Sean Murray


Sean Murray’s career spans more than 20 years as an entrepreneur, intellectual property expert, and innovation leader.  He currently acts as a strategic advisor to a wide range of technology businesses at different stages of growth (startup, VC financed, publicly traded).

In 2008, Sean founded Murray IP Consulting Inc., a firm that advises inventors and companies on intellectual property protection, freedom to operate, and technology commercialization strategies.  Murray IP clients include companies developing solutions in software, electronics, telecommunications, and ecofriendly technologies.  Prior to founding his own firm, Sean was the Director of Patent Strategy & Licensing at BCE Inc. for 5 years.  During this time, Sean implemented a company-wide IP education system, grew the annual patent filings 600%, conducted IP due diligences during M&A activities, generated IP Freedom to Operate assessments, and led patent licensing and sale projects.  Previously, Sean also worked at Nortel Networks, Smart & Biggar (a National IP firm), and Semiconductor Insights (now TechInsights).

Currently, Sean is President and co-Founder of Arkalumen Inc., an engineering company that designs and manufactures intelligent LED solutions for light fixture manufacturers.  Over the last decade Sean’s leadership has transformed Arkalumen from a technology start-up to a critical supplier for partners across North America and around the world.  The company holds industry essential patent assets and is uniquely nimble in providing custom solutions, meeting emerging industry needs.

Sean is a Registered Patent Agent in Canada and the United States.  He earned an MBA from Ivey Business School in 2003, following a BASc in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in 1998.  Sean is also the inventor on more than 50 issued patents in a wide range of technologies including Internet services, telecommunications, advertisement, security, and electronic control systems.

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