Casey T. Tegreene

Executive Vice President, Invention Science Funds; Chief Patent Counsel

Casey T. Tegreene is executive vice president and chief patent counsel at Intellectual Ventures (IV) as well as managing member of Invention Science Fund II and the Global Good Fund. Mr. Tegreene has headed the Invention Science Funds (ISF) since their inception and leads their efforts in invention development, licensing, startup and product development, as well as overall management. Mr. Tegreene is an acknowledged expert and has been an invited speaker on invention processes, as well as the generation and commercialization of intellectual property across a broad spectrum of technologies.

Over the past decade, Mr. Tegreene’s organization has founded several companies around ISF technologies in communications, imaging, medical, software and radar technologies, and established a world-leading Metamaterials Commercialization Center at IV. Additionally, he has assisted several ISF inventors to become fixtures in the top 10 most prolific inventor lists in the United States and partnered with several companies around the world to bolster their innovation. 

Mr. Tegreene is a prolific inventor and is named on more than 700 patents relating to a wide variety of technologies. 

Mr. Tegreene is a co-founder of several ISF spinout companies and serves as a member of the board of directors of Kymeta Corporation, twice named to CNBC’s annual list of most disruptive technologies.

Prior to joining IV, Mr. Tegreene served as chief technology officer for Microvision, Inc., a publicly traded, Seattle-based photonics company. In addition, he was a co-founder of Lumera Corporation, a pioneer in electro-active polymer materials and devices for optical communications applications, also a publicly traded company.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Tegreene practiced at Seed & Berry, an intellectual property law firm in the Northwest, where he specialized in intellectual property matters. Additionally, Mr. Tegreene specialized in corporate transactional work at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a New York general practice law firm. He has also been a research engineer at Motorola.

Mr. Tegreene holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law (Law Review), a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (cum laude) from the University of South Florida. Mr. Tegreene is a member of the Washington and New York state bars, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.