Weston Anson is Chairman of CONSOR®, an intellectual asset consulting firm specializing in trademark, patent and copyright licensing, valuation, and litigation support. After receiving his MBA (honors) from Harvard University, he served with the management consulting firm of Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Subsequently, he was Vice President at Playboy Enterprises, Inc., where he launched many of their licensing programs; and then Senior Vice President of Hang Ten International, which grew to nearly 100 licensees in 30 countries under his direction.
Over the last 25 years, he has led the way in developing and establishing accepted methods to maximizing the value of IP for companies. He is an expert in establishing new licensing strategies for IP, as well as developing and managing licensing programs. Mr. Anson is an active member of the international intellectual property community, as a Board Member of LESI, and LIMA, and Committee Chair at INTA and the ABA. He is a lecturer and author of over 150 IP and licensing articles. Mr. Anson is the author of six books on various aspects of intellectual property. Mr. Anson recently served as Chair and Co-Chair of the International Valuation Standards Committee for the 2012 Global Technology Investment Forum. He also serves on the Financial Standards Panel for the Singapore government.