William C. Elkington

Elkington_Bill-001D-142x200Bill Elkington is senior director, Intellectual Property Management, at Rockwell Collins. For the past 14 years, he has provided leadership in the application of IP protection, valuation, business relationship, and transaction strategy to business strategy. He has also provided leadership in enterprise business policy, procedure, training, tools, and change management strategies to protect IP and to enhance value extraction in business relationships. Mr. Elkington is the chair and president of the Licensing Executives Society USA & Canada (LES) Board.  He has led the LES Standards initiative, whose purpose is to develop standards for the field of IP management. Mr. Elkington also is a member of the Government/Industry Section 813 Panel, authorized by Congress to study the IP rights laws and regulations in DoD contracting and to make recommendations for changes to them.