FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwired - Jul 5, 2013) - The Strategic News Service's INVNT/IP (Inventing Nations Vs. Nation-sponsored Theft of Intellectual Property) Global Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Larry Smarr to its Advisory Board.

Dr. Smarr is the Founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/Irvine partnership headquartered in the Qualcomm Institute. He is internationally recognized for his work in supercomputing, supervisualization, global broadband deployment, and, most recently, for his pioneering work in the field of the Quantified Self. He is an active member of the Strategic News Service (SNS) community and of the SNS FiRe (Future in Review) Conference Steering Committee.

INVNT/IP represents the world's top technology companies in working with lead government agencies and universities worldwide to protect "crown jewel" intellectual property. The Consortium conducts active programs for the promotion of IP value recognition and protection through cooperation among its corporate members and global government network. It currently operates in Australia, the US, the UK, and the EU.

"We are delighted to have Larry Smarr's brilliance and global scientific reputation added to our Advisory Board. As we add new corporate and government members, I have no doubt that Larry will provide critical wisdom in helping us meet our goals in protecting innovation and enhancing the global economy," said Mark Anderson, SNS CEO and FiRe Chair.

In addition to his role as founding director of (Calit2), Larry Smarr holds the Harry E. Gruber professorship in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, as well as a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2006, he received the IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award for his lifetime achievements in distributed computing systems.

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