Ken has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney and executive counseling clients and leading teams focused on patent matters in diverse high-technology areas. This experience
includes both asserting and defending against patents. Throughout his career, Ken has created and implemented effective defensive patent strategies and patent monetization programs using numerous tools including strategic portfolio building, licensing, and litigation.
Prior to joining VideoLabs, Ken was Vice President of Licensing at Tela Innovations where he managed licensing Tela’s patent portfolio. In this role, he developed Tela’s overall licensing strategy and led negotiation of all patent license agreements. Under Ken’s leadership, Tela closed numerous royalty-bearing licensing deals with large semiconductor and consumer electronics companies, including Samsung, Qualcomm, TSMC, and Google.
Before joining Tela, Ken served in two key roles at Intellectual Ventures. From 2007-2011 Ken was the Lead Licensing Attorney for the Semiconductor and Hardware IP Business Units and was responsible for developing the legal structure of Intellectual Ventures’ semiconductor and consumer electronics licensing programs. He also managed a team of attorneys that implemented the associated strategies. As a Licensing Executive from 2011-2013, Ken was responsible for all aspects of negotiating licenses with companies in Asia and the United States. During his time at Intellectual Ventures, Ken played a major role in the initial launch of IV’s licensing programs and was directly involved in closing multiple royalty-bearing licensing deals.
Earlier in his career, as outside counsel, Ken represented clients in patent litigation, licensing and other patent related matters as a partner at Perkins Coie LLP and as an associate at both
Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Through his career, Ken has led and participated in patent monetization transactions that generated in excess of $1B.
Prior to his legal career, Ken was a US naval officer, serving aboard the nuclear ballistic missile submarines USS Alaska and USS Henry L. Stimson. Ken earned his JD from Harvard University and his BS in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.
Ken has numerous hobbies, however, in his free time, he can most often be found cycling and letting the road decide his destination.