Douglas Naab Managing Director, Licensing and Technology Ventures General Electric
Douglas is Managing Director, Licensing and Technology Ventures at GE. Based in Niskayuna, NY, he joined the business in 2011. He is the platform leader for licensing GE coatings and materials globally. His specialties include patent analysis and licensing, technology licensing, deal structure, program management, negotiation, and business development. He has been lead negotiator for GE’s phosphor licensing team (including KSF) for close for 8 years.
Before GE, Douglas served as Vice President of Licensing for IPVALUE Management, where he led negotiations on complex patent and technology transactions. He was also the Manager of Technology Licensing for Xerox Corporation, where he led a team of 13 license professionals to out-license Xerox patents and technology. Before that, he served as the Vice President of Business Development and Licensing at Integument Technologies, running the IP and license practice for the coatings startup company.
Douglas has an MBA in Technology and Marketing from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from State University of New York at Potsdam. He additionally is a Registered US Patent Agent and has been leading IP negotiations for 20 years.