7 January 2022
POET appoints VP of intellectual property
POET Technologies Inc of Toronto, Ontario, Canada — a designer and developer of the POET Optical Interposer and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for the data-center and telecom markets — has appointed Dr Robert Ditizio to VP of intellectual property.
Previously serving in a consulting capacity for the firm since 2017, he assumed a permanent role in December to lead continued expansion of POET’s IP portfolio, primarily related to the POET Optical Interposer platform. Ditizio has over 20 years of IP portfolio management expertise and expansive knowledge of materials and semiconductor processing technology.
As well as holding BS, MS and PhD degrees in Engineering Science from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the Sonoma State University, Ditizio holds 10 patents in the areas of semiconductor materials and processing technology, and has authored and contributed to numerous technical publications in related fields of work.