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We're known for our honesty. Our candor. And our reliability.

With Leverage IP, you get a team intimately familiar with the entire IP ecosystem, having reviewed more than 300,000 patents and negotiated or mined more than $2 billion in licensing deals in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. As fellow innovators, we have also been issued patents. We also know the in's and out's of litigating patents. All this know-how helps us: 
  • Garner the respect of engineers, lawyers, financiers, and c-suite executives
  • Gain insights and see patterns only the most experienced would identify
  • Devise creative, out-of-the-box approaches to complex problems
  • Understand the nuances of licensing deals and IP assertions
  • Intuit when and where there are opportunities to pursue

Meet Our CEO & Founder


Bob Petrelli, CLP


Bob has been at the forefront of IP for more than 35 years, with deep experience in IP strategy, negotiation, licensing, and litigation.


Here are just a few of his credentials: 

Recognized annually by IAM-300 as one of the World's Leading IP Strategists since the designation commenced in 2009

As Senior Vice President at IPValue, managed all aspects of technology and IP operations for partner and company IP portfolios

Delivered a $350 million increase in new IP revenue opportunities as vice president of the intellectual asset enterprise division at AT&T, overseeing valuations, patent filing, patent mining, assertion, standards bodies, competitive intelligence, and IT infrastructure

Led intellectual property and network services in the AT&T and Lucent (now Nokia) organizations and at Bell Laboratories, managing merger and acquisition activities and leading European IP licensing efforts, which generated hundreds of millions in revenue

Has technical and business degrees from ivy league universities: A BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in operations research from Columbia University, as well as an MBA (finance) from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania

Issued seven U.S. patents in telecommunications and received the Bell Laboratories Distinguished Inventor Award

"Bob Petrelli is a guy you can trust. He's not going to cheat you. He's going to treat you fairly and do what's in your best interest."

- A leading licensing executive

Meet Our Patent Law Expert

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Robert A. Matthews, Jr.


With more than 30 years focused on patent law, Bob is a renowned writer and resource on developments in U.S. patent law.


Here are just a few of his credentials: 

Recognized by many as the “go-to” resource for all legal questions relating to patents

Relied upon by judges and lawyers around the world for his treatise when addressing complex issues of patent law

Offers extensive breadth of knowledge and understanding of the intricacies and complexities of U.S. patent law and the substantive and procedural aspects of litigating patent disputes in U.S. courts through his role as principal of Matthews Patent-Law Consulting

Spent more than 17 years working on patent matters in large, nationally recognized law firms, including Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner; Reed, Smith, Shaw, & McClay; and Patton Boggs

Authors the Annotated Patent Digest, the leading patent-law treatise for federal judges, patent practitioners, and legal commentators, was the original, sole author of the first five editions of the Patent Jury Instruction Handbook, and has also authored numerous patent-law articles for many publications, including the National Law Journal, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford Univ.), IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review, AIPLA Quarterly Journal, IP Law and Business, Global Intellectual Property Asset Management Report, the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Patent Strategy & Management, The Legal Times, and the IP Litigator.

Has mechanical engineering and law degrees from elite universities: A BS in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, an MS in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law

"Bob Matthews is THE go to resource for all questions relating to patent litigation. His knowledge of patent cases and his treatise are exceptional. His legal reasoning skills are proven and result in success."

- A former colleague who became a client

When you choose Leverage IP, you get big-league experience gleaned from industry giants like AT&T, Panasonic, and Xerox; big law experience in patent litigation; and the personalized attention and custom-crafted solutions that only a boutique consultancy can deliver.

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