First American Appoints Chief Intellectual Officer

July 20, 2021

First American Financial Corp. recently named Rouz Tabaddor as vice president and chief intellectual property officer.

This is a new position that will accelerate the expansion and monetization of the company’s intellectual property portfolio, which includes 30 active patents and an additional 13 patent applications pending.

Tabaddor will be responsible for the identification, protection and enforcement of the company’s intellectual property assets with an emphasis on furthering First American’s leadership in driving innovation.

“Rouz is a proven leader in expanding and protecting intellectual property portfolios and has an impressive record in defending and enforcing intellectual property rights,” said Ken DeGiorgio, president of First American Financial. “His expertise will build on the significant investments we’ve made in our intellectual property portfolio and will strengthen our position as the leader in the digital transformation of the title and settlement industry.”

Tabaddor joins First American with more than 20 years of experience practicing law with an emphasis on intellectual property, litigation, privacy, licensing, and audit and enforcement. Most recently, he served as vice president and deputy general counsel for a large, publicly traded real estate technology and data provider, where he helped the company generate substantial revenue through intellectual property licensing opportunities and aggressive enforcement of intellectual property rights. Tabaddor’s previous experience includes senior positions with engineering companies, the U.S. patent office and leading law firms.

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