Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Officer
Damon Matteo directs all aspects of PARC operations that touch intellectual capital. With a two-decade career in international intellectual capital management (ICM) and commercialization, Matteo has acquired extensive experience managing the full-spectrum of corporate intellectual capital assets — from optimizing their creation and capture, to extracting maximum value from them through vehicles such as licensing, assertion, and spin-outs. Matteo's operational experience includes establishing ICM functions, along with the enabling strategic, human capital, policy/process, and analytic capabilities.
Prior to joining PARC in 2003, Matteo created and managed Hewlett-Packard's licensing organization, where he directed intellectual property licensing for the entire corporation. He also lived and worked for several years in Asia and Europe. Matteo has successfully completed transactions representing various organizations — ranging from Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, to national laboratories and universities — in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Besides their strategic benefits, a number of these transactions were valued at over $100 million.
Matteo has received numerous professional awards and recognition, including: one of the "Fifty Most Influential People in Intellectual Property" (Managing Intellectual Property magazine); the National Technology Transfer Excellence Award (given by the U.S. Federal Government); the R&D 100 Award (R&D magazine); and Senior Distinguished Fellow with the Center for Advanced Technology. Matteo also serves on the Board of Directors for the European Center for Intellectual Property Studies, and was selected principal industry expert in intellectual capital for both the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission (SEC) and the United Nations.
Dedicated to advancing the theory and best practice of ICM, Matteo frequently lectures at national and international universities and professional organizations. He has also served as an expert witness on ICM-related matters for legal proceedings.
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Commerce Secretary Locke Names New Members to Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees
15 January 2010 | United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Designing and Building Valuable Assets: Lessons from Leading Companies on Organizational Approaches
11 April 2013 | San Francisco, CA
12 March 2012 | Anaheim, CA
Myths and Misconceptions: How to use Intellectual Property Rights and Export to Expand and Protect your Business
1 November 2011
George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC | Palo Alto, CA