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Paul Roberts

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

VP, Chief Patent Counsel (co-founder), Inventergy.

VP, Chief Patent Counsel (co-founder), Inventergy.

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Founder

Inventergy

Advisor

Inventergy
Accenture
Rovi
Licensing Executives Society
MCI WorldCom

Positions

VP, Chief Patent Counsel (co-founder) Inventergy January 2013 - present
Board Secretary - Licensing Executives Society (US-Canada) Licensing Executives Society October 2012 - present
VP Patent Law & Commercialization Rovi March 2012 - January 2013
ACPC member Association of Chief Patent Counsels July 2011 - January 2013
Lead Patent Attorney / Director Global Patent Operations Accenture March 2008 - March 2012
Global Division IP Counsel, Comm.& High Tech Accenture March 2004 - March 2008
Global Patent Acquisition Manager (entire portfolio) MCI-WorldCom July 2000 - March 2004
Patent Attorney - portfolio manager UUNET and other subsidiaries MCI July 1999 - July 2000
Patent Associate McDermott Will and Emery 1997 - 1999
Patent Attorney Larson & Taylor October 1995 - October 1997
Patent Examiner US Patent and Trademark Office August 1994 - October 1995

Education

Whittier Law School Intellectual Property law 1992 - 1994
Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property 1993 - 1993
University of Maryland College Park Electrical Engineering 1986 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Payments
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Commerce
  • • Financial Services

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Jean-Charles (JC) Bouzigues
They're my advisor: Inventergy  •  President, Fides Sales. Previously Sr. Client Marketing Manager, eSilicon.
Big picture thinker, Paul follows through on commitments and delivers.
Edward Rashba
We worked together  •  Director Business Development, Fadel Partners and Advisor, Tangible IP, LLC.
Paul has a great background in Intellectual property and patent licensing. He is also generous with his time and has taken various voluntee ... r leadership positions within the Licensing Executive Society. A well respected and knowledgeable IP professional.
Eden Stright
We worked together  •  Patent Administrator, Accenture. Previously Patent Agent, Verizon.
Paul is excellent at seeing the big picture and conveying it in terms that are understandable by everyone but also sees the trees for what t ... hey are. He works well both as the head of a team as well as a part of a team. He believes in both collaboration and fostering the abilities of others so that they can grow to their full potentials. It has always been a pleasure to work with Paul and I hope that I will have the opportunity again in the future.
John Paul
They're my friends  •  Board Member and Vice President, LES International and Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. Brown grad.
(1) A wide range of expertise and experience in intellectual property and related skills from various perspectives and positions in various ... corporate, law firm and professional organizations, both large and small, and both entrepreneurial and established; (2) listening skills; (3) planning and organizational skills; (3) people skills; (4) loyalty and caring to do the right thing and a good job. I have been on the Licensing Executives Society board with Paul for many years and have seen what he has accomplished.
Wendy Chou
We worked together  •  Founder and President, CHOUmedia and Marketing & Sponsorship Consultant, Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada).
Paul makes it a point to stay on top of new developments in the industry and connect with all the right people. For those reasons alone, he' ... s a good person to know. Plus, he's great at what he does and is well respected in the industry.
Hillary Stanley
We worked together  •  Associate General Counsel & Managing Director, Ethics & Compliance, Accenture.
He's got great judgment and a lot of experience, and is smart and personable.
Gary Fedorochko
We worked together  •  Partner, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Previously Associate/Law Clerk, Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
Paul provides a candid approach and fully vets different alternatives and is willing to tackle difficult issues.
Mike Cammarota
They're my advisor: Accenture  •  Senior Director of Legal Services, Offerings & Alliances, Accenture and Director of Legal Services, Outsourcing Offerings, Accenture.
Paul is a normal human being, a rare commodity for an IP lawyer. He's practical, thoughtful and responsive. He seeks to understand the busin ... ess objective before giving advice.
Josh Petty
They're my advisor: Accenture  •  Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Booz Allen Hamilton and Member Board of Directors, School for Tomorrow.
Paul is highly experienced and pragmatic.
Art Nutter
We worked together  •  Chairman and CEO, PatentBooks Inc. and Business Board Member, Catholics Come Home. Stanford grad.
Honest, persistent, friendly.
Brad Kullberg
They're my advisor: Licensing Executives Society  •  Managing Director, Capstone Advisory Group. Previously VP Patent Transaction Services, yet2.com. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
Paul has deep experience in all aspects of IP which he leverages with great judgment and thoughtfulness. In addition, he is just a pleasure ... to work with - he's a great listener and he has a terrific sense of humor that he brings to all his endeavors.
Chris Checco
We worked together  •  President & Chief Analytics Officer, Razorsight. Previously Management Scientist, Public Sector Analytics, Accenture.
Paul is a well-rounded technically-apt IP attorney that also understands the value that IP adds to businesses. In addition, he is a free th ... inker, always looking various ways to improve, monetize, and morph existing "commodity" processes into a next gen version.
Terry Ludlow
We worked together  •  CEO, Chipworks. Previously Founder, Semiconductor Insights.
Paul is very good at listening and understanding issues then proposing processes towards solutions or solutions themselves.
Alex (GeunHo) Lee
They're my advisor: Inventergy  •  Principal, TechIPm, LLC. Previously Sr. Advisor, WIPS.
Integrating business strategy with legal knowledge
Lawrence Udell
They're my advisor: Licensing Executives Society  •  Founder - Chairman Emeritus, Silicon Valley Chapter, Licensing Executives Society - Silicon Valley Chapter.
He is a unique professional that very quickly grasps a situation in legal and/or business and resolves it successfully...
Josh Tillman
They're my friends  •  Assistant General Counsel & Legislative Liaison, Tennessee Department of Revenue. Previously Law Clerk, Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C..
Paul has the intellect to master complex investments and the experience to recognize the winners.
François Painchaud, CLP, Partner Robic, LLP
We worked together  •  Corporate Secretary, NEOMED Institute and Director and Corporate Secretary, Licensing Executives Society International.
Paul is very dedicated in all his understandings, he doesn't let people down.
Michael O'Shaughnessy
We worked together  •  Partner and Patent Attorney, McDermott Will & Emery. Previously Partner and Patent Attorney, Finnegan.
Paul has extensive expertise relating to licensing of intellectual property, and has a unique ability to conceive of and implement creative ... business strategies.
Charlie Leeming
We worked together  •  VP / GM OEM Data Center Solutions, Brocade. Previously Vice President WW Sales - Global OEM's, Brocade. Brown grad.
Paul is a very bright guy who listens well and then adds strategic advice. In the growing world of technology and intellectual property, Pau ... l's Deep understanding of Ip and the importance of having the right associated strategy makes him incredibly valuable to any entity that has or plans on truly innovating.
Jim Thrall
They're my advisor: Inventergy  •  Calming the lives of small business by making IT work smoothly. Wrestling Coach concerned with keeping kids safe, happy, and healthy.
He is willing to invest time in developing relationships with people and sharing his knowledge and network to help others become successful. ... He gives back to his profession and delivers exceptional value to his partners.
Naveen Modi
We worked together  •  Partner, Paul Hastings and Adjunct Professor, George Mason University School of Law. George Mason grad.
Paul is intelligent, reliable, and a team player!
Shawn Ambwani
We worked together  •  Chair Elect - High Tech Sector, Licensing Executives Society - US / Canada and COO, Unified Patents.
Very analytical and focused
Mike Dansky
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Capstone Advisory Group LLC. Previously Principal, The Brattle Group. Tufts grad.
Paul is an experienced senior attorney with an expertise in intellectual property matters
Monica Winghart
They're my friends  •  Member of the Board, East Bay SPCA and Legal Advisor, Globiana. North Carolina State grad.
In depth patent knowledge coupled with great business sense and 'can-do' attitude.
Jeffrey Whittle
We worked together  •  Head of Technology Law Section, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and Board of Trustees, Licensing Executives Society. Vanderbilt grad.
Paul has terrific insights on intellectual property, licensing, contract negotiations, and strategy. He stays on top of and remains focused ... on projects throughout all stages, and he is an outstanding leader.
Kevin Spivak
We worked together  •  Secretary, High Technology Sector, Licensing Executive Society and Attorney, Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C..
Paul has been in the intellectual property field for nearly 20 years. He has proven skills as a leader and advisor to numerous individuals. ...
Andrew March
We worked together  •  Diversity and Inclusion Lead for Accenture's Philadelphia Metro Region, Accenture. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Paul is an expert in the protection and leveraging of intellectual property in the market. In addition, he has a strong understanding of the ... fundamental levers and drivers of growth and profitability. I have worked with Paul on several efforts in the past and would highly recommend him as an advisor.
Jason Eisenberg
We worked together  •  Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox. Previously Of Counsel and Associate, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox. The Ohio State grad.
His deep industry and legal experience and creative solutions to problems to maximize benefit.
Michael Chernoff
We worked together  •  Chief Intellectual Property Officer, MDB Capital Group. Previously Director of Legal Services, Patent Operations, Accenture.
Paul has deep knowledge in the field of intellectual property, most recently in monetization.
François Painchaud, CLP, Partner Robic, LLP
We worked together  •  Corporate Secretary, NEOMED Institute and Director and Corporate Secretary, Licensing Executives Society International.
He understands the business of patents better most IP Specialists.
Josh Tillman
They're my friends  •  Assistant General Counsel & Legislative Liaison, Tennessee Department of Revenue. Previously Law Clerk, Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C..
An expert in his field, Paul is honest, accomplished and committed to excellence. Paul's loyalty and encouragement have always been at the ... root of our friendship. Such qualities equally pervade his professional life.

Jim Thrall
We worked together  •  Calming the lives of small business by making IT work smoothly. Wrestling Coach concerned with keeping kids safe, happy, and healthy.
Jim is a thoughtful, reliable and very technical person, who is always available to identify, solve and execute to conclusion all the matter ... s we've engaged on.

Michael Chernoff
We worked together  •  Chief Intellectual Property Officer, MDB Capital Group. Previously Director of Legal Services, Patent Operations, Accenture.
I've worked with Michael over many years at two Fortune 500 companies, where we managed their intellectual property and grew their IP progra ... ms. I've gotten to work with many IP attorneys, and know Michael to be among the very best. He knows the changing landscape of IP-law, and has an excellent business judgment which he applies in making reasoned and balance recommendations and decisions. Michael has an excellent network, which he brings to bear as appropriate. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Michael again, and strongly recommend him to others.

François Painchaud, CLP, Partner Robic, LLP
We worked together  •  Corporate Secretary, NEOMED Institute and Director and Corporate Secretary, Licensing Executives Society International.
I've worked with Francois as a co-Board Director and while he was President of the Licensing Executives Society. Francois is a seasoned vet ... eran with tremendous experience and an extremely valuable network. He demonstrates excellent leadership and mastery of getting diverse opinions aligned for closure. I have great respect for Francois and strongly recommend him to any needing a reliable IP advisor.

John Paul
We worked together  •  Board Member and Vice President, LES International and Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. Brown grad.
I've worked with John for many years, and he is one of the best IP attorneys I know. I first was introduced to John across the table over 1 ... 5 years ago during an IP license negotiation - he was a consummate professional and extremely well-prepared, which ultimately resulted in us closing a deal beneficial to both sides. We later worked collaboratively for over a decade in our IP professional association around IP licensing: Licensing Executives Society. John was recently LES' Board Counsel, during which he delivered concise, comprehensive and thoughtful advice to the LES Board - something he consistently has done over the many years I have know him. I value his professionalism and enjoy is personal style and sense of humor. I welcome any opportunity to work with John and enthusiastically recommend him.

Art Nutter
We worked together  •  Chairman and CEO, PatentBooks Inc. and Business Board Member, Catholics Come Home. Stanford grad.
I've known Art for many years and we worked together in our IP licensing association: Licensing Executives Society. Art embodies the spirit ... of entrepreneurism, having started a successful company. I have tremendous respect for Art and his many accomplishments, and enjoy his get-it-done attitude which he brings to every project I've been with him on.

Eden Stright
We worked together  •  Patent Administrator, Accenture. Previously Patent Agent, Verizon.
I've worked with Eden at two Fortune 500 companies, where I've managed the patent operations ... and she was an (maybe THE) integral part of ... ensuring the "machinery" of those operations worked smoothly. She has my utmost respect and trust, and has amazing judgment. She applies her tremendous patent skillset and project management experience, in combination with her "emotional intelligence" to solve problems in an efficient and effective manner, to the benefit of all involved. I would work with Eden on any project she is involved on, because I know she'll contribute greatly to its success. She is so enjoyable and so very accomplished - anyone will be lucky to work with her and I hope to do so again!