Co-Founder and Consulting Inventor, Rax
Roy Levien is co-founder and consulting inventor at raxacoricofallapatorius (Rax) and Senior Managing Inventor at Intellectual Ventures where he has participated in and managed numerous Intellectual Ventures' invention sessions covering a variety of topics ranging from human-technology interaction, gaming and cloud services, and applications and device architectures, to medical device technology and health informatics.
Mr. Levien received the Microsoft Chairman's Award from Bill Gates in 1990 for his work on applications architecture and the foundations of ActiveX. During his years at Microsoft, Mr. Levien worked also as a program manager and product architect and had various other roles including research, multimedia products, management of product teams, advanced systems shell lead, responsible for future Windows user architecture, and applications architecture. He has also worked as a freelance consultant on technology policy and complex systems, on projects including policy papers and case strategy for the remedies phase of the (US) Microsoft antitrust trial, and a book, "The Keystone Advantage", on "business ecosystems" and the dynamics of modern networked industries.
Mr. Levien received an M.A. in Biology from Yale University, an A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, and has attended the doctoral programs at the Harvard Business School and Cornell's department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Mr. Levien is named as an inventor on almost three hundred issued patents and on more than a thousand patent applications.