Richard Baker

President at New England Intellectual Property LLC

Richard Baker is a senior IP licensing executive with more than 20 years’ experience negotiating deals and settling patent disputes within a corporate environment. He has extensive knowledge of the corporate dynamics of licensing negotiations and is an accomplished public speaker with the ability to clearly articulate facts and opinions. Mr Baker is a Certified Licensing Professional and serves on the Board of the National Association of Patent Practitioners. Formerly, he served as trustee of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) United States and Canada. He is a named inventor on 32 US patents.

Mr Baker is president of New England Intellectual Property (NEIP), a Massachusetts-based IP firm specialising in patent brokerage, licensing, patent prosecution (including inter partes reviews), consulting and expert witness services. In addition, Mr Baker is the director of intellectual property at Bottomline Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: ePay), where he founded the IP department. Before NEIP, he spent five years at 3Com Corporation as the director of IP licensing. In 2009 the LES awarded Mr Baker’s licensing department the prestigious Licensing Achievement Award for profitable IP activities during the 2009 fiscal year. The major accomplishment in the 2009 fiscal year was the licensing and sale of patented Ethernet networking technology across several deals amounting to more than $87 million in revenue. Before joining 3Com, Mr Baker was the director of intellectual property at Schneider Automation.

Mr Baker’s graduate studies include intellectual propearty at Franklin Pierce Law Centre and computer science at Harvard University. He holds a BSc in computer science and English (dual major) from the University of New Hampshire, where he also maainored in electrical engineering. Mr Baker holds the title of distinguished toastmaster from Toastmasters International. He has served as a member on the Pentucket Regional School Committee and the Town of West Newbury Board of Assessors. Mr Baker was the nominee from a major political party for the US House of Representatives in 2008 and for the office of governor’s council in Massachusetts in 2016 and 2018.

IAM says

Richard Baker is a long-standing leader when it comes to IP licensing and all-round patent commercialisation who is hugely respected for his integrity and fairness. His contributions always elevate the global IP discussion.

Professional associations

  • IEEE
  • NAPP
  • US Patent Bar


  • Brokering
  • IP auctions
  • Licensing
  • Valuation

Firm details

New England Intellectual Property LLC
291 Main Street
West Newbury MA 01985 United States

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