Richard (“Rich”) Weiss is a Law Vice President and the Chief IP and CTO Counsel for NCR Corporation. Mr. Weiss’ practice areas involve all aspects of IP, including IP transactions (e.g., IP licensing, IP M&A, IP joint development/collaboration, and IP indemnification); IP Strategy, IP assertions and defense; IP preparation and prosecution; trademarks; copyrights; and trade secrets. During his 30 plus years of practice, Mr. Weiss has practice both in house at White & Case, and with multiple technology companies, including Nortel Networks and Philips Electronics, along with NCR. Among other things, during that time, he was one of the main architects of the Nortel Networks patent portfolio, a portion of which was sold for $4.5B; has produced multiple $100Ms in IP monetization (including revenue and business value); has primed the IP M&A aspects for several $1B plus deals, has addressed and resolved a significant number of complex IP indemnification related issues; has primed numerous collaboration agreements; and in conjunction with the above, has engaged in negotiations with numerous Fortune 100 companies and at the C-suite internally and externally. Mr. Weiss received his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law (1990), where he graduated as a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar and was the recipient of the Carroll G. Harper Prize for IP. He received a BSEE from Duke University (1987), where he graduated magna cum laude with distinction.