Our Team

Our leaders have over 100 years of combined expertise in creating the modern patent search firm.

As the leaders of the world’s largest private patent search company from 1998 to 2014, the Ensemble team fostered the use of multiple search tools, full-text native language searching, and hand searching at libraries. Over their careers, the Ensemble team have supported…
  • A large majority of the busiest litigation firms identified in IP Law and Business
  • Nearly two-thirds of the top patent law firms as identified by Intellectual Property Magazine
  • One third of the organizations that were granted U.S. Patents
  • Over our careers, the Ensemble team has supported… The USPTO under the first contract to conduct PCT searches on their behalf

David Hunt


Dave is the CEO and a founding shareholder at Ensemble IP. Prior to joining the firm, he owned and led Landon IP, Inc., a professional patent search, analytics, and training company with hundreds of employees at operating offices in the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and China.

Dave is a graduate of the College of William & Mary (B.A., ‘87, M.B.A, ‘93) and the Harvard Business Analytics Program (’19). He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Data Science at Northwestern University. Dave speaks English and Japanese.


Brad Buehler


Brad is the Chief Operating Officer and a founding shareholder of Ensemble IP. Prior to starting Ensemble IP, he was Managing Director of the Patent Search and Innovation Intelligence Unit at CPA Global. As Managing Director, he led a global team with locations in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, and India. He started his Intellectual Property career with Landon IP in 1999, ultimately serving as the President of the company until its acquisition by CPA Global in 2014.


Julie Cook, PMP


Julie is the Chief Information Officer. She is a Project Management Professional with extensive experience managing software development, software implementation, and IT security projects. Most recently, she was the CIO at Landon IP. Her previous roles include managing staff in a Health Information Management (HIM) department; providing consulting, implementation, and training services as part of the delivery of HIM software to hospitals and military treatment facilities worldwide; and overseeing the development of Intellogist, a popular web-based tool which provided detailed information for patent searchers.


Eduard Zorita


Eduard is an experienced data scientist with more than 10 years of research background in engineering and health sciences. Prior to joining Ensemble IP, he was a research engineer in biomedicine and taught in several Data Science online diplomas offered by first-rate universities, including Columbia University and MIT Professional Education.

Eduard holds B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Electronics Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and was a visiting scientist at Northeastern University and MIT.


Ted Klekman


Ted has more than 25 years of combined experience in intellectual property and enterprise healthcare software sales and leadership. He joined Ensemble IP from Landon IP (acquired by CPA Global in 2014), where he was the senior vice president of global sales.

Ted has extensive experience building and leading high-performing sales teams and forging long-lasting relationships with customers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in healthcare management from California State University, Chico.


Tom Burkland


Tom is Vice President of Sales and has over 20 years of experience in outside sales and sales management in intellectual property, database management software, and enterprise healthcare software. Prior to joining Ensemble IP, Tom served as Vice President of Sales at Landon IP and CPA Global.

Tom graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and spent 12 years leading industrial and production engineering teams at McDonnell Douglas.


Jonathan Skovholt


Jonathan is the Head of Patent Search Operations. Prior to joining Ensemble IP, he managed, designed, and delivered training for Landon IP and CPA Global, where he taught analysts the finer points of searching, examining, and classifying. He is a faculty member at the NIH Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences and former faculty member of Patent Resources Group (PRG). Jonathan has taught individuals on the art of prior art searching to audiences on four continents. He is also a former patent examiner.


Emanuel ``Todd`` Voeltz


Todd is a Lead Patent Analyst with Ensemble IP; Todd started his IP career as a Patent Examiner at the USPTO and ultimately served as a Supervisory Patent Examiner. He then joined Landon IP, managing teams of patent analysts serving corporate customers and the USPTO under the PCT Search contract. In addition to his expertise in patent searching, Todd is a Registered Patent Agent with experience in drafting and prosecution. Todd holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.


Brian Davidson


Brian Davidson is a Patent Analyst with Ensemble IP. Brian has been involved in the IP field since 2014 when he started as an analyst within the Mechanical Engineering group at Landon IP. Now with Ensemble IP, Brian identifies and tests leading IP Artificial Intelligence techniques and their impact on providing more comprehensive and complete search results. Brian holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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