Kevin is a founder and partner in the Silicon Valley office of 3LP Advisors. Prior to 3LP, he was the Vice President of IP Strategy for IBM, and was a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group on IP strategy. He is the former Chairman of the USPTO oversight committee and a former member of the Board of Directors at Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSRA). Kevin is the author of Rembrandts in the Attic, a widely read and foundational work on Patent Strategy, and the founder and CEO of Aurigen Systems, an IP analytics firm. In 2008, Kevin was named to the IP Hall of Fame by Intellectual Asset Management, in 2009 was named one of “The World’s Leading IP Strategists”, and in 2014 was named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of IP “Trailblazers and Pioneers”. He is a registered patent attorney.
Ralph is a founding partner of 3LP Advisors, in the Boston office. He has extensive experience in Intellectual Property strategy, especially in a broad range of technology-related industries. Mr. Eckardt has over 15 years of professional services experience. Prior to 3LP, he led BCG’s IP Strategy consulting practice, and where he led numerous client assignments in technology, industrial, and consumer industries. Ralph is a co-author of the book The Invisible Edge, on IP strategy, and has been named one of “The World’s Leading IP Strategists” by IAM Magazine. He is also a member of the Board of INTIPSA, the International IP Strategists Association. Ralph is a graduate of Messiah College, and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
David joined 3LP shortly after its founding in 2008. Prior to joining 3LP, David was with The Boston Consulting Group, where he advised technology and life sciences companies on a broad range of strategic issues. He previously worked in Business Development at Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Strategic Marketing at Symantec Corporation. David graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with a BA in Engineering Sciences. He also earned a BE in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Partner and General Counsel
Andrew Filler has over twenty years of expertise managing complex intellectual property and general legal matters across an array of technology and medical companies. He is the former general counsel and vice president of intellectual property at Nanosys, Inc., a leading nanotechnology company where he created and managed one of the largest nanotechnology patent porfolios in the world with over 800 patents and applications. Under his leadership Nanosys also inked hundreds of complex licensing and collaborative agreements with multinational companies including Samsung, 3M, LG, Sharp, and Medtronic. Filler was named as one of the top two corporate IP attorneys in Silicon Valley by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2011 and previously served as chief intellectual property counsel at Caliper Technologies, senior associate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and director of intellectual property at Corvascular. Filler graduated with distinction with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and holds a J.D. magna cum laude from University of San Francisco Law School.
Mark joined 3LP Advisors in 2010, serving as an Associate in the Boston office before transferring to Silicon Valley in 2011. He has been quoted for his opinions on technology and IP matters in publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and The Patent Investor. Additionally, he authored a feature piece in Intellectual Asset Magazine’s globally printed publication, which discusses investments in licensing-focused companies. Mark was previously an Investment Banking Analyst with UBS in New York, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and restructuring transactions for financial institutions such as banks, insurers, and financial technology companies. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a major in Psychology and wrote his thesis on Prospect Theory, a Nobel Prize-winning theory in the field of behavioral economics. He was also a Division-I athlete all four years at Princeton, serving as captain of Princeton’s Men’s Varsity Tennis Team.
Calvin joined 3LP Advisors in 2011 as an Associate in the Silicon Valley office. Previously, he was a Staff Engineer at Broadcom Corporation where he focused on IC (integrated circuit) packaging and system thermal design. Calvin attended UC Irvine where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi, and graduated with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering.
Michael is a Director in 3LP’s Boston office and has extensive technology strategy, due diligence, and IP transaction experience. Previously, Michael worked at a hedge fund focused on investing in publicly-traded technology companies. Earlier in his career, Michael worked at a litigation strategy firm where he developed financial and economic models related to intellectual property infringement, licensing, and valuation. Michael graduated with a double major from Dartmouth College, where he captained the Men’s Varsity Track and Field team.
Colin joined 3LP Advisors in 2013 as an Analyst in the Boston office. Previously, he worked as a consultant at Endeavour Partners, a boutique consulting firm specializing in telecoms and the mobile ecosystem, and as an engineer at tool, inc., a product design firm. Colin graduated from Harvard University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. He was a four-year skipper on the Harvard Sailing Team, as well as co-chair of Leverett House.
Kaitlin joined 3LP in 2015 as an Analyst in the Boston office. Kaitlin earned a BA in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. Previously, she interned as a Product Engineer at Casper, a mattress startup company, and as a Markets Analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland. In college, she worked on human-centered design projects in the women’s health field.
Matt graduated from Dartmouth College as an Economics major and Government minor with concentrations in finance and law. He previously interned at the University of Virginia Investment Management Company, where he worked on analysis for investment decision-making and risk management. At Dartmouth, Matt was the captain of the club soccer and club basketball teams.
Bruna joined 3LP in 2015 as an Analyst based in the Boston office. She graduated from Princeton University with a major in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Previously, Bruna worked as a summer analyst for Locus Analytics, an asset management start-up, and as a researcher in computational biology at the Stockholm Resilience Center.
Worth graduated from Washington and Lee University with a BS in Business Administration with Special Attainments in Commerce and a Creative Writing minor. Previously, he interned with the Unreasonable Institute, a social enterprise accelerator, and with FairWinds Partners, a domain name strategy consultancy. In college, he was the president and scrumhalf of the rugby club.