Richard Buttrick

IP Consultant at RBIP Ltd

Richard Buttrick is an independent IP consultant with over 30 years’ diverse experience. Mr Buttrick works with clients in the United Kingdom and worldwide to create and realise value from intellectual property to underpin business success. Through Richard Buttrick Intellectual Property (RBIP), he provides a range of enabling IP services, and he is also an expert witness in litigation on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing issues.

In his work with companies, Mr Buttrick helps boards and executive management to craft focused and directed IP strategies and fit-for-purpose governance structures necessary to enable successful strategy implementation.

Working alongside IP managers, Mr Buttrick supports companies as they build IP portfolios, keeping portfolio planning in step with company IP strategy. With extensive executive management experience in IP licensing, Mr Buttrick has the depth of knowledge to support realisation of value from IP portfolios through sales margin, increased asset value, trade sales or asserting and licensing intellectual property to create cash revenues.

Mr Buttrick has specialised experience in FRAND-based standard-essential patent (SEP) licensing and in SEP-based patent pools, which has led to him being sought out as an expert witness in dispute resolution and litigation worldwide.

Mr Buttrick’s expertise has been built up through a diverse range of roles, both in-house and in private practice with multinational corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises in the United Kingdom and Europe – most recently through RBIP. Previously, he worked in-house with several companies, the latest being as a senior executive with Dutch multinational Philips. He is a qualified UK and European patent attorney and a member of the Licensing Executives Society. He is active as an expert witness in litigation in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.

IAM says

Richard Buttrick is vastly experienced as an IP value creator. His ability to bring IP and business strategy into perfect alignment makes him a trusted confidant of the C-suite. He is noted as a leading authority on SEPs.

Professional associations

  • CIPA
  • EPI
  • LES


  • IAM/IC
  • IP management consultancy
  • Licensing
  • Technology transfer

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9-10 St Andrew Square
Edinburgh EH2 2AF
United Kingdom

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