Keith Wilson
Senior Vice President, Legal and Partnerships

Keith joined IPVALUE in 2002. He has over two decades of experience in intellectual property law, licensing and management. Over his career, Keith has led or been part of patent enforcement and commercialization efforts resulting in over $1 billion in revenue.

Prior to IPVALUE, Keith was vice president, general and IP counsel at Solus, a venture capital-funded technology company in precision optical and electromechanical devices, where he managed the intellectual property and legal business for the firm. At Solus, Keith handled the development of the Solus IP portfolio, IP licensing litigation, corporate financing transactions, and the successful effort to sell Solus and its IP to NP Photonics.

Keith worked for over a decade for Litton Industries, a $5 billion technology company, in a number of technical, legal and executive positions, including Chief IP Counsel. At Litton, Keith was instrumental in several key intellectual property licensing programs and cases, including Litton v. Honeywell, which included a jury verdict of $1.2 billion, the largest ever in a patent infringement case for a single patent, and Stanford/Litton v. Corning, et al., which was part of a successful patent licensing program to commercialize inventions out of Stanford University. Keith handled tens of technology transfer licenses worldwide for Litton, as well as the IP issues for a dozen acquisitions and divestitures of technology companies, including the acquisition of Litton by Northrop Grumman.

Keith earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Favorite Inventions of All Time:

  • Spinning Reel
  • Optical Fiber Amplifier
  • Smartphone