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Murali Dharan

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Murali Dharan, President, Tessera

Murali Dharan is responsible for the strategic direction, management and growth of the Tessera intellectual property licensing business.

Murali has extensive leadership experience, most recently as CEO of IPVALUE, guiding the company from a start-up to an industry leader and helping partners to generate more than $1.6 billion in IP revenue. Prior to joining IPVALUE in 2002, Dharan held executive roles at various technology companies, including Executive Vice President at Preview Systems, Vice President and General Manager at Silicon Graphics, and Vice President and general manager at NEC.

Murali has earned an electrical engineering degree from Anna University in India, a master’s degree in computer science from Indiana University, and an MBA from Stanford University. A keen student of the high technology industry, he is passionate about innovation and the interplay between intellectual property, incentives for innovation, technology diffusion and the evolving structure of global industries and competition.