Jerry Padian is the Chairman and Managing Director of Atlantic IP Services. He is also a Director for Ireland based companies Solas OLED, Ltd., Data Scape, Ltd., Arís Technologies, Ltd, Neodrón Ltd and Arigna Technology Ltd.. Jerry has extensive experience in the development of emerging technologies, patent licensing and portfolio monetization. He co-founded Realtime Data LLC. in 1998 and currently serves as its President and a member of its Board of Managers. Realtime Data is an inventor-owned research and development company focusing on technology in the field of data acceleration and advanced data compression. Its patent portfolio has been licensed to some of the world’s leaders in computing, wireless, WAN acceleration, data streaming and financial services. Jerry is an independent investor focused on investments in digital technology companies in the United States and in Ireland.
Jerry earned a B.S. in Economics from Fordham University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
Chief Operating Officer
Ciaran O’Gara is the Chief Operating Officer of Atlantic IP Services, Ltd. Ciaran has over 8 years of experience managing and providing strategic direction to technology companies and has spent over 17 years working in the advanced technology sector on a worldwide basis. Previously, Ciaran worked for Wayfair, Inc., a multinational company where he successfully managed and led a team of employees across a number of European countries. As the Chief Operating Officer, Ciaran manages the technology, marketing and licensing teams and oversees the company’s day-to-day operations.
Ciaran earned a Masters in Information System Management from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Aoife Elizabeth Butler is the General Counsel for Atlantic IP Services.
Aoife’s perspective and skills stem from an assortment of roles (R&D chemist, paralegal, scientific adviser, IP attorney and strategist), industries (e.g., financial trading software, logic controllers, e-readers; wind turbines; automotive airbags, pharmaceuticals, medical and mechanical devices), and geographic locations (Dublin, Chicago, NY). Aoife began practicing law in mid-2000 and has extensive experience in complex patent litigation, due diligence investigations, and counseling innovative entities to provide strategic guidance to management and cross-functional teams and directing and motivating the identification, development and enforcement of valuable IP portfolios that support worldwide business goals. Aoife has presented at various conferences around the world on issues relating to IP, and has received numerous awards for legal and community contributions, including: Global Law Experts – IP Expert (US) (2020); Super Lawyers® NY Rising Star (2013-2017); Elected Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (2015); Corporate LiveWire IP Litigation NY Award (2015); Corporate LiveWire IP expert for US (2014, 2015); Fortune®’s 50 Most Powerful Women – Women Leaders in Law (2013, 2014); Irish Legal 100 (2010); Roscommon Society of NY Distinguished Community Service Award (2019); and Top 40 under 40 Irish/Irish Americans in US (2010). Most recently, Aoife was running her own law practice in New York City.
Aoife earned a B.A. (mod. Chem.) and M.A. from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and an LL.B. from the University of London. Aoife also has a certificate in IP Strategy & Monetization from Harvard Business School and is pursuing a professional certificate in Entrepreneurial Mindset and Leadership with Babson College and certification as a patent valuation analyst.
Colm O'Riordan, Ph.D.
Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Colm O’Riordan is the Chief Technical Officer. He has over 10 years of experience in R&D, product development and project management roles across a diverse range of application areas involving photonics and optoelectronic technologies.
Previously, Colm was an optoelectronic engineer with Tomra Sorting Ltd., developing illumination and imaging systems for industrial, automated whole food sorters. Prior to this he was a project manager and design lead at the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) based at Tyndall National Institute Cork. Colm has also held roles as a senior optical design engineer at Nualight Ltd. developing LED illumination systems and as a senior postdoctoral researcher at Tyndall National Institute investigating flexible optical frequency comb sources for use in high speed optical communications systems. He holds a 1st class honours B.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Photonics from the University of Limerick, Ireland.
Dr. O’Riordan manages the engineering team, directing product research activities in collaboration with our partners and overseeing the development of evidence of use claim charts for the many patents owned by Atlantic’s portfolio companies, and is also responsible for managing existing and new patent applications within the portfolios and investigating and developing new technology solutions.
Robert Beirne is a Senior Engineer with Atlantic IP Services. He is a graduate of Dublin City University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering, majoring in Electronic Systems and Devices.
As part of the Atlantic IP Services engineering team, Robert is responsible for analysing reverse engineering project reports and developing evidence of use claim charts covering the wide range of technologies owned by Atlantic’s portfolio companies.
His role also includes market and technology research as well as reviewing new patent portfolios for potential acquisition.
Adam is an Acquisition Analyst at Atlantic IP Services. As an Acquisition Analyst, Adam works with Atlantic's engineering team to identify and evaluate potential patent portfolios for acquisition. Adam monitors technology markets relating to Atlantic’s portfolio companies and identifies future markets of interest and potential licensing partners.
Prior to becoming Research and Licensing Coordinator, Adam was a Market Analyst with Solas OLED Ltd. As a Market Analyst, Adam managed and coordinated the research of all OLED technological advancements, current products and chain of supply, and he monitored trends and developments in the OLED market and provided in-depth analysis.
Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Law from University College Dublin.
Magnetar Capital is an alternative asset manager with approximately $12.9 billion in AUM, as of December 31, 2019. It has co-invested in a number of Atlantic IP Services’ intellectual property portfolios.
The firm focuses on alternative credit and fixed income, energy and infrastructure, and systematic investing strategies. Founded in 2005, Magnetar operates offices in Evanston Il, New York City, Houston and London.