Russell Rigby

Chief Counsel, Litigation at Intellectual Ventures

Russell Rigby has a strong background in intellectual property litigation and management. From 2016 to the present, they have worked at Intellectual Ventures, where they currently serve as the Chief Counsel, Litigation. In this role, they are responsible for overseeing global patent enforcement litigations, negotiating settlement and licensing agreements, analyzing the patent portfolio for revenue generation opportunities, and managing strategic patent prosecution. Prior to this, from 2021 to 2022, they served as an Attorney - Director IP Litigation and Licensing at the same company, managing IP litigation and licensing activities. From 2016 to 2021, they held the position of Attorney, Director of Post Grant Proceedings at Intellectual Ventures, where they managed litigation-related review proceedings and opposition proceedings. Before joining Intellectual Ventures, Russell Rigby worked at Carlson Caspers Vandenburgh & Lindquist from 2003 to 2016, where they started as an Associate and later became a Partner. There, they specialized in intellectual property litigation, conducted portfolio assessments, and advised on acquisitions and divestitures of intellectual property. Russell also gained experience as a Law Clerk to Hon. R.A. Randall at the Minnesota Court of Appeals from 2002 to 2003.

Russell Rigby has a diverse educational background. Russell attended Transylvania University from 1994 to 1998, where they pursued a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. After completing their undergraduate studies, Russell enrolled at Washington and Lee University from 1999 to 2002, where they obtained a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. The specific field of study for their JD is not provided in the given information.

In addition to their formal education, Russell Rigby has also obtained certifications in the field of law and intellectual property. Russell obtained the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) certification from CLP, Inc. in October 2020. Furthermore, Russell holds the title of Patent Attorney, which was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The specific details regarding the month and year of obtaining the Patent Attorney certification are not provided.



  • Chief Counsel, Litigation

    August, 2022 - present

  • Attorney Director IP Litigation And Licensing

    February, 2021

  • Attorney Director Of Post Grant Proceedings

    November, 2016