ray-reusser

RAY REUSSER
Head of Licensing


Specializations:
Intellectual property consulting, patent licensing, asset buy and sell, exploitation strategy formulation, patent asset development, patent evidence of value and use, patent exploitation and enforcement.

T +1 610 868 8524
E r.reusser@everedgeglobal.com


 

Background

Ray has over 40 years of wide-ranging experience that includes work from the many different areas of business, engineering, manufacturing, supervisory and geography, intersecting with many technologies, disciplines and work environments. Ray brings to EverEdge extensive experience in negotiating significant licensing deals. This experience in licensing patents and technology has been accrued as an executive with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Agere, and as a founder of RSL Holdings Inc. and Patent Asset Consulting Services, LLC.

Prior to joining the world of Intellectual Property at AT&T in 1986, Ray had a very successful career at AT&T Microelectronics for over twenty years. Following on from this whilst at AT&T and Lucent, Ray developed the AT&T business model of fact-based licensing that was refined into the assertion based model at Lucent that eventually generated approximately $500M annually for Lucent. Ray also created the Patent Management function that managed and developed the portfolio, identified key patents in the portfolio and their market potential in licensing and litigation for use by the negotiating teams. Alongside this Ray was the lead negotiator that generated hundreds of millions of dollars for AT&T and Lucent in all areas of technology from Bell Labs generated patents.

Over his career, Ray has managed patent enforcement litigation in US and overseas and has been involved in well over 500 patent assertion-based licensing negotiations as a negotiator, manager and as an executive, resulting in dozens of completed deals worth $500 million in aggregate revenue value.

 

 

Experience

  • Over 35 years of experience in licensing patents and technology as an executive with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Agere, and a founder of RSL Holdings Inc. and Patent Asset Consulting Services, LLC.
  • Developed the business model of fact-based licensing for AT&T that was refined into Lucent’s assertion-based model that eventually generated approximately $500M annually for Lucent.
  • Lead negotiator that generated Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for AT&T and Lucent in all areas of technology from Bell Labs generated patents.
  • Been involved in well over 500 patent assertion based licensing negotiations as a negotiator, manager and as an executive.
  • Created the Patent Management function that managed and developed the portfolio, identified the key patents in the portfolio and their market potential in licensing and litigation for use by the negotiating teams.
  • Created the Reverse Engineering function that resulted in the growth of many well-known Reverse Engineering Companies such as SemiconductorInsights, Chipworks and Taeus to name a few.
  • Managed patent enforcement litigation in US and Overseas.
  • A very successful Career at AT&T Microelectronics for over twenty years, prior to joining the world of Intellectual Property at AT&T in 1986.
 

 

Professional

BS Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
MS Metallurgy and Materials Science, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Executive Program, University of California, Berkeley, CA
AT&T Leadership Development Program, AT&T Corporate Education Center, Princeton, NJ
AT&T INSIGHT Development Program, Morristown, NJ
AT&T Lehigh Master’s Program, Princeton, NJ

 

 

Publications & Awards

“Crystal Grower with Expandable Chamber”, US 3,679,370, Issued July 25, 1972.
“Breakout Protection for Silicon Crystal Growers”, US 3,698,872, Issued October 17, 1972.
“Method and Apparatus for Avoiding Undesirable Deposits in Crystal Growing Operations”, US 4,116,642, Issued September 26, 1978.
“Method and Apparatus for Avoiding Undesirable Deposits in Crystal Growing Operations”, US 4,238,274, Issued December 9, 1980.
“Real Time Analysis and Control of Melt Chemistry in Crystal Growing Operations”; US 4,134,785, Issued January 16, 1979.
“Growing Crystals From a Melt by Controlling Additions of Material Thereto”, US 4,249,988, Issued February 10, 1981.
“Method and Apparatus for Avoiding Undesirable Deposits in Crystal Growing”, US 4,141,779, Issued February 27, 1979.
Also, for five additional patent submittals, the company elected a publication or trade secret treatment, rather than patent filing. These were as follows: “Growth of Czochralski Material Having Enhanced Longitudinal-Radial Properties Uniformity”, “Modified Distribution System for Czochralski.
Process Cover Gas”, “Modified Thermal Conditions for Optimization of Czochralski Crystal Termination”, “Concept for Uniform Dispensing of Supplemental Charge Material in Czochralski Process”, “External Breakout Protection for Crystal Growers”.

Intellectual Asset Management Top 300 IP Strategist
Ford Fund Scholar, Elyria, OH
Skull and Crescent Honorary, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Certified Engineer in Training, Indianapolis, IN
AT&T Lehigh Master’s Program, at Engineering Research Center, Princeton, NJ
ASM Outstanding Young Member Award, Bethlehem, PA
AT&T Engineering Quality Excellence Award, Warren, NJ