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co-founder and ceo

Luke Barbin

Licensed attorney, IP data expert, and IP business development executive with over 12 years of IP industry experience, including over six years of legal practice. After college, Luke was an R&D engineer in a Fortune 500 medical device company.  Luke has launched and pioneered several successful IP research and data services, and is a recognized thought leader in the IP industry with a proven track record of significant revenue growth in multi-million dollar IP research and data businesses. Luke, the native Texan on the executive team - was born in Galveston, and raised in Waco. He calls Austin home where he and Tara are raising their young daughter and are working to keep Austin "IP" weird.

Education

DePaul University College of Law
Juris Doctor

Texas A&M University
B.S., Biomedical Engineering

Past & Current Affiliations

• Intellectual Property Owners Association
• International Trademark Association
• Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada)
• American Intellectual Property Law Association
• American Bar Association - Section of Intellectual Property Law

Bar Admissions

• Texas


co-founder and Coo

Chris Mulkey

Licensed patent attorney, project delivery, training, and management expert with over a decade experience in IP research, software programmer, and post-grad scientific researcher at Northwestern University.  Chris has conducted, managed, and delivered over $10.0 million in IP research comprised of thousands of projects for customers that include AM Law 100 firms and Fortune 500 companies. Chris lives in Las Vegas with his wife and 2 daughters.

Education

University of Colorado Law
Juris Doctor

Washington University in St. Louis
B.S., Biomedical Engineering

Past & Current Affiliations

• American Intellectual Property Law Association
• International Trademark Association
• American Bar Association
• Illinois Bar Association

Bar Admissions

• Illinois, USPTO

 

co-founder and President

Tom Hochstatter

Tom is a 30 year technology executive with the most recent 10 years focused on building technology solutions for the IP industry. Prior to Techson he was the Chief Strategy Officer for Dominion Harbor - a patent commercialization firm in Dallas; he had sold his last company, idealAsset – the “match.com for IP” to Dominion Harbor in 2016; previously, he has split his career time among the F500 – Boeing, Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo - and numerous technology start-ups. He is an active board member for numerous companies and non-profits. Tom has been named a Top 300 IP Strategist by IAM Magazine 2014 - 2018. He resides in Austin with his wife and has three grown sons.

Education

Central Washington University
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration & Marketing

Past & Current Affiliations

• IAM Top 300 Strategists
• Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP)
• Licensing Executive Society (LES) 
• Association of University Tech Transfer Managers (AUTM)