Vested IP was founded by Lang McHardy. Lang has over 15 years of experience in intellectual property and technology with a frequent focus on medical device technologies, clean tech, and software including web software and financial services. As a patent agent, consultant, and entrepreneur, Lang has supported companies at all stages in capturing, securing, evaluating, analyzing and leveraging the value of their intellectual property.
Lang began his career in IP performing patent prosecution and legal support at a major southern California IP boutique law firm, then transitioned to an IP financial consulting firm where he provided IP valuation and strategic analysis support to clients from large multinationals to pre-revenue startups.
Since 2009, Lang has been supporting energy storage, medical device, software, and clean technology startups with in-house IP management and strategy services. Throughout his career, Lang has worked with clients including VNUS Medical (now Covidien), Spiration, Terumo, ICU Medical, Vesta Medical, Maui Imaging, Convertro (now a division of AOL), the CME Group, EnerVault, Maui Imaging, and many others.
Lang earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is a Patent Agent registered to practice at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.