Intellectual Property Solutions
Intellectual Property Solutions
VALE IP provides insurance solutions for complex intellectual property risks, including collateral protection insurance to facilitate the use of intellectual property portfolios as collateral to lenders, litigation exposures ranging from adverse judgment to monetization efforts, contractual indemnity exposures, and representations regarding intellectual property assets in various contractual contexts.
Risks involving intellectual property valuation, infringement, or litigation require highly specific knowledge, expertise and experience to properly underwrite. VALE’s team are IP veterans with unparalleled capabilities to structure and underwrite these solutions.
Prior to joining VALE, Bryce practiced law in New York, litigating commercial matters and insurance coverage disputes for multiple coverage areas, including representations and warranties, directors & officers, fidelity and commercial crime bonds, and professional liability.
Before law school, Bryce worked as a broker of directors and officers coverage, employment and professional liability, corporate property insurance, and other miscellaneous lines in the U.S., London and European markets. He started his career as a civil engineer in Florida.
Bryce graduated with a B.S (Engineering) from Purdue University. He also received a J.D. from Rutgers University and an Intellectual Property LL.M. (Master of Laws) from Georgetown University.
Managing Director and Co-Head of Intellectual Property. He has worked in finance and IP for his career and has a broad network of relationships in the IP industry. He was most recently with RKIP Management LLC where he worked with investors looking to make investments into companies with IP. Previously he managed the licensing of patent portfolios for large corporations and was part of the original team at RPX Corporation in San Francisco. RPX manages patent risk for its technology clients, and while he was there he led the development of the RPX Risk Retention Group, which offers IP liability insurance policies.
He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, his JD from the Northwestern University School of Law and his BA from Williams College.
Jay Knobloch is an experienced intellectual property (IP) executive. Mr. Knobloch has overseen all aspects of IP, including building patent portfolios, monetizing IP assets, advising boards about matters of IP, and managing IP risk throughout the entire supply chain. Prior to joining VALE, Mr. Knobloch was Chief Commercialization Officer/EVP, IP at NuCurrent and Chief IP Counsel at Trading Technologies. He has overseen multiple IP jury trials and post-grant proceedings. Mr. Knobloch is a proven leader in building an IP strategy around an emerging technology and maximizing ROI for that given technology. Mr. Knobloch has regularly invested in developing IP portfolios and advises growth stage companies on IP issues and risk. He has also overseen the acquisition of multiple patent portfolios for the purposes of patent monetization. Mr. Knobloch received his JD from DePaul College of Law, while working as a patent agent at a top-tier IP boutique. He graduated with a BS in electrical engineering and minor in mathematics from Arizona State University.