Kent Richardson of Richardson Oliver Law Group will explain what drives patent sales and how that matters to you and your clients.
Mr. Richardson counsels clients on a variety of patent and business matters, including patent buying, selling, licensing, valuation, prosecution, and operations. He provides data driven advice using his firm’s proprietary database of patent market information covering more than 230,000 patent assets. He has licensing and marketing patent portfolio experience, resulting in more than $600 million worth of patent license bookings. Mr. Richardson has served as an expert witness on patent monetization and licensing practices in UK and US cases.
Before founding ROL Group, Mr. Richardson was general manager of ThinkFire Services USA, Ltd’s Silicon Valley office. He has worked in various senior management roles with growth businesses such as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs at Sezmi, Managing Director at Constellation Capital, Vice President of Intellectual Property at Rambus and General Counsel at Numerical Technologies. He was also a private practice attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Mr. Richardson has over 40 published articles and has lectured on patent strategy, intellectual property, and related business issues at Stanford, Santa Clara, Center for Intellectual Property, IPBC, and LES.
Mr. Richardson is a member of the California Bar, and a US Patent and Trademark Office registered patent attorney. He holds five US patents. He has a JD and a BSc in computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada.
This talk provides one hour of non-accredited substantive hours under the Law Society of Ontario.