Michael LoCascio is the Global Senior Manager of Intellectual Property Strategy for BASF’s $8 Billion/year Catalyst Division where he is responsible for implementing and overseeing IP management processes, developing patent strategies, and executing licenses and enforcement actions. Prior to his current position, he led the effort to develop the market entry and M&A strategy enabling BASF to expand into the medical device sector. Prior to joining BASF, Mr. LoCascio was a Senior Analyst at Lux Research, a technology advisory and market research firm focused on emerging technology sectors, where he started and led teams investigating Solar technology, Green Buildings, Water Technology, and the Smart Grid. Mr. LoCascio was also the founder and CTO of a nanotechnology start-up that developed and commercializing applications of quantum dots for life sciences, solid state lighting and displays, and solar energy conversion and was an engineer at Lockheed Martin conducting research related next generation naval nuclear reactors. Mr. LoCascio holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Applied Physics and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.