Meet the hosts and founders of Patents & Prototypes
Eric Hanscom was born in Hawaii, raised in San Diego, and has attended every UC school with “San” or “Santa” in it (which, not coincidentally, are all
the ones with good waves). An avid surfer since junior high, Eric surfed
his way through college, taking 2nd place in the ASA California State
Championships (along with graduating with High Honor with 2 majors). He
then rock-climbed his way through law school and was the Chief Managing Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. After winning 3 world championships in kayaking and running a highly successful kayak tour company for a few years, Eric took the bar exam (passing it on his first try over a decade after graduating from law school) and has been an attorney ever since eventually founding Intercontinental IP. He is a licensed patent attorney, has practiced intellectual property law exclusively for over a decade and is licensed in California state and the 4 federal district courts of California. He is a life member of Mensa but has never attended any of their meetings and has traveled to 6 continents. He is married and has a 5 year old son. When not being a patent attorney, Eric blows off steam by paddle boarding and hanging out with his family.
Eric’s competitive drive is what attracts him working with Entrepreneurs who want to succeed.
Joseph Donoghue has over 20 years experience as a global product development and operations executive with extensive experience in all product development phases of a diverse portfolio of consumer, medical, and commercial products. Throughout his career, he has worked in some of the top product development and manufacturing hubs of the world including United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Mexico.
Joe’s passion for entrepreneurship and product development ultimately lead to the founding of Leardon Solutions. Before founding Leardon Solutions to provide world-class product development to small companies, entrepreneurs, and start-ups, Joe held many roles at start-up and multinational companies such Hewlett Packard Company, Rockwell International, and Barrett Technology Robotics. Joe holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California San Diego as well as a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA from The Merage School of Business at the University of California Irvine.
Joe also acts as a product development mentor and domain expert for business accelerators, incubators, and entrepreneurial programs around the world, including CONNECT (Entrepreneur-In-Residence, San Diego), University of California (UC Irvine Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UC San Diego School Rady School of Management, UC San Diego International Relations and Pacific Studies), University of Ulster (Northern Ireland), The Saban Research Institute (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles), and the California State University (San Luis Obispo, San Bernardino, San Marcos, and Fullerton). Joe also provides product development seminars around the U.S., U.K., and Ireland, helping entrepreneurs start out on the right foot with their product endeavor.
When Joe isn’t traveling for business or mentoring, he’s enjoying free time with his family.Tweet