“The Gripping (Griping?) Topic of (IP) Indemnification.” Oliver. Practising Law Institute – Advanced Licensing Agreements 2021 (January 2021)

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Intellectual property licensing continues to grow increasingly complex with the legal, regulatory and technical landscape constantly evolving. Building and maintaining a successful and effective practice requires that practitioners stay sharp and current in a wide variety of key areas. Whether you are using licensing to develop technology, expand or create market opportunities, develop technology, or generate returns from existing assets, managing licensing transactions requires a broad and deep toolkit.

Additionally, whether licensing patents, copyrights, trade secrets or trademarks, the ability to structure, draft and negotiate complex license agreements is critical to a successful transaction.

This comprehensive program will feature updates on current legal developments, present case studies highlighting best practices, discuss tactics for negotiating frequently contested issues, and provide guidance on identifying and avoiding common pitfalls.

“The Gripping (Griping?) Topic of (IP) Indemnification.” Oliver. Practising Law Institute – Advanced Licensing Agreements 2021 (January 2021), event details here.

“IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2021.” IAM Media (January 2021)

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The IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide draws from the worlds of private practice, consulting and other service providers, with specialists from the major IP markets in the America’s, Europe and Asia. Together they boast a wide range of expertise in IP-intensive sectors such as high-tech and life sciences.

Kent Richardson and Erik Oliver of Richardson Oliver Insights are featured leaders in this year’s guide. Kent’s interview is available here. Erik’s interview is available here.

This guide first appeared on IAM-Media, published by Law Business Research. The entire guide is available here.

“The 2020 Brokered Patent Market.” Richardson et. al. IAM Media (November 2020)

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A surge in NPE activity is beginning even as corporate buying is declining – time to hug your defensive aggregator.

After 10 years analysing the patent market, we have some very direct advice this year. If you are in-house counsel, to borrow a line from Samuel L Jackson: “Hold onto your butts.” These next few years are going to be tough. If you have not already signed up with a defensive aggregator such as Unified Patents, RPX, the Open Invention Network, the License on Transfer (LOT) Network or Allied Security Trust (AST), we recommend dusting off your defensive strategy and re-evaluating it.

This article first appeared on IAM-Media, published by Law Business Research, available here.

Download the PDF version: “The 2020 Brokered Patent Market.” Richardson et. al. IAM Media (November 2020)

“LOT Network: Why the Largest Portfolio in the World Reduces Risk From Patent Assertion Entities.” Seddon et. al. The Patent Lawyer (December 2020)

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Ken Seddon, CEO of LOT Network, Nigel Swycher, CEO of Cipher, and Kent Richardson, Partner at Richardson Oliver Law Group, provide an overview into the impact PAE’s can have and how LOT Network can help.

This article first appeared in The Patent Lawyer, published by CTC Legal Media. To view the issue in full, please go to https://edition.pagesuite rofessional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=c317037e-0b8b-44be-ac7c-7a4a7dbcddfa

“LOT Network: Why the Largest Portfolio in the World Reduces Risk From Patent Assertion Entities.” Seddon et. al. The Patent Lawyer (December 2020), available here.

“A Patent’s Journey From IAM Market to Facebook v Blackberry.” Oliver et. al. IAM Media (July 2020)

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Five years since IAM Market was launched, analysis by Hannes Forssberg Malm and Erik Oliver of Richardson Oliver Insights shows that assets listed on the platform have been put to good use by those who acquire them.

“A Patent’s Journey From IAM Market to Facebook v Blackberry.” Oliver et. al. IAM Media (July 2020), available here.

LOT Network Report 2020

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What do IBM, Continental and Olympus all have in Common? They’ve all taken steps to maximize the value of their patents, they’ve reduced the risk of PAE litigation and they joined the LOT Network in 2020.

Richardson Oliver Law Group, Cipher, and LOT Network have just launched a report that discusses the 2.7 million assets under the LOT protection umbrella that companies like IBM and Continental have opted into.

LOT Network Report 2020: Why the largest patent portfolio in the world reduces PAE risk delves into the following key points:

  • Patent assertion entity risk,
  • LOT Network today,
  • The LOT Network portfolio,
  • and a look into what the future holds.

“LOT Network Report 2020.” Seddon et. al. LOT Portfolio Webinar and Report (October 2020), available here.

“Unpacking the Royalty Stack.” Oliver et. al. IAM Media (June 2020)

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Just how much device makers are on the hook for in patent licensing payouts is one of the most debated questions in the IP community. While a complete answer may remain elusive, an analytical approach can help manufacturers assess their risk.

“Unpacking the Royalty Stack.” Oliver et. al. IAM Media (June 2020), available here.

This article first appeared in IAM Issue 100, published by Law Business Research – IP Division. To view the issue in full, please go to www.IAM-media.com.

Podcast: Startups and Patent Portfolio Building – IP Counsel Cafe

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When do startups and younger companies need to start building their patent portfolios?  When do you transition from trade secret to patent?  Will a patent portfolio help you secure funding?  What are investors looking for? How can a startup continue portfolio building during an economic downturn?  Karina Levitian has advised startups as in-house and outside counsel.  She leads this discussion with Kent Richardson of Richardson Oliver Group LLP.

Listen here for Episode 8.

Webinar: Marketing and selling patents in the current environment (May, 2020)

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Marketing and selling patents in the current environment – hear from the experts

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With the current economic uncertainty, selling patents may be the non-dilutive cash injection your organization needs. You know there is considerable monetary value in your intellectual assets, and you know patent sales are the best ways to realise that value for at least part of your portfolio. Perhaps you are unsure of how to best prepare them for sale. Or maybe you are wary of undertaking this considerable endeavour, and with good reason – only 30% of patents on the market ever sell. With many hundreds of patent packages available at any given time, how can you ensure that your offering stands out as attractive and viable to serious buyers? Industry veterans from buyers, sellers, and brokers discuss topics like identifying and packaging patents, and pricing.

Key points:

  • What is selling
  • Setting price
  • Selecting patents for sale
  • Packaging and presenting patents
  • Closing

Panelists:

  • Kent Richardson, CEO, Richardson Oliver Insights
  • Brandon Antonio, Managing Counsel, Patent Transactions Group, Intel
  • Kurt Brasch, Head of Patents, Uber
  • Ed Fish, Managing Director, TechIP

Register for the webinar here.

“A Rapid Analysis of Intel’s Connected Devices Patent Portfolio.” Richardson. IAM Media (March 2020)

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Late last year, Intel resurfaced the sale of a connected devices patent portfolio that was sidelined during the $1 billion sale of the majority of their smartphone modem assets to Apple (which included a pile of cellular wireless related patents). Intel has opened the sale to operating companies, defensive aggregators and even NPEs (non-binding indications of interest are due from bidders at the end of this month). We were asked to review the remaining portfolio and determine how it fits with the buying needs of participants in the secondary patent market.

“A Rapid Analysis of Intel’s Connected Devices Patent Portfolio.” Richardson. IAM Media (March 2020), available here.