Randy Fieldhack

VP - Intellectual Property

As Faith Technologies’ Vice President of Intellectual Property, Randy is responsible for leading the establishment of Faith’s IP strategy, processes, management, communication and training. He provides oversight to the development of IP processes, invention disclosures, innovation and idea management, trade secret protection, as well as trademark and copyright processes. Randy provides legal advice related to invention evaluation, domestic and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution, management of outside counsel, license review, drafting, and negotiation, IP-related contract review and negotiation, copyright review and transfers, nondisclosure agreement review and negotiation.

Prior to joining Faith Technologies, Randy was assistant general counsel with Kimberly-Clark, served as a patent attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich and spent 11 years as a nuclear engineer for We Energies. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and his juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Outside of work Randy sits on the Boards of Trustees of the Neenah Public Library and the Winnefox Regional Library System. Randy enjoys tinkering and playing what he hilariously describes as tennis.

ARTICLES BY AUTHOR

November 29, 2022

Business Technology |

Patent Conflicts: Considerations Before Going to Market

Your company will be bringing a new product to market. To protect your investment, you decide to supplement your branding, marketing…

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June 14, 2022

Business Technology |

Innovation Collaboration

A successful business is built on successful products and services. When profitability through a competitive edge in the marketplace is the…

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January 4, 2022

Business Technology |

Your Innovation Does Not Need to be “Your” Innovation

As discussed in an earlier blog post, a successful business is built on successful products and services. Profitability through a competitive…

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July 6, 2021

Business Technology |

Finding Value From Ideas

Whether or not an innovation is patentable does not necessarily portend whether the idea is valuable. As I discussed in my…

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March 16, 2021

Business Technology |

That Unpatentable Idea Might Be Your Best

Someone on your team comes to you with a great innovation. Getting a patent will increase your technical reputation and give…

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September 15, 2020

Business Technology |

Intellectual Property in Product Commercialization

Your company is evaluating a new product to commercialize. The market analysis is favorable. The product fits in well with your…

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March 24, 2020

Business Technology |

The Importance of Trademarks

We see trademarks in use every day to identify the source of goods and services. If we see a pair of…

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July 9, 2019

Business Technology |

Reimagining Intellectual Property

A wise product leader once told me, “I don’t care how you do it, just give me an 18-month head start.”…

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