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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.

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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.

“Advanced Patent Licensing 2018.” Practising Law Institute (September 2018)

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In the current legal environment, with patent litigation on the decline (especially in the U.S.), patent licensing (and related transactions) are heating up. Experts in patent licensing will discuss how to negotiate patent license agreements, review examples of best (and, in some cases, worst) practices, and share current legal developments affecting patent licensing. Practical tips for structuring, negotiating and drafting patent licenses, with strategies for both the licensor and licensee, will be emphasized. 

“Advanced Patent Licensing 2018.” Practising Law Institute (September 2018), event details here.

“Building a High Value Patent Portfolio: Where Strength Meets Quality.” Quinn et. al. IPWatchdog Webinar (March 2018)

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Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and founder of IPWatchdog.com and Erik Reeves, Founder of AcclaimIP and CTO of Anaqua, and Kent Richardson for a free webinar discussion on building a portfolio versus buying patents, identifying gaps in your patent coverage, and unlocking the secrets of your own patent portfolio to identify needs.

Watch the webinar here.

“Building a High Value Patent Portfolio: Where Strength Meets Quality.” Quinn et. al. IPWatchdog Webinar (March 2018), available here.

 

“Impact of IP Law Changes on Licensing Business & Practices.” LES IP100 Executive Forum 2018 (February 2018)

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This panel will take a pragmatic look at how the law changes affecting IP owners’ rights have shifted the balance of power in negotiating IP-centric deals and have encouraged more radical behavior of the parties involved.

“Impact of IP Law Changes on Licensing Business & Practices.” . LES IP100 Executive Forum 2018 (February 2018), event details here.

“Start-up Stock Ownership: How to Contribute IP for Equity with Insights and War Stories – Panel Discussion.” AIPLA MWI 2018 (January 2018)

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StartCo an exciting new company has successfully brought in investors, brought in IP, and built and great new business. The IP contribution was critical to their success. We’ll look at how the IP was successfully contributed, the impact on the capitalization, the key agreements and clauses, and the business motivation and implication of decisions StartCo had to make. This program will help IP attorneys understand the basic corporate transactions involved in equity financings and the relevant implications those transactions have on IP agreements for contributed IP.

“Start-up Stock Ownership: How to Contribute IP for Equity with Insights and War Stories – Panel Discussion.”  AIPLA MWI 2018 (January 2018), available here.

“The Patent Markets.” Richardson et. al. Advanced Patent Law Institute 2017 (December 2017)

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This panel will discuss the current state of the secondary patent market, who’s buying, who’s selling, and at what price? It will look at what happens to patents after a sale, including the chance of winning on a bought patent. It will examine both standalone sales and the relatively invisible marketplace in which patents contribute significant value to a deal, including M&As, technology spinouts, JVs, tech-transfers, and exclusive field-of-use licenses.

“The Patent Markets.” Richardson et. al. Advanced Patent Law Institute 2017 (December 2017), event details here.

“Secondary Patent Market: Buyers, Sellers, Pricing, and Trends.” Richardson. LES Annual Meeting 2017 (October 2017)

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Mr. Richardson will present findings and projections on the brokered and secondary patent market including who is buying/selling patents, how much are they are paying, what technologies are hot, and what are the trends.

“Secondary Patent Market: Buyers, Sellers, Pricing, and Trends.” Richardson. LES Annual Meeting 2017 (October 2017), event details here.