Kent counsels clients on a variety of patent and business matters including patent buying, selling, licensing, valuation, prosecution and operations. Kent has licensing and marketing patent portfolio experiences resulting in more than $600M of patent license bookings. Kent has served as an expert witness on patent monetization and licensing practices in cases in England and the United States.
Prior to founding the ROL Group, Kent was the General Manager of ThinkFire Services USA, Ltd’s Silicon Valley office. Kent has worked in various senior management roles with such growth businesses as Sezmi, Constellation Capital, Rambus, Numerical Technologies. Kent was also an attorney in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Kent is a member of the California Bar and a United States Patent and Trademark Office registered patent attorney. He holds five US patents.
He holds a JD and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Erik counsels clients on patent, licensing and trademark matters. He brings more than ten years of patent prosecution, litigation, and licensing experience and a track record of millions of dollars in both patent and technology licensing deals.
Prior to founding the ROL Group, Erik was a Vice President at ThinkFire Services USA, Ltd’s Silicon Valley office. Erik has held various senior positions with a range of responsibilities at Rambus Inc., Synopsys, Inc., and a number of Silicon Valley startups. Erik was also previously an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati.
Erik is a member of the California and District of Columbia Bar and a United States Patent and Trademark Office registered patent attorney.
Erik has a B.S. in Computer Science/Mathematics from Haverford College, an M.S.E. in Computer Information Science from University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Intellectual Asset Analyst
Michael acts as the ROL Group's financial, engineering, and market analyst. His background in engineering and consulting allow him to bring a blend of business knowledge and technological understanding to our clients.
Prior to joining the ROL Group, Michael worked as an independent financial and strategy consultant for Silicon Valley startups. He has helped companies analyze their business and technology opportunities in crowdfunding, mobile advertising, home automation, green systems and power management, InGaAs semiconductors, and digital signal processing.
Michael holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a BA in Political Science with a math minor from the University of Pennsylvania's College of Arts and Sciences.
Monica acts as the ROL Group’s primary contact with the patent broker/seller community. In addition to the more than 500 patent deals sourced while at the ROL Group, Monica brings more than ten years of experience in intellectual property licensing.
Prior to joining the ROL Group, Monica worked as an attorney with several Fortune 1000 corporations as clients. She also counseled individual inventors in licensing and government contracting matters. Prior to that, Monica was Associate General Counsel for SRI International, where she was worked on licensing, real estate, and government contracting matters. Earlier in her legal career, Monica worked as a law clerk for the New Hampshire Superior Court and a Staff Attorney for the National Association for State Courts, a court management consulting organization. Monica also worked for the law firm of Donahue, McCaffrey, Siesmore and Tucker where she specialized in municipal law.
Monica is a member of the California, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts Bars. She holds a JD from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley.