About US

IDEAHUB operate as an Intellectual Property “hub” for bringing
significant value to patents, trademarks and copyrights.

An “IDEA” is constantly evolving during its journey to becoming a valuable IP asset.
To maximize the value of IP, connectivity and collaboration to and other IPs, companies and
professionals are vital. IDEAHUB’s mission is to be a connecting hub between IDEAs and industry.

Founder & CEO

Kyeongsu Im

KS is responsible for corporate management and investor relations at Ideahub. KS has over 20 years' experience in patent acquisition and monetization in the CE and Telecommunication industries.
KS started his career at the IP Center of LG Electronics and has worked for various intellectual property and licensing companies for over 27 years. During his career, he successfully completed more than 100 patent acquisiton deals and generated over $150M in patent licensing revenues.
He earned his bachelor of electrical engineering degree from Yonsei University and juris doctorate degree from Yonsei and George Washington University

ks.im@ideahub.co.kr

  • Founder & CEO

    Kyeongsu Im

    KS is responsible for corporate management and investor relations at Ideahub. KS has over 20 years' experience in patent acquisition and monetization in the CE and Telecommunication industries.
    KS started his career at the IP Center of LG Electronics and has worked for various intellectual property and licensing companies for over 27 years. During his career, he successfully completed more than 100 patent acquisiton deals and generated over $150M in patent licensing revenues.
    He earned his bachelor of electrical engineering degree from Yonsei University and juris doctorate degree from Yonsei and George Washington University

    ks.im@ideahub.co.kr

  • EVP & General Counsel

    Daniel Carlineo

    Dan serves as General Counsel and oversees legal and patent monetization matters for IdeaHub. Dan brings an electrical engineering background and extensive licensing, litigation, and patent acquisition experience to IdeaHub. He has negotiated and drafted hundreds of license and patent acquisition agreements with aggregate dollar amounts exceeding $1 billion.
    On the litigation front, Dan has first chair trial experience in both federal district court and the USITC and worked as a damage expert. He has been named to IAM's World’s Leading IP Strategists and Asia Law & Practice’s Leading Lawyers on multiple occasions and is on the Advisory Council for the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Master’s in IP Management in Markets program.
    Prior to IdeaHub, Dan was the CEO of Global OLED Technologies, SVP and General Counsel of Technology, Patents & Licensing, and an attorney in the Washington, DC offices of Carlineo, Kee PLLC, Howrey, LLP and Morgan Lewis, LLP.
    He is a graduate of Binghamton University (BSEE) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (JD, Law Review).

    dcarlineo@ideahub.co.kr

  • EVP & CFO

    Kenneth Lee

    Ken is responsible for managing the overall financial strategy of IdeaHub, including accounting, tax matters, HR, capital usage, risk management and business profitability.
    Ken brings more than 26 years of extensive financial knowledge and executive leadership experience from his work with publicly traded and start-up businesses. Ken excels in helping organizations scale by optimizing the blend of processes, people, and systems, while mitigating the many challenges associated with hyper growth.
    He has been recognized for his financial expertise throughout his career including being named as a finalist for various start-up companies. Prior to joining Ideahub, Ken served as CEO for B&L Tax Accounting, Inc., an accounting and tax practice services company, Director for Realnetworks, Inc., a wireless contents and digital media provider, and Sr. Accounting Manager for SK Group, a telecommunication service company.
    He holds a BA in accounting and MS in taxation.

    km.lee@ideahub.co.kr

  • SVP & CTO

    Yang-Won Jung

    Yang-Won serves as CTO/Senior Vice President and Head of IP Engineering Lab at Ideahub. At Ideahub, he manages the IP Engineering Lab, which provides technical services to various IP monetization projects of Ideahub and its subsidiaries, including communication, cloud computing, video codec, and semiconductor packaging.
    He has over twenty years of experience in technology, innovation, intellectual property and project management. As a prolific inventor, he has been named on hundreds patents/patent applications including 100+ US patents in the fields of communication, networks, multimedia, cloud computing, social media, human-machine interface, security, etc.
    Prior to joining Ideahub, he worked as Vice President for Intellectual Ventures (IV) and managed 100+ innovators from 6 countries, reviewed thousands of inventions, and completed acquisitions of over 200+ patents.
    He has a Ph.D. from Yonsei University in Electrical Engineering.

    yw.jung@ideahub.co.kr

  • Licensing Executive
    & President of Ideahub affiliates

    Robert Colao

    Bob serves as a President of an IdeaHub affiliate.
    He has over 20 years of executive experience in the area of IP licensing and monetization. As Director of Outbound Patent Licensing at Nokia Inc., Bob led Nokia’s Global Outbound Patent Licensing organization and activities, and held the position of Director of International Licensing with IBM’s Corporate Intellectual Property Licensing organization.
    Bob has been a member of the Executive Advisors Network (XAN) for Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV) at Columbia University, working with/mentoring entrepreneurs and inventors at the University on aspects of IP.
    Bob holds BS/MS in Electrical Engineering and MBA degrees

  • Licensing Executive
    & President of Ideahub affiliates

    Emil Kim

    Emil serves as a President of an IdeaHub affiliate. He is primarily focused on patent licensing monetization in the media and technology space.
    Emil has over twenty years of experience in the patent field, including patent litigation, patent acquisitions, and complex licensing negotiations, with a particular emphasis in licensing monetization in the media and entertainment industry.
    Prior to joining Ideahub, Emil began his career as an attorney at various law firms, including Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, before moving in-house as senior director of licensing for a leading technology company in Silicon Valley.
    He holds degrees from both University of California, Davis (BS) and University of California, Hastings (JD).

  • Licensing Executive
    & President of Ideahub affiliates

    Pep Kim

    Pep serves as a President of an IdeaHub affiliate.
    He oversees patent licensing and litigation for a telecommunication patent monetization business.
    Pep has over 18 years of experience in patent litigation and SEP licensing, including as Director of L icensing & Special Projects for MPEG LA.
    He received a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. He also earned his M.B.A. from Sung Kyun Kwan University and B.S. in electrical engineering from Korea University.

  • Licensing Executive
    & President of Ideahub affiliates

    Juan M. Gisone

    Juan serves as President of an IdeaHub affiliate. He has 18 years of experience in patent portfolio management and monetization, including 10 years leading outbound licensing programs. At IBM, Juan closed multi-million cross-license and patent sales transactions. At Global OLED Technology (subsidiary of LG Display), Juan managed existing license administration, new business development, and assertion strategy. Juan began his career in patents managing portfolio assessment projects focused on infringement detection. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Rutgers University and is also a registered patent agent.

  • Licensing Executive
    & President of Ideahub affiliates

    Bruce G. Bernstein

    Bruce serves as Licensing Executive of IdeaHub and President of an IdeaHub affiliate. He has over 30 years of experience developing, monetizing and investing in intellectual property assets and has particular expertise in creating and growing licensing businesses for small to medium sized companies that have a core technology focus and related IP portfolio.

    Prior to joining IdeaHub, Bruce held the positions of Chief IP Counsel for Coller Capital, a leading global investor in private equity’s secondary market, Chief Intellectual Property and Licensing Officer for InterDigital Communications Corporation, a wireless technology development company, and Head of Patents for BTG International Inc., a leading publicly listed technology development and licensing company. He was also in private practice as a patent lawyer at the firms of The Law Office of Bruce G. Bernstein, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

    Bruce has a BSEE degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD degree from the American University. He is a member of the DC and NJ bars and is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Strategic Partners

Investors

Ideahub continues to acquire patents and provides
licensing service to various innovators.

  • Number of Patents and Applications (by Country)

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