Dan McCurdy Joins Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property As Partner

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Founding Partner Laura Quatela Assumes Role As Special Advisor

Quatela Lynch welcomes Dan McCurdy as new partner

We have often talked about the value we could collectively bring to clients in helping them improve their financial results by designing creative solutions that leverage their intellectual property.

Quatela Lynch Intellectual Property, a global intellectual property consultancy founded in 2014 by Laura Quatela and Timothy Lynch, announced today that Dan McCurdy will join the firm as a partner effective January 1, 2017. To reflect this significant addition and its enhanced range of services, including advising boards, senior management and private equity firms on strategic business matters involving intellectual property, the firm will assume a new name: Quatela Lynch McCurdy.

As McCurdy begins his new position with the firm, founding partner Laura Quatela has recently joined China’s Lenovo Group Ltd. as senior vice president and Chief Legal Officer. As with previous corporate assignments, Quatela reports directly to the CEO and serves on the company’s Executive Committee. She will remain the majority shareholder of Quatela Lynch McCurdy, and a special advisor to the firm assisting with non-conflicting projects.

As Quatela Lynch McCurdy continues to grow, the actions announced today underscore the firm’s strategy of building a world-class IP management consultancy. From inception, the partners have been committed to attracting top industry thought leaders to the firm while recognizing the importance of enabling team members to expand their experience in roles at complementary businesses like Lenovo and RPX Corporation. Quatela will also continue to serve on the Board of Directors of French public company Technicolor SA, where she chairs the Drive 2020 (Strategy) Committee.

McCurdy’s more than 25 years of international executive experience in the technology, corporate development and intellectual property fields for such companies as RPX, Allied Security Trust, PatentFreedom, ThinkFire, Lucent Technologies, Ciena, and IBM further enhances the firm’s already broad and deep specialist bench strength. He most recently served as senior vice president of corporate development and Data & Technology Solutions at RPX, and will continue to advise that company on its data and technology strategy and operations. A prolific thought leader, McCurdy regularly writes, speaks and advises boards and senior management teams globally on driving business performance through novel uses of intellectual property.

“I have known Laura and Tim for over a dozen years. We have had the pleasure of working on many projects together. Given our complementary skill sets, we have often talked about the value we could collectively bring to clients in helping them improve their financial results by designing creative solutions that leverage their intellectual property,” said McCurdy. “I am excited to be joining the QLM team to help create and deliver these solutions, and I also look forward to continuing to advise RPX on data and technology solutions that will further drive transparency and efficiency in the patent market.”

About Quatela Lynch McCurdy

Quatela Lynch McCurdy advises CEOs, Board Directors and investors on intellectual property business issues, and collaborates with their intellectual property staffs to advance key IP initiatives that enhance shareholder value. Founded by Laura Quatela and Timothy Lynch, the firm draws from an extensive network of technologists, attorneys, and negotiators to evaluate and manage IP portfolios; develop and implement IP strategies; structure and deploy IP teams; build and execute monetization programs; create novel solutions to increase a company’s freedom to operate; and advise on business transactions covering a broad array of products and services worldwide. On behalf of Kodak, Technicolor, IBM, Lucent, Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent, and others, the principals have generated over $6 billion in revenue from IP and corporate development transactions.

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