Richard Dennerline is of counsel to Global IP Law Group where his practice focuses on all aspects of analysis, enforcement, and monetization of clients’ patent portfolios as well as defensive acquisition and licensing of patent rights. Mr. Dennerline works out of Global IP’s Chicago office.
Prior to joining Global IP Law Group, Mr. Dennerline was patent counsel to Competition Law Group where his representations centered on patent portfolio sale and licensing as well as counseling on enforcement of patent rights through licensing and litigation, particularly in the technologies of smartphones, WiMAX (4G), radio telephony, wireless navigation, antenna signaling, mobile merchandising, and mobile computing.
Mr. Dennerline also has a depth of experience as a business advisor to clients, including start-ups, venture capital-backed, and public companies, and has served as in-house and external general counsel to corporate clients. He is experienced at advising clients at the board and executive level on their intellectual property monetization and other corporate strategies. He has handled as lead corporate and intellectual property counsel numerous acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, venture capital financings and other general corporate and intellectual property transactions.
He previously was a partner of Freeborn & Peters where he led, structured and handled intellectual property and corporate transactions and prosecuted trademark portfolios, and an associate of Sidley & Austin, handling commercial and corporate finance deals and structuring financial work-outs for money center financial institutions.
Mr. Dennerline received his J.D., magna cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School, where he was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif, received the Saul L. Nadler Award for outstanding achievement in courses relating to corporate law, commercial law, creditors’ rights, and securities regulation, and served as a senior judge instructor of writing and advocacy. Mr. Dennerline attended Purdue University Schools of Engineering where he received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering, with highest distinction. Mr. Dennerline is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice in Illinois.