE over the past decade. Murali built an incredible company, and IPVALUE would simply not be where it is today without his hard work, leadership, and dedication to the Company, its employees, and its clients. I look forward to continuing to partner with Murali as a fellow Director.”