Jaime A. Siegel - CEO
Jaime founded Cerebral Assets after spending 23+ years in law firms and industry as an leading expert on global intellectual property strategy. Through Cerebral Assets, Jaime is able to pass on his experience to entities of all sizes, from early stage start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
Jaime has extensive experience in international IP monetization, enforcement, valuations and strategic acquisitions. Most recently, Mr. Siegel was the Executive Vice President of Licensing for Acacia Research Group (Nasdaq: ACTG), responsible for the revenue of the public company. In his last year at Acacia, Jaime led a team responsible for generating over $140MM of revenue. Prior to joining Acacia, Mr. Siegel spent more than 15 years at Sony Corporation of America, concluding as Vice President and Senior IP Counsel, as well as its representative to Taiwan. While at Sony, Mr. Siegel played a key role in the development and execution of Sony's global patent strategy, including launching and building a team of IP professionals in Taiwan. Jaime has successfully negotiated hundreds or patent and technology licenses, as well as leading hundreds of patent litigations around the globe.
Jaime was a member of the Board of Directors of MPEG LA, the worlds most successful patent pool, for over a decade, and served as the Chairman of the Board for two years. He has taken part in the development of many FRAND licensing strategies for standard essential patents globally.
Before heading into industry Jaime was an associate attorney at the leading IP firms of Fish & Neave and Kenyon & Kenyon, in New York, where he specialized in patent litigation and client counseling. Jaime began his professional career as an engineer in the aerospace industry.
For many years, Jaime has sat on the advisory boards of start-ups, providing guidance for their portfolio development and business strategies. He has a strong interest in working with young professionals and students, as evidenced by his creation and stewardship of active internship/externship programs at both Sony and Acacia.
Jaime publishes articles, and is regularly invited to speak and comment on issues related to the business and strategies of intellectual property.