Patent Properties Inc./TEDMED
Jay Walker is Executive Chairman of Patent Properties Inc., a public company that is developing an innovative private-enterprise solution that will enable more patent licensees and licensors to do business together voluntarily.
A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Walker has founded three companies that serve more than 50 million customers each. He is best known as the creator of Priceline, which has grown into a business with a $60 billion market cap. Priceline is second only to Apple computer on the S&P as the company with the highest 10-year compounded growth rate.
Mr. Walker is the world’s 11th most patented living inventor, named as an inventor on more than 700 U.S. patents. His inventions focus on unique business systems and solutions across a dozen different industries.
For the past three years Mr. Walker has also been the curator and chairman of TEDMED, the health and medicine edition of the famous TED conference. TEDMED recently announced its alliance with the University of California, San Francisco.
A noted expert on imagination, Mr. Walker created and curates one of the world’s great private libraries: The Library of The History of Human Imagination. Filled with notable books, manuscripts, historical artifacts and treasures of all kinds, it was hailed by Wired as “the most amazing library in the world.”
Mr. Walker is an active member of The President’s Circle of the National Academies, The Atlantic Council, and the non-profit TED.
Mr. Walker received his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations, Cornell University, New York, in 1978. He is actively involved with Cornell University as the co-chairman of its Library Campaign.
He is married to Eileen Walker, a trustee of Cornell University and a former human resources executive at IBM.