Aira Inc., makers of FreePower free-position wireless charging technology, ihas added Apple and Tesla veteran Jeff Risher to its executive team as chief strategy officer and general counsel.
In this role, he will lead the company’s business development and corporate strategy, as well as oversee Aira’s legal matters, IP strategy and technology partnerships.
Risher brings two decades of experience and leadership from technology and automotive brands including Apple, Tesla, and Faraday Future in technology, IP strategy, licensing, litigation, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic partnerships. He has been recognized as one of the “Top IP Strategists in the World” by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (IAM) and has served as a key advisor for fast growth tech startups.
Risher worked at Apple for almost nine years. He served as director of Litigation from October 2006 to June 2013 and director of Patent Licensing & Strategy from June 2013 to June 2015.