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Hilory Wallk

Founding Strategic Advisor

Hilory Wallk is an intellectual property attorney, who has worked with Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies, domestically and internationally, over the course of her career. She has supported technologies ranging from network servers, wireless, WiMAX, optical, alternative fuels, IT lifecycle software, standards bodies, network appliances, new business initiatives, and pharmacological consulting, to name just a few. Hilory has worked in a variety of in-house counsel positions to enable her to maximize her technical expertise and business acumen, and to combine same with her legal training, including a Masters in Law in Intellectual Property Law.

During her long career, Hilory has negotiated an extensive array of strategic agreements, including without limitation: complex licensing, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures, co-development, support services, advertising and marketing, in addition to counseling large and small entities on the intricacies of intellectual property law, unfair competition, antitrust concerns, as well as the development of template agreements and the coordination of high-level business strategy and solutions.  She is currently consulting for a small company headquartered in Poway, and will begin a new engagement for a mid-sized corporation in March 2009. 

Hilory believes that an important area of future growth is within the nanotechnology sector, with its applicability to a seemingly endless array of technical issues facing today's world. She is pleased to contribute her legal services to NRF, which she views as an important visionary entity which has the support of an impressive body of scientific and business minds, which will blaze the path of innovation for many years to come. An important element of NFR is its emphasis on the training of new generations in this vital and explosive scientific specialization via NFR's emphasis on educating today's youth via an exciting scholarship program.

Hilory currently resides in Carlsbad, California where she pursues her passion for health and fitness, both on a personal level and by consulting with a number of small business entities.