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Patent Strategy

“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.

“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.

“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.

“You Need Defensive Patents but You Don’t Have Any. Now What? A Case Study.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (August 2017)

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“You Need Defensive Patents but You Don’t Have Any. Now What? A Case Study.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (August 2017)

The setting is familiar: a large corporate asserter uses its patents against a smaller, high-growth company with no patents. Companies like Qualcomm, IBM, Nokia, and Microsoft regularly assert their patents. This case study describes how one of our clients included patent buying into their patent strategy to successfully defended against a corporate assertion by acquiring patents in the open market.

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“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.

“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.

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“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.