Business Development Executive, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Annemarie Meike is a Business Development Executive with responsibility for commercialization of technologies and management of intellectual property portfolios for energy, environment, sensors, wireless technologies and nanomaterials at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since 2000. Named in 2015 by Intellectual Assets Magazine as one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists, she negotiates business partnerships, and coaches and facilitates successful start-up companies, several of which have received prestigious R&D 100 awards. She also has engaged in business development and technical audits in the former Soviet Union, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. State Department. Meike has been recognized for excellence in technology licensing and the development of working partnerships by Santa Clara University, LLNL and the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). She is a member of several technical professional societies, and has held key leadership and founding roles in the Licensing Executives Society (LES) USA & Canada, LES International and the LES Foundation. She currently is Director of the LES Foundation International Graduate Student Business Plan Competition, which focuses on education and IP strategy.
Meike joined LLNL in 1989 to design, build and manage a multi-disciplinary scientific program predicting the ultra-long term degradation of materials, which she directed for 10 years. She was co-founder and organizing chair of the International Alloy Conferences, and sits on an Advisory Board of a National Science Foundation International Materials Institute. Annemarie holds a Ph.D. in Geology with an emphasis in Materials from University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.
Meike has traveled widely, including research as a Senior Fulbright Fellow at Australian National University and teaching secondary school in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She has owned and directed two start-up companies, one in the U.S. and one in Australia.