Hoover IP² Working Group Advisory Board 

Ron Laurie began working in Silicon Valley before it had that name, initially as a systems engineer at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company and later as an intellectual property lawyer and patent strategist. In 2004, he launched Inflexion Point Strategy, the first IP-focused boutique investment bank, with offices in Silicon Valley, Taiwan, and Singapore. Before that, Ron was a founding partner of Skadden Arps’s Silicon Valley office, where he chaired the firm’s IP Strategy and Transactions practice group and led IP diligence teams in some of the largest high-tech and life sciences M & A, spinout, and joint venture deals ever done, which were worth more than $50 billion in the aggregate.  He was also a founding partner of the Silicon Valley offices of the Weil, Gotshal and Irell & Manella law firms.  Laurie is also chairman of the board of InventionShare, a firm that commercializes breakthrough technologies, and he is a director at Wi-LAN, Inc., one of the oldest and most successful publicly traded patent licensing companies.

Updated December 19, 2017