At Rockwell Collins, Bill Elkington has provided leadership in multiple dimensions of IP management for the past 12 years including: The application of IP protection, valuation, business relationship, and transaction strategy to business strategy; Enterprise policy, procedure, training, tools, and change management strategies to protect IP and to enhance value extraction in business relationships; and The development and application of metrics and standards to the areas of IP protection and IP transactions.
Rockwell Collins is an aviation and high-integrity solutions company that supplies its commercial products and services to military customers worldwide.
Mr. Elkington has served on the LES (USA & Canada) Board of Trustees as the Public Policy/Regional VP, USA and is Co-chair of the LES Standards initiative, whose purpose is to develop standards for the field of IP management.
He also is a member of the Aerospace Industries Association, Intellectual Property Committee, where he works on education and policy issues with colleagues from other aerospace companies, specifically regarding software and data rights in Department of Defense contracting.
Mr. Elkington is regarded as a thought leader in the field of IP management, having written many articles for IAM Magazine and having been the subject of several round-table interview articles written by others for IAM. He is also a member of the IAM Strategy 300, an elite global group of IP strategists.
Prior to joining Rockwell Collins, Mr. Elkington was co-founder and VP of Program Management at MeshNetworks, a wireless startup company established to commercialize ITT’s novel communications technology. MeshNetworks was sold to Motorola in 2004. Prior to joining MeshNetworks, he held positions in IP management, technology marketing, strategic and operations planning, and program management in ITT’s Aerospace/Communications Division (A/CD) and General Electric R&D organizations.