Theodore C. Theofrastous brings a unique perspective to his practice, having worked as both a business architect and an attorney within the technology commercialization and investment fields. Ted counsels clients across a wide range of technologies, including healthcare, communications, IT, alternative energy and advanced materials, in both legal and business issues.
In addition, Ted works with non-profits and research institutions to develop and implement sustainable governance and policy structures to help achieve strategic organizational priorities. Ted has extensive experience in technology transfer within the advanced research community, where he counsels large institutional clients on the development of legally compliant approaches to government and industry-funded research, licensing and equity transactions.
Prior to joining KJK, Ted founded his solo practice and an affiliated technology strategy consulting firm. He also previously served as managing director and fund counsel to an investment firm and Chief Commercialization Counsel at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Ted’s background in business includes more than 20 years working as a technologist, executive and board member to design and implement new and re-engineered products and business systems and related investment.
Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Marlboro College in Vermont and earned his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Outside of his practice, Ted is an adjunct professor of Law and Engineering at CWRU. He has served as a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Case since 2010 and is Director and a co-founding faculty member of CWRU’s FUSION Certificate Program, a multidisciplinary graduate certificate program aimed at the cultivation and commercialization of technology from the blended perspectives of law, management and science.