LICENSING EXECUTIVES AND ATTORNEYS

Boaz Brickman, Esq.
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Vice President, IP Counsel

Boaz joined IPVALUE in February 2012 as Vice President, IP Counsel. Boaz came to IPVALUE from Alcatel-Lucent, where over the past ten years, he held the role of Sr. IP Counsel and Head, Assertion. In this role, Boaz was responsible for leading a worldwide team of attorneys who asserted and licensed Alcatel-Lucent patents. Before leading the Assertion Team, Boaz managed Lucent's complex, multi-jurisdictional patent cases. Prior to Alcatel-Lucent, Boaz was a litigation associate and partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis where he specialized in patent litigation.

Boaz received his J.D. degree from UCLA (Order of the Coif) and his B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Boaz is registered to practice in the State and District courts in California, and before the Federal Circuit as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Alfi Guindi, Esq.
Silicon Valley, California
Vice President, IP Counsel

Alfi joined IPVALUE in June 2015 with over twelve years experience across all aspects of intellectual property law. Prior to IPVALUE, Alfi was the lead assertion attorney for Rockstar Consortium's flagship licensing franchises, and the principal architect of Rockstar's portfolio-wide strategy for monetizing Standard Essential Patents, including the development and execution of FRAND positions both in the negotiation and litigation contexts. Prior to Rockstar, Alfi held senior in-house positions at Samsung (while living in Korea) and BlackBerry, where he directed dozens of patent litigations in jurisdictions including the U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeal; Germany, Italy, France, U.K. and Australia Courts; including multi-national litigations. Prior to going in-house, Alfi practiced law in New York with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan.

Alfi is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps, and graduated law school from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned a Certificate in Business Policy and Management from The Wharton School. Alfi holds his undergraduate degree from Emory University. He is admitted to practice in New York, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Vinod Kumar
Vice President, Business Development

Vinod joined IPVALUE in March 2015 and is to focus on the growth of the Company's business and help develop the Company's strategies for the new realities of the IP monetization industry.

Vinod is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences and has been listed in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of "IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists."

With over 15 years' experience in multiple functional areas of IP Industry, including patent evaluations & acquisitions, patent licensing, market research, patent sales and new markets development, Vinod brings a unique and highly practical approach to developing and executing IP strategies. He aims to build plans that are value-driven, actionable and relevant in this rapidly changing industry and is well regarded for his deal-making abilities.

Prior to joining IPVALUE, Vinod worked at Conversant IP Management as VP of Business development where he was responsible for a multifold increase in the Company's portfolio and launch of several new licensing programs and business models. Before Conversant, he worked for 5+ years at Chipworks, a technology firm providing IP consulting services. Before that, Vinod worked for over 15 years in business development roles in several countries for major multinationals including Digital and Philips.

Vinod holds a B.E. in Electronics and Communications from IIT Roorkee in India and an MBA in International Business from the Australian School of Business.

George S. Park, Ph.D.
Silicon Valley, California
Sr. Director, Business Development

George joined IPVALUE in July 2005. Prior to IPVALUE, George was a Managing Scientist at Exponent, a national science and engineering consulting firm, where he managed the Menlo Park branch of the Technology Development practice. In that role, he led a number of national security related projects involving robotics, sensors, wireless communications, and biometrics technologies.

George also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he provided leadership and problem solving skills to develop corporate strategy on a wide range of issues, including the identification of IP acquisition targets for an enterprise software vendor, development of a new product line for a portable IT hardware manufacturer, and formulation of a growth strategy for a major networking company. Earlier in his career, George served as a Senior Scientist for Arete Associates and a founder of MPPY, a 4-member UCLA-based consulting team. He also served as an analyst at the RAND Corporation, a think tank conducting policy and technology analyses for government and commercial clients.

George holds an MBA degree from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University.

Paul J. Riley, Esq.
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Vice President, Licensing

Paul Riley joined IPVALUE in 2004, and currently serves as Vice President of Licensing. Paul has significant experience in conducting adversarial patent license discussions, and in drafting, negotiating and concluding complex intellectual property transactions with U.S., Asian and European companies.

Prior to joining IPVALUE, Paul was a trial lawyer at Morrison & Foerster, an international law firm recognized for its expertise in handling intellectual property issues. Paul specialized in patent litigation for clients in the high-technology, medical device, biotech and consumer electronics industries, and tried cases before judges, juries, arbitrators and the International Trade Commission. Paul also prosecuted patent applications and handled intellectual property–related transactional matters for his clients.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in biomedical engineering from Tulane University, where he was Dean's Honor Scholar, and a Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. He is a member of the United States Patent Bar, and is admitted to practice law in California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Paul is a frequent lecturer both domestically and abroad on topics relating to intellectual property commercialization strategies and tactics.

Steve H. Shin, Esq.
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Vice President, IP Counsel

Steve joined IPVALUE in June 2008. He has eight years of experience as a patent attorney. Prior to joining IPVALUE, Steve was an Associate in the Litigation department at Patterson, Belknap, Webb, and Tyler LLP. Before that, Steve was at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, LLP and Clifford, Chance, Rogers and Wells. At these firms, Steve's work included patent litigation, opinion work, client counseling and patent prosecution.

Steve received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, a Masters and PhD in Chemistry from UCLA and a JD from Columbia University School of Law where he was the Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar. Steve has six publications in the area of solid-state photochemistry. He is admitted to practice in New York as well as Federal Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Jonathan Takei, Esq.
Silicon Valley, California
Vice President, IP Counsel

Jon joined IPVALUE in March 2005, bringing more than ten years of experience in patent and intellectual property litigation to his role at IPVALUE. Prior to IPVALUE, Jon was Of Counsel at Fenwick & West LLP, where he litigated and managed patent and other intellectual property cases. Previously, Jon was an associate at Cooley Godward LLP. Jon has counseled clients in a range of technology industries, including semiconductors, mechanical devices, laser optics, biotechnology, fitness equipment, and medical devices. Jon's experience encompasses all stages of litigation, from pre-filing investigations, discovery, dispositive motion practice, claim construction, trial, through appeals. His experience also extends to licensing and settlement negotiations, as well as strategic patent counseling.

Jon earned his undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of California at Berkeley, and his law degree from Santa Clara University. He is admitted to practice in California, the Federal District Courts of the Northern and Southern Districts of California, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Ninth Circuit, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Warren Waskiewicz
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Vice President, Licensing

Warren joined IPVALUE in January 2015. Before coming to IPVALUE, Warren served as General Manager/ VP of the IP Division at Avago. At Avago, he had full P&L responsibility for all outbound patent licensing activities (~18,000 worldwide patent assets), led the licensing team, and was responsible for consistently delivering ~$100+M in annual revenue. Prior to Avago's acquisition of LSI, Warren was at LSI for several years as VP of its IP Business. While at LSI, his team executed licensing agreements which exceeded $800M over the course of six years. Previously, Warren held several positions at Agere, Lucent and AT&T Bell Laboratories, including serving as an IP Licensing Manager at Agere after its spin-out from Lucent.

Warren holds a Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Biophysics from The Pennsylvania State University.

Andrew Wu, Esq.
Silicon Valley, California
Vice President, IP Counsel

Andrew joined IPVALUE in October 2009 with over 13 years of experience as a patent litigator. Prior to joining IPVALUE, Andrew was a partner for 6 years at Morgan Lewis. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Andrew practiced all aspects of patent and intellectual property law at Pennie & Edmonds and Sidley & Austin. Over his career, Andrew has led litigation for numerous patent and intellectual property cases in federal and state courts around the country as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission and foreign courts. His practice has included pre-litigation counseling, patent analysis, devising and implementing substantive and procedural litigation strategy, and managing litigation teams. His litigation experience included arguing summary judgment motions, arguing claim construction, conducting direct and cross examination of fact and expert witnesses at trial, and preserving favorable rulings on appeal. He has extensive experience negotiating patent licenses in various contexts, including settlement of litigation.

Andrew received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he took first place in the Nathan Burkan Competition and was an extern for United States District Judge Donald Lee. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Aerospace) from the University of Michigan. Before law school, he was an engineer in the naval nuclear program at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Andrew has published articles on intellectual property law in the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal, AIPLA Quarterly Journal, and numerous IP and trade journals. He is admitted to practice in California and Illinois, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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