Zack Higgins

Zack Higgins

A Harvard Law grad and legal executive, Zack has 2 decades of experience in patent strategy, litigation and monetization on both sides of the table, for entities ranging from Fortune 50 companies to solo inventors.

Zack’s extensive IP experience includes 2 years as Senior VP, Tech+IP Advisory at Houlihan Lokey; 4 years as Senior IP Strategist at Intellectual Ventures; 7 years as VP & General Counsel at IPotential / Epicenter IP (a leading IP brokerage and consultancy); and 4 years as a patent litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Zack has delivered more than $1 billion in patent sales, licensing revenue, and risk reduction by building and managing all aspects of patent brokerage, licensing, and litigation campaigns. Zack created custom artificial intelligence neural networks and Python code to that he used to review and categorize more than 120,000 patents.

Zack has led licensing negotiations; selected and managed litigation, prosecution, and post-grant counsel, including for trial and appeal; and created claim construction, infringement, and validity arguments that won in the ITC, district court, and Federal Circuit. Zack has also led technical analysis for patent litigation, licensing, and brokerage, and developed deep technical proof, including by obtaining and analyzing decompiled mobile app source code, communications revealed by developer tools, and captured packets. Additionally, Zack has managed patent portfolios and strategic prosecution to identify the best patents and enhance ROI.

Zack graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in History and International Studies, with distinction in both majors. Zack is an Eagle Scout and fluent in Japanese.