With over a billion dollars in patent deals under his belt, Mark Holmes is the founder and CEO of PatentBridge LLC, a privately held technology development firm in Silicon Valley that specializes in bringing to market select patented technologies covering extraordinary software and Internet-related breakthroughs.
Mr. Holmes is also the CEO and Co-Founder of RavenWhite Cybersecurity, Inc. which was selected as one of the top 10 cybersecurity startups worldwide at the RSA Conference. He was a Founder and Executive of Business Development for the DeCaf Co. which for over 20 years attempted to create the world’s first consumer instant decaffeination product. He was also the co-founder of a successful telecommunications startup which was sold to a portfolio company of a large state employee pension fund.
He is an angel investor both as Managing Director of Sand Hill Private Investments and as a Band of Angels member.
Mr. Holmes has advised such technology savvy entities as Sony, Visa, Applied Materials, University of California at Berkeley as well as many startups and has been named every year to the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. He served as co-chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) from 2006 to 2011.
He lectures nationally on the pressing issues facing tech startups. In the past few years, he has spoken over 50 times for such bodies as Renaissance Weekend, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Washington State Patent Law Association, Oregon Patent Law Association, Licensing Executive Society (LES), PLI and other organizations.
He holds an engineering degree from Brown, is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Software Society and wrote the book Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation & Forms. He earned his law degree from Tulane Law School where he served on the Moot Court Board and competed nationally in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.