Sean Thompson, Patent Litigator from WilmerHale and Cravath, Joins Blackbird Technologies

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Blackbird Technologies (, a company dedicated to helping independent inventors and small companies realize value from their patents, welcomes Sean Thompson, a patent litigator from the law firms of WilmerHale and Cravath.

Sean Thompson joins Blackbird Technologies as Senior Litigation Counsel.

Blackbird Technologies ( is pleased to announce that Sean Thompson has joined the company as Senior Litigation Counsel.

“We are thrilled that Sean has joined our team. His deep knowledge and experience in litigation, particularly large-scale, complex patent litigation, will greatly add to our growing team of top notch litigation talent and enable us to significantly expand our ability to take on larger cases,” said Wendy Verlander, President and CEO of Blackbird Technologies.

Chris Freeman, VP and Head of Litigation at Blackbird Technologies, added: “Blackbird has built an exceptional team of patent litigation talent and expertise. With Sean on board, the skill level we can bring to bear is really unmatched for a company of our size and efficiency.”

Mr. Thompson is an experienced intellectual property litigator, who has represented clients in complex patent disputes involving a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, voice-over-IP telephone services, and pharmaceutical products. He recently left WilmerHale, where he handled all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and international arbitral tribunals. In addition, Mr. Thompson has experience with proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including inter partes reviews. Before joining WilmerHale, Mr. Thompson was a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he worked on a wide variety of litigation matters.

Mr. Thompson received a joint JD/LL.M., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he also served as Note Editor on the Cornell Law Review. He received a Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College and a Master’s degree, with distinction, from the London School of Economics and Political Science. At Boston College, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

“I’m very excited to join Blackbird Technologies. The talent that has been assembled at Blackbird is tremendous, and I look forward to working with the team to help inventors and small businesses protect their intellectual property and realize value from their hard work,” said Mr. Thompson.

About Blackbird Technologies

Blackbird Technologies provides a unique opportunity for individual inventors and small companies to realize the value of their patents. By using in-house expertise, rather than expensive law firms, Blackbird Technologies is able to litigate at reduced costs and achieve results that equal or exceed what a law firm would recover. This company creates efficiencies that make it possible for individual inventors and small companies to see the end game – realizing the true value of their patents.

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