Ideas and Insights

Patent Lawsuit Defendants Behaving Badly
February 2014
Patent Lawsuit Defendants Behaving Badly

Companies accused of infringement can engage in "litigation misconduct" as easily as patent owners can.  Examples and a proposal for how to stop it...

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February 2014
Trends in inter partes review and covered business method review

When the US Congress introduced new post-grant reviews in the America Invents Act, it was targeting "patent trolls" but a look at the facts and figures shows that the procedures are mostly being used against operating companies.

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October 2013
Do Nothing or Make Money? Patent Monetization Strategies

Monetization should be a key component of overall patent strategy for any company with more than a handful of patents. This article, first published in Patent Lawyer magazine, reviews alternative patent monetization strategies.

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An Analysis of the Problematic SHIELD Act
May 2013
An Analysis of the Problematic SHIELD Act

The SHIELD Act, intended to address the problem of "patent trolls" and meritless patent litigation would create more problems than it would solve...

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April 2013
IP Debt -- The New Monetization Option

IP debt is a new way to raise cash from patents without having to sell or enforce them. However, it can be a high-stakes game and companies need to take care that they do not lose control of valuable intellectual property
 

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Financing Patent Monetization
November 2012
Financing Patent Monetization

Financing a patent monetization campaign is an expensive undertaking.  This paper compares financing alternatives, including IPNav's inclusive and risk-free financing.

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Intellectual Property as an Asset Class
July 2012
Intellectual Property as an Asset Class

Intellectual property as an asset class is one of the strongest pillars supporting the US economy:“Intellectual property intensive industry” was responsible for over 22 million jobs and 35% of US GDP in 2010, according to a recent Department of Commerce study.  Roughly one-third of US IP value is the form of patents, over a third is in software and other copyrighted materials, and the balance is in trade secrets.  In 2010 patents held by US companies were worth nearly $2 trillion. 

So why does the value of this important asset so often go unrecognized?...

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Best Practices in Patent Monetization
June 2012
Best Practices in Patent Monetization

Over the past ten years, IPNav has developed an extraordinarily successful approach to patent monetization that’s generated half a billion dollars for our clients.  This paper highlights some of the best practices that lead to a successful patent monetization campaign...

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Selecting an IP Monetization Service Provider
June 2012
Selecting an IP Monetization Service Provider
Harvard Business Review estimated that $1 trillion in potential revenue is hidden away and unrealized in the patent portfolios of companies, universities, and government institutions. 


Patent monetization unlocks the value in patents that have been sitting on the shelf.

Once a company’s decided to seek a better return on its technology investment through patent monetization, executives must answer a few key questions...

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