Mark Kokes is Chief IP Officer at Nantworks and the Nant family of companies, a large healthcare conglomerate based in Los Angeles. Dr Kokes is responsible for the development, prosecution, enforcement, licensing and monetization of Nant’s patent portfolio.
Dr Kokes is a 15-year veteran of the mobile industry. He joined Blackberry in 2014 and quickly established and launched Blackberry’s IP monetization, divestiture and IP venturing programs, building a high‐performing, world‐class licensing organization which generated more than $200 million recurring revenue in just three years.
Prior to Blackberry, Dr Kokes was Vice President of Corporate Development and IP Licensing at Intertrust, where he led all North American and European IP licensing and corporate development activities. He was an adviser and member of the management team of five Intertrust portfolio companies.
Before joining Intertrust, Dr Kokes worked at the Nokia Research Center, Sony Ericsson’s corporate technology office and HTC’s corporate strategy group.
Dr. Kokes has B.S. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from both the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M Univ. as well as an MS, Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and a PhD, Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.