Sam Wiley, Head of Thought Leadership and Customer Advocacy
Sam Wiley is a Silicon Valley IP veteran and IAM 300 2022 strategist with an unwavering conviction that intellectual assets are vital to advancing the arts and sciences. His passion is applying technology and data to empower innovators and business leaders. He advises clients ranging from Fortune 100 multinational companies to boutique law firms on implementing technologies that streamline IP operations and provide critical decision support on innovation strategy.
He is currently the Head of Thought Leadership and Customer Advocacy at PatSnap, a global connected innovation intelligence firm that specializes in turning innovation data into actionable intelligence. As an evangelist for IP technology and analytics, he uses his platform at PatSnap to share cutting-edge best practices by shining a light on industry thought leaders, particularly underrepresented voices in IP and innovation.
Mr Wiley’s career in IP began as a patent examiner with the USPTO, after which he was a consulting and testifying expert in IP valuation. Most recently, he has been heavily involved in the IP and innovation technology ecosystem, serving as a principal IP solutions architect for what was the world’s leading provider of IP software and services, and in multiple executive leadership positions. He has presented on IP and innovation topics across North America, Europe and Asia, and is the chair of the Licensing Executives Society Valuation and Pricing Committee. He holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from New Mexico State University, as well as a Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
Founded in 2007, PatSnap is the company behind the world’s leading Connected Innovation Intelligence platform. PatSnap is used by more than 10,000 customers in over 50 countries around the world to access market, technology, and competitive intelligence as well as patent insights needed to take products from ideation to commercialization. Customers are innovators across multiple industry sectors, including Biotechnology, Medical devices, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical, Electronics Manufacturing, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Aviation & Aerospace, Education, Legal Firms.
Pallavi Shah, Cofounder and Managing Director of Transactions
Pallavi Shah is the Cofounder and Managing Director of Transactions at Mobity, serving High-Technology and Healthcare clients worldwide from Silicon Valley since 2002.
Pallavi is a renowned negotiator, deal closer, and media spokesperson. Clients who seek to create and monetize their innovations through Technology (IP sales, acquisition, and licensing) and Business (M&A, JV, and Alliance) transactions exclusively retain her as their trusted advisor to get their deals done. They and her peers recognize Pallavi as one of the most industry-influential brokers for her consistent high-velocity and premium outcome results and her deep and broad network of decision makers carefully cultivated over 25+ years.
Before Mobity, Pallavi was the Head of IP Transactions at Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI), a mid-market investment bank, where she closed 50+ transactions within three years. Before HLI, Pallavi served HP (Hewlett Packard), Sun (now Oracle), and Sarnoff Labs (Stanford Research Institute) for over two decades in various business, product, and technology management as well as hands-on engineering roles.
Pallavi is also a published author (whose work is cited by 200+ publications, including by many of the mega-cap internet and media companies), and the inventor of 18 worldwide patents (cited by 260+ other patents) who has served as Board Observer for VC-funded Silicon Valley company, chaired the MPEG4-Java international standards committee, and contributed to the ISO image and video compression standards.
Pallavi holds a B.S. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Savitribai Phule University of Pune (MH, India), and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University (UT, USA). She has also passed the FINRA Series 79 and 63 certification examinations.