2023 speakers

Francis Rushford


Francis G. Rushford is a Managing Director and Head of IP Finance within Pretium Partner’s Legal  Group.  Mr. Rushford is a recognized global authority on Intellectual Property valuation and monetization through the successful monetization of IP assets for well over 25 years.  Mr. Rushford has spoken frequently on the topic, as well having published articles on a broad range of IP topics.  

Prior to joining Pretium in 2021, Mr. Rushford was in private practice in California and New York.  Before that, Mr. Rushford was the Chief Operating Officer for HEVC Advance. Previous to HEVC Advance, Mr. Rushford was a Managing Director and Co-Founder of RSL Holdings, a premier intellectual property valuation and monetization business.  Preceding RSL, Mr. Rushford founded the Patent Trading Desk at ICAP.  Before ICAP, Mr. Rushford practiced law privately and as a corporate counsel.  Mr. Rushford has successfully generated hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue for his clients through the proper valuation and monetization of patents and other IP globally through litigation, licensing, and sales.  Mr. Rushford has extensive experience in a broad range of technologies from AI/AR to Telecommunications.

Mr. Rushford was trained as a metallurgical engineer at New York University and worked as an engineer and product development manager for Texas Instruments prior to his commencing his legal career after graduating from New England Law Boston.  Mr. Rushford is a member of the Connors Inns of Court, AIPLA, LAIPLA, and NYIPLA Mr. Rushford has been named a Top IP Global Strategist by IAM for the past 15 years.

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