ClearViewIP is delighted to announce that Benoit Geurts has joined the company, based out of the UK, in the role of Senior Consultant. Benoit has 15 years' experience in technology strategy and intellectual property exploitation with a proven track record of providing strategic advice to senior executives and transaction brokerage services to a wide range of technology companies.
Prior to joining ClearViewIP, he was the co-Founder and Director of Exponent IP, an IP brokerage firm where he managed complete multi-million dollar patent transactions. His role included identification of technology trends and transaction opportunities, analysis of patent portfolios and production of marketing material, negotiation of NDAs and Patent Purchase Agreements and management of due diligence, patent assignment, and fund transfer.
Before co-founding Exponent IP, he worked as an independent IP consultant providing transactions, IP recruitment and licensing acceleration services. Previously he was a key member of QED Intellectual Property, developing and growing the company's IP consulting services. He advised IP owners on patent mining, IP exploitation strategy, IP valuation and IP transactions.
Benoit also worked for Decipher, a digital strategy consultancy, managing strategic assignments in order to help companies understand the commercial, financial and operational implications of e-commerce initiatives created on the Internet, interactive TV and wireless technologies. Benoit started his career with PA Consulting at the Cambridge Technology Centre where he was part of the Electronics and Telecommunications Industries team, advising leading technology companies across Europe on their innovation strategies and on how to improve shareholder return on R&D spent.
He has written several articles for trade publications and contributed to webinars on the IP marketplace. Benoit graduated from HEC Management School – University of Liège in Belgium and holds an MBA from Leicester University. Benoit speaks fluent French and English.