Chief Licensing Officer
Afzal Dean is the Chief Licensing Officer (CLO) of Hilco IP Merchant Banking. Prior to joining Hilco, Mr. Dean was President of Marquis Technologies, offering integrated IP consulting services. He has over 15 years of patent and technology licensing experience in the Asian, North American, and European markets. Mr. Dean has over 25 years of international business, engineering, and telecommunication experience and was a co-founder of Rockstar, where he led assertion based mobile phone, tablet, and personal computer patent licensing business. Mr. Dean’s IP expertise include developing IP monetization strategies, reverse engineering, claim chart development and patent portfolio analysis. Prior to joining Rockstar, Mr. Dean led the wireless patent licensing business at Nortel; his other roles at Nortel included Director of Engineering and Business Development. Mr. Dean transitioned to Nortel from Bell Canada International where he was VP of Operations based in Hong Kong.