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Richard S. Chernicoff

Richard S. Chernicoff

IP Consultant
Mercer Island, WA, USA


Richard S. Chernicoff was President of Tessera Intellectual Property Corporation until 2013.  Prior to that Mr. Chernicoff was President of Unity Semiconductor Corporation (which was sold to Rambus Inc.)  From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Chernicoff ran corporate development and the intellectual property business at SanDisk Corporation.  From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Chernicoff was a mergers and acquisitions partner in the Los Angeles office of Brobeck, Phelger & Harrison LLP.  From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Chernicoff was a corporate lawyer in the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.  Early in his career, Mr. Chernicoff was a member of the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington DC and a senior accountant with Ernst & Young LLP.  Although no longer licensed, Mr. Chernicoff was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California and was a member of the California Bar.
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