Henry E. Fradkin is the founder and principal of Value Extraction LLC, a consulting company offering services related to commercializing IP and technology. Value Extraction clients include Fortune 500, smaller firms, government agencies, and law firms. His services include conducting workshops on IP commercialization strategy, working with clients to improve their effectiveness in monetizing their intellectual assets, and guiding them on patent and other IP sales arrangements.
Prior to this position, he worked for Ford Motor Company for almost 31 years and retired in early 2002. In 1997, he founded Ford’s first dedicated business office for extracting value out of Ford’s technology and business intellectual assets and was its first director until he retired. He also initiated: a patent donation program, addition of commercialization opportunities to joint development arrangements, and spin-outs of new companies based on Ford IP. During his 30+ years at Ford, he held several different senior executive level positions related to product, business, strategic, technology, and marketing planning.
Mr. Fradkin has a M.S. in Management from the Sloan School at M.I.T. and a B.S. in Engineering (specializing in Materials) from Brown University. He has been a speaker at several major forums, published articles on IP licensing in les Nouvelles and other magazines, had selected articles reprinted in other languages around the world, participated on several licensing-related panels, and has been the subject of nearly 30 benchmarking projects by other companies.