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Mark Holmes



CEO & Co-Founder, RavenWhite Security, Inc.
Selected at the RSA Conference as one of the top 10 online security companies worldwide, RavenWhite is introducing its services into the cloud including its award-winning Blue Moon visual Authentication/Password Reset service.


CEO & Founder, PatentBridge LLC

PatentBridge, a privately held technology development firm based in Silicon Valley, specializes in taking to market select technologies covering extraordinary scientific and industrial breakthroughs.


The DeCaf Company

Executive in Charge of Business Development, The DeCaf Company attempted for over 20 years to create new technologies to remove caffeine, toxins and other targeted substances from liquids.


Author is the author of the book Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation & Forms, Practising Law Institute, New York (supplemented annually).


Managing Director, Sand Hill Private Investments, LLC
Invests in promising Internet and social media startups predominately in Silicon Valley.

Co-founder of a successful telecommunications startup sold in the late 1990’s to a portfolio company of the Alabama state retirement fund (RSA).


Recognized as one of the world’s leading intellectual property strategists, Mark Holmes has been named every year to the “iam 300” by Intellectual Asset Magazine.

Angel investor both individually and as a Band of Angels member, earned his engineering degree from Brown University, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society.

Speaks nationally on the pressing issues facing patent owners in the commercialization of their intellectual property. In the past few years, has spoken nationally at over 50 events on startups and the challenges facing founders for such bodies as Renaissance Weekend, Practising Law Institute, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Patent Law Institute, Washington State Patent Law Association, Oregon Patent Law Association, Hawaii State Bar Association and other organizations.

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