Richard Chernicoff - Diablo Technologies

Richard Chernicoff

Board of DIrectors Independent

Richard S. Chernicoff is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) and a member of the board of directors of Marathon Patent Group, Inc.  Mr. Chernicoff ran the intellectual property business of Tessera (NASDAQ:TSRA), was president of Unity Semiconductor and ran corporate development at SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK).  Over his 13 year business career, Mr. Chernicoff has led successful teams, formed joint ventures, led financing efforts, launched products and has had major roles in supply chain.  Mr. Chernicoff’s 10 year legal career included significant leveraged finance work at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a mergers & acquisitions partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and as a member of the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Mr. Chernicoff began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young LLP.