The Massachusetts Republican Party has one goal: to elect Republicans to office at all levels, Federal, State, and local. One Party, one goal. As a State Committeeman, I will work to get all Republican candidates elected to office.
To do this, I have already started working with the local Republican Town Committees to prepare and file their organizational papers, so that each of the seventeen towns in the 1st Essex and Middlesex District form Town Committees. This is preparing the ground game for the 2020 and 2022 Massachusetts elections.
A candidate for the people
Richard Baker is a unique candidate for the Massachusetts State Committee for the 1st Essex and Middlesex District with a diverse background. He is an inventor of Ethernet and Web technologies, a small business owner, an Intellectual Property Licensing Executive, and a Software Engineer. He is a member of the West Newbury Board of Assessors and has served on the Pentucket Regional School Committee (PRSC). Rich ran for Congress in 2008 and the Massachusetts Governor's Council in 2016 and 2018.
Richard Baker is the founder and President of New England Intellectual Property, a small business located in West Newbury, Massachusetts. At NEIP, Mr. Baker assists inventors with issues related to patents, from negotiating with the US Patent Office to obtain patents, to brokering patents to designing licensing campaigns. He has assisted startups to form around patents and designed solutions around innovative ideas. Rich Baker is a named inventor on over 32 US Patents.
Previously he worked as Director of Intellectual Property Licensing for 3Com Corporation of Marlborough, MA, a position he held from January of 2005 until Hewlett Packard acquired the company in 2010. While at 3Com, Mr. Baker was responsible for the licensing program of over 1400 U.S. patents - one of the most impressive networking technology patent holdings in the world. At 3Com, Mr. Baker was been involved in a number of licensing projects and in the management of existing licenses for 3Com.
Prior to joining 3Com, Mr. Baker was the Director of Intellectual Property at Schneider Automation. At Schneider Automation he developed the company's intellectual property program, including the creation of IP strategies, the organization of a portfolio of patents, and the authoring of a number of patent disclosures. While at Schneider, Mr. Baker was issued fifteen patents in his name and had approximately 15 patents pending in the web, embedded Ethernet, and business method areas.
Mr. Baker's graduate studies include Intellectual Property at Franklin Pierce Law Center (now UNH Law) and Computer Science at Harvard University. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and English as a dual major at the University of New Hampshire, where he also minored in Electrical Engineering.
Rich is the oldest of seven children and has lived most of his life in the Massachusetts 5th Governor's Council District.
Mr. Baker resides with his wife and son in West Newbury, Massachusetts. They attend Byfield Parish Church in Georgetown. He is a Director for the National Association of Patent Practitioners, a Distinguished Toastmaster, Treasurer of the New England Model Engineering Society and a former Trustee for the Licensing Executives Society.
TThe Massachusetts Republican State Committee is the governing body of the Republican Party in Massachusetts. Members of the State Committee play a key role in building the Republican Party in their districts: they recruit candidates, help with fundraising, register new voters, and grow the local Republican City and Town Committees in the district. The State Committee also elects one national committeeman and one national committeewomen to serve on the Republican National Committee. One state committeeman and one state committeewoman are elected from each state senate district every four years.
The State Committee is composed of eighty members and under the leadership of Chairman Jim Lyons. Each member is elected on the Republican Presidential Primary balot, on March 3rd this year.
The Massachusetts 1st Essex and Middlesex District covers seventeen towns from Rockport to Wilmington: Boxford, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Middleton, Newbury, North Andover, North Reading, Rockport, Rowley, Wenham, West Newbury, and Wilmington.
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