Luis Mejia, Stanford University
Mr. Mejia is an Associate Director in the Office of Technology Licensing at Stanford University. He leads a team of Licensing Associates with a technology portfolio of over 1,600 technologies ranging from engineering to medicine, representing 75% of Stanford’s license revenue. In his 26 years at Stanford, he has managed the University’s two biggest patents, three major patent litigations (including two cases argued before the US Supreme Court), negotiated over 250 licenses, and evaluated over 700 inventions, including the PageRank Algorithm which was the instrumental IP that led to the creation of Google.
Mr. Mejia has co-founded two Silicon Valley start-ups and been an advisor to several startups, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Mr. Mejia received his engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and is a Certified Licensing Professional. Prior to joining Stanford he worked on solar energy systems and energy management at Honeywell and Pacific Gas & Electric. Mr. Mejia is a Fellow of the Disruptor Foundation.