Rembrandt IP Management, LLC
Paul Schneck, Ph.D.
In his role as Rembrandt IP Management's chairman, Paul Schneck is responsible for providing strategic guidance and for overseeing the execution of the company's mission, including the rigorous application of decision science to its patent enforcement activities. Paul also provides strategic technology direction for Rembrandt IP Management's acquisition and enforcement activities. He works to ensure that the company's strategy and actions optimize value for its clients and investors.
Prior to forming Rembrandt IP Management, Paul was vice president and CTO of Veridian Corporation, a 7,500-person professional services firm, and was a member of the NSA Advisory Board. Paul holds a Ph.D. in computer science from New York University and is a recipient of the Intelligence Community's Seal Medallion, awarded for exceptional contribution. With more than 40 years of experience in applied and theoretical sciences, Paul has conducted scientific research in fields as diverse as aerospace, supercomputing, parallel processing, and digital IP antipirating technologies. He is a Fellow of ACM and of IEEE; the author of Supercomputer Architecture, published in 1987 by Kluwer; the author of more than 50 scientific articles; and has taught at The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, and Columbia University. Paul has two issued patents (cited by more than 450 different subsequent patents) and several pending patent applications.
As president of Rembrandt IP Management, Michael Johnson is responsible for overseeing the operations of the company, devising and implementing intellectual property monetization strategies, and negotiating license agreements for the company's intellectual property.
Prior to joining Rembrandt IP Management, Michael held senior-level financial and operating positions in both public and private companies that developed products utilizing proprietary intellectual property. Previously Michael served as the chief financial officer of MedCases Inc., and as chief accounting officer and vice president of finance for Ecogen Inc. (EECN). Michael began his career at KPMG where he primarily served life sciences clients in the firm's assurance practice. He received a master in business administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of accounting and finance degree from Boston College University. Michael is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of New Jersey.
Chief Litigation Counsel
In his role as Rembrandt IP Management's chief litigation counsel, Barry Ungar is responsible for managing all Rembrandt IP Management litigation. Once Rembrandt IP Management's due diligence team has identified companies that are infringing a particular patent(s), Barry is responsible for determining where the enforcement action will be brought. Barry also is responsible for selecting outside counsel for these cases. He then works very closely with outside counsel on all strategic and tactical decisions, court filings, discovery, and trial issues.
Barry joined Rembrandt IP Management after being a trial lawyer for 35 years, handling large commercial litigations in various industries. Barry is a cum laude graduate of the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania, was an editor of the Law Review, and was elected to the Order of the Coif (top 10 percent of the class). Upon graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable John Biggs Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Barry thereafter began his litigation career in a Philadelphia law firm, where he was made a partner after two and a half years. Barry subsequently left the firm along with a senior partner, and the two created one of the first commercial litigation boutique law firms in Philadelphia. He practiced there for most of his career and was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Barry is also an experienced mediator and arbitrator. He was on the American Arbitration Association's international arbitration panel and was one of the founders of JAMS' Philadelphia dispute resolution center.
Derek Wood is responsible for Rembrandt IP Management's organizational and in-house legal matters, as well as all transactions related to patent acquisitions and strategic relationships.
Prior to joining Rembrandt IP Management, Derek managed IP portfolios, IP transactions, and licensing while working at prominent Philadelphia law firms and in-house for a Pennsylvania-based software and services company that is a leader in the architecture, engineering, and construction space. Derek graduated with honors from Rutgers University School of Law-Camden and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Dan Golub leads Rembrandt IP Management's technical assessment of all new patent matters. He also plays an integral role in determining the company's legal strategy, managing litigation matters, and interfacing with outside counsel.
Dan brings more than 20 years of patent law experience, with a specialization in patent prosecution and litigation. Prior to joining Rembrandt IP Management, Dan was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia. Dan has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He also graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.
Vice President of Business Development
As the Vice President of Business Development Josh is responsible for sourcing and reviewing all patent acquisition and commercialization opportunities as well as for the creation of new offerings that leverage Rembrandt expertise and capital.
Prior to joining Rembrandt, Josh held licensing and strategy roles at Intellectual Ventures, where he led analysis activities for IV's software & communications portfolios. Josh was also a Partner at Foster Chamberlain, a business development group that works with large companies and research labs to launch new ventures.
Previously, Josh was founder and CEO of Transportation Safety Systems, a company formed to monetize a proprietary automotive safety technology. Josh also held multiple roles at General Electric and GE Capital, spanning venture capital, structured finance, investments, and operations.
Josh holds a BS in finance from The University of Maryland, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Managing Director of Business Development
As Managing Director of Business Development for Rembrandt IP Management, Meredith Carter is responsible for identifying patent acquisition and commercialization opportunities for Rembrandt IP Management and developing a network that provides opportunities where Rembrandt IP Management's patent expertise and significant capital can be utilized to assist patent owners. Meredith seeks to align the interests of intellectual property owners and Rembrandt IP Management in maximizing the value of infringed intellectual property.
Prior to joining Rembrandt, Meredith was the Director of Business Development of a nationally recognized, full-service intellectual property and business law firm where she successfully identified and negotiated opportunities for strategic partnerships, introduced tactical new service packages, and helped grow the firm's client base through new and existing relationships. Meredith began her career as a Delaware corporate litigator. She subsequently practiced corporate transactional law representing investors, emerging growth companies and inventors in venture capital and private equity deals, licensing and joint venture opportunities, and governance matters which often involved the protection of intellectual property. She is admitted to practice law in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law and the University of Delaware.