Kevin Rivette

Managing Partner at Sherpa Technology Group
Ranked in Brokering, Defensive patent aggregation, Finance, IAM/IC, IP auctions, IP management consultancy, Licensing, M&A, Technology transfer, Valuation
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Kevin Rivette is an undisputed leader when it comes to creating commercial value from intellectual property. He draws on extensive in-house experience to provide insightful support and solutions.

Kevin Rivette's Profile

Kevin Rivette is co-founder and managing partner of Sherpa Technology Group (formerly 3LP Advisors), a firm founded in 2008 that focuses on IP strategy development, patent portfolio transactions and IP-based investments. Sherpa has offices in Boston and Silicon Valley.

Before Sherpa, Mr Rivette was vice president of IP strategy for IBM and a senior adviser to the Boston Consulting Group on IP strategy. He is former chair of the USPTO oversight committee, a former member of the board of directors at Tessera Technologies, Inc (Nasdaq: TSRA) and the founder and CEO of two software companies.

Mr Rivette is the author of Rembrandts in the Attic, a widely read and foundational work on patent strategy. The book demonstrates how corporations can leverage their IP assets in ways that would transform their ability to achieve business goals, and it helped to revolutionise how IP assets are viewed in corporations across the world. He has spoken on the topic of patent strategies at numerous conferences, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Mr Rivette was inducted into the IP Hall of Fame in 2007, named one of The World’s Leading IP Strategists by the IAM Strategy 300 in 2009 and added to the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of IP Trailblazers and Pioneers in 2014. He is a registered patent attorney.

Mr Rivette received his JD from Santa Clara University and his BS from the University of Kansas.

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