John Vassiliades

As a registered practicing patent, technology, transactions, and corporate attorney, John has mentored nearly 300 companies with their IP strategies, negotiated and successfully closed several hundred domestic and international partnership and license deals, and M&A transactions and joint ventures. In addition, he is a Principal Advisor for Larta Institute and is continuously involved in developing the right business plan and analysis that monetizes and strategically values the company’s technology rights.

John is a seasoned patent, technology transactions, corporate attorney and strategic business consultant who specializes in accelerating the commercialization of high tech companies’ technologies, developing their intellectual property strategies while leading and guiding them through the complex process of obtaining strategic partnerships, institutional strategic and financial investment, acquisition, merger, and ultimately IPO. He continues to work with Fortune 500 corporations, emerging tech companies, and start-ups, involving a wide range of technologies and industries including energy, materials, semi-conductors, life science, biotech, medical devices, big data, IT, software, cloud computing, e-commerce and education.

John specializes in the legal representation and commercial acceleration of high-tech businesses. He has served as General Counsel to a publicly traded foreign biopharmaceutical company, private medical device company and a corporation with over 600 university members. John has also provided business development and strategic consultant assistance to well over 200 companies and he regularly counsels companies on general business law, including how best to finance, commercialize and monetize intellectual assets while mitigating risk.

John received an MS with honors from the John Hopkins University in Biotechnology, an MBA with honors from the USC Marshall School of Business, a JD from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and undergraduate degree in Economics with honors from Duke University.