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Peter Tong is a co-founder of IpVenture and affiliated companies, including IngenioSpec. His interests range from technological innovations to patent protection and monetization. After earning his BS from the University of Hawaii, he attended Caltech and earned his MS and PhD, all in electrical engineering. He also holds a JD/MBA from Santa Clara University.
Prior to IpVenture, Peter developed microwave instruments and devices at HP, where he also practiced patent law. And he co-founded Mindfabric, a software company in natural-language search.
Peter is the co-inventor of more than a hundred US patents. He has been involved in practically all aspects of patents, including prosecution, licensing, and litigation.
Peter believes it is important to keep learning. Technology impacts all aspects of our society, and he finds it critical to understand and focus on the right markets. He is actively involved in organizing a Caltech monthly speaker series in Silicon Valley to teach alumni about a variety of technological subjects.
Doug Thomas is an inventor, entrepreneur, lawyer, and a co-founder of IpVenture. As an intellectual property attorney, he has represented Fortune 500 companies, emerging companies, and individuals in developing and protecting their intellectual property assets. As an inventor and entrepreneur, he has obtained and licensed various patents on his own innovations. Thomas has a BSEE from Pennsylvania State University, a JD from Dickinson School of Law, and an LLM with specialization in Intellectual Property Law from George Washington University School of Law. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Santa Clara School of Law. Thomas was selected to be a member of Who's Who of American Inventors in 1998-1999.