Tum currently works in Paris and is leading a team of IP professionals that supports the business of Power Conversion worldwide. As an IP counsel, he is defining the global IP strategy and its roadmap not only for the acquisition of IP rights but also for the IP enforcement.
IP Valuation and Monetization are also among his objectives. As such, Tum works with different groups of technical and licensing experts across GE to transfer divested technologies and IP rights. He also participates in M&A projects for the acquisition of strategic technologies.
Prior to this position, Tum was involved in all Intellectual Property matters including patent litigation and patent & trademark protection for more than 20 years. Being registered before the EPO, OHIM and USPTO, Tum represented Oil&Gas companies for Baker Botts in TX, as well as telecommunications and wireless technologies such as IBM, Texas Instruments and Nokia GmbH, in Düsseldorf. Tum is also a Vice President of the Cambodian IP Association.
Tum majored in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and Aviation during his studies at ENSEM in Nancy, France. He graduated from law school in Houston, TX after his studies of international relations with regional specialization in China and SEA at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.