Ragnar Olson

Partner at Global IP Law Group LLC

Ragnar Olson is a partner of Global IP Law Group LLC, who works on all aspects of clients’ efforts to monetise patents, including licensing, sales and litigation. Mr Olson is continually named among the top patent strategists in the world by IAM and selected by Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer.

At Global IP, Mr Olson advises numerous companies and individual inventors regarding the valuation and monetisation of their patent portfolios. Mr Olson has negotiated significant licence and sale agreements with large corporations and non-practising entities throughout the world.

Before joining Global IP, Mr Olson was director of Ocean Tomo’s patent transactions group and oversaw more than $100 million in patent transactions through public auctions. His work involved the review of thousands of patents in a wide spectrum of technical fields and the successful transfer of hundreds of patent assets.

Before Ocean Tomo, Mr Olson worked as a chemist for Baxter Healthcare, Stepan Company and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). His work related to a variety of chemical substances, including pharmaceutical compounds, soap complexes and controlled substances. At the DEA, Mr Olson testified numerous times in federal courts and worked as a law clerk within the DEA’s Office of Chief Counsel.

Mr Olson holds a degree in chemistry (with a minor in economics) from Indiana University; he also holds a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law, as well as a certificate in intellectual property. Mr Olson obtained a master’s in information technology from Northwestern University, where his coursework consisted of telecommunications engineering, focusing on wireless infrastructures.

Mr Olson is registered to practise before the US Patent and Trademark Office and is licensed to practise law in the state of Illinois. His legal activities outside of the office include serving as a guest lecturer at various universities, including Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, the University of Illinois Law School and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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  • ACS

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Global IP Law Group LLC
55 W Monroe
Suite 3400
Chicago IL 60603
United States

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