Paul N. Bernal

Global Patent & Technology Licensing: Business Development Intellectual Property Licensing, The Boeing Company

Paul Bernal currently leads Global Patent & Technology Licensing Business Development for The Boeing Company and is responsible for licensing trademarks & copyrights, trade secrets, patents, and technologies for application in non-aviation related markets.  Previous position in licensing was focused on aerospace licensing in support commercial aircraft, government, defense & space products.

Mr. Bernal has been an associated with innovation, business development, strategy, and IP licensing for The Boeing Company since 2004. He brings a wide-ranging background to his roles, with expertise in business development, licensing, financial analysis, operations, sales, and marketing. Mr. Bernal assesses Boeing’s developmental projects and products for market viability outside of its core areas of business. He coaches and mentors project leaders, guiding them through the business development lifecycle, helping to transform ideas into sound business proposals. He has prepared market analysis, opportunity assessments, business plans, IP strategies, technology collaboration, and innovative business models.

Prior to Mr. Bernal’s return to The Boeing Company, he served as a Global Account Manager for Microsoft’s World Wide Operations Division.  While at Microsoft he managed both domestic and international client relationships with marketing, licensed product groups, manufacturing, planning and operations for targeted lines of business. He also developed initiatives through business case analysis, supply chain audits, lean principle assessments, and licensing. Paul also coordinated sales, marketing, operations, and supplier campaigns.

Mr. Bernal has been a principal in three startups, responsible for strategic planning, private stock equity placement, filings with regulatory agencies, sales & marketing, licensing, business development, and operations. Two of these companies Paul founded and later sold.

Mr. Bernal has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Central Washington University, Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management from Seattle University, and Executive Leadership Certification from the Sloan School of Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Paul is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-Do, enjoys yoga and spending time with his family.

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