Philip Totaro is the Founder and CEO of Totaro & Associates, a market research and innovation strategy consulting firm based in Santa Barbara, CA, USA. Mr. Totaro is regarded worldwide as the foremost expert on wind industry technology and intellectual property matters. Mr. Totaro has a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering and over 10 years of experience in strategic planning as well as creating and protecting intellectual capital. He has previously worked for General Electric, United Technologies Corporation, and most recently was head of intellectual property and competitive assessment for Clipper Windpower. He has helped cultivate and disposition over 450 innovations, and his assessments have led to over 250 issued patents. His strategic market analysis has led to the funding justification of over US $500 million in R&D investment and the development of multi-million dollar product and service offerings. He has provided legal and technical due-diligence for over $1 billion in M&A.