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Two high-profile executive appointments at IAM Market vendors in the past week

Technicolor’s chief IP officer Arvin Patel will depart the French firm to take up the same post at media and entertainment tech company TiVo. Deirdre Leane – perhaps best known as former head of controversial patent monetisation business IPNav – will take over much of Patel’s role at Technicolor.

The team behind one of the biggest patent deals of all time is starting a new venture

The $4.5 billion sale of bankrupt Nortel’s patent portfolio to a consortium of some of the world’s biggest tech companies back in mid-2011 was a watershed in the world of IP monetisation. The team that helped to get that deal done is relaunching with a new service offering for rights holders.