As President, Julia Elvidge has been a vital part of building Chipworks into a globally recognized leader in patent and competitive technical intelligence for the world’s largest semiconductor and electronics companies. Her extensive knowledge of technology products and strategic issues involving intellectual property has enabled her to provide invaluable insight and guidance to Chipworks’ customers. A widely respected expert she has been recognized as one of the world’s most foremost IP strategists by Intellectual Property Magazine (IAM).
Julia brings to her role as President a highly regarded participative management style – and a focus on understanding customers and their needs. She has been instrumental in creating an environment that encourages employee input and open communication in any business climate. This open culture is a defining characteristic of Chipworks and one that has fueled continuous innovation while enabling the company to consistently attract the smartest engineering talent in the world.
Julia joined Chipworks when it was still in its infancy in 1994 and held increasingly senior management positions before being named President in 2003. Her extensive industry experience and business leadership have helped Chipworks earn the respect and trust of IP groups and their legal counsel around the globe. Her strategic insights and recommendations have been instrumental in Chipworks’ ability to help clients earn hundreds of millions of dollars in patent licenses – often saving as much in royalty payments.
Prior to Chipworks, Julia enjoyed technical management positions with Mosaid Technologies and LSI Logic. Along the way, she has been awarded numerous patents for her work.
A respected hi-tech leader, Julia has served on boards including the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). She has won numerous awards for her contributions to entrepreneurship in the high-tech industry, and is a well-regarded speaker for IP industry events including Intellectual Property Business Congress (IPBC), Licensing Executive Society (LES), and IP Strategy Summits. As part of Mindtrust, a CEO network, Julia has been a strong supporter for leadership development programs with local universities – through sponsorship and involvement.