Matthew Vella joins Smart Planet Technologies’ Board of Advisors

Addition of accomplished Board level executive further enhances intellectual property position in sustainable packaging solutions NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA – October 3, 2016    Smart Planet Technologies Inc., an engineering and intellectual property company with breakthrough innovations in sustainable packaging, is pleased to announce that Matthew Vella has joined its Board of Advisors.

Will Lorenzi, President of Smart Planet Technologies says, “We are thrilled with the addition of Matt to our Board of Advisors.  Matt is a highly regarded Board level executive and former CEO with a proven track record in the field of intellectual property.”

“As recognized during his tenure as CEO of Acacia Research, Matt brings tremendous experience in intellectual property rights licensing and litigation.  Matt's knowledge and experience will be valuable contributions as we grow the commercialization of applications based upon our intellectual property assets.”

About Matthew Vella Matthew Vella has held a number of leadership positions with Acacia Research, the latest being the office of Chief Executive from August 2013 through December 2015.  Previously, Matt held the positions of Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, and Vice President of Licensing since 2006.

Earlier, Matt was a Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for ATI, and Lead Patent License Counsel for Nortel Networks.  Matt has a degree in Intellectual Property Law from Toronto Law School.

About Smart Planet Technologies Smart Planet Technologies is a packaging technology company with intellectual property focused on advancements in sustainability for the packaging industry.  Its innovative technologies are engineered to conserve precious natural resources and provide high quality, environmental alternatives across a wide variety of packaging applications.  EarthCoating is a registered trademark of Smart Planet Technologies. For more information, please visit the website at

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