Founder, President & CEO
Before founding Longhorn IP, Mr. Fekih-Romdhane was Vice President of Engineering at Acacia Research Group. Prior to that, Mr. Fekih-Romdhane was Director of IP licensing at Conversant IP management and Memory Licensing Program lead at Intellectual Ventures. Mr. Fekih-Romdhane has extensive experience in international IP monetization, Patent analysis and Patent acquisitions. Mr. Fekih-Romdhane holds several patents related to the design of semiconductor chips and has a deep knowledge in the fields of consumer electronics and semiconductor technologies. He played a key role in closing licensing deals with world-leading companies in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.
Mr. Fekih-Romdhane holds a MSEE in Electrical Engineering University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Soogeun Lee, Ph.D.
Before joining Longhorn IP, Dr. Lee was Director at Acacia Research group. Prior to that, he held positions with Conversant IP Management and Chipworks. He also held engineering management positions with leaders in the semiconductor industry such as Samsung. With extensive experience in semiconductor manufacturing and in reverse engineering, Dr. Lee has deep knowledge of ULSI process, package, LED, MEMS technologies. He has authored multiple papers in the field of semiconductors, and is also an inventor on several Korean and US patents.
Dr. Lee holds a Ph.D degree in Material Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), in Taejeon, Korea.
Vice-President European Operations
Mr. Bayram Hammami is an investment expert with an extensive experience in the global financial markets. He developed and managed innovative financial solutions for many world renown financial Institutions and was responsible for leading their investment strategies.
Mr. Hammami played a key role in raising capital for various funds in Asia and Europe.
At BNP Paribas, Mr. Hammami led the structuring desk in Hong Kong and was active in the field of alternative investments. He is a leading expert in Oil & Gas IP focused on the operations in Africa.
Mr. Hammami holds an Executive MBA from the Aberdeen Business School in Scotland and a Master's degree in Mathematics & Finance from the University of Toulouse, France.
Before joining Longhorn IP, Mr. Kim was the Senior Patent Attorney in charge of handling legal matters for all semiconductor licensing campaigns at Conversant IP Management. During this time, Mr. Kim also provided legal support in European litigation for the Conversant Wireless patent portfolio. Prior to that, Mr. Kim was an associate at a local patent litigation firm in Dallas, TX. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Kim was a data architect specializing in optimizing data warehouses for business analytics.
Mr. Kim holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD from the University of Houston Law Center.
Hassan Zeino, Ph.D.
Dr. Zeino is an accomplished Telecommunications Engineer with more than 25 years of experience. He spent several years bringing wireless telecommunications products from ideas to design and development, to marketing and sales. Dr. Zeino has more than ten years of experience in Intellectual Property acquisition, mining, claim drafting, prosecution, claim charting, licensing, and litigation. He also has more than 10 years of international experience in academic research, consulting, and teaching whether to university students or to professionals in the field. Prior to joining Longhorn IP, Dr Zeino was the CTO of Telecomunique, a consulting company in the IP domain. He previously held several positions in the industry going from Research Scientist to System Architect, to Senior Licensing Engineer.
Dr. Zeino holds a Ph.D degree in Telecommunication as well as a Master degree from the university Blaise Pascal in France.
Before joining Longhorn IP, Mr. Prabu was Director of IP Licensing at Acacia Research group. Prior to that, he held several Research and Management positions with leading companies in the wireless industry such as BlackBerry and Motorola. Mr. Prabu has a deep knowledge of a multitude of wireless technologies and wireless standards such as the 3G (UMTS), 4G LTE, LTE-A, and 5G wireless technology standards.
Mr. Prabu has eight years of experience in Intellectual Property acquisition, patent mining, claim chart preparation, patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation support with a focus on wireless technology and SEP patents.
Mr. Prabu holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana at Missoula.