Patel takes helm at TiVo’s IP licensing business

TiVo Corporation announced the appointment of Arvin Patel to the position of executive vice president and chief intellectual property (IP) officer effective in the third quarter.

Reporting directly to TiVo CEO Tom Carson, Patel will be responsible for all facets of TiVo’s patents and licensing business.

TiVo said Patel has held a number of IP leadership positions including global head of IBM’s IP Strategy group and, most recently, chief IP officer at Technicolor.

Patel also formerly held the senior vice president of IP and licensing position at Rovi Corporation.

“Having worked for some of the world’s largest technology and entertainment companies, Arvin fully understands the value of TiVo’s IP and solutions and the ability of our offerings to help customers reach consumers in new and compelling ways,” said Carson.

“TiVo thrives on innovation and we’re excited to have Arvin join us as we continue to expand our offerings in the fast-growing streaming and OTT markets and explore global opportunities in emerging segments of the entertainment technology marketplace and beyond.”

Patel said: “TiVo has a proven track record of successfully developing and licensing technology to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience.

“I believe that there is a significant opportunity to build on that legacy of success and position the IP business for the next phase of growth.

“Together, our patented technologies and innovative products are key to powering the next generation of entertainment.”