Ron Laurie is the Managing Director of Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC, the first intellectual property investment bank, which he co-founded in 2004. With offices in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and Singapore, Inflexion Point represents technology companies and financial investors in bringing the unrealized value of high-quality IP assets to the bottom line by increasing corporate valuation in M&A transactions, by building a defensive patent shield against litigious competitors and by generating additional top-line revenue via creative exclusive field-of-use licensing programs. Ron also serves as President of Syndicated Patent Acquisitions Corporation (aka SynPat) and is a principal in Percipience, LLC, a board-level advisory firm focused on IP strategy, competitive intelligence, focused innovation and patent valuation. He has been named as one of the World's Leading IP Strategists by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine and is on the advisory boards of the Certified Patent Valuation Analyst accreditation program and IP Management and Valuation magazine. As a lawyer, Ron was a founding partner of the Silicon Valley offices of Irell & Manella, Weil, Gotshal and Skadden Arps. While at Skadden, he led IP teams in some of the largest M&A deals ever done, representing over $50B in the aggregate.