Cory Van Arsdale

Senior Vice President, Global Licensing

Cory Van Arsdale is senior vice president of global licensing at Intellectual Ventures (IV). He manages a team focused on large, complex transactions with major industry licensees, and leads the development and execution of select cross-company licensing and strategic acquisition initiatives with such licensees.

Mr. Van Arsdale has 28 years of experience serving as a CEO, business development and revenue generating professional, acquisitions integration specialist, and intellectual property and technology transactions lawyer.

Prior to joining IV in 2010, Mr. Van Arsdale was co-principal at Van Arsdale Yeager LLC, a business consultancy emphasizing intellectual property, acquisitions integration, Food and Drug Administration regulatory affairs, start-ups, business model and sales strategy, and business development. Mr. Van Arsdale’s particular focus was in the areas of software, online media, video games and mobile.

Throughout his career, Mr. Van Arsdale has held positions at Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc. and Sun Microsystems in various legal, management and business development positions, including general manager of Microsoft’s online services business development and running its mobile and in-game advertising subsidiaries.

Mr. Van Arsdale received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California and his J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

Mr. Van Arsdale is currently on the board of advisors of RootMetrics and Parllay. He has also served as a law lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law for the drafting intellectual property licenses course, which focuses on practical contract drafting.