Christopher Freeman is a Vice President with responsibility for assessing and underwriting legal risk in patent matters. As part of Burford’s investment team, Mr Freeman evaluates intellectual property cases and patent monetization campaigns and crafts investment structures that align incentives between funder, law firm and claimant.
Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Freeman was Vice President and Head of Litigation at Blackbird Technologies, a company he co-founded in 2014. At Blackbird, Mr. Freeman oversaw all business operations and successfully built and managed one of the most prominent patent acquisition and licensing entities in the US, growing the firm to a dozen employees and a portfolio of over 100 patents and applications. Earlier in his career, Mr. Freeman was an IP partner at Kirkland & Ellis and practiced at Latham & Watkins and at Quinn Emanuel.
Mr. Freeman graduated from the Boston University School of Law and earned an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Industrial Engineering and Economics.
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