Jerry Padian is the Managing Director of Atlantic IP Services, Ltd. He is also a Director for Ireland based companies Solas OLED, Ltd., Data Scape, Ltd., Arís Technologies, Ltd, Neodrón Ltd., Arigna Technology Ltd., Aire Technology Ltd., Daingean Technologies Ltd., Foras Technologies Ltd., Lionra Technologies Ltd., Ollnova Technologies Ltd., Scramoge Technology Ltd., Sonraí Memory Ltd., Speir Technologies Ltd., and Togail Technologies Ltd.. Jerry has extensive experience in the development of emerging technologies, patent licensing and portfolio monetization. He co-founded Realtime Data LLC. in 1998, 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.
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.
VP of Business Development
Adam is the VP of Business Development at Atlantic IP Services. Adam works with Atlantic’s leadership to help develop the company’s acquisition strategy. Adam identifies prospective patent portfolios for acquisition through patent mining and leveraging Atlantic’s extensive network of companies and brokers. Adam works with Atlantic's engineering, legal and finance teams to evaluate potential patent portfolios. Adam monitors technology markets relating to Atlantic’s portfolio companies and identifies future markets of interest and potential licensing partners.
Prior to joining Atlantic, 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 and an MSc. in Finance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
Brian McMahon is the General Counsel at Atlantic IP Services, Ltd. He qualified as a Solicitor from the Law Society of Ireland in 2004 and from the Law Society of England and Wales in 2011. He qualified as an Attorney-at-Law in California in 2013. Brian has spent 7 years working as an in-house attorney for technology companies in Silicon Valley as well as working as a solicitor in Dublin, most recently as Deputy General Counsel for An Post. He has extensive experience in international intellectual property and commercial law within multinational settings and across multiple regions and markets, and has significant experience in complex commercial litigation as well as intellectual property licensing and high-value contract negotiation.
Brian’s primary focus within Atlantic IP is managing the legal function, including intellectual property and legal strategies, patent litigation, licensing, due diligence investigations and risk management across a wide variety of industries and technical disciplines including automotive, software, technology and telecommunications.
Brian has earned a Masters in European Union Law (specialising in Internet Service Provider Liability) from King's College, London and a Bachelors’ Degree in Law from University College Cork and he has published on technology and contract law issues in Irish and California legal journals.
Sarah is a Graduate Engineer with Atlantic IP Services, Ltd. She is responsible for developing evidence of use claim charts and analysing reverse engineering reports for the broad range of technologies owned by Atlantic's portfolio companies. She also conducts technology and market research and works with the business development team to evaluate potential patent portfolios for acquisition and investigate future markets of interest. Sarah graduated from the University of Notre Dame magna cum laude with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.
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