Brad Sheafe brings over a decade of experience with intellectual property, ranging from criminal investigations to patent assertion, prosecution and investment. Additionally, Brad has real-world operational experience having served in executive roles, including being the president, of both public and private software companies generating IP of their own. Brad is a named inventor on several utility and design patents. Brad has successfully navigated the dynamic patent landscape managing the pre- and post-grant prosecution for portfolios earning over $200M in revenues. He led the team that successfully defended an inter partes reexamination on one patent that ended up generating over $50M in licenses. Brad also defended 11 of the earliest inter partes reviews resulting in favorable settlements and has demonstrated unparalleled success with the USPTO.
Prior to joining Dominion Harbor, Brad worked as an executive vice-president at IPNav where he engaged in all aspects of IP management, including portfolio evaluation, licensing efforts and litigation strategy. Additionally, Brad oversaw every facet of patent prosecution for a wide variety of clients, ensuring that their prosecution strategy meshed with their overall monetization strategy and that every client’s investment in prosecution resulted in high-value assets and not merely trophies.
Brad brings a unique perspective and background to Dominion Harbor and the operational aspects of patent monetization strategies. After graduating magna cum laude from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Brad started his professional career with seven years as an officer in the USAF, separating as a captain to take a Special Agent position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In the course of his over eleven year FBI career, Brad served as a senior cybercrime specialist with broad-based investigative experience, leading complex investigations both domestically and overseas as well as serving as a senior SWAT team leader. As a result, Brad brings a rare combination of strategic insight and tactical know-how to ensure that all aspects of a client’s IP portfolio achieve their maximum potential and value.