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Richard Thurston, Former Senior Vice President & General Counsel Of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Joins IIPCC Executive Advisory Committee

Issued: October 23 2017

The International IP Commercialization Council (IIPCC) is proud to announce that Dr. Richard L. Thurston has joined its Executive Advisory Committee.


Dr. Thurston is the former Senior Vice President and General Counsel as well as Chief Proprietary Information Officer (Trade Secrets), Corporate Compliance Officer of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC). Prior to joining TSMC, he served as Regional Counsel, Asia Pacific and Vice President, Corporate Staff, and Assistant General Counsel at Texas Instruments, a Partner at Kelt Capital Partners, LP, a member of Haynes and Boone and is currently an of counsel for Duane Morris.


Noted Dr. Thurston, ‘I am very excited to join IIPCC in my new role. It is an honour to serve with my fellow Executive Advisory Committee members and our Board Members, who are recognized leaders in business, law and IP.”


Added Johnson Kong, Board Member of IIPCC, “Dr. Thurston’s experience with intellectual property and the protection of trade secrets is a timely and welcome addition to our team as IIPCC introduces its IKR, a service that helps organizations and individuals better protect their IP, in particular their valuable trade secrets.


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