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Bill Geary

Vice President, Business Development

Via Licensing Alliance

William Geary is Vice President of Business Development at Via Licensing Alliance, where he is responsible for creating and launching new patent pools for worldwide nonexclusive licensing.  The pools cover industry standard technologies consisting of thousands of patents owned by hundreds of leading companies and universities.  He has been involved in the formation and operation of patent pools in a wide variety of technologies for more than 20 years.

Prior to his current rule at Via Licensing, Bill held the same position with MPEG LA (which was acquired by Via Licensing in May 2023). While at MPEG LA, Bill was involved with patent pools as a mechanism to address standards patent licensing and royalty stacking using an innovative and proven model that received approval from the U.S. DOJ and European Commission, balancing risk and reward for technology innovators and users.

Before joining MPEG LA, Mr. Geary was General Patent Counsel in the Samsung Electronics Washington, DC office where he handled worldwide patent licensing and litigation for eleven years and negotiated hundreds of patent license agreements, and directed dozens of litigations in the U.S. and overseas.

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