Carol Beckham

President – Beckham Intellectual Asset Management, LLC.


Carol Beckham has 40 years in the telecommunications business at both BellSouth and AT&T.   She negotiated complex software and development contracts for BellSouth and later managed the Corporation’s Software Acquisition Group, its in-licensing arm.  In the early ’90s, Ms. Beckham worked with the BellSouth legal department to create and implement strategic intellectual property policies throughout the Corporation and its affiliate companies.   In September 1998, she was named Vice President of the BellSouth Intellectual Property Marketing and Management Corporations when they were established as separate entities in the Corporation.


With the merger of BellSouth and AT&T, Ms. Beckham was the AVP of Strategic Intellectual Property Business Development at AT&T Intellectual Property, Inc.  During that time Ms. Beckham was consistently instrumental in meeting and exceeding revenue targets each year.  She negotiated complex intellectual property rights for AT&T, overseeing the marketing and licensing of AT&T technology, brands and patents to third parties, as well as setting and implementing strategic intellectual property policy for AT&T.  Her 20 years of licensing experience have honed her skills in developing and managing licensing relationships.  During the last two years at AT&T, she helped establish and implement intellectual property policy for the AT&T Open Innovation Centers.


Ms. Beckham is an active member of the Licensing Executive Society and serves as the past Chapter Co-Chair for the Atlanta Chapter.