Chief Executive Officer, MPEG LA, LLC
Lawrence Horn is President and CEO of MPEG LA, LLC, the world’s leading provider of one-stop licenses for standards and other technology platforms. MPEG LA revolutionized patent licensing with the modern day patent pool, helping to produce the most widely used standards in consumer electronics history. MPEG LA has operated licensing programs consisting of some 15,000 patents in 85 countries with some 245 patent holders and more than 6,000 licensees. Mr. Horn has directed MPEG LA’s licensing and business development since the company began operation.
By assisting users with implementation of their technology choices, MPEG LA offers transparent one-stop licensing solutions that provide access to fundamental intellectual property, freedom to operate, reduced litigation risk and predictability in the business planning process. In turn, this enables inventors, research institutions and other technology owners to monetize and speed market adoption of their assets to a worldwide market while substantially reducing the cost of licensing. MPEG LA is developing patent pools for CRISPR gene editing and advanced battery technologies, and has established licensing ventures for molecular diagnostics and oligonucleotide therapeutics.
Today the majority of innovation comes from the bundling of different inventions and IP assets. In this context, the necessity to get mechanisms for the exchange and diffusion of inventions is no more challenged. But to this day the creation of standardized IP market institutions (as there are in markets for capital, land and labour) remains […]