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Kevin Barhydt

Kevin Barhydt

RPX Corporation
VP, Head of Acquisitions and Analysis
San Francisco, CA, USA


Kevin Barhydt currently manages RPX Corporation's patent acquisitions team - deploying over $500M in capital to reduce patent risk for the RPX client network. He also ensures alignment of powerful analytical tools that give RPX clients greater visibility into NPE and patent market activities. Both roles allow Mr. Barhydt to empower the RPX client network to take an efficient, market-based approach to the patent problem and avoid costly litigation.

Prior to joining RPX, Mr. Barhydt was the Vice President of Acquisitions at Intellectual Ventures (IV) where he oversaw the completion of hundreds of patent acquisitions and launched key strategic initiatives to advance the Acquisitions program. Earlier in his tenure at IV, Mr. Barhydt successfully designed and implemented the targeted patent acquisition program and developed processes and metrics to improve licensing operations.

Before joining IV, Mr. Barhydt was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he worked with senior client leadership primarily in the high-tech industry to complete projects in sales and marketing, capital allocation and performance management. Prior to business school, Mr. Barhydt held various sales and marketing leadership positions for smaller high-tech companies.

Mr. Barhydt holds a BA from the University of Puget Sound and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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