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Since 2001, IPValue has provided intellectual property management done your way. With a thoughtful and fact-driven approach, we bring a wealth of knowledge to tailored relationships that help meet your business goals.

Because patent licensing and IP monetization can be critical for innovation and business growth, our topmost aim is to help you attain fair value on your terms. We have generated nearly $2B in IP revenue to date and delivered more to patent owners than anyone else in our industry – thanks largely to a “people first” philosophy that is honest and authentic.

We work with high-quality patents from leading, innovative organizations. Partners highly appreciate our long-term outlook, our “litigate last” philosophy, and our ability to tailor working relationships that become a perfect strategic fit. While licensing a variety of enterprise-class patent portfolios over the years, we have nurtured an expertise that our partners rely on and trust.

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Our working philosophy is “show, don’t tell.” We start by learning as much as we can about our partners, their industries and ecosystems, their operational drivers, and their business goals. Our carefully selected teams of technologists, attorneys, business analysts, and negotiators very often become an extension of your team.

In the end, the value that we offer comes from a deep passion for innovation. We believe that to further the inventions that improve our lives, innovators must stand on the shoulders of giants to both honor the past and brighten the future.

John Lindgren – Chief Executive Officer

John became CEO of IPValue in August 2017. Prior to joining IPValue, he spent 10 years as the President and CEO of Conversant Intellectual Property Management in Ottawa, Ontario. For the first five of those years, Conversant was a publicly traded company called MOSAID Technologies, Inc. After becoming the first publicly traded patent licensing company to be taken private, MOSAID changed its name to Conversant. Prior to joining Conversant, John enjoyed a 20-year career with Texas Instruments Incorporated in Dallas and Tokyo. He was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel when he left the company, and his entire career there focused on patent licensing.

John holds a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was editor-in-chief of the SMU Law Review. He earned an Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a Bachelor of Science from Duke University School of Engineering. John is a member of the Texas, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark bars. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Center for American and International Law and is a member of the board of the Ashbury College Foundation.

Robert Amen – Managing Director, Vector Capital

Rob is a managing director at Vector and joined the firm in 1999. His areas of expertise include enterprise software, infrastructure software, public company investing, and corporate spinouts.

Rob sits on the board of Cambium Networks, Inc. which he spun out of Motorola Solutions in 2011, Corel Corporation, which he took private in 2010, and Idera, Inc., which he combined with Precise Software in 2013. Prior to its acquisition by Idera, Rob was also a director of Precise Software Solutions, Inc.

Prior to joining Vector, Rob was a Business Development Manager at Microsoft Corporation and a Corporate Finance Analyst in the technology practice at Montgomery Securities. While at Montgomery, he completed over 20 public and private equity financings, raising over $1.3B in capital, and advised on three M&A assignments.

Rob has an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts with departmental honors in History and Economics from Stanford University.

John Lindgren – Chief Executive Officer

John became CEO of IPValue in August 2017. Prior to joining IPValue, he spent 10 years as the President and CEO of Conversant Intellectual Property Management in Ottawa, Ontario. For the first five of those years, Conversant was a publicly traded company called MOSAID Technologies, Inc. After becoming the first publicly traded patent licensing company to be taken private, MOSAID changed its name to Conversant. Prior to joining Conversant, John enjoyed a 20-year career with Texas Instruments Incorporated in Dallas and Tokyo. He was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel when he left the company, and his entire career there focused on patent licensing.

John holds a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was editor-in-chief of the SMU Law Review. He earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University School of Engineering. John is a member of the Texas, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark bars. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Center for American and International Law and is a member of the board of the Ashbury College Foundation.

Keith Wilson – Executive Vice President, Partnerships and Acquisitions

Keith joined IPValue in 2002, and in 2017 was appointed to his current role running business development and a portion of the company’s businesses. He has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, licensing, and management. Prior to assuming his current role, Keith was Senior Vice President, Legal, and oversaw all legal operations of the company.

Prior to joining IPValue, Keith was Vice President, General and IP Counsel at Solus, a venture capital-funded technology company specializing in precision optical and electromechanical devices, where he managed the intellectual property and legal business for the firm. At Solus, Keith handled the development of the Solus IP portfolio, IP licensing litigation, corporate financing transactions, and the successful effort to sell Solus and its IP to NP Photonics.

Keith worked for over a decade for Litton Industries, a $5B technology company, in a number of technical, legal, and executive positions, including Chief IP Counsel. At Litton, Keith was instrumental in several key intellectual property licensing programs and cases, including Litton v. Honeywell, which resulted in a jury verdict of $1.2B, the largest ever in a patent infringement case for a single patent, and Stanford/Litton v. Corning, et al., which was part of a successful patent licensing program to commercialize inventions out of Stanford University. Keith handled numerous technology transfer licenses worldwide for Litton, as well as the IP issues for a dozen acquisitions and divestitures of technology companies, including the acquisition of Litton by Northrop Grumman.

Keith has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is a member of the California and the U.S. Patent and Trademark bars.

Jin-Ki Kim – Chief Technology Officer

Jin-Ki joined IPValue in April 2018 as Chief Technology Officer, after spending three years as CEO at Novachips, a leading provider of a broad range of flash storage processors (SSD Controller) and flash storage drives with breakthrough capacity and scalability.

Jin-Ki worked for 17 years at Conversant (formerly MOSAID) as Vice President, R&D. He also spent 12 years with Samsung Electronics in the non-volatile memory division, leading teams that developed many generations of NAND and NOR flash memory products.

A respected expert in memory technology, Jin-Ki holds more than 500 issued, published, and pending patents, including 200 U.S. patents in NAND and NOR flash memory, DRAM, embedded DRAM, CAM, specialty memory, memory systems, SSD, SSD controllers, and flash storage systems. He is the principal author and co-author of 20 papers presented to various memory societies, including the IEEE. Jin-Ki has a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from the University of Yonsei and an MBA from Queen’s University.

Boaz Brickman, Esq. – Senior Vice President, Legal

Boaz joined IPValue in February 2012 as Vice President, IP Counsel, and assumed his current role in 2018. Boaz came to IPValue from Alcatel-Lucent, where he held the role of Senior IP Counsel and Head, Assertion. In that 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 joining 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 Juris Doctor from UCLA (Order of the Coif) and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Boaz is registered to practice in the State and District courts in California, as well as before the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Zahid Rahimtoola – Chief Financial Officer

Zahid is the Chief Financial Officer at IPValue. Based in California, he has overseen worldwide financial operations for the company since 2004.

Zahid’s experience covers work at the iFormation Group, where he managed finance, facilities, and administration. He was also Vice President, Finance at eFINANCEworks, an e-finance business company founded by Capital Z and General Atlantic Partners. Previously, Zahid was a senior manager in Ernst & Young’s financial services practice in New York, working with clients that included Fortune 500 companies, investment firms, and hedge funds.

Zahid has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Bombay University in India. He trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in London.

Alfi Guindi, Esq. – Vice President, IP Counsel

Alfi joined IPValue in June 2015 with over 12 years of experience across all aspects of intellectual property law. Prior to joining IPValue, he was the lead assertion attorney for Rockstar Consortium’s flagship licensing franchises, and a principal architect of Rockstar’s portfolio-wide strategy for monetizing Standard Essential Patents. Prior to that, 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 and U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal, along with German, Italian, French, U.K., and Australian courts. Prior to going in-house, Alfi practiced law in New York with the litigation boutique 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.

Alfi was recognized as one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists by the industry’s leading publication, IAM, in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Richard Misiag – Vice President, Licensing

Rich joined IPValue in June 2018 as Vice President of Licensing, bringing over two decades of experience in licensing corporate patent portfolios. Prior to joining IPValue, he served as Head of Licensing at PanOptis, and as Vice President of Licensing and a board member at Conversant Intellectual Property Management. He also served as President at Verizon Patent Licensing, Vice President of Licensing at General Electric, Executive Director of Licensing at Thomson Multimedia, Director of Patent Licensing at ThinkFire, and Division Manager of IP at Lucent Technologies.

Rich holds a BSEE in Power Conversion and Digital Theory from Stevens Institute of Technology as well as an MBA in International Business from Capital University.

George S. Park, PhD – Vice President, Business Development

George joined IPValue in July 2005. He is actively involved in identifying and developing relationships with patent owners to generate returns on their IP portfolios.

Prior to joining 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.  George also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he helped to develop corporate strategy on a wide range of projects, including the identification of IP acquisition targets for an enterprise software vendor, the development of a new product line for a CE manufacturer, and the formulation of a growth strategy for a major networking vendor. Earlier in his career, George served as a Senior Scientist for Arete Associates and as an Analyst at the RAND Corporation, a think tank conducting policy and technology analyses.

George holds an MBA from UCLA and a PhD in Physics from Stanford University.

Steve H. Shin, Esq. – Vice President, IP Counsel

Steve joined IPValue in June 2008, bringing over eight years of experience primarily as a patent litigator. Prior to joining IPValue, Steve was an associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, and before that at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. He started his legal career at Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells LLP. At these firms, Steve’s work included patent litigation, opinion work, client counseling, and patent prosecution. His patent litigation experience includes pre-filing diligence, discovery, claim construction, dispositive motions, trial and appeals. Steve’s work covered a wide range of technologies including biotechnology, cardiac mapping, coronary stents, genetically modified plants, graphical user interfaces, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, orthopedic implants, printing devices, surgical tools and ultrasound contract agents.

Steve received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also received an undergraduate degree in economics from Dartmouth College and graduate degrees in chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles. Steve has six publications in the area of solid-state photochemistry. He is admitted to practice in New York state as well as in Federal Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Brian C. Taggart – Vice President, Licensing Technology Staff

Brian joined IPValue in January 2006 after nine years at Intel Corporation. At Intel, he worked in various procurement, materials engineering, technology development, and customer manufacturing engineering roles. In his most recent capacity as a Customer Manufacturing Enabling Manager, Brian was responsible for leading a team working directly with the leading cellphone companies to proactively enable and integrate next-generation processors and flash memory products into customers’ handheld devices to ensure smooth adoption of Intel technologies while ensuring proper intellectual property management. 

In his earlier capacity as an Engineering Manager, Brian was responsible for a team designing and manufacturing next-generation semiconductor chip scale packages for the telecommunications industry, including processors and flash memory devices for smartphones, cellphones, and other handheld devices. Brian also spent four years in the Intel Materials organization, responsible for high-tech procurement, technology transfers, and licensing activities with vendors. Prior to joining Intel, Brian worked at a materials and surface analysis consulting company.

Brian graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and holds a Master of Arts in Industrial Administration from Purdue University. He is a licensed Patent Agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and holds 10 U.S. patents.

Jonathan Takei, Esq. – Vice President, IP Counsel

Jon joined IPValue in March 2005, bringing more than 10 years of experience in patent and intellectual property litigation to his role. Prior to that, he was Of Counsel at Fenwick & West LLP, where he litigated and managed patent and other intellectual property cases. Previously, he 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 – Vice President, Licensing

Warren joined IPValue in January 2015. Before that, he served as General Manager/Vice President 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 ~$100M+ 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 that 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 spinout from Lucent.

Warren holds a bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Andrew J. Wu, Esq. – Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel

Andrew has been a leader in the field of patent and intellectual property law for over 20 years.  Prior to joining IPValue in October 2009, Andrew was a patent litigator for over 13 years, including six years as a partner at Morgan Lewis. Before Morgan Lewis, Andrew practiced all aspects of patent and intellectual property law at Pennie & Edmonds and Sidley & Austin. As a litigator, Andrew led litigation teams in 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.  At IPValue, Andrew has conducted well over a hundred patent license negotiations, leading to over $800 million in patent licensing revenue.  Andrew specializes in technology areas including electronics, communications, semiconductor processing, and light-emitting diodes, and has closed successful patent license agreements including, for example, licenses to many of the major technology companies in the software, computing, mobile phone, electronics, logic, memory, and semiconductor manufacturing industries.

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 is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Vector Capital

Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. It identifies and pursues these complex investments in both the private and public markets. Vector actively partners with management teams to devise and execute new financial and business strategies that materially improve the competitive standing of these businesses and enhance their value for employees, customers, and shareholders. Among Vector’s notable investments are Cambium Networks, Certara, CollabNet, Corel, Gerber Scientific, IPValue Management, LANDesk Software, Niku, RAE Systems, Register.com, SafeNet, Technicolor, Teletrac, Tidel, WatchGuard Technologies, and WinZip.

John became CEO of IPValue in August 2017. Prior to joining IPValue, he spent 10 years as the President and CEO of Conversant Intellectual Property Management in Ottawa, Ontario. For the first five of those years, Conversant was a publicly traded company called MOSAID Technologies, Inc. After becoming the first publicly traded patent licensing company to be taken private, MOSAID changed its name to Conversant. Prior to joining Conversant, John enjoyed a 20-year career with Texas Instruments Incorporated in Dallas and Tokyo. He was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel when he left the company, and his entire career there focused on patent licensing. John holds a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was editor-in-chief of the SMU Law Review. He earned an Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a Bachelor of Science from Duke University School of Engineering. John is a member of the Texas, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark bars. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Center for American and International Law and is a member of the board of the Ashbury College Foundation.
Rob is a managing director at Vector and joined the firm in 1999. His areas of expertise include enterprise software, infrastructure software, public company investing, and corporate spinouts. Rob sits on the board of Cambium Networks, Inc. which he spun out of Motorola Solutions in 2011, Corel Corporation, which he took private in 2010, and Idera, Inc., which he combined with Precise Software in 2013. Prior to its acquisition by Idera, Rob was also a director of Precise Software Solutions, Inc. Prior to joining Vector, Rob was a Business Development Manager at Microsoft Corporation and a Corporate Finance Analyst in the technology practice at Montgomery Securities. While at Montgomery, he completed over 20 public and private equity financings, raising over $1.3B in capital, and advised on three M&A assignments. Rob has an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts with departmental honors in History and Economics from Stanford University.
John became CEO of IPValue in August 2017. Prior to joining IPValue, he spent 10 years as the President and CEO of Conversant Intellectual Property Management in Ottawa, Ontario. For the first five of those years, Conversant was a publicly traded company called MOSAID Technologies, Inc. After becoming the first publicly traded patent licensing company to be taken private, MOSAID changed its name to Conversant. Prior to joining Conversant, John enjoyed a 20-year career with Texas Instruments Incorporated in Dallas and Tokyo. He was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel when he left the company, and his entire career there focused on patent licensing. John holds a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was editor-in-chief of the SMU Law Review. He earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University School of Engineering. John is a member of the Texas, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark bars. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Center for American and International Law and is a member of the board of the Ashbury College Foundation.
Keith joined IPValue in 2002, and in 2017 was appointed to his current role running business development and a portion of the company’s businesses. He has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, licensing, and management. Prior to assuming his current role, Keith was Senior Vice President, Legal, and oversaw all legal operations of the company. Prior to joining IPValue, Keith was Vice President, General and IP Counsel at Solus, a venture capital-funded technology company specializing in precision optical and electromechanical devices, where he managed the intellectual property and legal business for the firm. At Solus, Keith handled the development of the Solus IP portfolio, IP licensing litigation, corporate financing transactions, and the successful effort to sell Solus and its IP to NP Photonics. Keith worked for over a decade for Litton Industries, a $5B technology company, in a number of technical, legal, and executive positions, including Chief IP Counsel. At Litton, Keith was instrumental in several key intellectual property licensing programs and cases, including Litton v. Honeywell, which resulted in a jury verdict of $1.2B, the largest ever in a patent infringement case for a single patent, and Stanford/Litton v. Corning, et al., which was part of a successful patent licensing program to commercialize inventions out of Stanford University. Keith handled numerous technology transfer licenses worldwide for Litton, as well as the IP issues for a dozen acquisitions and divestitures of technology companies, including the acquisition of Litton by Northrop Grumman. Keith has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is a member of the California and the U.S. Patent and Trademark bars.
Jin-Ki joined IPValue in April 2018 as Chief Technology Officer, after spending three years as CEO at Novachips, a leading provider of a broad range of flash storage processors (SSD Controller) and flash storage drives with breakthrough capacity and scalability. Jin-Ki worked for 17 years at Conversant (formerly MOSAID) as Vice President, R&D. He also spent 12 years with Samsung Electronics in the non-volatile memory division, leading teams that developed many generations of NAND and NOR flash memory products. A respected expert in memory technology, Jin-Ki holds more than 500 issued, published, and pending patents, including 200 U.S. patents in NAND and NOR flash memory, DRAM, embedded DRAM, CAM, specialty memory, memory systems, SSD, SSD controllers, and flash storage systems. He is the principal author and co-author of 20 papers presented to various memory societies, including the IEEE. Jin-Ki has a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from the University of Yonsei and an MBA from Queen’s University.
Boaz joined IPValue in February 2012 as Vice President, IP Counsel, and assumed his current role in 2018. Boaz came to IPValue from Alcatel-Lucent, where he held the role of Senior IP Counsel and Head, Assertion. In that 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 joining 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 Juris Doctor from UCLA (Order of the Coif) and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Boaz is registered to practice in the State and District courts in California, as well as before the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Zahid is the Chief Financial Officer at IPValue. Based in California, he has overseen worldwide financial operations for the company since 2004. Zahid’s experience covers work at the iFormation Group, where he managed finance, facilities, and administration. He was also Vice President, Finance at eFINANCEworks, an e-finance business company founded by Capital Z and General Atlantic Partners. Previously, Zahid was a senior manager in Ernst & Young’s financial services practice in New York, working with clients that included Fortune 500 companies, investment firms, and hedge funds. Zahid has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Bombay University in India. He trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in London.
Alfi joined IPValue in June 2015 with over 12 years of experience across all aspects of intellectual property law. Prior to joining IPValue, he was the lead assertion attorney for Rockstar Consortium’s flagship licensing franchises, and a principal architect of Rockstar’s portfolio-wide strategy for monetizing Standard Essential Patents. Prior to that, 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 and U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal, along with German, Italian, French, U.K., and Australian courts. Prior to going in-house, Alfi practiced law in New York with the litigation boutique 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. Alfi was recognized as one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists by the industry’s leading publication, IAM, in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Rich joined IPValue in June 2018 as Vice President of Licensing, bringing over two decades of experience in licensing corporate patent portfolios. Prior to joining IPValue, he served as Head of Licensing at PanOptis, and as Vice President of Licensing and a board member at Conversant Intellectual Property Management. He also served as President at Verizon Patent Licensing, Vice President of Licensing at General Electric, Executive Director of Licensing at Thomson Multimedia, Director of Patent Licensing at ThinkFire, and Division Manager of IP at Lucent Technologies. Rich holds a BSEE in Power Conversion and Digital Theory from Stevens Institute of Technology as well as an MBA in International Business from Capital University.
George joined IPValue in July 2005. He is actively involved in identifying and developing relationships with patent owners to generate returns on their IP portfolios. Prior to joining 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.  George also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he helped to develop corporate strategy on a wide range of projects, including the identification of IP acquisition targets for an enterprise software vendor, the development of a new product line for a CE manufacturer, and the formulation of a growth strategy for a major networking vendor. Earlier in his career, George served as a Senior Scientist for Arete Associates and as an Analyst at the RAND Corporation, a think tank conducting policy and technology analyses. George holds an MBA from UCLA and a PhD in Physics from Stanford University.
Steve joined IPValue in June 2008, bringing over eight years of experience primarily as a patent litigator. Prior to joining IPValue, Steve was an associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, and before that at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. He started his legal career at Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells LLP. At these firms, Steve’s work included patent litigation, opinion work, client counseling, and patent prosecution. His patent litigation experience includes pre-filing diligence, discovery, claim construction, dispositive motions, trial and appeals. Steve’s work covered a wide range of technologies including biotechnology, cardiac mapping, coronary stents, genetically modified plants, graphical user interfaces, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, orthopedic implants, printing devices, surgical tools and ultrasound contract agents. Steve received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also received an undergraduate degree in economics from Dartmouth College and graduate degrees in chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles. Steve has six publications in the area of solid-state photochemistry. He is admitted to practice in New York state as well as in Federal Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Brian joined IPValue in January 2006 after nine years at Intel Corporation. At Intel, he worked in various procurement, materials engineering, technology development, and customer manufacturing engineering roles. In his most recent capacity as a Customer Manufacturing Enabling Manager, Brian was responsible for leading a team working directly with the leading cellphone companies to proactively enable and integrate next-generation processors and flash memory products into customers’ handheld devices to ensure smooth adoption of Intel technologies while ensuring proper intellectual property management.  In his earlier capacity as an Engineering Manager, Brian was responsible for a team designing and manufacturing next-generation semiconductor chip scale packages for the telecommunications industry, including processors and flash memory devices for smartphones, cellphones, and other handheld devices. Brian also spent four years in the Intel Materials organization, responsible for high-tech procurement, technology transfers, and licensing activities with vendors. Prior to joining Intel, Brian worked at a materials and surface analysis consulting company. Brian graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and holds a Master of Arts in Industrial Administration from Purdue University. He is a licensed Patent Agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and holds 10 U.S. patents.
Jon joined IPValue in March 2005, bringing more than 10 years of experience in patent and intellectual property litigation to his role. Prior to that, he was Of Counsel at Fenwick & West LLP, where he litigated and managed patent and other intellectual property cases. Previously, he 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 joined IPValue in January 2015. Before that, he served as General Manager/Vice President 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 ~$100M+ 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 that 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 spinout from Lucent. Warren holds a bachelor’s degree in Biophysics from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Andrew has been a leader in the field of patent and intellectual property law for over 20 years.  Prior to joining IPValue in October 2009, Andrew was a patent litigator for over 13 years, including six years as a partner at Morgan Lewis. Before Morgan Lewis, Andrew practiced all aspects of patent and intellectual property law at Pennie & Edmonds and Sidley & Austin. As a litigator, Andrew led litigation teams in 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.  At IPValue, Andrew has conducted well over a hundred patent license negotiations, leading to over $800 million in patent licensing revenue.  Andrew specializes in technology areas including electronics, communications, semiconductor processing, and light-emitting diodes, and has closed successful patent license agreements including, for example, licenses to many of the major technology companies in the software, computing, mobile phone, electronics, logic, memory, and semiconductor manufacturing industries. 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 is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. It identifies and pursues these complex investments in both the private and public markets. Vector actively partners with management teams to devise and execute new financial and business strategies that materially improve the competitive standing of these businesses and enhance their value for employees, customers, and shareholders. Among Vector’s notable investments are Cambium Networks, Certara, CollabNet, Corel, Gerber Scientific, IPValue Management, LANDesk Software, Niku, RAE Systems, Register.com, SafeNet, Technicolor, Teletrac, Tidel, WatchGuard Technologies, and WinZip.