Hire the top 3% of IP and patent experts.

Toptal is a network of top IP and patent finance experts. IP firms, law firms and corporates hire IP experts from Toptal for their expertise in multiple types of projects such as patent valuation, IP acquisition financing or market sizing.

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Hire IP and Patent Experts on Demand

John Huff

IP and Patent Expert on Demand

In his role as CFO, John has helped early stage companies attract and raise growth capital while executing aggressive growth strategies that have led to acq...uisitions by strategic buyers. As a freelance consultant, he enjoys working with a variety of clients to help them achieve next level growth, improve overall business performance, and achieve results beyond expectations. 

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Surya Krishnan

IP and Patent Expert on Demand

With 13 years of finance, strategy and deal experience, Surya most recently spearheaded the finance function for the US Digital businesses at Asia TV. He le...d corporate development, executing M&A transactions, and drove strategic planning—at the Fortune 100 firm Ingram Micro and MGA Entertainment. He performed $25+ billion of valuation advisory work at PwC. Freelancing allows him to provide critical analysis and guidance to corporate executives. 

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David Turney

IP and Patent Expert on Demand

At Duff & Phelps, David has managed valuation engagements involving transactions greater than $1.5 billion for publicly traded companies in the industrial p...roducts and chemicals industries. He has extensive experience working with the senior management of Fortune 500 companies in various industries. Freelancing allows him to leverage his skills and experience to assist clients with complex and unique projects.  

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Alex Graham, CFA

IP and Patent Expert on Demand

Alex is a London-based CFA charterholder who has had a global career. He enjoys freelancing to keep abreast of industry trends and to reinforce his experien...ce from venture capital, consulting and bond/currency trading. With a technical skill set and an engaging communicative touch, he is proficient in valuations and market analysis. His breadth of work has ranged from projects with the Bank of England to helping a jewelry entrepreneur fundraise. 

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Sergio Ermacora

IP and Patent Expert on Demand

Sergio is an investment banker with 12+ years of experience in complex environments. He has advised company owners and C-level executives on M&A transaction...s as a partner at RSM International as well as on intellectual property and strategy for high-tech companies like Yahoo, Sony, and Panasonic while at Black Stone IP/Houlihan Lokey. Sergio enjoys freelancing at Toptal to continue working on interesting projects while starting his own company. 

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Nathan Krishnan S

IP and Patent Expert on Demand

During his two-decade career in Asia and the US, Nathan has consulted in strategy, valuations, corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, forecasti...ng, and investments across six continents—ranging in value from $10 million to $1 billion. While a senior manager at Ernst & Young, he led engagements in valuations and modeling and recently left to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors while working on challenging projects at Toptal. 

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Hire IP and Patent Experts on Demand Seamlessly with Toptal

1
Talk to One of Our Industry Experts
A Toptal director of finance will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent
Within days, we'll introduce you to the right IP and patent expert on demand for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed
Work with your new IP and patent expert on demand for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal IP and patent experts on demand different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our IP and patent experts on demand to ensure we only supply experts of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, we accept fewer than 3%. You'll work with finance experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expertly-matched talent from our network, hand-selected to fit your business needs.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for IP and patent experts on demand?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your IP and patent expert on demand begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

  • How fast can I hire IP and patent experts on demand through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start your no-risk trial with an IP and patent expert on demand within 48 hours of signing up. Most of our engagements start within 2 weeks of discussing your project with us.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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