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Jeremy Salesin

Jeremy Salesin

Intellectual Ventures
VP of Acquisitions, Invention Investment Fund
Bellevue, WA, USA

Jeremy R. Salesin is vice president of acquisitions for Intellectual Ventures. In this role, Mr. Salesin is responsible for managing a global effort focused on acquiring invention rights, and leading a talented team of professionals responsible for assessing, valuing and acquiring patent portfolios from a diverse range of sellers. He is also responsible for further developing Intellectual Ventures' unique acquisition ecosystem involving the company's corporate relationships, channel partners and strategic alliances.

Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Salesin spent 11 years at Eastman Kodak Company, most recently as vice president and managing director of corporate development. At Kodak, he developed strategy with business units for acquisitions and divestitures to deliver on strategic objectives, supervised all worldwide mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures, and established and maintained processes for deal negotiation, valuation analysis and due diligence. Before joining Kodak, Mr. Salesin served in a variety of management, business development and legal roles at Silicon Valley companies, including as vice president of business development and administration at GotSavings.com, a pioneer in the provision of rebates and coupons to online shoppers; director of business affairs, general counsel, and secretary for LucasArts Entertainment Company, a global developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software; and vice president of business affairs, general counsel and secretary of Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corporation, a provider of interactive edutainment and entertainment software. He began his career at the law firm of Graham & James in San Francisco, where he specialized in intellectual property transactions and maritime litigation, after clerking for a federal magistrate. 
Mr. Salesin is a board member and treasurer of the Rochester City Ballet and previously served as an elected member of the Sea Education Association. His hobbies include woodworking, sailing and boatbuilding.

Mr. Salesin received his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the senior editorial board for the Michigan Law Review. He is a member of the California Bar.


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