Malcolm (Mal) J. Kaus, retired from ExxonMobil as Upstream Intellectual Property Process and Licensing Manager where he had responsibility for all ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company’s work processes and procedures for the acquisition, maintenance, assertion and defense of its Intellectual Property. As Licensing Manager, Dr. Kaus was also responsible for all licensing transactions impacting ExxonMobil’s Upstream business. He was also responsible for Intellectual Property aspects of Commercial Agreements, Joint Developments and Joint Industry Programs, as well as dispute resolution and enforcement issues. In his previous assignment Dr. Kaus was the Licensing Manager and Intellectual Property Process Manager for ExxonMobil Chemical Company.
He is the inventor of a number of patents in the areas of polyolefin catalysis and polypropylene. Dr. Kaus is also a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and serves on the CLP Board of Governors.
He is a summa cum laude graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with honors in Chemistry and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Kaus earned his Doctorate in Chemistry from Brown University. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston.