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Rodger Sadler

Senior technology, startup, and IP lawyer

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Rodger is a champion of innovation, and is currently doing so as Senior Counsel with the global IP Center of Excellence at Bank of Montreal (BMO Financial Group).

Rodger spent over a decade as an IP litigator (and ultimately as partner) at the Orrick law firm in New York. He then worked in-house with Canon, advising senior management in Asia and the U.S. on IP protection, licensing, and litigation issues.

To build on this experience and to expand his exposure to emerging tech, Rodger spent three and a half years working at a VC firm in New York, where he advised Chinese and U.S. AI-focused startups on product and IP development strategies.

Rodger also helped spearhead launch and growth of the License On Transfer (“LOT”) Network – a fast-growing and global initiative (that includes as members U.S. and Chinese AI giants like, Alibaba, Facebook,, Microsoft,, Tencent, Tesla, and Uber) aimed at protecting companies from the threat of Patent Troll litigation.


Artificial Intelligence

Clean Energy

Intellectual Property

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