Executive Leadership


Unwired Planet is led by a talented team of visionary executives and board members. Their exceptional combined track record includes building businesses, acquiring and integrating new technologies, and finding innovative ways to help customers' transform their businesses by maximizing new market opportunities.


Boris Teksler

Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Mendez

General Manager, Intellectual Property Division

Timothy M. Robbins

General Manager, Intellectual Property Division

 


Boris Teksler, Chief Executive Officer

Boris TekslerBoris Teksler is CEO of Unwired Planet and also serves on the company's board of directors. Before joining Unwired Planet he was president of Technicolor's technology business group from 2013 to 2015.

Before joining Technicolor in 2013, Mr Teksler was at Apple Inc, where he led the patent licensing and strategy group for four years. Earlier, Mr Teksler spent 16 years at Hewlett-Packard (HP) where he held a number of positions, including founding HP’s IP licensing organisation, charged with out-licensing technology to enhance HP’s return on its investment in technology.

In addition to his expertise in intellectual property, Mr Teksler spent 10 years at HP creating new innovative product businesses, including HP’s first internet server product line, Domain Servers; he later built HP’s first online digital photography and printing service.

Mr Teksler holds a BS in computer science from the University of California at Davis.

 


Daniel Mendez, General Manager, Intellectual Property Division

Daniel MendezAs general manager of Unwired Planet’s intellectual property business, Daniel is responsible for creating and executing a successful patent strategy for Unwired Planet. Before joining Unwired Planet, Daniel co-founded Visto (now Good Technology) in 1996 and has been instrumental in developing leading industry technologies. He is the principal inventor of multiple patents related to remote access, security and remote synchronization.

Prior to Good, Daniel was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at American Management Systems (AMS), where he managed large-scale projects and was involved in the AMS Center for Advanced Technologies. Before AMS, Daniel served in a variety of technical leadership and management roles, including Director and Senior Technical Consultant at Cambridge Technology Partners.

Daniel holds an A.B. in computer science, with a concentration in cognitive psychology from Harvard University.

 


Timothy M. Robbins, General Manager, Intellectual Property Division

Daniel MendezAs general manager of Unwired Planet’s intellectual property business, Tim is responsible for creating and executing a successful patent strategy for Unwired Planet. Prior to joining Unwired Planet, Tim served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Visto Corporation, which acquired and merged with Good Technology, from 2004 to 2011. He has a proven track record of solving complex legal and business problems, and extensive experience in managing and settling high profile multi-jurisdictional IP litigation. He also brings substantial cross-border transactional experience, with licensing and corporate transactions completed in over 30 countries. Prior to Good Technology he worked as an attorney at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin and Hachigian.

Tim holds a B.A. in business/economics from the University of California Los Angeles and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.