Tynax ~ Patent Library

Tynax Management

David Smith, Founder & Chairman

David is an entrepreneur, transaction broker, author and educator working in the high-tech sector for over 30 years. David forms and grows ventures such as Tynax Inc., an exchange and patent brokerage featuring hundreds of thousands of patent assets, SVBS Co. Silicon Valley Business School, and Silicon Valley High School, Inc.

As Apple World Marketing Manager, David was responsible for Apple’s global brand. A pioneer of the early Internet and world wide web, David was founder and CEO of SurfMonkey, Inc., developing the leading web browser and safety service for kids. As CEO of MediaLive Inc., David designed one of the first web browsers, email and TV-set-top-box systems. David’s inventions have been awarded U.S. patents and his software and multimedia products have won critical acclaim.

David authored several books: Patents, Cloaks & Daggers, Dollar Value, Zero-to-IPO, now published in Japanese as well as English language. He is the host of the Silicon Valley Trends podcast series, has presented and appeared in a number of videos, lectured in business schools and universities in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, addressed U.S. government congressional hearings and appeared on several radio and TV shows. David is recognized as one of the "World's Leading IP Strategists" in the IAM Strategy 300, published by International Asset Magazine.

He holds a BSc.(Hons.) Computer Science & Economics from the University of Leeds (U.K.), a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Westminster and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

David is a photographer in his spare time. More information is available on David's LinkedIn profile.

Paul Kallmes, Director of Licensing

Paul Kallmes has been in the IP and licensing industry for over twenty years and is always looking for ways to create value from intangible assets. An electrical engineer with a strong grounding in risk assessment and management, he has built and managed portfolios in a wide variety of industries for clients around the world. He managed the largest portoflio in the LED lighting industry, creating a stable foundation for that industry's growth. He has managed portfolios for R&D labs, hardware manufacturers, medical device start-ups, 3D printing, AR/VR, and many others. He has advised start-ups and established companies around the world on IP strategy, innovation capture, intangible asset deployment, portfolio transactions, product development, IP due diligence and valuation, and IP-based fund-raising. A former instructor in licensing and IP strategy, he continues to advocate for intangible assets to assume an increasingly central role in business considerations.

Tynax Broker Network

David Smith coordinates a global network of brokers including Mike Loughry, HP Lem, Diana Chen, Enric Battala, Hal Josephson, and many others.

Tynax Research, Finance & Operations

Michaela Neville directs the finance and operations, managing a team including Sebasian James, Emmanuel Ejiogu and other researchers.

Tynax I.T. and Software Development

Anand Chella Nadar manages a team of I.T. specialists and software engineers including Sheik Ibrahim, Arul Ginesh, Malligairajan Gnanamani and Rajapandian Alagarsamy.