Founder & CEO
Cote Capital is an IP merchant bank formed to invest in leading companies and their intellectual property assets (products, technologies, and related IP rights), in what is an emerging new IP economy.
Two trends are driving this new IP economy. Companies are shifting from a singular focus on meeting short-term financial objectives from sales of products and services to maximizing IP value from R&D investments, through sharing IP and through shared investment (with IP capitalists) in the development of new products and services that create long-term value and bring transparency to the value of IP.
In addition, rising nationalism, in the wake of globalization, has countries worldwide focused on localizing IP (with IP capitalists) to develop new products and services that address local needs, drive job growth, and transform their economies.
Chairman, Sonecon, Former Undersecretary of Commerce, Clinton Administration
Director of Research for Domestic Policy, American Enterprise Institute