Dr. Tong is a cofounder of IpVenture. Before IpVenture, he cofounded and served as CEO of ProfessorQ (later renamed Mindfabric), a CRM software company based on patents he co-invented, using natural-language search technologies. He holds dozens of patents based on technologies he co-invented and has licensed them to a number of companies. Tong has a JD/MBA from Santa Clara University and a Ph.D in electrical engineering from Caltech. He has practiced intellectual property law at Bay Area law firms and at Hewlett-Packard where he also developed a number of microwave instruments.