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“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.

 

“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.

“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.

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

Presentation slides 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

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

Presentation slides available here.

“What Can We Predict from Five Years of Secondary Patent Sales?” Richardson et. al. IAM Market Webinar (June 2017)

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In this collaboration with IAM, ROL Group looks into the likely trends of patents within the next five years. Our consensus? A stable market with a greater shift towards operating companies and smaller, faster patent transactions.

“What Can We Predict from Five Years of Secondary Patent Sales?” Richardson et. al. IAM Market Webinar (June 2017), event details here.

Presentation slides available here.

“Secondary Patent Market: Buyers, Sellers, Pricing and Trends.” Richardson. Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (May 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. Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (May 2017), event details here.

Presentation slides available here.

“Secondary Patent Market: Buyers, Sellers, Pricing, and Trends.” Richardson. NGB IP Research Institute (May 2017)

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Mr. Richardson presents 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. NGB IP Research Institute (May 2017), available here.

“Doing Patent Deals: Key Issues in a Challenging Environment.” Richardson. PLI – IP Monetization and Investment 2017 (April 2017)

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ROL Group has compiled its data on the brokered patent market to help give a better understanding to associated risks of patents. We look at litigation, overall market trends and more to help you make informed decisions when buying or selling.

“Doing Patent Deals: Key Issues in a Challenging Environment.” Richardson. PLI – IP Monetization and Investment 2017 (April 2017), event details here.

Presentation slides available here.

“Patent Market 2017: Buyers, Sellers, Motivations & Prices?” Richardson et. al. Stanford Management 532 (February 2017)

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What are the driving forces behind the patent market in 2017? We examine the current trends and companies shaping the patent market for this year, as well as the various winning IP proliferation strategies outlined by noteworthy companies.

“Patent Market 2017:  Buyers, Sellers, Motivations & Prices?” Richardson et. al. Stanford Management 532 (February 2017), available here.

“Patent Market 2016 – Importance of Aggregators to Manage Risk and Market Data.” Oliver. Unified Patents Conference at Santa Clara University Law School (November 2016)

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Patent market trends for 2016 and how do defensive aggregators play in that market to help manage patent risk.

“Patent Market 2016 – Importance of Aggregators to Manage Risk and Market Data.” Oliver et. al. Unified Patents Conference at Santa Clara University Law School (November 2016), event details here.

Presentation slides available here.

“Patent Market 2015 – Buyers, Sellers & What Are They Paying.” Richardson. IPBC Korea (April 2016)

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What is the current trend of the brokered patent market, and how can you as a buyer or seller exploit the current patent climate? We look into market pricing, litigation risks, NPE activity and more to help you decide your best patent options for 2015.

“Patent Market 2015 – Buyers, Sellers & What Are They Paying.” Richardson. IPBC Korea (April 2016).

Presentation slides available here.

“Patent Market 2015 – Buyers, Sellers & What Are They Paying?” Richardson et. al. AST (November 2015)

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What is the current trend of the brokered patent market, and how can you as a buyer or seller exploit the current patent climate? We look into market pricing, litigation risks, NPE activity and more to help you decide your best patent options for 2015.

“Patent Market 2015 – Buyers, Sellers & What Are They Paying?” Richardson et. al. AST (November 2015), available here.

“Santa Clara – Startups & IP Law.” Richardson. Santa Clara University Law School (July 2014)

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How, as a burgeoning company, should you fit intellectual property investment into your business strategy? We outline Typical IP strategies for startups and help advise how to value factors such as risk, counter assertions and more.

“Santa Clara – Startups & IP Law.” Richardson. Santa Clara University Law School (July 2014), available here.

Presentation slides available here.

“Patent Monetization.” Richardson. USC IP Institute (April 2014)

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Given the myriad of ways companies use to monetize their intellectual property how can you decide which approach you should take? ROL Group delves into this question by looking at the different types of monetization strategies available, and substantiates the monetization plan using real-world case studies.

“Patent Monetization.” Richardson. USC IP Institute (April 2014), available here.

“Patent Brokerage Market Snapshot.” Oliver. Computer Patent Law Summit AIPLA (August 2013)

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Curious as to what is selling within the patent market? We have created a snapshot of the 2013 patent brokerage market by analyzing the deals we’ve seen throughout the industry in the past four years. What types of patent portfolios that are more likely to sell may surprise you.

“Patent Brokerage Market Snapshot.” Oliver. Computer Patent Law Summit AIPLA (August 2013), available here.

“Make vs. Buy: Patent Buying, IPO Webinar.” Harrison et. al. Make Buy Webinar (April 2012)

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Companies have more options than ever before as they decide between investing in the development of a certain technological capability internally, licensing-in technology, or buying a patent or patents to obtain the freedom to operate. We and several other panelists discuss what IP lawyers both in-house and at law firms should bring to the table in these discussions.

“Make vs. Buy: Patent Buying, IPO Webinar.” Harrison et. al. Make Buy Webinar (April 2012), available here.

“IP Driven M&A – Diligence.” Chan et. al. PLI M&A Driven IP – Patent Diligence (March 2012)

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How can you be sure you are conducting proper diligence on IP assets when evaluating large patent portfolios during a potential merger & acquisition? Kent Richardson presents with several other IP experts as to how to conduct and budget diligence regardless of asset number,  patent families or tech landscapes.

“IP Driven M&A – Diligence.” Chan et. al. PLI M&A Driven IP – Patent Diligence (March 2012), available here.

“The Patent Monetization Cookbook: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How…” Mayer et. al. All Hands Meeting (December 2011)

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Even within a single organization several theories about how to monetize intellectual property can exist. We look into how to help you reconcile these different viewpoints to establish a clear business case and keep everyone on the same page.

“The Patent Monetization Cookbook: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How…” Mayer et. al. All Hands Meeting (December 2011), available here.

“IP Aggregators and Intermediaries PLI Monetization 2009.” Amster et. al. PLI IP Monetization 2009 (May 2009)

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What is happening with the 2009 patent transaction market, and how can buyers and sellers agree upon their notion of IP value? Thinkfire teams up with RPX, Intellectual Ventures, and Gathering2.0 to discuss these questions.

“IP Aggregators and Intermediaries PLI Monetization 2009.” Amster et. al. PLI IP Monetization 2009 (May 2009)

“Imagine There’s No ‘Bad Patents’ – Patent Life Cycle Metrics.” Richardson. Strategic Intellectual Property Leadership Conference (SLIC) (April 2007)

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Determining whether a patent is a “good” asset can be tricky. With a patent’s value typically being realized almost ten years after its grant, how can we know the value of any newly-granted patent? We offer concrete metrics as to how to gauge patent value at each point of its life cycle.

“Imagine There’s No ‘Bad Patents’ – Patent Life Cycle Metrics.” Richardson. Strategic Intellectual Property Leadership Conference (SLIC) (April 2007), available here.