Pallavi Shah joined Black Stone IP as Senior Vice President of IP Transactions in May 2015.
As an industry recognized thought leader, spokesperson and champion in technology, innovation and intellectual property, Ms. Shah has focused on helping Fortune-100 companies and their partners montetize their innovations, bring many digital media and security technologies to market, and protect their innovations through filing of well over 100 patents. Ms. Shah has served as a Board Observer of venture-funded Silicon Valley startups, and has chaired various standards committees, including MPEG4-Java. She is also inventor of four US patents and has authored and presented multiple technical and business papers.
Prior to Black Stone IP, Ms. Shah served in various senior management roles at HP for over a decade, including where she monetized HP’s intellectual property through patent sales, technology transfer, channel / partner development and new business incubations. Before HP, she managed alliances for Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Corporation). Prior to Sun, Ms. Shah worked for the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), where she pioneered the world’s first interactive HDTV.
Pallavi holds MS in Electrical Engineering, and is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.