Ron Laurie

Managing Director
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Ron Laurie has worked in Silicon Valley since before it had that name, initially as a systems engineer at Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., as an intellectual property lawyer for thirty-five years with several major law firms, and most recently as an IP investment banking advisor focused on extracting maximum value from “intellectual capital” assets in complex corporate transactions.

As a lawyer, Ron was a founding partner of Skadden Arps’ Silicon Valley office, where he founded and chaired the firm's IP Strategy and Transactions practice group and led IP teams in high-tech and life sciences M&A, spin-out and joint venture deals worth over $50 billion in the aggregate. Before that, he was a founding partner of the Silicon Valley offices of Weil Gotshal and Irell & Manella.

In 2004, Ron retired from Skadden to launch Inflexion Point Strategy, the first IP-focused boutique investment bank.  With offices in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and Singapore, Inflexion Point advises technology companies and institutional investors around the world in acquiring, divesting and investing in IP-rich companies, business units, technologies, and strategic intellectual capital assets in the form of patent portfolios, exclusive field-of-use rights, and related know-how and data.

Ron is also the Executive Chairman and CIPO of InventionShare, Inc., a new kind of early-stage technology investment fund that transforms breakthrough inventions into globally deployed innovation with high social impact.

For the past six years, Ron has been an independent director at Wi-LAN, Inc. based in Ottawa, Canada, one of the oldest and most successful publicly-traded patent licensing companies.

Ron chairs the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society and is on the advisory boards of the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (IP2) at Stanford and the Certified Patent Valuation Analyst accreditation program. He has been listed as one of the world’s leading IP strategists by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine every year since the listing was created in 2008.

Ron has taught courses on IP law and strategy at both Stanford and UC-Berkeley law schools.

Peter Adams


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Originally a bioengineer at Oxford University, Peter has a strong focus on life science technologies where his technical and business experience have made him an expert in health technology innovation and commercialization. Peter's expertise includes interim executive or consulting assignments and growth strategy engagements, in addition to a series of progressive leadership roles within publicly held, privately owned, government and private equity funded B2B organizations. Throughout his career, he has earned consistent recognition as a growth champion, change agent, business strategist, thought leader — and thrives on addressing the strategic, operational and cultural dynamics necessary to transform companies from market-challenger to market leader positions.

As Senior Health IT Advisor of MaRS Discovery District in Canada, Peter specialized in helping start-up companies make all the right moves in the areas of business planning, fund raising, strategic planning, partnerships, brand strategy, and go to market implementation. Immediately prior to this role, he worked as Independent Business Development Consultant in Canada, the UK, US and Europe, home to a number of respected brands including, HP, Intel, National Semiconductor, Microchip, McKesson, Motorola, Dixon's Group, the UK's NHS (mobility board member) and the UK Cabinet Office.

Currently, Peter is working helping Canadian, US and UK med tech start-ups with international market entry, fund raising (Including pitch deck design and pitch coaching) and strategy. He also acts as VP of business development for Vielight Inc. in Toronto and has advised Hamilton Health Sciences on innovation strategy where he holds a position on the research grant evaluation board.

Suzanne Harrison


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Suzanne Harrison is a widely read author, patent futurist, and economist. She has devoted her career to IP realization and exploitation and works with Inflexion Point's corporate clients to help them realize the true value of their intellectual property. She counsels technology-driven companies at both transactional and strategic levels. Her specialties are quantifying legal risk, forecasting patent trends and helping companies place IP bets now to ensure access to innovation and markets in the future.Suzanne Harrison is a widely read author, patent futurist, and economist. She has devoted her career to IP realization and exploitation and works with Inflexion Point's corporate clients to help them realize the true value of their intellectual property. She counsels technology-driven companies at both transactional and strategic levels. Her specialties are quantifying legal risk, forecasting patent trends and helping companies place IP bets now to ensure access to innovation and markets in the future.

Suzanne's background at the intersection of economics and IP gives her a unique view of the inner workings of the public market for patents, as well as the ability to see patterns and predict ways in which markets will fluctuate and develop. Her valuation expertise is a critical component of Inflexion Point's patent brokerage and IP-driven M&A practices.

Suzanne is a Co-Founder and Principal of Percipience LLC, a board-level advisory group focused on IP strategy and management, quantifying and mitigating IP risk, and focused innovation.

Suzanne's past work includes her role as CEO of Gathering2.0, the first peer group for IP professionals focused on quantifying legal risk and standardizing patent transaction processes and capabilities. She was previously a director of LECG (Law and Economics Consulting Group), where she led its intellectual asset management consulting practice.

Since 1995, Suzanne has led a group called the ICM Gathering, an invitation-only group of twenty leading companies that meet regularly to define, create, benchmark and test best practices in IP management. Her books draw on her work with the Gathering, and feature success stories of companies leading the way in innovative IP management.

Suzanne's books include:
Edison in the Boardroom Revisited (John Wiley & Sons, 2011)
Einstein in the Boardroom (John Wiley & Sons, 2006)
Edison in the Boardroom, (John Wiley & Sons, 2001).

Jim O'Shaughnessy


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Jim O'Shaughnessy is a seasoned IP executive with thirty-five years of varied experience. He has channeled his professional activities into consultation and advisory services to a worldwide clientele interested in his intellectual property and innovation strategy services.

He is a founding principal of Percipience, LLC, a board-level business advisory firm specializing in corporate IP value capture and risk-reduction, patent valuation and focused innovation.

Previously, Jim was a senior partner in the international law firm of Foley & Lardner and an officer of Rockwell International, where he was responsible for the entire intellectual asset portfolio of that multinational corporation. Jim launched Rockwell's highly successful IP monetization program, out-licensing IP and technology from the company's many independent businesses and its corporate science center. He also led the litigation teams that defended Rockwell from claims of infringement and developed successful strategies for dealing with "trolls" that attacked the company.

Jim was a co-founder of Lake Street Holdings, LLC, which focused on valuing and brokering technology on behalf of clients striving to monetize their intellectual assets. He also founded Donges Bay Group, LLC, a consulting firm that advised large, multinational enterprises on intellectual property and innovation strategies. Jim has considerable experience as an expert witness in intellectual property- related litigation matters and is an accomplished witness on the stand. He also serves frequently as an arbitrator in complex intellectual property disputes, including service on international arbitration panels.

Eugene Shteyn


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Eugene Shteyn advises technology companies on implementing structured invention creation processes and innovation development strategies. Eugene has also designed and taught four different courses on model-based invention and innovation at Stanford University. He applies his ground-breaking methods across a broad range of technology domains and has facilitated corporate invention development programs that have resulted in the filing of hundreds of patent applications relating to nanotechnology, digital media, internet services, software architecture, security, high-performance networking, gaming and medical devices.

Eugene is a named inventor on 28 U.S. patents and more than 50 pending patent applications. He has guided and motivated high-impact interdisciplinary teams, and has established standards alliances among major global companies. Much of his work is embodied in current products and industry standards. He was a Director of Intellectual Property Licensing at Hewlett Packard and a Principal Scientist at Philips Research in Silicon Valley. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Laboratory for Nanostructured Energy Conversion Devices (LNECD) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science.

Stuart Soffer


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Stu Soffer has been involved as a testifying and consulting technical expert in over 120 IP cases since 1993. His primary focus is on the analysis of patent validity and infringement via the lingua franca of claim charts. Stu is the co-author of the Thesaurus of Claim Construction published by Oxford University Press in 2010 and 2012, the comprehensive guide to the analysis of patent claims, used by prosecutors, litigators and the courts. He also frequently consults on IP development, licensing and commercialization, including serving as a member of corporate patent review committees and advising startups on approaches to incorporating IP strategies into their business plan.

In 2009, Stu was recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the world's 250 leading IP strategists. Since 2006, he has been a Non-Resident Fellow at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society. He has a degree in Computer Science and has served as VP of software development for a public company. He has hands-on experience in standards development, real-time process control, clinical information systems, library automation and networked information and retrieval systems.

Richard Wu

Director, Asia Operations

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Richard Wu is based in Taipei, and manages Inflexion Point's operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Richard has more than twenty years of design engineering and management experience with both Taiwanese and foreign semiconductor, systems technology, and medical device companies.

Prior to joining Inflexion Point, Richard was Regional Sales Director for Chipworks, a leading technical and patent intelligence and analytics firm based in Ottawa, Canada.

Richard has expertise in patent validity and infringement analysis, product and process reverse engineering, market sizing, licensing negotiations and patent litigation support across a broad range of markets and technologies.

Daniel Collopy


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Dan Collopy is based in Singapore. He is also Special Counsel to the law firm of Spruson & Ferguson ( which provides intellectual property legal services across Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, and is an Adjunct Fellow and Instructor at the Singapore IP Academy.

Dan has extensive experience in designing, negotiating and executing complex corporate transactions in which IP plays a central role, including M&A, joint ventures, and IPOs. He has also prepared and/or prosecuted more than 300 patents in semiconductor technologies (including memory technologies and semiconductor processing), communication technologies, electric automobile engine control systems, avionics and other software / electronics / mechanical / design areas.

Dan's corporate IP experience includes more than a decade as an IP attorney with Motorola and several years as Associate General Counsel for Advanced Micro Devices. More recently, Dan served as an IP Consultant for Exploit Technologies, the technology commercialization arm of A*Star, (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), the Singapore government's lead R&D agency. Before succumbing to the allure of intellectual property law, Dan worked as a criminal prosecutor.

Over 200 years of collective experience in
Technology, High-Tech Business, and
Intellectual Property Transactions.
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