Dwight C. Olson, CLP
Dwight C. Olson, is a Certified Licensing Professional, Director IP Licensing at EXEN Technologies, a Principal at Deposix US, a Sr. Software IP Advisor to IP Metrics, a Business Advisor at CONNECT, and founder of V3Data. Dwight was a founder of Data Securities International (DSI) acquired by Iron Mountain Inc. the world’s largest record management company in 1997. Mr. Olson has over 40 years of experience in computer software commercialization. He began his career in the research and development of supercomputers, parallel processing systems and related application architectures in the 60's and 70’s.
Mr. Olson is called the “father of technology escrow” and writes and speaks on the topics of technology escrow as a business tool, valuation of software, trusted third parties in licensing, IP, and about securities firms using only electronic records. He has been involved in the start-up of several software companies as well as serves on the board of several companies.
Mr. Olson is past President of the Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc, a former President of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) USA and Canada, and he served as chair of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) IP valuation committee. As an international delegate to LESI he served as a voting member of the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) of ICANN. He was an associate member of the American Bar Association's Electronic Commerce Law and Information Security Committee working on the ABA’s Digital Signature Guidelines.
Mr. Olson received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and teaching credentials from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Les Nouvelles “Role of 3rd Party in Electronic Commerce” - December 1997 Select pdf file --- Role of 3rd Party in Electronic Commerce
Les Nouvelles “Part 1 Software and Valuation in the Information Society” June 2008 Select pdf file --- Part 1 Software and Valuation
Iron Mountain “Leveraging Software Assets via the Capital Markets”, July 2008
Les Nouvelles “Leveraging Software” September 2008 Select pdf file --- Leverging Software
Les Nouvelles “Part 2 Software Valuation TSV” December 2008 Select pdf file --- Part 2 Software Valuation
Les Nouvelles “Part 3 Software Valuation TSV(OV), June 2009 Select pdf file --- Part 3 Software Valuation
Les Nouvelles “Part 4 Software Valuation TSV(MV), September 2009 Select pdf file --- Part 4 Software Valuation
Les Nouvelles Book Review “The Software License Unveiled”, December 2009
Les Nouvelles “Part 5 Software Valuation TSV(ICS)”, March 2010 Select pdf file --- Part 5 Software Valuation
Les Nouvelles “Open Source Software Valuation”, June 2010 Select pdf file --- Software Valuation of Open Source
Les Nouvelles “Rules of the Road” Valuing Comm. s/w-based Technology June 2011 Select pdf file --- Rules of the Road Software Valuation
Les Nouvelles “Managing Software Intellectual Assets in Cloud Computing” Oct 2011 Select pdf file --- Software in the Cloud Part 1
Les Nouvelles “Software IA in the Cloud, Part 2, Records and Databases” Dec 2011 Select pdf file --- Software in the Cloud Part 2
Les Nouvelles “Report on IP Valuation Survey of LES National Societies” June 2012
LESI Global News Book Review “True Patent Value” March 2014
Les Nouvelles “Valuation Discussion Factors in Early Stage Software” March 2014 Select pdf file --- Valuation Discussion Factors in Early Stage Software
Les Nouvelles “Software Licensing and Royalty Rates” March 2015 Select pdf file --- Software Licensing and Royalty Rates
LESI Global News Book Review “SECRETS, Managing Information Assets In The Age Of Cyber espionage”, Dec 2015