Corporate Counsel and Patent Attorney
CA, Patent Bar
Turning Point Law
Attorney & Owner
Jul 2001 - Present
Serves as key legal and business advisor to private emerging companies in the following areas: corporate formation, business operations, IP prosecution and licensing, real estate transactions, VC funding, employment, and drafting and negotiating software development agreements.
President & CEO
Jan 2000 - May 2001
Lead day to day business affairs of internet mortgage technology firm with responsibilities including negotiation of licensing agreements, development of company strategy, seeking and negotiating for VC and angel funding, managing outside counsel, and internal marketing and engineering teams.
VP of Business Development & Corporate Counsel
Jan 1999 - Jan 2000
Managed outside counsel, negotiated and drafted technology and content license agreements, and distribution agreements for a wireless gaming technology firm. Successfully raised $10M in funding from venture capital fund.
Sep 1997 - Jan 1999
Handled all transactional, corporate, employment and financing agreements, for internet gaming company.
Columbia TriStar Interactive
Feb 1997 - Aug 1997
Negotiated and drafted agreements with third party software developers. Lead marketing efforts for Sony online properties.
Product Marketing Manager/Sales Engineer
Toshiba America Electronics Corporation
Aug 1991 - Jan 1997
Responsible for sales and marketing of semiconductor products and services, including negotiation of purchasing and strategic agreements. Supported sales and marketing efforts for semiconductor technologies with strategic accounts and regional accounts.
Jul 1988 - Aug 1991
Member of 5 person team that designed, developed, and tested super mini-computer.