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Mallun Yen

Co-founder & COO SaaStr; Leading Intellectual Property Strategist & Former Vice President of Worldwide Intellectual Property at Cisco

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Mallun Yen Biography

Mallun Yen is a board director, public company officer, technology executive, founder and global intellectual property leader who has launched and scaled businesses, transformed markets by disrupting industry conventions, and created vibrant worldwide communities.

With a deep understanding of Silicon Valley innovation and a proven track record of growth, Mallun has led companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 enterprises in developing transformational organizations, initiatives and products using data, technology and collaboration to shift behaviors and build new revenue streams.

Mallun spent eight years at Cisco Systems, Inc. where as Vice President of Worldwide Intellectual Property, she led and built from the ground up the teams responsible for intellectual property protection of Cisco’s technology, products and innovation globally, including actions against a major foreign competitor with strong governmental ties and containment of international and domestic data breaches. She was also a key contributor to Cisco’s renowned M&A organization, helping the company buy and integrate more than 60 companies including Linksys ($500M), Scientific-Atlanta ($6.9B), WebEx ($3.2B), Airespace ($400M), Ironport ($830M) and Tandberg ($3.3B).

While at Cisco, Mallun and fellow innovators came together to launch RPX Corporation to counter the spread of so-called patent trolls using a novel data-driven, market-based subscription model. As RPX’s EVP of corporate development and chief business and product officer, she guided the venture-backed startup to IPO in 2011 less than three years from inception and over $300 million in annual revenue. She served on the board of directors until its acquisition in 2018.

Mallun’s vision for innovative, collaborative problem solving gave RPX its definitive moment when she led the team that executed the world’s largest syndicated patent transaction. RPX raised nearly one billion dollars from more than 40 U.S. and foreign licensees, including Google and Cisco, to acquire 4,000 patent assets from an entity owned by Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Microsoft and Sony. This unprecedented deal, which averted or ended hundreds of major lawsuits and eased tensions among the largest names in tech, was so novel and complex that it has been taught in multiple Stanford Law School courses, including her own course, The Business of Intellectual Property.

Currently, Mallun is co-founder and chief operating officer of SaaStr, the world’s largest community of Software as a Service (SaaS) founders, executives, and entrepreneurs. This premier organization provides content, community and events for the business-to-business software ecosystem, including the 10,000+ attendee SaaStr Annual, 2,000+ attendee SaaStr Europa and the SaaStr CoSelling Space in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mallun also serves as the operating partner of the $90M SaaStr Fund and advises multiple fast-growing startups.

Mallun is also a board director of KQED, Northern California’s public media organization, and ChIPsNetwork.org, a global community for women in tech, law and policy she co-founded in 2005 which, among other things, offers a free summer institute to inspire high school girls to become advocates, leaders and innovators.

She has been an instructor or guest speaker for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford Directors’ College, Stanford Law School, and University of California Haas School of Business. Many hundreds of thousands have read and shared her articles, including the frequently discussed op-ed How Friendships Hold Women Back in Their Careers -- and What They Can Do About.

Mallun has received numerous awards, including SF Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business, Forever Influential, World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists, and Innovators’ Award–Serial Innovator, and been featured in various publications, including The Secrets of Silicon Valley, Stiletto Network, Entrepreneur and Law.com.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mallun Yen for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mallun Yen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mallun Yen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Mallun Yen?

    Booking fees for Mallun Yen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mallun Yen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Mallun Yen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mallun Yen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mallun Yen for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mallun Yen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mallun Yen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Co-founder & COO SaaStr; Leading Intellectual Property Strategist & Former Vice President of Worldwide Intellectual Property at Cisco

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Mallun Yen Biography

Mallun Yen is a board director, public company officer, technology executive, founder and global intellectual property leader who has launched and scaled businesses, transformed markets by disrupting industry conventions, and created vibrant worldwide communities.

With a deep understanding of Silicon Valley innovation and a proven track record of growth, Mallun has led companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 enterprises in developing transformational organizations, initiatives and products using data, technology and collaboration to shift behaviors and build new revenue streams.

Mallun spent eight years at Cisco Systems, Inc. where as Vice President of Worldwide Intellectual Property, she led and built from the ground up the teams responsible for intellectual property protection of Cisco’s technology, products and innovation globally, including actions against a major foreign competitor with strong governmental ties and containment of international and domestic data breaches. She was also a key contributor to Cisco’s renowned M&A organization, helping the company buy and integrate more than 60 companies including Linksys ($500M), Scientific-Atlanta ($6.9B), WebEx ($3.2B), Airespace ($400M), Ironport ($830M) and Tandberg ($3.3B).

While at Cisco, Mallun and fellow innovators came together to launch RPX Corporation to counter the spread of so-called patent trolls using a novel data-driven, market-based subscription model. As RPX’s EVP of corporate development and chief business and product officer, she guided the venture-backed startup to IPO in 2011 less than three years from inception and over $300 million in annual revenue. She served on the board of directors until its acquisition in 2018.

Mallun’s vision for innovative, collaborative problem solving gave RPX its definitive moment when she led the team that executed the world’s largest syndicated patent transaction. RPX raised nearly one billion dollars from more than 40 U.S. and foreign licensees, including Google and Cisco, to acquire 4,000 patent assets from an entity owned by Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Microsoft and Sony. This unprecedented deal, which averted or ended hundreds of major lawsuits and eased tensions among the largest names in tech, was so novel and complex that it has been taught in multiple Stanford Law School courses, including her own course, The Business of Intellectual Property.

Currently, Mallun is co-founder and chief operating officer of SaaStr, the world’s largest community of Software as a Service (SaaS) founders, executives, and entrepreneurs. This premier organization provides content, community and events for the business-to-business software ecosystem, including the 10,000+ attendee SaaStr Annual, 2,000+ attendee SaaStr Europa and the SaaStr CoSelling Space in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mallun also serves as the operating partner of the $90M SaaStr Fund and advises multiple fast-growing startups.

Mallun is also a board director of KQED, Northern California’s public media organization, and ChIPsNetwork.org, a global community for women in tech, law and policy she co-founded in 2005 which, among other things, offers a free summer institute to inspire high school girls to become advocates, leaders and innovators.

She has been an instructor or guest speaker for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford Directors’ College, Stanford Law School, and University of California Haas School of Business. Many hundreds of thousands have read and shared her articles, including the frequently discussed op-ed How Friendships Hold Women Back in Their Careers -- and What They Can Do About.

Mallun has received numerous awards, including SF Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business, Forever Influential, World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists, and Innovators’ Award–Serial Innovator, and been featured in various publications, including The Secrets of Silicon Valley, Stiletto Network, Entrepreneur and Law.com.

Mallun Yen Videos

  • How to Keep Your Customers Forever with Cloudflare and Gainsight ...
    Mallun Yen, COO and Co-Founder at SaaStr, interviews both the COO at Gainsight, Allison Pickens, and Cloudflare, Michelle Zatlyn, on their ...
  • Cutting Edge Technology and the Law: Views from General Counsel ...
    2017 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Cutting Edge Technology and the Law: Views from General Counsel What are the most pressing issues ...
  • Boalt Hall Young Alumnus Award recipient Mallun Yen
    Young Alumnus Award recipient Mallun Yen '95 has forged an impressive career in Silicon Valley since graduating from Boalt Hall. She is ...

FAQs on booking Mallun Yen

  • How to book Mallun Yen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mallun Yen for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mallun Yen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mallun Yen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mallun Yen?

    Booking fees for Mallun Yen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mallun Yen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mallun Yen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mallun Yen for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mallun Yen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mallun Yen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mallun Yen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mallun Yen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mallun Yen for your event is available upon request. Mallun Yen generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nicole Yeary, Angela Antony, Allyson Kapin, Tamara Roukaerts and Dr. Monica F. Cox. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mallun Yen for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Mallun Yen Speaker Videos

  • How to Keep Your Customers Forever with Cloudflare and Gainsight ...
    Mallun Yen, COO and Co-Founder at SaaStr, interviews both the COO at Gainsight, Allison Pickens, and Cloudflare, Michelle Zatlyn, on their ...
    Cutting Edge Technology and the Law: Views from General Counsel ...
    2017 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Cutting Edge Technology and the Law: Views from General Counsel What are the most pressing issues ...
  • Boalt Hall Young Alumnus Award recipient Mallun Yen
    Young Alumnus Award recipient Mallun Yen '95 has forged an impressive career in Silicon Valley since graduating from Boalt Hall. She is ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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