Erich Spangenberg / Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman
Erich Spangenberg, IPNav's founder, has advised patent owners in hundreds of enforcement, acquisition, commercialization and monetization transactions.
Prior to founding IPNav, Erich was a partner at the law firm of Jones Day (corporate), Senior Vice President of Investment Banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and President of Smartalk Teleservices and also of Acclaim Ventures Group.
Erich holds a BA from Skidmore College (Periclean Scholar), an MSc from the London School of Economics (Distinguished Graduate), and a JD from Case Western Reserve University (Law Review).
In addition to providing IP monetization advisory services through IPNav, Erich owns companies that actively engage in enforcement, acquisition, commercialization and monetization transactions.