The ICIP Consulting team delivers years of hands-on experience solving significant technology commercialization challenges across start-up, corporate, university and government organizations. Our research team members have diverse educational and professional backgrounds. Together providing specialized areas of expertise alongside professional excellence and integrity. Throughout our careers, we have fostered profound and enduring relationships, delivering a strong network of partners and stakeholders in the technology commercialization ecosystem.

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Our Team

Jack Rudnick

Principal, Client Relations

Jack is an experienced corporate and intellectual property attorney, and has extensive experience in commercializing new technologies and advising emerging technology companies. His interests are IP strategy development to maximize protection and return on investment. Manage technology commercialization programs and ventures. He is the Director of the Innovation Law Center at Syracuse University College of Law.


Jack worked with a multi-national high-tech company to spin-off two multi- million dollar divisions and sell the spin-offs to two multi-billion dollar public companies. He also founded a high-tech spin-off composed primarily of Ph.D. and others to further develop break-through technologies and was instrumental in licensing, selling and further developing said technologies. He is currently of counsel with Barclay Damon, LLP’s Emerging Technology Team, where he provides business and legal consultation to technology-based companies. Jack is currently a Professor of Practice with the Technology Commercialization Law Program at Syracuse Law,

Jack serves on the Board of Directors for MedTech Association and the CNY Community Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Advisors of the CNY Biotech Accelerator. He is also on the board of a number of charitable and arts organizations. Jack received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College.


Dominick Danna

Principal, Research Consultant

Dominick is an electrical engineer with over 35 years of experience in the research and development of new technologies at the medical device company, Welch Allyn, Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.


Most of his new product design focused on medical imaging and video devices. Dominick retired from Welch Allyn in 2007 after spending four years as the director of applied clinical research. He has been awarded 38 patents, was the recipient of the Design News Special Achievement Award in 1993 and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Holley Medal in 1994.


David Eilers

Principal, Strategic Innovation

David’s experience has focused on the convergence of technology development, commercialization and user adoption. Over the course of his thirty-year career Mr. Eilers has pioneered new products, opened new international markets and developed new business models; resulting in numerous acquisitions.


In addition to his experience in the healthcare industry he is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Launch NY Seed Fund and an instructor in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program. He has been an Adjunct Faculty member in Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management since 2015 teaching graduate courses in Corporate Entrepreneurship and affiliated with the SU College of Law since 2017.


Heather Roark Parker, L’16

Principal, Research Associate

Heather is currently registered to practice as a Patent Attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her focus for us is on Prior Art Searches, Patent Landscapes, and Regulatory Landscapes.


Heather earned her B.S. in Biology & Biotechnology with a minor in Business from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and her J.D. with a certificate in Technology Commercialization Law from Syracuse University College of Law. While in law school, Heather was a research associate with the New York State Science & Technology Law Center and Editor-in-Chief of the Syracuse Journal of Science and Technology Law.

Heather works as a contractor with Ahee Build, Inc. in Topsfield, MA. Ahee Build works with clinicians, universities, and early-stage companies in the development of a patent portfolio that protects all the ideas of the inventors and positions the technology to attract investors.


Ashley Robinson, M.S.& J.D.

Patent Agent

Ashley is currently registered to practice as a Patent Agent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her focus for us is on Prior Art Searches, Patent Landscapes, Regulatory Landscapes, and Technology Research.


Ashley earned her B.S. in Genetics with a minor in Spanish from Clemson University, her M.S. in Forensic Science from Syracuse University, and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law where she graduated cum laude. While in law school, Ashley was a research associate with the New York State Science & Technology Law Center and Managing Editor of the Syracuse Journal of Science and Technology Law.