Dr. Mark Kokes
Mark Kokes is our Chief Licensing Officer and General Manager – Media. Prior to joining the Company as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Media IP in late 2021, Dr. Kokes held the position of Chief Intellectual Property Officer for NantWorks and the Nant family of companies – a large healthcare conglomerate based in Los Angeles, California. Preceding NantWorks, Dr. Kokes was promoted to the role of Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property, Licensing and Standards at BlackBerry where he was responsible for the monetization of its aggregate intellectual property portfolio as well as BlackBerry’s numerous research and technology standardization efforts. Prior to joining BlackBerry in late 2014, Dr. Kokes held the position of Vice President of Corporate Development and Intellectual Property Licensing at Intertrust Technologies Corporation, a prolific licensor of technology and intellectual property in the area of trusted distributed computing and cybersecurity.
Dr. Kokes is a 15 year veteran of the mobile industry. Preceding his time at Intertrust, he held a series of senior engineering, corporate strategy and intellectual property related positions at Nokia Research Center, Sony Ericsson’s Corporate Technology Office and HTC’s Corporate Strategy Group. Dr Kokes is an inventor on 14 US and international patents, has co-authored several additional international patent applications and has published many academic articles and book chapters on various research topics.
Mark holds a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, as well as both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.