SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading advisory firm Sherpa Technology Group today announced the appointment of Peter Detkin, a pioneer in the field of technology and intellectual property ("IP") strategy, to the role of Senior Advisor. This announcement coincides with Sherpa Technology Group's rebrand from 3LP Advisors, reflecting its role in advising clients at the intersection of business, technology and IP. The name change will become effective immediately.
Mr. Detkin is a founder of Intellectual Ventures, a multi-billion dollar fund that invests in invention and currently holds over 40,000 patents. He will remain involved with the company. Prior to founding Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Detkin was a Vice President at Intel Corporation, where he oversaw Intel's patent, licensing and litigation departments. Before that, he was a partner at the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Mr. Detkin was recently named the second most influential "IP market maker" in the world by Intellectual Asset Management magazine. Mr. Detkin's knowledge and deal experience will bolster the firm's ability to offer business strategy and transaction execution services to its varied roster of clients, which includes Fortune 500 companies, emerging technology companies, investors, and investment banks.
"Since 2008, 3LP has been offering advisory services to help Boards and management utilize technology and intellectual property to compete in their chosen markets. We have decided to rebrand ourselves as Sherpa Technology Group to emphasize our role as an experienced guide that enables our clients to reach the peak and achieve their ultimate objectives," said Ralph Eckardt, Managing Partner of Sherpa Technology Group and former head of The Boston Consulting Group's IP Strategy Practice. "The image of the 'sherpa' resonates with us because it highlights our role as a trusted fellow traveler, and our commitment to helping our clients succeed by offering in-depth knowledge and practical experience that will enable them to reach the summit."
"Sherpa Technology Group's diverse expertise and collaborative approach separates it from the dozens of other IP consulting shops," said Peter Detkin. "Its professionals have unmatched credibility, experience and breadth of knowledge to advise senior management and Boards of Directors on critical business issues at the intersection of technology and IP, including both strategy development and technology transactions. Sherpa Technology Group is the premier advisory firm in this space, and I'm excited to add my knowledge and transaction experience to the firm."
"We are pleased to welcome Peter Detkin – a highly-regarded visionary and innovator – to our team," said Kevin Rivette, Managing Partner of Sherpa Technology Group, former Vice President at IBM Corporation, and former Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group. "Peter and I have known each other and worked together for 30 years and are excited to join forces at the same firm. I could not have a higher level of respect for him personally and his accomplishments. His entrepreneurial spirit and strong IP and technology expertise make us stronger and add new dimensions to our client offering."
About Sherpa Technology Group
Founded in 2008 as 3LP Advisors, Sherpa Technology Group is a strategy and M&A advisor on technology and intellectual property ("IP") matters. The firm's clients range from Fortune 500 companies, to emerging technology companies, to investors and investment banks. Advising at the intersection of business, technology, and IP requires the specialized knowledge, expertise and creativity that our experienced team possesses. We act as the "sherpa" – the experienced guide and fellow traveler – who partakes in the journey with our clients and enables them to reach the summit, overcoming obstacles and navigating challenges along the way.
Sherpa Technology Group has world-class experience in IP strategy, management consulting, investment banking, and engineering. Members of its leadership team formerly ran The Boston Consulting Group's IP Strategy Practice and were responsible for authoring prominent books on IP strategy, including Rembrandts in the Attic (2000) and The Invisible Edge (2009). Sherpa Technology Group's team comprises IP pioneers who managed and monetized leading patent estates for the world's most recognizable companies, such as IBM Corporation, Intel Corporation, and Intellectual Ventures. The firm has offices in Silicon Valley and Boston. Find out more www.SherpaTechnologyGroup.com