“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.

“The 2017 Brokered Patent Market – the Fightback Begins.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine (January 2018)

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In our sixth annual report on the secondary patent market, we find stabilization and even recovery. Years of negative results for patent holders have created a community feel that does not comport with the market data. Sales increased to just under $300M from $165M last year.

“The 2017 Brokered Patent Market – the Fightback Begins.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine (January 2018), available here. PDF version The Brokered Patent Market – The Fightback Begins Back – IAM87 – Richardson, Oliver, Costa.

“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.

“The Patent Enforcement Iceberg.” Lemley et. al. Stanford Law School (December 2017)

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We surveyed 30 leading technology companies to discover how much many unseen patent assertions they face in a year. Unseen patent assertions are invitations to take a patent license where there is no litigation. We use the data to extrapolate the costs to these companies.

“The Patent Enforcement Iceberg.” Lemley et. al. Stanford Law School (December 2017), available here.