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Bill Elkington

Senior director, IP management

Bill Elkington is senior director of IP management at Rockwell Collins. He is responsible for protection, value extraction and rights management strategies concerning Rockwell Collins’s strategic intellectual property. His group works with the company’s business units to value intellectual property and to structure both upstream and downstream licences in the normal course of its business. He has held this position since 2003.

Before joining Rockwell Collins, Mr Elkington was co-founder and vice president of programme management at MeshNetworks, a wireless start-up company established to commercialise ITT’s novel communications technology. MeshNetworks was sold to Motorola in 2004.

Before joining MeshNetworks, Mr Elkington held positions in IP management, technology marketing, strategic and operations planning and programme management in ITT’s aerospace and communications division and at genetic engineering R&D organisations.

Mr Elkington is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan and has advanced degrees from Syracuse University.