Global Business Professor’s latest audio interview, “How to Develop Revenue Streams Through Global Intellectual Property Licensing” features John Clark, former general counsel and chief administrative officer of Acument Global Technologies, who is an automotive industry and global IP and licensing expert.
In the 11-minute audio interview, Clark discusses these questions:
- Why would a company choose to license its intellectual property?
- Would the company need to license to potential or actual competitors and how do you handle that potential conflict?
- How does a company go about determining what IP they have and what may be licenseable to third parties?
Clark is an accomplished senior executive, general counsel and global business leader with 25+ years of international legal, administration and business guidance. He has managed industry-leading global IP licensing businesses and has extensive experience across every facet of day to day operations in public and private equity owned organizations, large-scale corporations, and privately held businesses. As both a general counsel and chief administrative officer for multi-billion dollar global companies, Clark has a wide range experience in domestic and international legal, compliance, human resources, M&A, intellectual property, EH&S and financial, as well as familiarity with multiple process challenges and complexities. He pairs his unique, multi-faceted skill set with sound judgment, issue spotting and problem-solving skills. He is well-versed in financial aspects, including audit procedures of global organizations as a core member of senior management teams and from having direct P&L responsibilities. He has experience in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, industrial, construction and financial services. He currently provides part-time and outsourced general counsel and chief administrative officer services to companies in various industries.