FOUNDERS

Kathryn Odland, President

Kathy is a co-founder and president of Global Patent Solutions. She has been performing Intellectual Property Research & Consulting for the government and private sectors for over 10 years. She is a Registered Patent Agent with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA. She has minors in Engineering Leadership and Development as well as Product Realization and has held engineering positions with Intel Corporation and IBM. She also has over three and a half years of experience as a Patent Examiner at The United States Patent and Trademark Office, specializing in medical devices and methods. In addition to medical devices, she also has expertise in mechanical devices, combustion systems, solar devices, etc. She is experienced with all types of Patent and Non-Patent Literature searching such as Accelerated Examination, Patentability, Validity, Freedom-to-Operate, and State-of-the-Art searches.

 

David Odland, CEO

​David is a co-founder and CEO.  He is a Registered Patent Agent with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA. He also has a minor in Engineering Leadership and Development. He has been performing prior art research for the government and private sectors for over 11 years. He was a Patent Examiner at The United States Patent and Trademark Office for over three and a half years and his areas of expertise encompass a variety of electrical arts and particularly a breadth of wireless and land-line telecommunications and networking technologies such as ATM, ETHERNET, SONET, TCP/IP, CDMA and xDSL. In addition, he also has extensive research experience in business methods, audio/video devices, and RFID systems. He is experienced with all types of Patent and Non-Patent Literature searching such as Accelerated Examination, Patentability, Validity, Freedom-to-Operate, and State-of-the-Art searches.

 

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Robb Evans, COO

Robb is the Chief Operating Officer at Global Patent Solutions.  With more than 30 years of senior management experience in strategy and product development, Robb has previously driven the product management & development and marketing functions at leading technology and financial services companies.  Prior to joining Global Patent Solutions, Robb also founded a software development and consulting company, and built a successful organization and practice that helped a number of clients successfully launch new product lines and grow existing ones.  Robb has significant experience leading the necessary innovation, marketing and strategic initiatives for a wide-range of companies, from small start-ups, to evolving software and services companies, to large corporate entities needing to revitalize maturing product lines.  Robb received a BA in Economics from Dickinson College and his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. 

 

Todd Siffren, CFO/CIO

​Todd is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, tax and business consulting. Prior to joining Global Patent Solutions, LLC he worked for a local public accounting firm and a local financial advisory/consulting firm. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University. Todd has been an adjunct professor at Scottsdale Community College since 2003 and has taught a variety of courses including accounting, management and communications. Todd is a member of the ASU Alumni Association Board of Directors and National Alumni Council. As part of this role, he serves on the Audit Committee and as a representative for the Alumni Association on the ASU Foundation Investment Committee.

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