Kurt Brasch is Head of Patent Transactions and Patent Policy at Uber. He closed more than 30 bilateral deals in 2017 and 2018, and launched and managed Uber’s UP3 Patent Purchase Program in April 2017. In September 2018 Mr. Brasch was ranked 35th in IAM’s Top 40 Global Market Makers. Before joining Uber, Mr. Brasch led strategic initiatives for Google’s transactions team and headed up multiple patent license negotiations, including the 2014 Cisco cross-license. He was named one of the Top 10 IP Personalities by IAM in 2015 for developing and leading Google’s Patent Purchase Promotion (PPP) and Patent Starter Program. Mr. Brasch also worked with the Allied Security Trust to design and launch the IP3 community purchase program in 2016 that followed on from the success of Google’s PPP. Prior to Google, Mr. Brasch was Director of Outbound Patent Licensing at Motorola Mobility.