Bob Reader

Bob Reader

Flint Harvest Founder and President

2010s - Venture Management and Capital

2000s - Patents and Startups

Spent 10 Years with NISTAC at K-State

  • Generated $10MM in IP transaction revenue
    • Led negotiations on—50 IP transactions
    • Many of the licenses are still generating income
  • Led nation's top patent donation program
    • Acquired—1100 foreign and domestic patents from 16 F1000 companies
    • Monetized—50% of donated patents via sale or license

Certified Licensing Professional, Licensing Executives Society

Franklin Pierce Law Center, Advanced Licensing Institute

Kansas Bar Assoc, IP Section officer, multiple IP presentations

Patent Law, Adjunct Professor, Washburn Law School

Served as Board member, Officer and/or Member for several tech-based startups

  • Structured startups and recruited Board members and officers
  • Managed staffing and compensation
  • Secured seed capital and closely managed cash flow
  • Negotiated strategic partnerships for market penetration

Strategic planning in last two years with NISTAC at K-State on new philosophy for pursuing K-State and other startups -- One outcome: creation of Flint Harvest LLC

Business Strategy, Adjunct Professor, Kansas State University

1990s Education and Environmental Compliance


  • JD/MBA from University of Illinois at Urbana
    Emphasis: IP and Technology Commercialization
  • BS Chemistry/Business, Wichita State University


  • Edited manuals and Audited AF bases in England for US DoD
  • Environmental specialist for $1B rev compressed gas co in Chicago
  • Tech Svcs and Sr Lab Tech for Hazardous Waste TSD Facility, 5 years
  • Master Level, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
  • Continuing education classes at MIT and IIT


2012 Candidate for Kansas Senate, 22nd District

Board of Advisors, US CRDF, affiliated with US State Dept

  • Promote scientific collaboration with the Former Soviet Union
  • Presented IP Commercialization in Kazakhstan
  • Judge business plan competitions for top FSU R&D organizations

Board of Advisors, International Institute for Christian Studies

  • Provide Christian faculty for key universities around the world
  • Visited Ministry of Education in Sudan with IICS leadership team

State of Kansas Youth Peace Ambassador to the USSR (1986), "Mission Accomplished"