About Lawrence Udell

Serves as Executive Director of:

  • California Invention Center – founded with a Federal Grant in 1995
  • Center for New Venture Alliance – founded in 1990 as part of California State University
  • Intellectual Property International, Ltd. – founded in 1998 with 50 colleagues worldwide
  • Founder of Licensing Executive Society (LES) Silicon Valley Chapter in 2000 and serves as Chairman Emeritus
Lawrence Udel - CIC

Lawerence Udell
Founder of the California Invention Center


  • Has devoted a half-century to entrepreneurial endeavors, lecturing, and teaching as a Professor of New Ventures since 1982 with over 40 published articles
  • Left his last employer in March of 1964
  • Has created more than thirty-five corporations (none of which have ever went bankrupt)
  • Teaches accredited courses in New Ventures & Entrepreneurship at leading universities throughout the US and Canada
  • Has lectured throughout the US for the USPTO, clients, and the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO)
  • Consults to Fortune 500 companies, small firms, and new ventures
  • Serves as a Board Member and/or officer of several corporations. Founding member of Jump SportEye-Com Corporation, and C4Cube
  • Has been quoted in: Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Time, USA Today, Associated Press, The World Almanac, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Forbes Magazine, Inventors Digest, Licensing Journal, etc.
Clients have included:

  • AT&T
  • Saudi-Aramco
  • State of Alaska
  • Bank of America
  • Gillette & Duracell
  • Avery-Dennison Inc.
  • University of Nevada
  • QVC Television, D/C
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium
  • National Technology Transfer Center
  • Siemens Technology-to-Business Center
  • International Society for Optical Engineering
  • Federal agencies: DOC, DOE, NIST, NSF, USPTO
  • Venture Capital companies and Angel Investment Groups
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) United Nation