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Peter Hoffman

Peter served for eight years as Vice President, Intellectual Property Management for The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace company. He was responsible for strategies to protect and generate the highest possible value from this significant corporate asset. He managed the company's patent portfolio; protection of trade secrets; and licensing of all IP as CEO of Boeing Intellectual Property Licensing Company.  


Prior to leading Intellectual Property Management, Peter served as director of global research and development strategy for Boeing Research & Technology, the company's advanced research organisation. He played a leadership role in the expansion of Boeing's global technology engagement and led the establishment of Boeing research centres in Australia, India, and China. He also developed numerous technology relationships across 31 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. He initiated contact between the University of Sheffield and Boeing in 1999 and was instrumental in the conceptualisation, launch and growth of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with a current membership of over 120 industrial partners.

Peter serves as a guest lecturer on international business issues at Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz School of Business and is Programme Director for the Chief Intellectual Property Officer Council at The Conference Board. He is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and was recognised with an Accomplished Alumni award from the University of Tennessee in 2013.


Peter is particularly interested in the intersection of international technology collaboration models and intellectual property strategies. With his industrial experience and advanced degrees in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and international business, he possesses a unique combination of intellectual property, technology and international business experience.

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