Innovation and Intellectual
Property (IP) Strategies
About Us
Our methods are:
  • ​Disciplined and strategic
  • ​Comprehensive and multifaceted
  • ​Quantitative and qualitative
  • ​Based on core principles
  • ​Balanced, long-term, robust
​Through our innovative process, we will challenge you to:
  • ​Test your assumptions
  • ​Attain your best – we will push you like a personal trainer
Continual improvement:
  • ​We are obsessed with finding better ways to serve you​
  • We work with you to refine your approach and accelerate your success
  • ​We use world-class methods     
​By working with only a small number of exceptionally qualified clients, you receive:
  • ​Rapid response
  • ​​Full attention when you need it

Rick Walker - Highlights

IP Attorney, Technologist, Startup Expert, Business Executive, Serial Entrepreneur

  • Proven track record in protecting IP and generating profits for shareholders
    • Over 12 years as a partner in a law firm
  • Over 14 years as EVP, CAO and General Counsel of a NYSE-listed company
    • Member of a three-person executive management team that led growth from about $100 million in sales to almost $1 billion in six years
    • Compounded annualized return to shareholders of approximately 30% before it was sold
    • The company had 30 plants in fuve countries 
  • ​Has counseled Boards of Directors of companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ; directors included the CEOs of CIGNA Insurance, Stanadyne (Moen Faucets) and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Extensive experience in business and transactional law, IP litigation and strategy, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, hostile tender offers, start-up funding, stock offerings and complex corporate governance situations
  • Frequent guest lecturer including Emory Law School, Georgia Tech College of Management, University of Tennessee, Auburn University, Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute and Arizona State University
  • AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell legal directory (highest ranking)
  • Named a prestigious NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Governance Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. 
  • North Fulton Bar Association – Board of Directors, Past President
  • Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association (GAMA) - Founder, President & CEO
  • Has served on numerous non-profit and charitable boards including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) – Co-Founder of the Atlanta Chapter
  • ​Is the recipient of the prestigious SIBF International Entrepreneur of the Year Award, awarded in October, 2015.  
EDUCATION 
  • University of Michigan, Business School – Executive Program 
  • University of Detroit – Juris Doctorate - Law (JD) 
  • University of Detroit – Master of Engineering, Engineering Design and Computer Control
  • University of Detroit – Bachelor of Engineering (magna cum laude)
    • Process, Manufacturing, and Materials Engineering
    • Cooperative training assignments with an electrical/electronics company

About Rick Walker, Founder

  • Considered one of the top IP consultants in the world
  • Named one of the "Latest Generation of Atlanta CEOs and Power Brokers" by the Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • Registered patent attorney, savvy businessman, entrepreneur
  • EVP and CAO of a large NYSE company for 14 years
Rick Walker
President & CEO
The Falcon Group, LLC