Director, IP Consultant, is a former aerospace fluid systems engineer for the Space Shuttle, F-18 fighter and other systems. Mr. Berlinger has been with Caterpillar since 1988 holding various engineering and management roles in the engine business. In 2000, Bill founded Caterpillar's Corporate Technology Licensing Business, responsible for global technology based transactions. In 2008, Bill moved to his current position as Technical Manager in Caterpillar's Large Power Systems Division, located in the US and Germany, with design responsibility for a broad line of Caterpillar engine platforms. Through Peoria NEXT, Bill advises start-up companies, including EcoThermics, on intellectual asset protection and licensing strategies.