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Alejandro Plazas

Global Group Manager, Global Patent & Invention Management

General Motors

Alejandro Plazas is a seasoned New Business Development, Intellectual Property Management professional, and Innovation leader with ~20 years of experience creating and developing new technologies, R&D, intellectual property management & strategic intelligence, business development, contract negotiation, and execution, project management, and innovation.

Alejandro is currently the Global Group Manager of the Global Patent & Invention Management team for General Motors (GM), the organization responsible for the central coordination and management of the GM Invention Protection Process, and Global Portfolio of Inventions and Patents.

Professional experience centers on:

  • Intellectual Property strategy advisor and patent landscaping expert focus on empowering innovation growth while effortlessly protecting winning ideas that lead the way toward a future of zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.
  • Leading and supporting a culture of innovation within General Motors by driving industry-leading technologies into GM Products, Technologies & Services
  • Finding technical solutions and implementing novel technologies into internal combustion engines to meet the next generation of emissions standards and fuel economy challenges, while exceeding customer expectations of power and performance without cost penalties.
  • Identifying and developing business opportunities of General Motors technologies to establish the General Motors brand as highly innovative and increase revenue with minimal further investment by developing technology commercialization/licensing strategies and plans, including deal framework, negotiation, contract development, and execution.

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