Michael Weiner is founder and CEO of Technology Innovations, LLC. Weiner began his career at Xerox Corporation in 1975, where he served in a variety of capacities in sales and marketing, including manager of software market expansion and manager of sales compensation planning. In 1982 he received President's Award, the top honor at Xerox for an innovation benefiting a major product line.
In 1999 Weiner co-founded Technology Innovations, LLC (TILLC) with pacemaker inventor Wilson Greatbatch (licensed the first implantable pacemaker to Medtronic's in 1960, and later invented the first implantable lithium iodine battery at NYSE: GB). Technology Innovations has filed over 300 US patents (plus foreign filings) and used the IP as currency to start 8 companies, three public. These companies entered into deals with Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Guidant, and CRADA's with the NIH, FDA, and NASA.
In 1985 Weiner founded Microlytics, a Xerox spin-off company which developed technology from the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). The Word Finder thesaurus was licensed to over 150 companies, including Apple, Microsoft, and Sony. Microlytics was acquired by a merger with a public company in 1990.
Weiner has been a member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) since 1984.