Paul Germeraad

Paul Germeraad is President of Intellectual Assets, Inc., a professional advisory services firm specializing in integrated business, R&D, and IP processes. Intellectual Assets, Inc. is distinguished by using cutting edge IP assessment tools and proprietary software, in addition to offering invaluable insight based on the depth and breadth of executive level management experience and industry coverage the firm’s members represent. Dr. Germeraad was previously Chief Operating Officer for Aurigin Systems, Inc., a software start-up company, where he focused on the development of the company’s intellectual asset management products for the Competitive Intelligence, Licensing and R&D communities. Prior to joining Aurigin in 1998, Paul worked for three Fortune 500 companies. He served as Vice President, Corporate Research for Avery Dennison, as the executive responsible for the Corporate Research Center. Before joining Avery Dennison, Paul was director of James River Corporation’s Flexible Packaging Technical Center and held a variety of R&D and management positions at Raychem Corporation.

Paul is past Chairman of the Industrial Research Institute, an organization of Chief Technology Officers whose organizations account for over 70% of all US R&D spending. Paul joined the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Board of Trustees in 2002 and serves as Vice President, Education for the 2004-2005 year. He is an instructor for the LES Professional Development Series.

Paul is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a B.A. in Chemistry. In addition, Paul holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine and an LL.B degree from La Salle Extension University.