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2017 Event News

Uber and IBM Counsel Sound Off on Patent Trial and Appeal Board
The Recorder – November 17, 2017
With the enactment of the America Invents Act in 2011, came the creation of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and new administrative avenues for post-grant review of patent validity.

Special Feature: 5G And Standard Essential Patents In The US
IP Watch – November 12, 2017
A panel at the recent IP Dealmakers Forum including a US Federal Trade Commission official, a former US judge on a key patent case, and a telecommunications industry licensing expert walked through issues and prospects for the coming of the 5G next generation wireless technology. Views differed on points but panellists agreed that changes are needed to the system for standard-essential patents, including a bigger role for standard-setting organisations. Below is an in-depth account of the discussion. The discussion also included the latest state-of-play at the FTC, which currently has its lowest number of commissioners ever.

Provenance CEO: The reason the Yahoo! portfolio hasn’t sold is because not enough people are scared of it
IAM Magazine – December 1, 2017
Since Yahoo! put up a large portfolio of is patents up for sale last year we have become accustomed to plenty of speculation about how much the assets might be worth and who might buy them. But we’re still none the wiser about how much the assets might be worth, because aside from a small package that was acquired by Dominion Harbor the portfolio, known as Excalibur IP, is still owned by what remains of the Yahoo! business which is now known as Altaba.

Michael Shore vows to “take a wrecking ball to the IPR system
Managing IP – November 22, 2017
The lawyer behind Allergan’s controversial transfer of patents to a Native American tribe said at the IP Dealmakers Forum that other companies are “lining up to do deals” and that universities’ endowment funds are interested in getting involved. Shore outlined why he believed these types of deals are here to stay.

2016 Event News

Patent Monetization Is Tip of Iceberg, Financiers Say
Bloomberg BNA – November 21, 2016
There’s more to finding the value in large patent portfolios than just trying to monetize them. Intellectual property financiers at the IP Dealmakers Forum in New York suggested Nov. 18 that companies seek creative opportunities for IP investments and transactions that go beyond traditional options for monetization. But getting IP and finance experts together on innovative deals can be challenging.

USPTO could change direction under Trump administration – panel
Managing Intellectual Property – November 21, 2016
A panel on the US election at the IP Dealmakers Forum speculated that the Trump administration may take a long time to appoint a USPTO director and the Republican leadership that worked on patent bills in the previous Congress will again push for reform.

Schecter warns against upsetting balance between trade secrets and patents
Managing Intellectual Property – November 21, 2016
IBM’s Manny Schecter cautioned against making trade secrets protection too strong on a panel discussing the Defend Trade Secrets Act at the IP Dealmakers Forum

What’s Coming On IP For The US, Geneva? An Interview With Q. Todd Dickinson
Intellectual Property Watch – November 21, 2016

IP Market Updates
Tangible IP – November 21, 2016

2015 Event News

IP Dealmakers: The 3 Key Take-aways for IP Licensing Deals in 2015
Northworks IP Blog – December 10, 2015

Apple Decries the Dangers of Patent Litigation in China for U.S. Companies 
China Patent Blog – December 9, 2015

Have investors lost the appetite for public IP companies?
IP Watchdog – December 7, 2015

IV founder Edward Jung says US is losing its competitive edge in funding innovative startups
IP Watchdog – December 5, 2015

Mildly bullish on patent market heading into 2016
IP Watchdog – November 18, 2015

The difficult environment for monetizing patent rights
IP Watchdog – November 16, 2015

2014 Event News

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

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

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

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

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

The rise of big data, mastering the 30 seconds sales pitch and the life of a PIPCO CEO – Day 2 of the Dealmakers Forum
IAM Magazine – November 7, 2014

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

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


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