Intellectual property has now become one of an organization’s most valuable business assets – with heavy pressure for IP leaders to create strong ROI from patent portfolios. IP owners are also facing broader challenges such as new federal legislation, increased threats from NPEs, and educating and collaborating across their organization.
The IP Monetization: Silicon Valley Summit 2014 brings together IP thought leaders from a wide range of industries to benchmark and develop successful monetization strategies for valuating, accounting for, and commercializing IP assets and deliver consistent and long-term revenues.
KEY TOPICS DISCUSSED
Due Diligence – The Building Blocks of Your Monetization Strategy
The New Monetization Landscape: Goodlatte and AIA So Far – What to Expect?
Running a Licensing Program – The Operating Company Perspective
Litigation & Monetization – Striking the Right Balance?
The Processes and Structures of a Monetization Program
To Sell, To License or To Enforce - Using The Best Tool to Harvest Your IP
The Human Factor – Building Your Team and Managing Your Leadership
Chief IP Counsel
VP & Director of IP Strategy
Chief, Deputy and Associate General Counsel
Intellectual Property, Trademark and Copyright Counsel
Head of Litigation
Director of Business and Legal Affairs
Director/VP of Intellectual Property
Director/VP of Licensing
VP & Director of Intellectual Asset Management
Experience and Accomplishments:
I began my legal career as a damages witness in the HP v. Bausch & Lomb case, which led to law school and licensing of the patent-in suit which in turn led to generation of over $100 Million in licensing revenue over the life of the patent. My legal career has included IP litigation at Pennie & Edmonds, in-house work at 3Comm and other leading companies in the networking and cloud computing space, and authoring a leading legal treatise on patent infringement damages.
Recognized expert and published author in patent infringement damages;
IP enforcement; Litigation management;
Merger and acquisition; Strategic IP Portfolio creation; IP transaction negotiation; open source policy managemnt; Entrepeuneurial counseling
Publications and Courses
“Patent Infringement: Compensation and Damages”, Law Journal Press. 2006.
"Actions to Limit Product Liability Awards" 4 Product Liability Law Journal 129 5/93.
"Maximizing Impact of Visual Evidence" Patent Litigation 1992 Practicing Law Inst.
"We've just been sued! What's Our Exposure? A Defendant's Guide to Damages" IP Law and Management Institute, San Diego, November 2012
"Implications of the America Invents Act", panelest, IP Counsel Cafe San Jose, San Jose April 2012
"Patent Infringement Damages" IP Counsel Conference, San Jose, March 2012
“Developments in IP Remedies”at IP Counsel Conference New York, 2009 (Conference Chair)
“Developments in IP Remedies”at TechNet IP Forum New York, 2009
“New Developments in Patent Infringement Damages” at Intellectual Property for Wireless and New Media, 2007, 2008
“Remedies for Patent Infringement”, in “Intellectual Property Remedies” webinar, American Lawyer Media, October, 2008
“Getting the Jump on IP Due Diligence - Putting Together an IP Portfolio to Maximize Value” included in “Strategic Planning for Entrepreneurs Seminar”, Stanford University, 2002
Patrick is a Senior IP Attorney at HGST, a division of Western Digital. Early years at HGST focused on revenue generation from technology and patent licensing, current work focuses on patent development and portfolio management for storage products. Prior to HGST, Patrick ran bet the company patent litigation at Nichia Chemical, wrote technology agreements at National Semiconductor, and drafted patent applications. An electrical engineer and patent attorney, Patrick obtained his Juris Doctor from Hastings College of the Law and holds two bachelor’s degrees, the first in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Patrick is a licensed attorney in California, New York, and the District of Columbia.
Gregory Bishop is the partner in charge of the Silicon Valley office of Pepper Hamilton LLP and a trial attorney in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.
Mr. Bishop concentrates his practice on patent infringement cases involving high technology areas such as microprocessors, semiconductors, software, digital signal processing and networking technology. He is experienced in cases brought before the federal district court, the International Trade Commission and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bishop served as head of the Litigation Group for Goodwin Procter’s California offices. Before that he was a partner in the Palo Alto office of Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP and was a design engineer for more than six years with IBM Corp. in Endicott, New York and in San Jose, California.
Since 2011, Mr. Bishop has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer.
Mr. Bishop is admitted to practice in California, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Jennifer Gallagher is a senior sales engineer who joined Innography in September 2013. She is a member of a very successful sales team where her specialty is a deep understanding of Innography’s solution portfolio and is adept at positioning solutions to best address prospective client’s perceived needs. She has also participated in industry events, contributed to industry best practices through various webinars & blogs, and has helped maintain an established sales channel through various partner firms overseas. Previous to Innography, Jennifer served as the Patent Portfolio Manager at Freescale Semiconductor. During her time at Freescale, Jennifer focused on several areas of IP strategy such as in-bound/out-bound licensing, patent sales, competitive intelligence, and litigation support.
A native Texan, Jennifer graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2002. During her time at Texas Tech, she completed three internships with Motorola Semiconductor Products Group in Austin, which eventually was spun-out to create Freescale.
I am a seasoned litigator with transactional expertise and a business background. I manage bet-the-company litigations, coordinating all case strategies and overseeing all facets of litigation from risk assessment, counsel selection, budgeting and e-Discovery, to managing experts, briefings, depositions, hearings, trial and appeal. I work closely with all levels of management, including CEOs and boards of directors. I have managed all or parts of more than 25 patent litigations – all resolved in my clients’ favor. Winning verdicts were awarded on dispositive motion, at trial, and on appeal.
Technologies litigated include computer software, hardware, and electronics, as well as networks, robotics, power supplies, medical and mechanical devices, control systems and cell phones.
Additional areas of expertise: contracts and licensing, Open Source Software compliance, product and marketing compliance, patent claims drafting, post-grant reviews (reexaminations, IPR, CBM), creating patent acquisition and enforcement programs, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, unfair competition, F/RAND licensing, standard setting compliance, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, mergers and acquisitions IP due diligence, and government affairs for patent reform legislation.
Subroto Bose is IP Counsel at Altera Corporation, focusing on patent litigation and patent prosecution. In addition, he advises on patent issues in corporate transactions, open source issues, and issues related to standard setting organizations and standards essential patents. His prior experience includes working at a number of law firms, where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and federal district courts.
Mr. Bose’s prior experience also includes developing and implementing IP strategies, developing and managing patent portfolios, analyzing large patent portfolios, and providing advice regarding monetization and intellectual property development strategies.
Marian Underweiser is IBM's Counsel for IP Law Strategy and Policy. Dr. Underweiser develops IBM's policy on a broad spectrum of IP matters, including legislative, PTO, and judicial reform. She has worked extensively representing IBM's position on the America Invents Act throughout the legislative process, and continues to do so through current implementation efforts. Her amicus work includes IBM's briefs to the Supreme Court in Microsoft v. i4i, eBay v. Mercexchange, KSR v. Teleflex, Bilski v. Kappos, and Quanta v. LG. Dr. Underweiser has held several prior positions at IBM with responsibilities including the management and oversight of IBM's worldwide patent portfolio and management of the IP department at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center. As a member of IBM's Corporate IP licensing team, Dr. Underweiser negotiated major IP transactions including patent and technology licenses, litigation settlements, and business line divestitures. Before joining IBM, Dr. Underweiser was an attorney at Kenyon & Kenyon, LLP an intellectual property law firm in New York.
Dr. Underweiser is a graduate of Harvard University where she received her AB in Physics. She received her PhD in Physics from UCLA, where she specialized in Condensed Matter Physics, and her JD from Columbia Law School where she was a Stone and Kent scholar. She is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the State of New York. She is a registered patent attorney and is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she teaches an advanced course in Technology Licensing.
Michael Moore joined Rambus in 2011, and holds the position of Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property. Mr. Moore is a seasoned IP attorney with a decade of patent law and intellectual property experience, building on a solid technology foundation of digital logic design and software engineering.
Mr. Moore leads the Intellectual Property Development group and is responsible for developing complex IP portfolios for monetization and licensing, both in the US and globally. Mr. Moore is involved with diligence of acquisitions and divestitures, and inbound and outbound licensing supporting product development. Prior to this role, he served as IP Counsel at Symantec managing a substantial global patent portfolio in the enterprise storage space, and he also worked in the in-house patent team at Cypress Semiconductor supporting memory and interface product development. Mr. Moore started his attorney career as an associate at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius involved in patent prosecution and trade secret litigation.
Mr. Moore holds 10 US issued patents from his engineering work, and numerous technology article publications in electronic engineering trade journals. He holds a JD and MBA from Santa Clara University, and BSEE (B.Eng) from the University of Limerick, Ireland.
Dana Hayter has been responsible for various aspects of Intel’s Intellectual Property work since 2004. As part of these duties, he has personally handled or directed the conduct of numerous patent licensing, cross-licensing, litigation settlement and acquisition matters, including Intel’s 2009 settlement agreements with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Intel's participation in Nortel’s bankruptcy auction and Intel’s 2012 acquisition of patents from InterDigital, Inc.
Mr. Hayter has extensive experience in all legal and business aspects of mission-critical, high-visibility IP licensing and other complex transactions (including related financial and econometric analysis), billions of dollars in closed deals and a consistent record of direct client counseling at the highest levels of public and private clients. He reports to Intel Vice President & Deputy General Counsel Steven Rodgers.
Before joining Intel, Dana was Of Counsel and Senior Counsel at two Bay Area-based, national law firms focused on advising technology industry clients and served as a Trial Attorney at the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Stefan Tamme joined Rambus in 2004 and currently serves as Vice President of IP strategy. In this role, he leads the strategic development of Rambus’ patent portfolio and the implementation of the Company’s IP business strategies. He is involved with acquisitions, divestitures, as well as outbound licensing. Prior to this position, he served as Rambus’ director of global business enablement where he led the strategic alliance partner program, as well as the worldwide reseller channel. Mr. Tamme has over 20 years of global experience in the electronics business ranging from semiconductors to systems and software. He has been involved with inbound and outbound licensing for 18 years and he has worked for large companies such as Bosch, as well as for several successful start-ups. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and an MSEE from the University of Hannover, Germany.
Mr. Caplan practices in the area of patent litigation, counseling and prosecution as well as in the areas of antitrust litigation and general corporate matters involving the acquisition, sale or licensing of intellectual property rights. His litigation experience includes numerous patent infringement actions in the Eastern District of Texas, the Central and Northern Districts of California, the District of Delaware and the District of Nebraska. His experience also includes patent cases involving semiconductor wafer inspection equipment, as well as pharmaceutical infringement actions including Hatch-Waxman and conventional non-Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical lawsuits. He also is active in several inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Caplan was lead counsel in successfully convincing the Federal Circuit to vacate the claim construction, infringement, damages and injunction judgment from a 14 day jury trial litigated by another firm. He also has obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a pharmaceutical client against two competitor drug companies. Mr. Caplan also appears in state courts throughout the United States and obtained a summary judgment victory in a Kentucky State court action involving patent ownership and misappropriation of intellectual property rights which was affirmed on appeal. Additionally, he represents several Chinese defendants in a class action antitrust lawsuit involving the export of magnesite from China. Another significant aspect of Mr. Caplan’s practice is providing counseling to clients on infringement, validity and freedom to operate matters as well as licensing of technology. This also has involved advising corporations with respect to intellectual property issues in connection with acquisition and divestiture matters. He has extensive experience prosecuting patents in the United States and foreign patent offices for numerous clients in all fields of technology. This has included obtaining worldwide patent protection in fields such as pharmaceutical, medical device, semiconductor manufacturing and devices, automotive fuel injection, air bag and anti-lock braking systems, wireless telecommunications, consumer products, financial services and business methods. He has significant experience managing all aspects of worldwide utility and design patent portfolios. Mr. Caplan is the past President of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (the “NJIPLA”) whose membership includes most of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies headquartered in New Jersey. He regularly speaks on recent developments in patent law.
Fergal Clarke is the director of IP business analysis at Lenovo, the world’s largest PC firm, which has major research centres in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Mr Clarke is responsible for providing business context to all IP-related activities and for ensuring that such activities are consistent with and supportive of the overall business strategy. His specific responsibilities include patent acquisitions, supporting organic patent development, supporting inbound and outbound licensing and communicating the IP business strategy.
Mr Clarke was previously director of IP strategy at Rambus. Before this, he held multiple technology and engineering management roles at Applied Materials, in addition to managing its corporate trade secret management initiative.
Mr Clarke obtained his physics degree from Dublin City University and his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Courtland Reichman is a trial lawyer and founding principal of McKool Smith’s Silicon Valley office. He focuses on intellectual property litigation, specifically patent, trademark, and false advertising cases, as well as commercial litigation. He also routinely handles other state and federal intellectual property matters, including trade secrets, copyrights, franchise/distribution, restrictive covenants, and unfair competition.
Courtland’s appellate practice includes over 20 federal appellate arguments, including arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit. He has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the top 40 under 40 lawyers in the U.S., and by Chambers USA as a leading intellectual property lawyer. He earned his law degree, with honors, from Emory University School of Law, and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Todd R. Walters is the Chair of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation practice. He is the current Chair of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Trial Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the current Chair of the USPTO Post Grant and Inter Partes Practice Committee of the American Bar Association-Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) section. He has previously served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, and Executive Management team and Co-leader of the IP Section. He has previously served as Chair of the Interference Committee of the AIPLA. He has also served as Vice-chair of the Interference Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) association for approximately ten years.
Todd focuses his practice on many phases of intellectual property law, with a special emphasis on inter partes matters before the PTAB, and in federal courts representing clients in well over one hundred inter partes matters. Todd has worked on all types of technologies, including matters in the biotechnology, chemical, electrical, mechanical, and pharmaceutical fields. He has aided clients in settlement of proceedings and prevailed on patentability and priority issues. He has further prevailed in complex, multi-party, and multi-application inter partes matters and has represented clients in actions before district courts and the Federal Circuit. He has experience in counseling clients in most other aspects of intellectual property, including patent procurement, infringement and validity analysis, opinion writing, and federal litigation.
Todd was recommended in IAM's Patent 1000, on the national level for post-grant proceedings. He has also been recognized in Chambers USA for his intellectual property work. In addition, Todd was recognized for his work in the (national) intellectual property and PTAB Litigation practices as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property, where his peers noted him for being, “highly ethical and very considerate,” as well as, “very knowledgeable about prosecution and [the] interference/IPR practice.”
Todd was the originator and organizer of the popular Interference Practice in the New Millennium series of seminars on interference practice. He wrote commentary for the AIPLA and IPO that helped shaped the rules of practice for interferences adopted by the USPTO in 2004.
Todd was an invited member of a blue ribbon committee of the AIPLA that addressed patent law reforms, including first-inventor-to-file, inter partes review, and post-grant review issues. Much of this work is found in legislation adopted by Congress in the America Invents Act. Todd has been a frequent lecturer on PTAB proceedings.
Mr. Eric B. Janofsky is currently Vice President of Intellectual Property for Lam Research Corporation. Prior to Lam’s merger with Novellus Systems Inc. he was Novellus’ Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property. He was Vice President and General Patent Counsel at Marvell Semiconductor Inc. Mr. Janofsky has over 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to his career as an attorney, he was a practicing engineer for over 10 years.
He is a member of the Intellectual Property Inns of Court, Licensing Executive Society, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Janofsky holds senior member status with the IEEE. Mr. Janofsky holds a J.D. degree from St. John’s University School of Law, and is a member of the bars in California, New York, New Jersey, the District of Columbia, and with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Janofsky also holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Engineering in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also holds a Masters of Science in Management from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Malcolm Duncan is Director of IP at SRI International, the pioneering research institute that has spawned scores of Silicon Valley startups. The seed asset of each startup is a patent portfolio that begins with SRI’s fundamental research. It is then built to capitalize on applications of the technology to the marketplace.
Mr. Duncan brings a diverse expertise to SRI’s commercialization ventures. His background includes a career as a professor and researcher in particle physics, litigation practice on Wall Street, and IP practice in New York and Chicago law firms. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematical physics from Edinburgh, a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford, and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Co-managing partner Phil Colburn has transformed Cantor Colburn into one of the nation’s leading intellectual property law firms. Phil leads a team of more than 110 attorneys, patent agents, and technical advisors who are committed to helping clients optimize their IP assets through the timely delivery of top quality, cost-effective legal services.
His counsel to Fortune 50 multinationals, as well as smaller companies and universities, is informed both by unique technical insights gained from his years of professional experience as a design engineer and by strategic perspectives derived from more than 20 years’ practice as an IP attorney. Taking a proactive, results-driven approach allows him to help clients define their needs and implement strategies that achieve their objectives. A frequent speaker on IP issues, Phil is an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at Western New England College School of Law.
Alex’ twenty plus year career draws from a range of executive positions in industry and the intellectual property fields, These experiences focus upon key perspectives: strategic planning and implementation, corporate growth, IP management and evaluation, and a data-driven approach to high-stakes and recurring decisions. At Questel, the consulting and analytics practice serves corporate executives, counsel, and investors seeking improved IP strategies, decision processes, outcomes and value.
Alex holds an MBA in Executive Leadership & System Design from Villanova Universit and a BA of International Studies (Economics & SE Asia) from the American University.
Marc is Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property at IBM Corp., He manages the patent licensing and sales legal team responsible for generating patent income for IBM. In support of IBM's attainment of over $1B in IP income per year, the team focuses on the development and deployment of patent monetization strategies as well as infringement and sales patent collateral creation and implementation.
With over 20 years of experience spanning all areas intellectual property practice, Marc's previous management positions include oversight of the intellectual property law department for IBM's semiconductor design and manufacturing business and the patent portfolio management department responsible for IBM's global patent portfolio.
Marc has been actively involved in developing and deploying IP strategy at IBM including its founding role in the Peer to Patent project (recently implemented as pre-issuance submissions as part of the AIA), IBM's open source patent pledges, amicus activity at the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court as well as developing the innovation cycle concept that informs IBM's approach to balancing open and proprietary innovation.
Marc is frequently asked to speak publicly and has done so on many topics including patent quality, patent portfolio management, standard setting organizations, patent monetization, and collaborative innovation among others. He holds a BE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences cum laude from Stevens Institute of Technology, a BS in Geological Sciences from Binghamton University, State University of New York and a J.D. cum laudefrom Pace University School of Law. Marc is admitted to practice in NY and before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Bryan is General Counsel at Applied Research Works, Inc. (ARW), a Palo Alto based software company offering specialized services for health plans, healthcare professionals and patients. Prior to beginning his legal practice, and during law school, Bryan worked with a major patent holding company where he participated in the licensing and monetization of high value patent portfolios. In addition to his role at ARW, Bryan maintains a private law practice in the Silicon Valley where he represents clients in intellectual property matters. Bryan earned his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis (now known as Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law); a Master of Intellectual Property, Commerce, and Technology from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now known as the University of New Hampshire School of Law); a Master of Health Services Administration from St. Joseph's College of Maine; and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Bryan is a member of the State Bar of California and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Ivan Chaperot is Vice President of Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing and is responsible for leading Finjan’s IP licensing programs.
Mr. Chaperot’s expertise is the development and implementation of outbound patent licensing programs in the U.S. and in Europe and has lead over $100 million in IP Licensing program . Prior to joining Finjan, Ivan worked at Intel Corporation where he was responsible for strategic patent acquisitions and licensing transactions. Prior to Intel, Mr. Chaperot was a licensing executive at Intellectual Ventures, where he developed and led several IP monetization programs. Prior to Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Chaperot was at Alcatel Lucent where he was responsible for IP licensing negotiations and the development of a patent sales program. Ivan started his career at Thales in France, where he developed and managed IP portfolios relating to security and embedded electronics markets.
Mr. Chaperot is a member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) and LES International. He has authored and lectured on financial valuation and licensing. Mr. Chaperot is a European Patent Attorney and a French Patent Attorney. He brings a wealth of IP asset management, patent sales, acquisitions and licensing experience to the Finjan team.
Scott Trask is Director of Intellectual Property at Newport Corporation in Irvine, CA since 2004. His work includes IP portfolio development, licensing, enforcement, mergers & acquisitions and IP landscape analysis.
Scott has his BA in Physics from Kenyon College, his BSME from Washington University in St. Louis, and his J.D. from Western State University College of Law. Prior to working in an intellectual property role, Scott worked for 20 years in design engineering, project engineering, and engineering management in the aerospace, marine, and photonics industries.
Arvin Patel is the Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing for Rovi. With over 15 years of experience, his expertise lies in creating and implementing competitive business strategies to help companies capture, protect and leverage their intellectual assets globally. Mr. Patel has responsibility for directing and calibrating Rovi’s IP strategy to capitalize on emerging markets, growth, and policy opportunities
As an advisor to top management, author, and speaker, some of the world’s most successful companies and governments regularly seek his counsel in shaping their competitive IP strategy. Mr. Patel has served companies globally in a wide spectrum of industries: semiconductor, software, services, industrial and consumer electronics, food, chemicals, renewable energy, telecommunications, medical devices, oil and gas, automotive, and financial services.
Mr. Patel holds a bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of California at Berkeley, a juris doctorate from California Western Law School, and an LL.M in technology, commerce and intellectual property from Franklin Pierce Law Center.
Jake Handy is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Fenwick & West LLP. He focuses his practice on technology-based transactions, including intellectual property acquisitions and licensing strategies for life sciences and technology companies. Mr. Handy’s representative transactions include: development, collaboration, license and material transfer agreements for a broad range of life science technologies including antibody, protein expression/modulation, gene therapy, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics technologies; software, telecommunications and IT agreements, including technology development, licensing and marketing agreements; clinical trial agreements; and supply, distribution, sales representative and other supply-side agreements for biopharmaceuticals, diagnostic, medical device, telecommunications and software products.
In 2012, Intellectual Asset Management magazine named Jake Handy to the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Dallas R. Martin is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at iRunway, Inc. Mr. Martin leads sales, client acquisition, and other corporate development initiatives in addition to providing legal direction for iRunway, a leading technology consulting and litigation support firm. An attorney with over 30 years of legal and business experience in IP management, licensing and commercialization, Mr. Martin has served as in-house counsel and led IP management programs for organizations ranging from high-tech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining iRunway, Mr. Martin was Vice President of Licensing at IPVALUE Management, Inc., where he led patent monetization activities that included litigation, licensing and patent sales programs. Prior to IPVALUE, he was Vice President and IP Counsel at Level 3 Communications, where he played a key role in creating and implementing a corporate-wide intellectual asset management program.
Mr. Martin was also Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at SwitchPoint Networks, Inc., a venture-backed telecom equipment company, and held executive positions at First Data Corporation, US West Advanced Technologies, Inc. (now CenturyLink) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Mr. Martin was named to Intellectual Asset Magazine's "IP Strategy 300", a list of the worldÃs leading intellectual property strategists. He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society (past co-chair of the Colorado chapter), served on the national Board of Directors of the Technology Transfer Society, and was a past member of the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office's Business Advisory Board. Mr. Martin is a frequent speaker on intellectual property management issues