Lyubomir ‘Lyu’ Uzunov

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Mr. Uzunov is a Business Development Lead at Black Stone IP. Within the Business Development group, he is responsible for identifying strategic opportunities and building relationships with new clients. Prior to joining Black Stone IP, his work focused on the cross section between innovation and policy/strategy development. He started his career at the Congressional Research Service later moving to the United States Congress where we worked on legislative issues focused on telecom and intellectual property legislation. During his time at the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC) he championed a patent data based network-analysis of innovation ecosystems and built partnerships between the academic, startup, and corporate sector.

Mr. Uzunov holds an MSc in Intellectual Property Management and Markets (IPMM) from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is also an MA graduate from the University of Chicago and holds a BA summa cum laude from Victoria University – Wellington, New Zealand. In additional to English, he is fortunate to speak Bulgarian, Italian, and French.