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Erik Oliver

“Finding Your Way From Patent Value to Return-On-Investment. A Patent Strategy Case Study.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (August 2017)

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Our client’s executive team needed to better understand the investment and expected risk reduction return from their patent portfolio. We helped them build a financial model and direct their patent strategy using an approach where we identified and maximized patent value.

“Finding Your Way From Patent Value to Return-On-Investment. A Patent Strategy Case Study.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (August 2017), available here.

“Patent Quality Isn’t the Question. Patent Value Is the Question.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (August 2017)

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Why is patent value a better metric to use to set patent strategy? What sources of patent value can be identified for high technology companies? We review how patents are used and how they can be valued based upon their use.

“Patent Quality Isn’t the Question. Patent Value Is the Question.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (August 2017), available here.

“Patent Monetization: Buy, Sell, License, Hold?” Richardson. The National Association of Patent Practitioners – Annual Meeting & Conference 2017 (July 2017)

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Given the myriad of ways companies use to monetize their patents, how do you know which choice to make? ROL Group delves into this question by looking at the different types of monetization strategies available, and balances the options based on their current market and judicial factors.

“Now a Big Company Wants You to Take a Patent License…” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (July 2017)

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Most high technology companies have a good grasp of the challenges and solutions for dealing with patent trolls. However, successful high technology startups face a threat beyond patent trolls: large corporate patent asserters looking to license their patents. These companies are not patent trolls by most definitions, and companies should adapt their approach to handling patent assertions from these kinds of companies. We explore how we worked with a successful startup client to handle such an assertion.

“Now a Big Company Wants You to Take a Patent License…” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (July 2017), available here.

“Boot Camp: Patent Sales.” Binns et. al. IPBC Global 2017 Ottawa (June 2017)

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The profiles of patent buyers, as well as their motivations, are changing. This makes the ability to package assets to maximize deal-making success more important than ever. Mr. Richardson presents on a panel including Russ Binns, CEO of AST, Ray Strimaitis, VP Intellectual Property, Yahoo, and Ed Fish, Co-Head Technology and IP, Houlihan Lokey.

* What is driving the market

* Evidence of use and other key selling points

* Getting the pricing right

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.

Download the model here.