Dr. Walter G. Copan Named President of TAEUS International Corporation
Will Provide Strategic Direction and Drive Expansion for Intellectual
Property Industry Leader
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/13 -- Dr. Walter G.
Copan, an internationally recognized leader in intellectual property
and technology-based innovation, has been named president of TAEUS
International Corporation, effective May 1, 2013. In this role, Dr.
Copan will develop and implement the company's growth strategy, drive
entry into new markets, and oversee corporate operations.
Art Nutter, the company's founder, Chairman and CEO, said, "We are
pleased to welcome Dr. Walter Copan to TAEUS as our company's new
president. Walter brings excitement, enthusiasm, a wealth of
intellectual property industry knowledge, and experience heading up
organizations of all sizes, both public and private. We look forward
to his inspirational leadership as we expand our core business and
provide new products and services to our customers."
"I am delighted to join TAEUS at this important time in the company's
history," Dr. Copan said. "TAEUS is an acknowledged global leader in
providing expert counsel, responsive service and innovative solutions
to a wide range of intellectual property owners."
Prior to joining TAEUS, Dr. Copan served as Managing Director,
Technology Commercialization and Partnerships, at the U.S. Department
of Energy (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory from 2010 to 2013.
Among his accomplishments were leading the implementation of the new
DOE technology transfer mechanism, "Agreements for Commercializing
Technology" (ACT); leadership of the "Startup America" initiative on
behalf of DOE for entrepreneurial business creation; initiating DOE's
Small Business Innovation Research - Technology Transfer program; and
leading economic development.
After earning dual B.S./B.A. degrees in chemistry and music from Case
Western Reserve University, Dr. Copan began his career in chemicals
and materials research at Lubrizol Corporation in 1975. He earned a
Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Case Western in 1982, and
subsequently held management positions at Lubrizol in research and
development, strategy, new ventures, and business unit leadership in
the U.S. and abroad, including Managing Director, Technology Transfer
and Licensing, from 1999-2003. In 2003, he joined DOE's National
Renewable Energy Laboratory as Principal Licensing Executive,
Technology Transfer. In 2005, Dr. Copan moved to Clean Diesel
Technologies, Inc., an international technology developer and
licensing firm, where he was Executive Vice President and CTO,
spearheading the company's transformation, growth and subsequent
listing on NASDAQ.
Dr. Copan has authored numerous professional publications and
presentations, and serves on the boards of several organizations. He
is an active member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) USA and
Canada, where he recently served as Regional Vice President for the
USA, and a leader in LES International. He also served as a member of
the National Advisory Council to the U.S. Federal Laboratory
Consortium, and has contributed to United Nations and World
Intellectual Property Organization programs as an expert on energy
and technology transfer matters. Case Western Reserve University
named Dr. Copan their Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2008.
Other professional affiliations include the American Chemical
Society, the Association of University Technology Managers, and the
Industrial Research Institute.
TAEUS International Corporation was founded in 1992 as the world's
first engineering company dedicated exclusively to intellectual
property. TAEUS helps companies and other organizations defend,
assert, manage, and monetize IP to realize optimum value for their
assets in the global market for innovation. TAEUS leverages the
world's leading network of IP experts and strategists to assist
clients with all aspects of intellectual property ownership. These
include determining which patents are valuable; conducting
competitive intelligence; proving competitors' use of patents by
forensic engineering analysis (reverse engineering); supporting
clients with IP licensing negotiations; IP transactions; conducting
prior art research and providing expert witness services in IP
litigation; and auditing license agreements. TAEUS and its
subsidiaries offer expertise that encompasses all areas of technology
-- from high tech to healthcare, from undersea to space applications.
The company is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with
offices worldwide. www.taeus.com
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