“SAS: When the Patent Office Institutes IPR It Must Decide Patentability of All Challenged Claims.” Quinn et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2018)

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Yesterday the United States Supreme Court issued decisions in both Oil States v. Green Energy and SAS Institute v. Iancu. In Oil States the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of inter partes review (see here, here and here). In SAS Institute, a 5-4 majority ruled that there is no authorization in the statute for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to partially institute a petition for inter partes review. Thus, the Supreme Court held that when the Patent Office institutes an inter partes review it must decide the patentability of all of the claims the petitioner has challenged.

To provide instant reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute we’ve reached out to an All-Star panel of industry experts for their take on this important decision. Their analysis follows.

“SAS: When the Patent Office Institutes IPR It Must Decide Patentability of All Challenged Claims.” Quinn et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2018), available here.

“Industry Reaction to Supreme Court Decision in Oil State v. Green Energy.” Quinn et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2018)

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Earlier today the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Oil States v. Green Energy, finding that inter partes review is constitutional both under Article III and the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution. In a 7-2 decision, the Court determined that patents are a government franchise that are subject to review by the Patent Office even after granting, and can be revoked at any time.

“Industry Reaction to Supreme Court Decision in Oil State v. Green Energy.” Quinn et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2018), available here.

“So, What’s the Value of Your Patent Strategy? Getting From Assumptions to Numbers.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2018)

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10,000+ patents, spending $10M’s per year, cross-licenses, and license potential with dozens of companies, what’s the value of the portfolio to the business? Is your patent strategy valuable to your company? How? OK, tag you are it, what is the answer? The problem seems intractable. In previous articles, we have discussed how to determine your general patent risk and how to put a number on it. But where do you start when you are trying to estimate the value of your patent strategy?

“So, What’s the Value of Your Patent Strategy? Getting From Assumptions to Numbers.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2018), available here.

Richardson Oliver Insights Launches Suite of Patent Market Data and Analytics Solutions

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“Like what Zillow did for the real estate market” – Data on $12B in deals covering 120,000 patents for sale across nearly 5,000 deals

LOS ALTOS, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Today, Richardson Oliver Insights launches a suite of data and analytics solutions providing patent buyers, sellers, and executives access to patent market data covering over 120,000 patent assets and nearly 5,000 deals. The data spans hundreds of technologies and market sectors including smartphones, wireless communications, cloud computing, social networking, OLED displays, and semiconductors.

“Patent strategists need more and better information on what patents are available, at what price, and comparables. Richardson Oliver Insights represents the next critical step in providing patent market information directly to patent holders and patent buyers, like Zillow did for the real estate market,” said Suzanne Harrison, author of “Edison in the Boardroom.”

“Patent strategists view buying and selling patents as a tool for risk management, but they lack the necessary information to make decisions easily. Our mission is to enable patent transactions and accelerate the patent market by providing reliable, comprehensive, data-driven solutions to patent buyers, sellers and decision makers,” said Kent Richardson, CEO of Richardson Oliver Insights. “To grow the market from the current $250M annually to billions requires greater access to information and more transparency. We provide both.”

Working with the community, Richardson Oliver Insights sources and organizes available patent deals from hundreds of patent sellers and brokers worldwide. For buyers, Richardson Oliver Insights’ proprietary database includes patents available for purchase today, pricing, evidence of use, and technology sector comparables information. For sellers, Richardson Oliver Insights provides information on past buyers, market pricing, advice on best practices, and which brokers might fit the sellers’ needs. Patent strategists use patent market analytics to evaluate broader industry trends, evaluate risk, and identify opportunities.

Join Richardson Oliver Insights at IPBC Global

At IPBC Global 2018, Kent Richardson will be speaking on the patent market and patent buyer dynamics. Hear the latest developments June 10-12, 2018, at the Palace Hotel San Francisco.

About Richardson Oliver Insights

Founded in 2018, Richardson Oliver Insights is a leading provider of secondary patent market data. Lead by industry veterans and thought leaders in the heart of Silicon Valley, Richardson Oliver Insights has comprehensive patent market data and analytical experience needed to help patent buyers find the right patents at the right price, help patent sellers optimize their sales offerings, and help patent strategists to make data-driven decisions. Founders Kent Richardson and Erik Oliver, Chief Operating Officer, have helped customers navigate the patent market completing more than $90M in patent transactions, and have authored over 80 publications and presentations. Their popular annual patent market report is available here. IAM Magazine has selected them to be included in the top 300 IP strategists in the world for the past eight years running. For more information, visit roipatents.com.

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Contacts

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“What Will TV Cost You? Putting a Price on HEVC Licenses.” Oliver et. al. IAM Magazine Issue 89 (March 2018)

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Changes in how you watch movies, stream TV and use video chat are on the way. These will fundamentally affect the economics of how content is delivered to you, as well as the way that the patents underpinning the enabling technology are licensed.

“What Will TV Cost You? Putting a Price on HEVC Licenses.” Oliver et. al. IAM Magazine Issue 89 (March 2018), available here.

The article from ROL looks at which patent owners have signed up as licensors to each pool, details how many patents they have on offer and royalty rates which are a combination of publicly available figures and, for Velos, the authors’ own estimates. The analysis pegs the handset royalty rate covered by the main pools at $1.60 which is increased to $2.25 when unaffiliated patent owners (which include Nokia and Microsoft) are included. As the article points out, that represents a royalty of 1.1% for a handset with an average sales price of $200. By way of comparison for 4G LTE technology the cumulative royalty per phone has been estimated to be $7.25.

Full overview by Richard Llyod, available 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.

 

“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.

“Billions of Dollars at Risk: How to Manage Patent Licensing Across Entire Industries. A Case Study.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (January 2018)

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We explore how you can model the expected cost and revenue of your ongoing cross-licensing negotiations to make it easier to prioritize your activities, and how doing that helps you run your cross-licensing program like a business.

“Billions of Dollars at Risk: How to Manage Patent Licensing Across Entire Industries. A Case Study.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (January 2018), available here.