Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA; CMCSK), the country's leading cable, entertainment and communications company, today announced that James J. Finnegan has joined the company as Vice President, Intellectual Property Strategy.
In this role, Finnegan is responsible for the continuing development and execution of Comcast's Intellectual Property strategy. He will report to Arthur Block, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Comcast Corporation, and Tony Werner, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Comcast Cable.
"Jim brings senior intellectual property business experience to Comcast," said Block. "His unique combination of business, technical and IP experience from outside of the cable industry will help us to capitalize on the strong innovation that takes place at Comcast."
Werner added, "We are thrilled to have Jim join Comcast, as he will be instrumental in helping us continue to develop our IP strategy, which will enable Comcast to maintain its position as the leader in the communications industry."
Prior to joining Comcast, Finnegan spent 17 years at AT&T and Lucent as a leading contributor to their intellectual property business. Most recently he served as Vice President, Intellectual Property, for Qimonda AG in Munich, Germany. He has also served in various consulting roles to major communications and electronics firms.
Finnegan holds an M.B.A from Lehigh University, where he also earned a Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. He resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two sons.
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 12.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 4.1 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.