University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Licensing, Litigating, and Lessons from the Trenches with Richard A. Baker, Jr.

The Licensing Executives Society invites you to the informative talk:

Licensing, Litigating, and Lessons from the Trenches

With Richard A. Baker, Jr., President of New England Intellectual Property, LLC (Boston, MA), LES (USA & Canada) Trustee of E-learning

Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

The presentation will:

  •     Focus on infringement type licensing, as a licensee and as a licensor, especially in the high tech area
  •     Draw heavily from speaker's real-world experiences negotiating deals both as an in-house licensing executive and as an independent consultant
  •     Offer techniques and best practices to help tech transfer professionals and litigators understand how to manage a licensing program and how to bring a deal to closing

Richard A. Baker, Jr. comes with over 30 years of experience in licensing and building IP strategies.

  • He has spent over 20 years as the Director Automation Intellectual Property at Schneider Electric – A well-know France based multinational, engineering conglomerate.
  • He has also been a republican Candidate for Congress from the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District. In the 2008 election cycle, he received over 95,000 votes, the highest number of votes for a Congressional challenger in Massachusetts in 2008 and the second highest state-wide for a challenger since 1998.
  • He served as a Director of Intellectual Property Management at 3com. In 2009, 3Com’s licensing department, under his leadership, was awarded the prestigious Licensing Achievement Award by the Licensing Executives Society (US & Canada).
  • He spent about a year with Hewlett – Packard for transitioning of IP licensing functions to various HP organizations. He also prepared a number of patent sales projects and developed a patent sales paradigm for the Hewlett-Packard Patent Sales program.