You Need Defensive Patents but You Don’t Have Any. Now What? A Case Study

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“You Need Defensive Patents but You Don’t Have Any. Now What? A Case Study.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (August 2017)

The setting is familiar: a large corporate asserter uses its patents against a smaller, high-growth company with no patents. Companies like Qualcomm, IBM, Nokia, and Microsoft regularly assert their patents. This case study describes how one of our clients included patent buying into their patent strategy to successfully defended against a corporate assertion by acquiring patents in the open market.

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Richardson and Oliver Selected for the Top 300 IP Strategists

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Kent Richardson and Erik Oliver are proud and humbled to be selected for the ninth and eighth years respectively for IAM’s Top 300 IP Strategists. From IAM Magazine, “It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 edition of IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, our annual listing of individuals who our research has revealed specialise in developing and rolling out world-class IP value creation programmes.” You can read more here.

Financial Return From Your Defensive Aggregator? Download the LOT Network Model

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In the July/August IAM Magazine, we present a return on investment financial model for a defensive aggregator. We developed an ROI model for the LOT Network membership. LOT Network works for many companies, but not all. We are releasing the model and a description of how the model works under the Creative Commons license. So, feel free to download the model and try it out. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

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Patent Purchases and Litigation Outcomes

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The sales market for patent rights continues to vex analysts – especially in terms of valuation. In their Patently-O Patent Law Journal article, Professor Mark Lemley teams up with the Richardson Oliver Law Group to provide further guidance.  The article considers how patent litigation outcomes vary according to the identity of the patentee (ownership) and the manner in which the patent was obtained (source), read the article at Patently-O.