About

We look at patents differently

Brazos Licensing and Development, headquartered in Waco, Texas, leverages it's proprietary technology and management experience to help inventors and patent owners maximize the full potential of their patents. Team member combined experience spans many decades in relevant fields.  

25

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Legal

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Finance

25

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Tech

We're Inventors

At Brazos, we understand the needs of inventors because we are inventors. Brazos L&D Chairman, Craig Etchegoyen, is the named inventor on over a dozen Patents.

We're Owners

We are also patent owners. We have skin in the game. Brazos owns upwards of 10,000 patents, from all over the world. For context, our patent portfolio is larger than each Xerox, Johnson and Johnson, and Cisco portfolios– to name a few.

Craig Etchegoyen
Chairman & Founder

Craig founded one of the world's most experienced and successful patent licensing firms, Uniloc. During his tenure at Uniloc, Craig filed, managed and resolved hundreds of patent litigation cases. In addition, Craig was responsible for hatching and executing monetization programs and negotiating licensing deals with the world's largest companies. He is the principal architect of the world's first self-learning patent management platform.

Aaron Garvey
Head of Finance

Aaron was a founding member of MKP Capital, a global macro hedge fund manager. Aaron’s experience includes portfolio management and trading across equity, fixed income and all derivatives. In addition, Aaron has also developed alternative trading technology. Aaron heads up Brazos financial structuring and works with Argos clients to ensure that engagements are economically beneficial for all parties.

Stuart A. Shanus
President

From 1989 to 2016, Stuart was a trial lawyer and for some 20 years was a partner at Reed Smith LLC, an international law firm. He represented both plaintiffs and defendants in “high stakes” commercial, intellectual property and patent disputes and tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases. Stuart also served as the managing partner of the Los Angeles and Century City offices of Reed Smith and in that capacity was responsible for all aspects of managing lawyers and staff, budgeting, marketing and day-to-day operations.

Matt Hogan
Business Developement

Matt spent 7 years in traditional finance, working in fixed income sales and trading. Matt specialized in structured products, specifically mortgage-backed securities. After Wall Street, Matt was founding CEO of a company that pioneered consumer data control. Matt bridges his technology and finance backgrounds to help Brazos productize their data-driven offering with flexible structuring solutions.