Dr. Reed Thorkildsen

Technology Advisor, silicon valley


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Dr. Reed Thorkildsen counts over three decades of experience and expertise ranging from managing teams in hardware, software and algorithm development, domestic/international standards development, business development and sales to intellectual property strategy and acquisition.

Since 2009, Dr. Thorkildsen has focused on maximizing the return on investment in intellectual property including:

 VP Technology at Tangible IP LLC for Telecom & Media Content - Provide due diligence and strategic advisory and valuation to companies with requirement to understand and exploit intellectual property.

Full time Consultant as Technology and Marketing Lead for Communications and Networking Domain at Boeing – Create and implement go-to-market plan for monetization through tech transfer and licensing of Boeing technology and IP.

Portfolio Director, Fund Strategy & Investment at Intellectual Ventures – Responsible for investment, development, and monetization of intellectual property portfolios in Media and Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics, and Enterprise Computing.

Previously, Dr. Thorkildsen was Sr. Vice President of Technology and R&D at Motricity and Infospace Mobile (acquired by Motricity in 2007) where he led the development of the platforms providing web content and services to smartphones for major wireless carriers such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Prior to that, he spent 20 years with Bell Labs, where he worked on technology and product development for wireless communications and, as VP of Sales for Lucent Technologies, was a part of the team that achieved more than $1B in annual revenue for Lucent’s wireless business.

Dr. Thorkildsen earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia and a B.S. from East Tennessee State University.

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