“Mature markets with well-established technology are vulnerable to micro to large disruptions that can profoundly benefit a business and end customers alike. Resolving significant equipment lifetime challenges and core technology barriers with break-through innovations as well as globally disruptive technologies (e.g. additive, AI, et cetera) in combined cycle power plant design exemplifies this reality.

Frame innovation within the IP and regulatory landscape and then put it in the language of economics, risk and technology at once to continually unlock maximum value.”

Jeffrey Magee, BSME, MBA

Jeffrey Magee, BSME & MBA, has 20 years of industry experience in the energy sector. His focus on IP strategy and business leadership directly resulted in a step change to his prior employer’s go-to market strategy resulting in substantial contribution margin for the company and increased customer value at once. To help guide company IP strategy and R&D spend – for both the planned and the ad hoc innovations typical throughout the product life cycle – he helps clients identify, secure and expand their intellectual property assets while defining market niches through in depth technology, market, and regulatory research.

Before joining Nerac, Jeffrey was both a principal engineer and a product owner of a proprietary technology at GE Power. Specifically, Jeffrey spearheaded development, commercialization and operation of a breakthrough boiler (HRSG) product from scratch. He led the innovation focus and IP vetting process to define and ensure patent clearance within an already crowded IP landscape to derive a novel new technology portfolio now leveraged globally. Coupled with this, he drove the valuation analyses necessary to monetize and ensure contribution margin for the company as well as value for the end customer. As a result of the IP mapping and risk review process he identified, lobbied for and managed construction of the largest boiler test block in history and ran the subsequent validation campaign with a team of 30 engineers. He presented results to the Swiss Government and they were well received. In addition to receiving awards in, for instance, power plant water chemistry, he has written confidential white papers for customer consumption aimed to synthesize innovation with the technical, economic and regulatory aspects to define total value. Jeffrey is a named inventor on over 100 worldwide patent publications pertaining to controls, fabrication, metallurgy, additive manufacturing, water chemistry, heat transfer and thermal processes.

Primary Disciplines

  • Intellectual Property: Patent landscape, novelty, freedom to operate, and invalidity research, licensing/ M&A research, portfolio management, etc.

  • Business: Technical-economic product valuation, product development/management, project management

  • Engineering: Combined cycle power plant design, thermal systems, process/controls design, fabrication


  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Haptic Devices
  • Automotive
  • Food and Beverage
  • Heavy Industry
  • Smart Buildings and Equipment
  • Consumer Goods
  • Medical Devices


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

  • Masters in Business Administration, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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