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Anthony Grillo Joins Saxon Innovations as Senior Vice President of Licensing
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tyler, TX -- Saxon Innovations LLC, an intellectual property licensing company, has named Anthony Grillo, Senior Vice President of Licensing.
Most recently, Mr. Grillo served as Vice President of Licensing for IPVALUE Management Inc. where he lead and managed patent assertion, sale and licensing activities for various clients. Prior to joining IPVALUE, Mr. Grillo was the Vice President of Intellectual Property for Agere Systems where he led a team that generated $140 million in annual revenue from the company’s patent portfolio. During his tenure at Agere, Mr. Grillo was responsible for all aspects of intellectual property including licensing, patent assertion, patent litigation, and patent prosecution. Prior to Agere, Anthony worked at Lucent Technologies where he was responsible for patent prosecution and licensing matters.
"Anthony brings a strong combination of legal and business experience to his position at Saxon Innovations," said Saxon Innovations Chairman, Bill Marino. "We are delighted to have Anthony join Saxon Innovations. He brings to the company a well established track record of monetizing innovations, and his experience will be useful in identifying other potential acquisition opportunities."
"I look forward to working with the Saxon Innovation team," said Mr. Grillo. "The company is well capitalized and positioned to further develop and commercialize its intellectual property portfolio."
About Saxon Innovations
Saxon Innovations is a leading intellectual property licensing company that develops, markets, and enables innovative technologies. The company serves a wide variety of growing technologies including networking, wireless and wired voice and data communications, computers, data storage devices, entertainment and gaming systems and other consumer electronics. The current Saxon Innovations patent portfolio is comprised of over 180 U.S. patents covering technology that originated from AMD and its spin off Legerity. Saxon Innovations plans to grow its patent portfolio through innovation and continued strategic acquisitions.
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