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Eran Zur

Head of Intellectual Property

Mr. Zur is Head of Intellectual Property and is based in New York. He serves on the Leadership Committee and is a member of several investment committees.

Mr. Zur has substantial experience in implementing licensing programs and has negotiated and settled with hundreds of companies in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical device, food and beverage, electronics, defense, semiconductor, tobacco, textiles and retail. Prior to joining Fortress in 2013, Mr. Zur was a co-founder of Koru Ventures, an asset-based lending fund that provided technology companies with capital in the form of patent backed loans. Before Koru Ventures, Mr. Zur was President and co-founder of RPX Corporation, a publicly listed patent aggregator. Prior to co-founding RPX, Mr. Zur co-founded Hoffman and Zur IP, which he focused on patent brokerage. Mr. Zur began his career as a contingent fee lawyer and helped run the Lemelson Foundation licensing campaign, which is, to date, the single most successful licensing program for an individual inventor with over 1,000 licensees generating approximately $1.5 billion in licensing proceeds.

Mr. Zur received his Law degree with honors from the University of Leeds, England and a post-graduate degree in International Trade Law from the University of Arizona.