LORIA B. YEADON

Executive Counsel – Washington

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BIOGRAPHY

A senior IP business executive with 25+ years of experience managing all aspects of invention rights including licensing transactions, M&A activity, portfolio management, strategy development, and litigation across multiple technologies including: semiconductors, mobility, communications, transportation, consumer electronics, social networking, displays, among others.

Loria has a proven track record of managing P&Ls, leading global teams in the generation of billions of dollars in licensing revenue, while consistently exceeding revenue and profit targets. She has served in many strategic roles in various industries and markets from high tech to manufacturing companies to fund management.

Formerly, Loria was General Manager & Executive Vice President of the Transportation business at Intellectual Ventures (IV) in Bellevue, Washington. From 2009, she also served as IV’s head of the Invention Investment Fund (IIF) Organization and its Chief IP Counsel, and in both roles, she designed and developed the foundation for these organization, streamlined operations, and was a key partner in licensing revenue generation.  Loria served as an executive sponsor for key strategic licensing transactions and led the development of the litigation department, positioning litigation as a strategic business option for IV. In these roles, Loria managed a team of over 150 people and an annual budget of over $60M.

Prior to joining IV in 2009, Loria served as Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Intellectual Property International, CEO and Chairwoman of the Board for Honeywell Intellectual Properties Inc., and the Chief IP Litigation Counsel of Honeywell International Inc. At Honeywell, Loria was responsible for managing licensing and enforcement of a portfolio of 31,000 global patents, directed a matrixed team of over 100 employees and consultants, managed a multi-million dollar budget and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing revenue.

Prior to Honeywell, Loria served as Senior Counsel for Telcordia Technologies, Inc. (formerly Bellcore) in Morristown, New Jersey, where she managed patent portfolios, M&A activities and other IP transactional matters and was responsible for all trademark and copyright matters for the company.

Loria received a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Seton Hall School of Law, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from the University of Virginia. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Washington, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Loria is First Vice Chair and a member of the Executive, Audit and Nominating Committees and Board of Directors of Legal Momentum (The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund); a member of the national Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Girl Scouts of the USA; a member of the Board of Directors of StolenYouth; and an advocate for ending campus sexual assault and youth sex trafficking. She also currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia. Loria is a member of the American Bar Association, WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and the Jefferson Scholars National and Regional Selection Committees.   Loria previously served on the Advisory Board of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology at Seton Hall School of Law and Executive Board as Foundation Chair for Jack and Jill America – Seattle Chapter.

Loria is a member of WomenCorporateDirectors, and in 2014, she completed the DirectWomen Institute and the Women’s Director Development Program at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. She also served as Mistress of Ceremonies for Legal Momentum’s Women of Achievement (2015- 16) and Aiming High (2015 – 16) Awards events.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  1. Blaze Mobile Member of the Advisory Board, June 2016-Present.
  2. Girl Scouts of the USA Member Board of Directors, December 2015-Present.
  3. StolenYouth Member of the Board of Directors, October 2015-Present.
  4. Yeadon IP LLC CEO, August 2014-Present.
  5. Legal Momentum First Vice Chair, 2012-Present
  6. Intellectual Ventures Executive Vice President and General Manager, Transportation, August 2013-August 2014.
  7. Intellectual Ventures Executive Vice President, Invention Investment Fund Leader, January 2011-July 2013.
  8. Intellectual Ventures Chief IP Counsel, Invention Investment Fund, January 2009-December 2010.
  9. Honeywell Intellectual Properties Inc. CEO & Chairwoman, July 2003-January 2008.
  10. Honeywell International Inc. Chief IP Litigation Counsel, September 2001 – July 2003
  11. Honeywell International Inc. Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property, February 1999-September 2001
  12. Telcordia Technologies Senior IP Counsel, 1994-1999
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  1. Association of Women in Science Newsletter, “I Wanted It All and I Have It All,” Summer 2014. Association of Women in Science 2014
  2. Invited guest speaker at the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel Annual Meeting and AIPLA Women in IP Networking Dinner themed “Embrace and Empower”

CONTACT

7683 SE. 27th Street, Suite 411, Mercer Island, WA 98040
M: (425) 449-0031 / F: (973) 679-1508

PRACTICE AREAS

  1. Intellectual Property
  2. Contract Support
  3. Technology Law

EDUCATION

  1. Seton Hall University School of Law, JD., Law, 1994
  2. Georgia Institute of Technology, MS, Electrical Engineering, 1986
  3. University of Virginia, BS., Electrical Engineering, 1985
  4. Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Women’s Director Development Program, 2013

ADMISSIONS

  1. Washington, 2010
  2. New York, 1995
  3. New Jersey, 1994
  4. Registered to Practice USPTO, Patent Bar 1991

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  1. Board of Advisors, Blaze Mobile, June 2016 – present
  2. First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive, Audit and Nominating Committee Member, Legal Momentum: The Women’s Legal Defense Fund and Education Fund 2012 – Present
  3. Member of the National Board, Movement Strategy Advisory Committee and Audit Committee, Girl Scouts of the USA, December 2015 – present
  4. Board and Finance Committee Member, Chair of Strategic Planning Committee, StolenYouth, October 2015 – present
  5. Member, Jefferson Scholars Foundation National and/or Regional Selection Committee, March 2015 – present
  6. Member, Women Corporate Directors, 2015 – present
  7. CEO/Chairwoman, Honeywell Intellectual Properties Inc., a for-profit global subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc. headquartered in Phoenix). Board consisted of 6 – 8 members representing various shareholders 2003 – 2008
  8. Board of Trustees and Strategic Planning Committee Member, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia 2012 – Present
  9. Executive Board Member and Foundation Officer, Jack and Jill America, Inc. Seattle Chapter 2013 – Present, Co-Chair, Foundation and Community Service Committee Chair 2011 – 2016
  10. Advisory Board Member, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Seton Hall School of Law 2008 – 2014
  11. Committee Member, District Ethics Committee, 5B, New Jersey
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BIOGRAPHY

A senior IP business executive with 25+ years of experience managing all aspects of invention rights including licensing transactions, M&A activity, portfolio management, strategy development, and litigation across multiple technologies including: semiconductors, mobility, communications, transportation, consumer electronics, social networking, displays, among others.

Loria has a proven track record of managing P&Ls, leading global teams in the generation of billions of dollars in licensing revenue, while consistently exceeding revenue and profit targets. She has served in many strategic roles in various industries and markets from high tech to manufacturing companies to fund management.

Formerly, Loria was General Manager & Executive Vice President of the Transportation business at Intellectual Ventures (IV) in Bellevue, Washington. From 2009, she also served as IV’s head of the Invention Investment Fund (IIF) Organization and its Chief IP Counsel, and in both roles, she designed and developed the foundation for these organization, streamlined operations, and was a key partner in licensing revenue generation.  Loria served as an executive sponsor for key strategic licensing transactions and led the development of the litigation department, positioning litigation as a strategic business option for IV. In these roles, Loria managed a team of over 150 people and an annual budget of over $60M.

Prior to joining IV in 2009, Loria served as Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Intellectual Property International, CEO and Chairwoman of the Board for Honeywell Intellectual Properties Inc., and the Chief IP Litigation Counsel of Honeywell International Inc. At Honeywell, Loria was responsible for managing licensing and enforcement of a portfolio of 31,000 global patents, directed a matrixed team of over 100 employees and consultants, managed a multi-million dollar budget and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing revenue.

Prior to Honeywell, Loria served as Senior Counsel for Telcordia Technologies, Inc. (formerly Bellcore) in Morristown, New Jersey, where she managed patent portfolios, M&A activities and other IP transactional matters and was responsible for all trademark and copyright matters for the company.

Loria received a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Seton Hall School of Law, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from the University of Virginia. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Washington, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Loria is First Vice Chair and a member of the Executive, Audit and Nominating Committees and Board of Directors of Legal Momentum (The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund); a member of the national Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Girl Scouts of the USA; a member of the Board of Directors of StolenYouth; and an advocate for ending campus sexual assault and youth sex trafficking. She also currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Virginia. Loria is a member of the American Bar Association, WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and the Jefferson Scholars National and Regional Selection Committees.   Loria previously served on the Advisory Board of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology at Seton Hall School of Law and Executive Board as Foundation Chair for Jack and Jill America – Seattle Chapter.

Loria is a member of WomenCorporateDirectors, and in 2014, she completed the DirectWomen Institute and the Women’s Director Development Program at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. She also served as Mistress of Ceremonies for Legal Momentum’s Women of Achievement (2015- 16) and Aiming High (2015 – 16) Awards events.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  1. Blaze Mobile Member of the Advisory Board, June 2016-Present.
  2. Girl Scouts of the USA Member Board of Directors, December 2015-Present.
  3. StolenYouth Member of the Board of Directors, October 2015-Present.
  4. Yeadon IP LLC CEO, August 2014-Present.
  5. Legal Momentum First Vice Chair, 2012-Present
  6. Intellectual Ventures Executive Vice President and General Manager, Transportation, August 2013-August 2014.
  7. Intellectual Ventures Executive Vice President, Invention Investment Fund Leader, January 2011-July 2013.
  8. Intellectual Ventures Chief IP Counsel, Invention Investment Fund, January 2009-December 2010.
  9. Honeywell Intellectual Properties Inc. CEO & Chairwoman, July 2003-January 2008.
  10. Honeywell International Inc. Chief IP Litigation Counsel, September 2001 – July 2003
  11. Honeywell International Inc. Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property, February 1999-September 2001
  12. Telcordia Tec

CONTACT

7683 SE. 27th Street, Suite 411, Mercer Island, WA 98040
M: (425) 449-0031 / F: (973) 679-1508

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