Which competitive changes are happening today that could help or hurt our position tomorrow?
Which emerging opportunities or gaps deserve further attention and investment?
How can we identify optimal development, licensing or strategic partners to accelerate our pipeline?
Which external IP and innovation will provide new, valuable and defensible capabilities?
How can we confirm we have the right to practice? Conversely, how can we prove patent infringement?
What is the fair value of IP or intangibles in licensing, sale, disposition or transfer?
Worked with a public Food & Beverage company to analyze their IP landscape for attractive process technologies. Focus was on high pressure pasteurization to maintain food fresh flavor with much longer shelf life. Identified a top-ten list of potential partners, and provided anonymous outreach to qualify willingness to collaborate/license/sell. Client selected two partners for implementation.
In conjunction with experts at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, we lead the review of thousands of patents to align them to the global telecom standards for Long Term Evolution (LTE). The effort convincingly identified which "4G" patents likely read on standards of interest to our client, and who the leading players were. This greatly aided 9-figure cross licensing negotiations for a major consumer electronics company.
Worked with defendants counsel to identify high quality patents to be used as counterclaims in semiconductor patent infringement litigation. Using patent analytics to compare thousands of external IP portfolios to reverse engineering data, we identified non-competitive players "willing to sell." This resulted in acquiring a patent portfolio for 7-figures (in less than 100 days) which, when counter-asserted, led to settlement of the case and mitigated a potential 9-figure liability.
An innovation & IP strategy expert and Certified Licensing Professional. Named World-Leading IP Strategist in the IAM 300 for 8 consecutive years. Holds multiple patents. An award-winning graphic designer. BFA from Temple University. MBA from Emory University, Beta Gamma Sigma and first in his class.
Delivers results for IP strategy research, portfolio analysis, competitive alerting and patent monetization. Also a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst & US patent agent. Co-author of 20+ peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. PhD from Southern Illinois University and postdoc at Massey Cancer Center.
Develops systematic analysis for all aspects of the IP lifecycle. Recently a National Research Council associate at the Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology at NIST. Co-author of nearly 15 peer-reviewed publications. PhD Chemistry from Brown University. Postdoc in Material Science at MIT.
A chemical engineer and registered patent attorney with over 30 years experience. Acts as an IP strategy advisor for patent portfolio development, IP transactions, and patent analytics projects. Former Chief IP Counsel of Rohm and Haas, now part of Dow Chemical. Former president of IPO.
Provides IP strategy advice and analyzes transactional opportunities and litigation risks to maximize competitive advantage. Also Of Counsel at Baker Hostetler. Former Chief IP Counsel of The Coca-Cola Company. Co-author of "The Business of Intellectual Property," published by Wiley.