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John P. Veschi

Rockstar
Chief IP Officer & President, IP Business
Ottawa, ON, CAN


John Veschi is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Rockstar. His leadership, engineering and patent experience span some three decades. John's in-depth experience covers the spectrum of the IP development business. John built and led the core of the Rockstar team while serving as Nortel Networks' Chief Intellectual Property Officer.

John has many years of experience running intellectual property businesses. Prior to Nortel, he was the General Manager of the Intellectual Property business at LSI Corporation, and had similar responsibilities at Agere Systems. He began his in-house Intellectual Property experience with the formation of Lucent Technologies.

Previously, he first honed his IP and patent litigation skills in private practice with Foley & Lardner. Also earlier in his career, he served as a Signal Corps Officer in the U.S. Army, and as an engineering manager in the defense industry.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College, an MBA from George Washington University, and a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland.

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