Claus Melarti is Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at RPX Corporation. Prior to joining RPX, Mr. Melarti worked as a litigation attorney with the Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Duane Morris firms before moving to an in-house position with Sony, where he focused on patent litigation and licensing. This role allowed him to provide counsel in connection with a broad range of worldwide patent-related issues, including patent licensing (cross-licenses and offensive/defensive licenses), management of a substantial portion of Sony’s litigation docket (before the ITC, various district courts, and in Germany), as well as a wide range of strategic M&A activities. Mr. Melarti has also served as Senior Vice President, Senior Counsel at Provenance Asset Group LLC, a company focused on offering operating companies patent-related service, as well as Vice President, Counsel at Technicolor, a worldwide creative technology leader in the media and entertainment sector.
Mr. Melarti holds a BS in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a JD from the University of Georgia School of Law.
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