Mark Chandler

Managing Director at Upstream Partners, Inc

Upstream Partners has been investing in and driving business for IP assets – ours and those of our clients – with headline-grabbing success for many years. As the advisory arm of an IP merchant banking enterprise, we help our clients to understand and achieve the value of their IP assets, in all aspects of patents, new technology and business and product creation.

Mark Chandler, a managing director of Upstream Partners, provides a variety of advisory and transaction services in the areas of intellectual property and finance. Active for over 25 years in technology and IP commercialisation, Mr Chandler has helped early-stage ventures, universities, research institutes, companies of all sizes and independent inventors to monetise, value and develop their technology.

Mr Chandler’s expertise in commercialising intellectual property comes from extensive portfolio experience in every aspect of monetisation, including product and business creation, IP licensing and sales, IP litigation and technology financing:

  • Mr Chandler has testified on licensing and financial damages in US district courts, in state court and in arbitration proceedings in a number of jurisdictions.
  • He has directly managed over 100 technology licensing programmes in North America, Europe and Asia.
  • Mr Chandler was instrumental in helping a major medical university to form a new, privately funded research institute to develop innovative neurosurgical products. He developed the business plan, secured over $10 million in funding and helped to implement operations.
  • For a corporate venture capital operation, Mr Chandler formed and invested in more than 15 venture-backed companies in Europe and North America, all based on emerging technology and IP assets in areas such as medical technology, bioinformatics, electronics and photonics.

Mr Chandler completed his undergraduate studies in electrical engineering (BSEE, Bucknell University), and continued his technical education in physics while working at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. He practised as a researcher building the world’s most accurate atomic clocks and implantable medical devices, and obtained his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

IAM says

Mark Chandler has a fine-tuned understanding of the business of patents and has been an engine of commercial IP activity over a long period. He knows what is valuable but more importantly how to create value, putting all the best tools to use.

Professional associations

  • LES
  • PACT


  • Finance
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

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Upstream Partners, Inc
1100 East Hector Street
Suite 410
Conshohocken PA 19428 United States

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