Who We Are

Firebrand Innovations developed and sold intellectual property for videoconferencing devices. We completed a fully functional prototype of our first product, VideoConversation™, in 2013.

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Future Developments

VideoConversation is a flexible and affordable video conferencing technology for portraying fluid and natural team dynamics. Our technology utilizes multiple automatically controlled cameras to display your team at their best. Want to see more? Watch our live demonstration video below and visit our product page

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While Firebrand Innovations is not currently operating, we may choose to perform further development in interesting intellectual property in both video conferencing and other industries.

Team Members

Mark Buckler
Founder and CEO
Mark was an Electrical and Computer Engineering Masters student at UMass Amherst during the founding of this company. He has a B.S. in E.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has extensive experience in both industry and academic research. To find out what he is up to now, check out his personal webpage

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Robert Barron
Software Developer
Robert graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His strong background in both hardware and software design helped in his development of our VideoConversation prototype.

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Rex Huang
Intellectual Property Advisor
Rex is a patent attorney at Fish and Richardson who has been with the team since 2007 when we filed our first patent.

Ed Walsh
Intellectual Property Advisor
Ed is a patent attorney at Wolf Greenfield who joined our team as an adviser during the UMass Innovation challenge.

Andrew Lafko
Videoconferencing Industry Advisor
Andrew is a product engineer at Cisco Systems who gives the team industry perspective and also joined the team during the UMass Innovation challenge.

Official Recognition

October 2013 - Prototype Complete

We finish our first VideoConversation prototype and began demonstrations

September 2013 - BPLA's Invented Here Competition

Our technology is honored as one of the most valuable Massachusetts inventions patented in the last five years in the Boston Patent Law Association's Invented Here competition

October 2012 - UMass Innovation Challenge

October through April 2013 – We win prizes at all three competitions in the UMass Innovation Challenge, receiving a total of $18,500 in funding

October 2012 - First Patent

Our first patent is granted by the USPTO

2007 - William Richardson Patent Award

Founder wins Fish and Richardson Patent award at Massachusetts State Science Fair


If you would like to license our IP, invest with us, or see more information, please email contact@firebrandinnovations.com