2014 Event Press

Debt vs. Equity – The Financing of Patent Monetization 
IP Watchdog – November 18, 2014

On November 6, 2014, at the IP Dealmakers Forum there was a particularly interesting and entertaining discussion about financing patent owners. The discussion was, in my opinion, one of the most insightful and informative presentations over the two day event. Read more.

Patent Licensing Conversations Slowing Down 
Managing IP Magazine – November 11, 2014

The patent licensing business is changing in a profound way, with companies less willing to take a licence without the threat of litigation and the US falling behind European jurisdictions, said licensing executives on a panel at the IP Dealmakers Forum in New York. Read more.

“Embrace IPRS”, Says IP Nav’s Erich Spangenberg 
Managing IP Magazine – November 11, 2014

Erich Spangenberg, owner and founder of IP Navigation Group, said patent owners should not complain about inter partes reviews and that he hoped people do file them, on a panel at the IP Dealmakers Forum in New York on November 6. Read more.

Public vs. Private IP Companies – Challenges and Opportunities 
IP Watchdog – November 10, 2014

Last week I attended IP Dealmakers Forum in New York City. The topic that most caught my attention from day two was the panel discussion titled Evaluating Public Market IP Investment Opportunities. The moderator was Phil Hartstein of Finjan, and the panel included Doug Croxall, who is CEO of Marathon Patent Group, Jaime Siegel, who is Executive Vice President of Litigation and Licensing at Acacia Research Group, Corey Horowitz, who is Chairman and CEO of Network-1, Robert Satterthwaite, who is Co-Founder and Co-Porfolio Manager at Blue Sea Investments, and Kevin Klein, Director of IP Licensing for Freescale Semiconductor. Read more.

A Strong Innovation Ecosystem is Needed for Job Creation 
IP Watchdog – November 9, 2014

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, Jay Waker, the Founder of Priceline.com, gave what can only be described as an inspiration keynote address at the 2014 IP Dealmakers Forum in New York City. Speaking without notes, Walker was in rare form. Read more.

The rise of big data, mastering the 30 seconds sales pitch and the life of a PIPCO CEO
IAM Magazine – November 7, 2014

It’s the second and final day of the IP Dealmakers Forum, an event focused on the transactional and finance sectors within the patent market. You can see some of the highlights from day one here. Here’s how today’s sessions unfolded. Read more.

Patents and Portfolio Value, Up or Down? 
IP Watchdog – November 6, 2014

Today I am in New York City at the 2014 IP Dealmakers Forum. This is the inaugural event, and over 190 people are in attendance today. In fact, event organizer Wendy Chou, told me several days ago that registration had to be closed early because maximum capacity had been reached. At a time when patents and patents and patent portfolios are under downward pressure as the result of patent reform and case law, this event has arrived at exactly he right time. Interest is very high, and anxiety is as well. Read more.

Market leaders talk deals and investments in New York as US patent litigation rates continue to fall
IAM Magazine – November 6, 2014

The inaugural IP Dealmakers Forum is a two-day event being held in New York that is focused on the IP transactions and finance markets. IAM is in the Big Apple to bring you all the action. The day started with a fascinating panel on the investment landscape. Read more.



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