Erich is the Managing Director of SK14 Advisors, a Luxembourg-based patent asset management company. He also was a founder of nXn Partners, a company that is focused on predictive analytics. He was the founder and CEO of IPNav, a company that was one of the pioneers in patent monetization.
In 2015, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) named Erich as #2 of the top 40 IP “market makers” whose “connections, decisions and actions drive the ever-expanding global IP marketplace.” In 2013, Managing Intellectual Property listed Erich as one of “The 50 People Shaping the Future of IP.” He has received numerous other industry and trade recognitions.
Erich grew up in Buffalo, New York. He was a Periclean Scholar at Skidmore College, a Distinguished Graduate in his Master’s degree program at The London School of Economics, and was on Law Review at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned his JD.
After becoming a partner at the law firm Jones Day, Erich left the law for investment banking, serving as a Senior Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. From investment banking he went into the corporate world, where he was the president of Smartalk Teleservices and Acclaim Ventures Group. Erich founded IPNav in 2003 and remained CEO until 2013. nXn was founded in 2008. Erich founded SK14 Advisors in 2016.
Erich is based in Paris, France.