Erik Oliver

Erik Oliver

Chief operating officer, Richardson Oliver Insights
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Mr. Oliver counsels clients on a variety of patent and business matters, including  licensing, buying, selling, valuation, prosecution and business processes. He provides data driven advice using his firm’s proprietary database of patent market information covering more than 115,000 patents and over $12B worth of deals. He has patent portfolio licensing and marketing experience resulting in millions worth of patent license bookings.

Prior to founding the ROL Group, Mr. Oliver was a Vice President at ThinkFire Services USA, Ltd’s Silicon Valley office. He has held various senior positions with a range of responsibilities at Rambus Inc., Synopsys, Inc., and a number of Silicon Valley startups. He was also previously an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati.

Mr. Oliver has over 40 published articles and lectures on patent strategy, intellectual property, and related business issues at Stanford, Santa Clara, and the Center for Intellectual Property at Chalmers.

Mr. Oliver is a member of the California and District of Columbia Bar and a United States Patent and Trademark Office registered patent attorney.

Mr. Oliver has a B.S. in Computer Science/Mathematics from Haverford College, an M.S.E. in Computer Information Science from University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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