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Innovation Asset Group
Peter Ackerman, CEO
Peter Ackerman is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Asset Group. He is responsible for overall corporate strategic direction and vision. Ackerman began his legal career at Intel Corp, where he handled a wide variety of issues related to patents, branding & trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and commercialization activities. In his private law practice, Ackerman provided intellectual property assessments and audit services, helping clients to see and understand their IP-related inventories and processes, highlighting risks and potential profit areas, and imparting best practices. He has spoken at a variety of events around the world on several topics related to the management and exploitation of intellectual property. Ackerman holds a J.D. degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
Shawn Pilkington, Executive Vice President, Sales
Shawn Pilkington is co-founder and Vice President of Sales of Innovation Asset Group. Previously, Pilkington led sales for The Invention Machine, a software company specializing in process innovation and intellectual property assessment tools for corporate R&D, M&A groups, and intellectual property law firms. Before that, he was at Xerox where he was responsible for launching new products through regional sales teams. Pilkington sits on a standards committee related to invention management, and he is the Founding Chair of the Oregon/SW Washington Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, a global organization of professionals dedicated to the management and monetization of intellectual property.