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Spherix Incorporated was launched in 1967 as a scientific research company.

Today Spherix presently offers a diversified commercialization platform for protected technologies.

Spherix Incorporated (Spherix) is an intellectual property company that owns patented and unpatented intellectual property.
Through its acquisition of seven patents from Rockstar Consortium US, LP (Rockstar) and acquisition of several hundred
patents issued to Harris Corporation as a result of its acquisition of North South, the Company has expanded its activities
in wireless communications and telecommunication sectors including antenna technology, wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi), base station
functionality, and cellular. On September 10, 2013, Spherix Incorporated closed on the acquisition of North South Holdings Inc.
The company owns approximately 330 patents and patent applications. Its patent portfolio includes the U.S. and foreign patents
and pending patent applications in the wireless communications and telecommunication sectors, including data, optical and
voice technology, antenna technology, Wi-Fi, base station functionality, and cellular, as well as patents related to artificial sweetener
and prescription refill technology.The Company's activities generally include the acquisition and development of patents through
internal or external research and development. In addition, the Company seeks to acquire existing rights to intellectual property
through the acquisition of already issued patents and pending patent applications, both in the United States and abroad.

Spherix Inc.
Phone: +1 (347) 321-7646
Fax: +1 (302) 655-5049


Shares Authorized:     
Shares Outstanding:   12.27M

FLOAT:                         12.14M






Anthony Hayes, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director 

Anthony C. Hayes is an attorney and former partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, an AMLaw 100 firm. Mr. Hayes has successfully monetized patents through a wide variety of monetization methods, including price arbitrage and litigation licensing brought against companies such as Cisco, Broadcom, Nokia, Ericsson, Tellabs, and Alcatel-Lucent. Mr. Hayes has received national recognition during his legal career, including: Special recognition by President George W. Bush, American Board of Trial Advocates Young Lawyer of the Year; and City of Columbia "20 Under 40." Mr. Hayes earned a Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law in 1995 and his B.A. in Economics from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1990.


Richard Cohen, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Cohen joins Spherix after spending three years with CorMedix Inc., where he served as President, and a member of its board. Mr. Cohen was also a member of the board of directors of Dune Energy Inc. from 2008-2012 and served as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Rodman and Renshaw from 2008 to 2012.


Darrell Dotson, Licensing & Litigation

Mr. Dotson attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and received a B.S. in Biology in 1988 and a second B.S. Degree in Zoology in 1989. After graduating from college, he attended The University of Texas Health/Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston, Texas, where he received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1994. After graduate school, he attended University of Houston Law Center where he earned a J.D. in 1997.

He is licensed to practice in all state courts in Texas and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is also licensed in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas.

For the past 13 years, Darrell has specialized in intellectual property litigation, including analysis of the infringement, validity and enforceability of patents.


Technology Advisory Board.

The Technology Advisory Board of Spherix Incorporated was formed to help provide compensation to inventors of patent portfolios acquired by Spherix so that the inventors can share in proceeds related to the commercialization of their ideas and to provide advice, support, theories, techniques and improvements to the Company’s technologies and business model by leading IP professionals.


Frank Reiner

Frank Reiner is a seasoned and experienced patent licensing and monetization professional.  Located in Silicon Valley and employed as the Vice President of Global Licensing for the Kudelski Group where his primary role is licensing a digital video patent portfolio.  Prior to that Frank was the Vice President of Patent Licensing and Acquisition for Flextronics International Ltd. where he managed patent assertions made against Flextronics designed products and was responsible for building a defensive patent portfolio via internal innovation, invention and through patent acquisitions.  Previously, Frank was a Partner at Intellectual Value Creation Services, LLC whose charter was to work as a patent monetization team for the IP Investment Group at Coller Capital supporting patent acquisitions, sales and licensing both from a technical and business perspective.  Frank started his patent and licensing career at InterDigital Communications, LLC as the Senior Director of Licensing where he was responsible for InterDigital’s patent licensing program in the cellular and wireless space.  He participated in numerous patent license negotiations and patent infringement litigations, and he supported, patent prosecution and the management of existing patent license agreements.   Frank started his career as a software engineer in the defense industry where he developed high-end aircraft and tank simulators for the U.S. military.  He achieved multiple positions of higher responsibility at General Electric, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin.  He received a BS in Computer Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from Villanova University.


Bruce H. Tsuji

Bruce Tsuji received his BSc in psychology from Trent University and his MA from the University of Waterloo. His early career focused on user interface design followed by a series of positions in product management, marketing, and business development for organizations in the fields of business intelligence, telecommunications, network security, consulting, crisis management, and web services. He has co-founded 2 start-ups and is a co-inventor on 8 patents. After 25 years of technology experience, Bruce returned to university and completed his PhD in psychology at Carleton University where he now teaches human-computer interaction and psychology.


Board Of Directors.


Robert J. Vander Zanden, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board

Dr. Robert J. Vander Zanden, Board Member since 2004, was elected Chairman of the Board in early 2009. Having served as a Vice President of R&D with Kraft Foods International, he brings a long and distinguished career in applied technology, product commercialization, and business knowledge of the food science industry to Spherix. In his 30-year career, he has been with ITT Continental Baking Company as a Product Development Scientist; with Ralston Purina's Protein Technology Division as Manager Dietary Foods R&D; with Keebler as Group Director, Product and Process Development; with Grupo Gamesa, a Frito-Lay Company, as Vice President, Technology; and with Nabisco as Vice President of R&D for their International Division. With the acquisition of Nabisco by Kraft Foods, he became the Vice President of R&D for Kraft's Latin American Division. Dr. Vander Zanden retired from Kraft Foods in 2004. He currently holds the title of Adjunct Professor and Lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Clemson University, where he also is a member of their Industry Advisory Board. His focus on achieving product and process innovation through training, team building and creating positive working environments has earned him multiple awards for product and packaging innovation. Dr. Vander Zanden holds a Ph.D. in Food Science and an M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from Kansas State University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, where he was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2002.


Alexander Poltorak

Alexander Poltorak is the Founder, Chairman and the CEO of General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading intellectual property firm focusing on IP strategy and valuation, IP licensing and enforcement -- the oldest such organization in the world. He also serves as the Managing Director of IP Holdings LLC, an IP-centric merchant banking boutique providing IP-focused financial, brokerage and advisory services, and operating an idea incubator. Alexander Poltorak was listed among world leading IP strategists by IAM Magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Dr. Poltorak has co-authored two books, Essentials of Intellectual Property (John Wiley & Sons Publishers, Inc., 2d ed. 2011), and Essentials of Licensing Intellectual Property (John Wiley & Sons Publishers, Inc., 2004), and contributed a chapter to Making Innovation Pay - Turning IP into Shareholder Value (John Wiley & Sons Publishers, Inc., 2006). He also authored numerous articles on patent law, licensing and economics. He served on the editorial board of Patent Strategy & Management.
Prior to establishing GPC in 1987, Alex Poltorak was President and CEO of Rapitech Systems, Inc., a computer technology company that he had founded in 1983 and took public in 1986. Before that, he served as Assistant Professor of Biomathematics at the Neurology Department of Cornell University Medical College. He also served as Assistant Professor of Physics at Touro College. Dr. Poltorak has published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Alexander Poltorak taught business law as Adjunct Professor at the Globe Institute of Technology. He was a regular guest-lecturer on intellectual property law and economics at the Columbia University School of Business 


Harvey Kesner

Mr. Harvey Kesner, a Board member since November 2012, is a partner with Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP. He has concentrated his practice on corporate finance and the structuring of complex domestic and international capital markets transactions. He has represented issuers, investors, underwriters, agents, lenders and financial intermediaries in public and private offerings of securities. He provides assistance to participants in all types of financing transactions including initial public offerings (IPOs), startup and venture capital financings and private placements including public company PIPE transactions. He also counsels clients on traditional merger and acquisition transactions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, workouts and business disputes. He assists issuers with a broad range of securities regulatory and compliance issues including SEC filings, exchange listings, ongoing regulatory reporting and compliance, and responding to regulatory inquiries and investigations.


Douglas T. Brown

Douglas T. Brown, Spherix Board Member since 2004, is Senior Vice President and Manager of the Corporate Banking Government Contracting Group for PNC Bank N.A., Washington, DC. Mr. Brown has been with PNC and its predecessor bank, Riggs Bank, since 2001 and previously worked for Bank of America, N.A. and its predecessor banks for 16 years as a Loan Officer, as well as a manager of Loan Officers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Subsequent to 1990, the majority of Mr. Brown's customers were companies that provided services to Federal and State Governments. Mr. Brown holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from American University and a graduate degree from The Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.


Edward M. Karr

Mr. Edward M. Karr, a Board member since November 2012, is the founder of RAMPartners SA, an investment management and investment banking firm based in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2005, RAMPartners has helped raise more than $200 million for small capitalization companies in fields such as natural resources, high technology, health care, and clean energy. RAMPartners is a member of Global Alliance Partners (GAP), a network organization of internationally minded financial partners focusing on the capital midmarket. Prior to founding RAMPartners, Mr. Karr managed a private Swiss asset management, investment banking, and trading firm based in Geneva for six years. At the firm, he was responsible for all of the capital market transactions, investment, and marketing activities. In 2004, Futures Magazine named Mr. Karr as one of the world's Top Traders.



For our shareholders:

Spherix offers our shareholders opportunities to benefit from many "shots on goal" offering results from manifold investments across a broad range of industries – this portfolio diversification approach permits valuing our overall company from the multitude of investments to be made by our portfolio managers acquiring interests in diverse and disparate potential income streams.

  • We believe Spherix is an opportunity to participate in the growing patent monetization sector with a single investment that provides a diversified interest in numerous portfolios with a multitude of cash flow potentials.
  • Patent monetization is uncorrelated to any known market trends and provides diversification from traditional cyclical investments.
  • Patent monetization is an unregulated industry sector.
  • We support innovation and help to foster and grow the next generation of innovators who are leading the country's technology revolution.
  • We are on the leading edge of a developing market trend based on the law and constitution that is launching the largest transfer of technology in history.


  • Spherix Incorporated
  • Phone: 703-992-9325
  • Email:
  • 7927 Jones Branch Drive Suite 3125
    Tysons Corner, VA 22102 USA




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SPEX News: Additional Proxy Soliciting Materials (definitive) (defa14a) 02/05/2016 05:02:23 PM
SPEX News: Amended Statement of Ownership (sc 13g/a) 02/05/2016 04:10:44 PM
SPEX News: VTech/Uniden Cases to Get Underway 02/04/2016 06:00:00 AM
SPEX News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 01/28/2016 05:27:12 PM
SPEX News: Revised Proxy Soliciting Materials (definitive) (defr14a) 01/27/2016 06:53:08 AM
#5471   Pinkie or a reverse split? opinion only! TechKim 02/11/16 04:28:26 PM
#5470   Not much but insider buy is always a ash111 02/08/16 03:04:43 PM
#5469   Insider Filings - GOLDBERG HOWARD E invergriego 02/08/16 02:00:48 PM
#5468   nice green open. ash111 02/08/16 09:42:58 AM
#5467   Thanks, marked you and good luck!! 3hpz28 02/07/16 12:13:56 PM
#5466   Yea I was in at 1.80 ThatsThe1 02/05/16 12:52:37 PM
#5465   Need it back over $1 just to get SimpleFixTech 02/05/16 12:20:28 PM
#5464   I have a feeling SPEX will be trading ash111 02/05/16 11:28:09 AM
#5463   $SPEX 15' Chart $Pistol Pete$ 02/05/16 11:10:06 AM
#5462   .14 hod,it seems everyone holding tight on a ash111 02/05/16 09:50:47 AM
#5461   will be a big mover on more updates. ash111 02/05/16 09:25:05 AM
#5460   .15s hitting pre market stock1ace1 02/05/16 08:03:00 AM
#5459   We need a short squeeze lets give it stock1ace1 02/05/16 07:08:36 AM
#5458   Relating yesterday's news and Apple case it gives ash111 02/05/16 04:47:39 AM
#5457   Can you explain how this correlates to a SimpleFixTech 02/04/16 06:16:31 PM
#5456   Apple Ordered to Pay $625.6 Million in Patent ash111 02/04/16 03:23:40 PM
#5455   Somebody bought 100k shares a.h at .15 ash111 02/04/16 11:23:49 AM
#5454   No worried up we go stock1ace1 02/04/16 11:16:32 AM
#5453   VHC pull back, not helping SPEX [SMART MONEY] 02/04/16 11:00:20 AM
#5452   Very interesting,even on a settlement Apple might pay ash111 02/04/16 10:55:45 AM
#5451   $SPEX Daily Chart $Pistol Pete$ 02/04/16 10:36:41 AM
#5450 ash111 02/04/16 09:47:29 AM
#5449   Big news,somebody knew and loaded biglt A.H, only ash111 02/04/16 07:30:46 AM
#5448   VTech/Uniden Cases to Get Underway [SMART MONEY] 02/04/16 07:17:35 AM
#5447   Spherix (SPEX) Pop Higher as VirnetX Tops Apple ash111 02/04/16 05:27:32 AM
#5446   Was wondering... Sympathy to VHC? 514 02/03/16 07:44:30 PM
#5445   More volume after hours than during.SPEX usually has ash111 02/03/16 05:25:17 PM
#5444   A.H : .16, 98k buy order took place ash111 02/03/16 05:06:47 PM
#5443   the same. ash111 02/02/16 03:53:20 PM
#5442   SPEX. On watch. Reptos 02/02/16 03:48:53 PM
#5441   34m O/S ? ash111 02/02/16 02:59:40 PM
#5440   ok it! thanks for the lecture! ipnoob 02/02/16 01:23:20 PM
#5439   Not sure if an R/S will take place ash111 02/02/16 01:17:32 PM
#5438   I find next month Reverse split is more ipnoob 02/02/16 01:13:56 PM
#5437   I would welcome any sliver of hope. SimpleFixTech 02/02/16 01:13:42 PM
#5436   i found this promising ash111 02/02/16 12:56:36 PM
#5435   reason? to slaughter PIGS! ipnoob 02/02/16 12:44:24 PM
#5434   I'll be impressed with management when they end JerichoJackson 02/02/16 12:22:52 PM
#5433   You never know.with a cap of only 6m ash111 02/02/16 11:38:36 AM
#5432   Everybody is impressed about the management. No news Huges 02/02/16 11:27:46 AM
#5431   Been following SPEX for a while especially after ash111 02/02/16 10:20:16 AM
#5430   Breakout?? This better get above $2 bucks before ThatsThe1 02/02/16 04:55:11 AM
#5429   Breakout?? freshy 02/01/16 03:24:38 PM
#5428   Where is the money? TechKim 01/27/16 09:56:00 AM
#5427   Spherix Incorporated operates as an intellectual property company IPO$ 01/21/16 09:34:51 PM
#5426   Don't know what to make of your AH Lone Wolf 12/11/15 08:36:12 PM
#5425   From my perspective, they have no cash to HeyMoose 12/04/15 12:10:25 PM
#5424   Still watching, with a fall like this, maybe work-n-hard 12/04/15 10:31:26 AM
#5423   Where is the bottom? sindram 12/03/15 05:36:13 PM
#5422   Getting cheaper. GMONEY4 12/03/15 02:32:00 PM