EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – Jin Kim, Ph.D., senior director, Innovation Business Development, at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been named a world-class intellectual property (IP) strategist in the 2016 edition of IAM Strategy 300.
Kim, who leads UTRC’s patent and trademark monetization activities, is listed in the book as an expert in finance, IP management consultancy, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer and valuation. This is the second consecutive year he has been so honored.
“Jin brings a wealth of experience to his role at UTRC, where his IP expertise impacts the entirety of UTC,” said Jim Fritz, executive director, Innovation Business Development, UTRC. “Through his strategic advice, UTC is already realizing the benefits from the monetization of game-changing technology breakthroughs generated across the corporation. It is very appropriate that he be listed among the world’s most notable IP strategists.”
Kim works across all business units within UTC. In addition to leading patent and trademark monetization activities, he oversees large technology transfers and IP venturing opportunities in areas such as unmanned aerial vehicles, the Internet of Things and sustainable energy. He also advises UTC on intellectual property (IP) negotiations, IP valuations and business model innovation.
Prior to joining UTC, Kim served as a Principal at Coller Capital, New York, New York, a private equity firm, where he was a senior member of the company’s investment team. Previously, he held the position of Special Projects Manager at the IP monetization firm of IPValue Management, Bridgewater, New Jersey. He started his career as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, New York, New York.
As the innovation hub of United Technologies Corp., United Technologies Research Center supports the development of new technologies and capabilities across the company and collaborates with external research organizations, universities and government agencies globally to push the boundaries of science and technology. UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, with additional operations at its affiliate in Berkeley, California. UTRC subsidiaries also carry out research and development work in Shanghai, China; Rome, Italy; and Cork, Ireland.
UTC, based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.
Contacts: Laura Stevens, UTRC, (860) 610-1653