Richard has over 20 years’ experience in patent licensing, portfolio development, and patent enforcement. He is the primary negotiator responsible for leading licensing for Conversant’s intellectual property.
Richard joined Conversant in 2013 and was named Vice President, Licensing in 2016. Prior to joining Conversant, Richard held senior leadership positions in the licensing organizations of AT&T/Lucent, Thomson Multimedia, General Electric and Verizon Communications. He began his career as a development engineer in 1988 at AT&T Technologies in Springfield, New Jersey.
During his career as an IP professional, Richard has developed and closed high-impact patent licensing deals in the areas of, optical and cellular telecommunications, fiber optic cables and component, hybrid electric vehicles , semiconductor memory products, consumer electronics, semiconductor manufacturing processes and microcomponents technologies.
Richard holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an M.B.A from Capital University.