Peter Hoffman is vice president of Intellectual Property Management for The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace company.
Hoffman is responsible for strategies that protect and generate the highest possible value from Boeing's intellectual property. Hoffman manages the company's patent portfolio; licensing of its technical data, images, consumer products, trademarks and patents, as well as protection and enforcement strategies.
Hoffman, 52, reports to John Tracy, Boeing's chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Operations & Technology.
Prior to being appointed to his current position in August 2012, Hoffman served as director of global research and development strategy for Boeing Research & Technology, the company's advanced research organization. In that role, he was responsible for developing technology collaboration relationships with companies, universities and national laboratories around the world.
During the past decade, Hoffman has played a leadership role in the expansion of Boeing's global technology activities and was instrumental in the establishment of research centers in Australia,India and China and numerous technology relationships in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.
Hoffman joined Boeing in 1984. He has held positions in international business development and spent 14 years conducting research in the area of advanced materials and structures.
Hoffman earned a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering technology and a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee, a master's of manufacturing engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a master's of international business from St. Louis University.