PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire -10/24/11)- Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD - News), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), today announced the appointment of Aditya Krishnan as Senior Patent Counsel, a new position at the company. Mr. Krishnan will head up and drive Callidus' intellectual property (IP) market position.
"Callidus' IP is fundamental to our value proposition and how we drive growth. Continuing to build a strong, patent library is critical to our long-term competitive advantage. At the same time we intend to protect and assert our IP rights vigorously," said Leslie Stretch, President and CEO, Callidus Software. "An in-house patent counsel will significantly enhance our expertise in this important area which is firmly part of the software landscape today. We are delighted Mr. Krishnan has joined us to strengthen the capabilities of our team."
"Callidus offers me a unique opportunity to work with a technology suite that is changing the landscape of sales effectiveness," commented Aditya Krishnan, Senior Patent Counsel, Callidus Software. "In this position, I will be able to ensure that Callidus optimizes the value of its technology innovations with comprehensive legal support. I'm looking forward to bringing my experience in patent litigation and licensing to the sales effectiveness domain, and making a valuable contribution to Callidus' long-term success."
Mr. Krishnan brings to Callidus an extensive background in patent litigation, patent licensing, and patent prosecution. Most recently, he was Director of IP for Zoran Corporation, responsible for all IP matters. Additionally, he has worked at several premier Silicon Valley technology companies and a prominent national IP law firm. Mr. Krishnan is a registered patent lawyer and earned his BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University.
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