Ragnar Olson

Partner at Global IP Law Group LLC

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

Mr Olson advises numerous companies and individual inventors regarding the valuation and monetisation of their patent portfolios. He 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 professionally as a chemist for Baxter Healthcare, Stepan Company and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). During this cumulative experience Mr Olson worked with a variety of chemical substances, including pharmaceutical compounds, soap complexes and controlled substances. At the DEA, Mr Olson testified numerous times in federal court and worked as a law clerk in the DEA’s Office of Chief Counsel.

Mr Olson holds a degree in chemistry (with a minor in economics) from Indiana University. He 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 before the USPTO and licensed in the state of Illinois. His legal activities outside of the office include serving as a guest lecturer at various universities, including the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, the University of Illinois Law School and the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

IAM says

Flexing a skillset encompassing all facets of patent monetisation, exceptional negotiator Ragnar Olson has successfully closed many major licensing deals and patent sales, working without geographic limits. Technically trained, he understands the fabric of a patent and can pinpoint its value.


  • Brokering
  • IP auctions
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • Valuation

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

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