Terry Ludlow is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chipworks. He is a recognized leader and pioneer in the use of advanced semiconductor reverse engineering processes to support innovative product design and to extract maximum value from Intellectual Property (IP).
Business leaders, technical teams, and legal counsel alike regularly turn to Terry for strategic guidance on a broad range of IP issues including improving innovation programs, detecting patent infringement, protecting a competitive position, and strategies for optimizing the value of a technology portfolio. Both Terry and Chipworks’ President Julia Elvidge have been recognized as two of the world’s most foremost intellectual property strategists by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (IAM).
Terry founded Chipworks in 1992 with the vision and goal of offering the most accurate and reliable patent and competitive intelligence across a broad range of products and manufacturers. Under his guidance and leadership, the company has grown from a handful of technology enthusiasts to become one of the largest and most respected patent and technology analyst companies with the most sophisticated in-house technical labs in the world. The company now employees over 120 full-time dedicated employees and delivers services around the globe from offices in Canada, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. As CEO, Terry continues to be a visionary voice and lead strategist to companies seeking to build a competitive advantage, and protect and grow the potential of their intellectual property.
An exceptional and well-travelled speaker, Terry frequently addresses industry conferences including the IPBC, and the Licensing Executives Society (LES). He holds numerous patents for his reverse engineering innovations and regularly authors articles for publications around the world.