Kurt’s Bio

Kurt’s Bio


Kurt Becker


Kurt Becker has worked for a startup company for 2 years, handling business transactions. Prior to that, he served in several Chief Counsel positions at Intellectual Ventures from 2006-2013.

While at IV, Kurt was involved in well over 1000 patent purchases and designed creative structures for acquisitions. He performed legal work on deal teams that closed more than $2 billion in licensing deals. Kurt also supervised and helped negotiate divestitures of IV patent assets to both patent holding companies and leading technology companies.

Prior to joining IV, Kurt was a partner in the Licensing and Technology business transactions group at Perkins Coie. Joined Perkins Coie in 1986.

AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell in areas of Business Law, Intellectual Property, and Internet Law by Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating Education

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J.D. University of Michigan Law School, 1986, cum laude.

A.B. (Economics) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981, magna cum laude, with distinction in economics, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Professional Presentations

IP and Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions in Technology Industries
The Seminar Group, Seattle, WA
November 2015

Seller Due Diligence and Pitfalls to Avoid
Law Seminars International, San Francisco, CA
March 2014

Understanding the Patent License
Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA

February 2014

Latest IP Issues in M&A

The Seminar Group, Seattle, WA

November 2013

IP Law Update
The Seminar Group, Seattle, WA
November 2012

Intellectual Property Terms and Negotiations
The Seminar Group, Seattle, WA

June 2012

IP Due Diligence
The Seminar Group, Seattle, WA
September 2011

The Evolving Patent Marketplace: Perspectives on Operating Companies vs. Non-Practicing Entities and Patent Monetization
Panel Discussions, Law Seminars International, Seattle, WA
November 2010

Deals from Disasters – Presentation on Patent Acquisitions from Insolvencies
Licensing Executive Society, Chicago, IL
September 2010

Licensing in the Era of Intellectual Property
Licensing Executive Society – International, Spring Meeting, Atlanta, GA
May 2007