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Hironori Seki

Hironori Seki

Acacia Research Group LLC
Senior Vice President
Newport Beach, CA, USA

Mr. Seki joined Acacia Research Group LLC in July 2013 as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia.


He began his 30+ year IP career at Hitachi, Ltd., where he led international licensing programs and litigations covering a variety of technologies and products. He was stationed in Washington, D.C. from 1991 through 1995 to head Hitachi’s U.S. IP operations, including among others, establishing patent portfolios around Hitachi’s core technology areas, helping IP management of US subsidiary companies, focusing on three major R&D divisions at the time, and participating in many licensing and litigation projects. In 2004, Mr. Seki became General Manager and Chief IP Officer at Renesas Electronics Corporation - the joint semiconductor spin-out of Hitachi, Mitsubishi and NEC. At Renesas, Mr. Seki was responsible for all IP-related matters of the company, including supervising licensing, litigation, patent acquisitions, business development, IP portfolio development and IP asset evaluation and management. Mr. Seki is a registered patent attorney in Japan.

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