Intellectual Garden

Binh T. Nguyen

President and Founder

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Summary

  • Inventor of 162 U.S. patents and 231 U.S. applications
  • Registered Patent Agent (63771)
  • Mergers & acquisitions professional with intellectual property expertise and engineering experience
  • 25 years at IBM, Xerox, and International Game Technology (IGT)
  • Additional international patents and applications exist in Australia, Macau, China, United Kingdom, South Africa, Russia, and elsewhere

Specialties

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology

Experience

  • Executive Director, Corporate Strategy at IGT, Mergers and Acquisitions
    July 2006—July 2008
  • Executive Director, Intellectual Property Management at IGT
    September 2004—July 2006
  • Director, Hardware Engineering at IGT
    April 1996—August 2004
  • Principal Engineer at Xerox, 1991—1994
  • Senior Engineer at SemiGas, 1989—1991
  • Design Engineer at IBM, 1982—1989

Education

  • University of Nevada-Reno, MBA, Finance, 1999
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, MS Engineering, Systems Control, 1989
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1983

Other

Dean Wolf

Senior IP Strategist and IP Counsel

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Summary

  • Senior IP Strategist and IP Counsel at Intellectual Garden, LLC
  • Dean Wolf specializes in Intellectual Property Strategy and Protection, as well as Product Management & Development.
  • As a seasoned intellectual property attorney, he is skilled at leveraging his extensive knowledge of intellectual property to facilitate analysis, identification, development and protection of hardware/software product features which provide the greatest degree of competitive advantage to the company. A representative sample of Mr. Wolf's IGT patent applications can be found here.
  • Mr. Wolf's skill set and experience includes:
    • developing, refining and executing platform strategies and roadmappings
    • defining product offerings, target markets and clients, go-to market strategies
    • developing and creating key feature documentation and white papers
    • development of strategic business alliances
    • providing professional and strategic legal and related advice/analyses to governing board
    • counseling and handling corporate, legal, and investor-related transactions
    • prosecution and management of company patent and trademark portfolios
    • technology licensing and partnering arrangements
    • freedom to operate investigations
    • merger and acquisitions activities

Specialties

  • Gaming Technology (including Gaming Devices, Hardware, Software, Server-based Gaming, Online Gaming, Mobile Gaming, Social Gaming, Gaming Security and Authentication)
  • Intellectual Property Strategy and Protection
  • Competitive IP Analysis
  • IP Portfolio Management & Prosecution
  • Patent Portfolio Monetization

Experience

  • Senior Platform Manager & Chief IP Counsel, 3G Studios Inc., 2010—Present
  • Senior of Counsel, ECOTECH LAW GROUP, P.C., 2010—Present
  • Director of Intellectual Property, SOLID FIRE, INC., 2012—2013
  • General Counsel, IN THE TELLING, 2010—2012
  • Director of Intellectual Property, 3TERA, INC., 2009—2010
  • Chief Outside Intellectual Property Counsel, SIRI, INC., 2009—2010
  • IGT Patent Portfolio Manager and Licensing Specialist (Outside Counsel), IGT INC., 2007—2009)
  • Chief Outside Intellectual Property Counsel, KONTERA, 2005—2010
  • Intellectual Property/Patent Attorney, Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson, 2008—2009
  • Patent Attorney, BEYER WEAVER LLP, 1998—2007
  • Principal Engineer at Xerox, 1991—1994
  • President and Founder, IP LAW CORPORATION, 2002—2005
  • Patent Attorney, MAJESTIC, PARSONS, SIEBERT & HSUE, 1992—1996

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, JD, Law, 1990—1992
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, BS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 1983—1988

Other

  • State Bar of California, DC Bar, U.S. Patent Bar, Licensing Executives Society, AIPLA
  • Distinguished Recipient of InterPacific Fellowship, Dean's List of Scholastic Excellence

Darrell Rilett

Patent Agent

Summary

  • Registered Patent Agent (59948)
  • Thirteen years experience in intellectual property management and analysis in the gaming industry
  • Ph.D. in physics, specializing in numerical simulation and data modeling
  • Considerable experience with mechanical, electrical and electronic devices and instrumentation, including computer hardware and software

Experience

  • Patent Agent, 2005 - 2009, International Game Technology, Reno, NV
    • Strategically managed company patent portfolios and other business information to implement offensive and defensive strategies in the management of IP assets.
    • Performed research for outside counsel relating to patentability, prosecutions and infringement analysis.
    • Developed tools for automating processes pertaining to management of intellectual property.
    • Reviewed competitor IP positions and made recommendations to Legal department and senior management.
    • Conducted long-term patent landscape studies to identify trends and relationships.
  • Physics Instructor, 2004 - 2005, ITT Technical Institute, Reno, NV
  • Research Assistant, 1995 - 2004, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • Physicist, 1989 - 1995, U.S. Army Calibration Lab, White Sands Missile Range, NM
  • Programmer, 1989, Trinity Computer Services, Foresthill, CA
  • Research Assistant, 1987 - 1988, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Education & Memberships

    • 2007: American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • 2003: Ph.D., Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
    • 1986: M.S., Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
    • 1983: B.S., Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    • 1982: American Physical Society

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