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Fabricant LLP is a dynamic IP litigation boutique with unparalleled success enforcing or defending patent infringement claims involving the most important and cutting-edge technologies. We are experts representing plaintiffs and defendants in all high-tech industries including, audio processing, smartphone, semiconductor, automotive, payments, computer hardware and software, LED displays and lights, GPS location services among many others. Fabricant LLP is regularly ranked among the most active U.S. law firms representing patent owners in the courts and before the PTAB where it has achieved win rates for defeating validity challenges far above the national average.
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Acacia Research Group is an industry leader in patent licensing. As a result of legislative and regulatory changes, patent licensing has become increasingly difficult and expensive for patent owners, resulting in a significant number of high-quality but financially under-performing patent assets. This necessitates an experienced, deep-pocketed licensing partner. For over 20 years Acacia has applied its deep legal and technology expertise to monetize patent value for their patent-owner partners.
Aon plc (NYSE: AON) exists to shape decisions for the better — to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world. Our colleagues provide our clients in over 120 countries with advice and solutions that give them the clarity and confidence to make better decisions to protect and grow their business.
At Cole Schotz, lawyering is our art. A team of over 170 attorneys, we are a curated collection of top legal talent working together to create a gallery of experience that we lend to the benefit of our clients. Our Intellectual Property team has the experience and technical savvy to assist national and international companies with massive portfolios and the attentiveness to help individuals and small business owners turn an idea into something big. From bet-the-company litigation to complex transactions or creating protection strategies for groundbreaking innovations, we offer a full range of legal services for businesses of every size.
Mintz creates breakthrough legal strategies that help clients solve problems and forge ahead. Our attorneys combine legal, business, and industry insight to help navigate shifting challenges. We help clients comply with evolving regulations and compete in emerging markets. While meeting their increasing financing needs, we can also assist with handling employment and labor issues. To compete tomorrow, you need the best business strategy now. We’ll help you make the next move.
At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together. The world is facing fundamental challenges. Pressure on the planet is increasing, productivity is stalling and access to opportunity remains stubbornly unequal. Technology is central to the solution. Through technology leadership and trusted partnerships, we deliver critical networks to help address global issues. We have the power to bring together the world’s people, machines and devices, sensing and acting in real time at massive scale. Our critical networks go beyond connectivity to enable self-optimizing, intelligent systems both locally and globally.
Qualcomm is enabling a world where everyone and everything can be intelligently connected. You interact with products and technologies made possible by Qualcomm every day, including 5G-enabled smartphones that double as pro-level cameras and gaming devices, smarter vehicles and cities, and the technology behind the smart, connected factories that manufactured your latest purchase. Our powerful connectivity solutions keep you connected—even in remote areas. Qualcomm 5G and AI innovations are the power behind the connected intelligent edge. You’ll find our technologies behind and inside the innovations that deliver significant value across multiple industries and to billions of people every day.
Robins Kaplan LLP is a national trial law firm with a long history of extraordinary courtroom victories in high stakes intellectual property and technology disputes. We have led multiple enforcement campaigns on behalf of IP rights holders where recoveries in each exceeded $100 million. We zealously represent and share risk with a broad range of clients, including some of world’s largest technology-oriented companies, innovative emerging companies, as well as individual inventors, authors, and developers.
SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS
Adeia invents, develops and licenses fundamental innovations that shape the way millions of people explore and experience entertainment in an increasingly connected world. From TVs to smartphones, and across all types of entertainment experiences, Adeia’s technologies allow users to manage content and connections in a way that is smart, immersive and personal.
Brown Rudnick is an international law firm with offices in key financial centers across the United States and Europe. We serve clients from around the world in complex business transactions and high-stakes litigation, combining ingenuity with experience to achieve great outcomes for our clients. We deliver partner-driven service; incentivize our lawyers to collaborate in the client’s best interest; and put excellence before scale, focusing on industry-driven, client-facing practices where we are recognized leaders, including intellectual property, intellectual property litigation, technology, and litigation funding, among many others.
CAC Specialty’s Contingent & Litigation Risk Solutions Group is an integrated team of seasoned corporate litigators and senior investment bankers. Whether you are a litigation finance group, law firm, or corporate litigant, CAC’s industry-leading team can help you protect against downside litigation risk, lock in a core value to a legal asset, secure non-recourse financing to bring forward litigation proceeds, and decrease your cost of capital. CAC Specialty brings an innovative, proactive approach to insurance broking and structured solutions to solve your risk challenges – from the simple to the previously unsolvable.
Caldwell believes a return on investment is essential. We excel at helping clients devise and execute programs to optimize the value of their companies. Our team counsels on all aspects of the monetization process from harvesting, mining, identifying valuable assets, evaluating the market for those assets, and generating revenue. Caldwell acts as primary legal counsel for over 50 client companies. We integrate with our clients to understand their industry, their assets and liabilities, and we have their back when the going gets tough.
Curiam Capital is a private investment firm that provides financing for high-value litigation. Curiam specializes in finding flexible and creative solutions that allow parties to hire the lawyers of their choice to pursue strong legal claims. The investment process with Curiam is thorough but straightforward and efficient. It is designed to ensure that claimants will enjoy substantial recoveries even after the cost of financing is considered. Curiam’s team has decades of experience working on some of the largest and most complex litigations in United States history. The majority external investor of Curiam is Michael Platt, the co-founder and CEO of BlueCrest Capital Management.
Fortress Investment Group, LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment manager with approximately $444 billion of assets under management as of June 30. 2022. Founded in 1998. Fortress manages assets on behalf of over 1,900 institutional clients and private investors worldwide across a range of credit and real estate, private equity and permanent capital investment strategies.
Gowling WLG is a sector focused international law firm. With more than 1,500 legal professionals in 19 cities worldwide, we provide our clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. Our clients have access to in-depth expertise and experience. We pair this specific industry knowledge with renowned service area expertise to meet each client's unique needs. We see the world through our clients’ eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances.
IPValue’s mission is to fuel innovation by working with leading technology enterprises to unlock value from their intellectual property portfolios. Since inception in 2001, IPValue has generated billions of dollars from patent licenses for its partners, while promoting freedom to operate. IPValue currently owns and manages the commercialization of over 12,000 patents.
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP’s core focus is commercial litigation, complemented by our exceptionally strong intellectual property, bankruptcy/restructuring and real estate transactional practices. We have extensive trial experience and are always trial-ready, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in every area of litigation. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, private equity and other investment firms across a wide range of industries, including significant experience across financial services, technology and real estate.
Liston Abramson is an international litigation boutique based in NYC. We have a winning track record in and outside of the courtroom, thanks to our deep bench of experience. We represent and advise high tech entrepreneurs and content creators whose intellectual property rights are being infringed, as well those accused of infringing IP rights. We also represent and advise companies and individuals dealing with complex business disputes, white collar criminal matters, internal investigations, criminal referrals, copyright and anti-piracy investigations, and more.
Among the first private investment firms dedicated to litigation finance, Longford Capital’s team of former partners from national law firms possesses the experience and relationships necessary to identify and invest in what we believe to be the strongest cases. The firm offers non-recourse capital solutions to law firms, public and private businesses, universities, government agencies, and other entities with $25 million to more than $2 billion in dispute. Facing strong demand, Longford has grown quickly. Now managing more than $1.1 billion, it is among the largest firms in the world and sees significant deal flow, having assembled a portfolio of claims encompassing business contracts, antitrust and trade regulation, IP, fiduciary duty, fraud, bankruptcy and liquidation, and domestic and international arbitrations.
With 120 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall (TX), New York, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith is one of America’s leading trial firms. It has secured 13 nine-figure jury verdicts and 15 eight-figure jury verdicts, obtaining more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal “Top 100 Verdicts” than any other law firm. The firm handles complex commercial litigation including intellectual property, bankruptcy, insurance recovery, antitrust, and white collar defense matters.
RPX is the leading patent risk management platform, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. Since its founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. As of June 30, 2022, RPX has invested over $3.5B to acquire rights to more than 175,000 US and international patent assets on behalf of more than 425 clients.
Spencer Fane is a law firm where your business leaders work with our business leaders. We provide an unconventional approach to legal services geared toward protecting and advancing business and personal interests. Our clients are certain that their interests are our priority because they work with leaders – leaders who work decisively, execute with purpose, and understand the importance of flawless timing.
At Tech+IP Advisory we are rooted in high tech innovations, industry standards, and IP and market analysis. Our team advises company management, boards, and other stakeholders on how to identify and realize value from their Tech+IP assets. The technical, IP, and market expertise of the team includes fields such as wireless communications; semiconductors; medical devices; networking & cloud; IoT; digital media; audio and video coding; consumer electronics; and internet search / social networking.
Validity provides businesses, law firms and individuals with non-recourse funding for a wide variety of commercial litigation. Founded by litigation finance pioneer Ralph Sutton, Validity believes that capital and legal expertise combine to help solve legal problems on behalf of clients. With a mission to make a meaningful difference in the legal system by focusing on client needs, Validity stands out with a relentless focus on fairness, innovation and clarity.
WIT is the only expert witness agency representing the world’s top consulting and testifying experts. By anticipating major trends in litigation, WIT proactively builds teams consisting of academic and industry experts who have the credentials and experience to address our clients’ needs. WIT has redefined the expert witness industry by bringing the experts who are in the highest demand together under one virtual roof.
BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS
InterDigital develops mobile and video technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks, better video delivery, and richer multimedia experiences years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading technology companies.
Lumenci is the most preferred technology partner to law firms and litigation financiers in high-stakes patent litigation matters. With experience in over 175+ litigations across the US, EU, Brazil, China, and India, Lumenci has been part of $3B+ in verdicts and licensing deals. Lumenci specializes in finding the right assets to monetize and supports the monetization campaign from portfolio acquisition through trial.
Private Credit focused on IP. Owlpoint partners with IP rich companies globally where the hidden value of their intangible assets could be unlocked to provide capital. We are backed by Arena Investors, LP, a global institutional asset manager based out of New York, with offices in US, EU and Asia
Pretium is an alternative investment management firm with over $40 billion in assets under management focused on innovating in single-family real estate, residential credit and structured and corporate credit markets. Pretium’s investment strategy seeks to capitalize on disruptions in traditional markets and drive superior returns through a unique platform-oriented approach.
WiLAN develops and commercializes innovative patented technologies. By acquiring and managing intellectual property and then licensing these inventions to corporations, WiLAN uses its patent, technology, and legal expertise to unlock the value of companies’ patent portfolios. WiLAN has signed over 500 licenses and generated more than $1B in IP revenue.
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Kramer Day is solely focused on IP litigation. As attorneys and specialists, we are uniquely qualified to provide legal solutions for patent litigants, patent monetization companies and investors in intellectual property. With significant successes in federal jurisdictions throughout the US, the USPTO as well as the Supreme Court, Kramer Day is the firm to deliver objective-based legal solutions.
Soryn IP Capital Management LLC is an investment management firm focused on intellectual property-centric investments. Soryn provides private credit, legal finance, and other IP-specific financial solutions to companies, law firms and universities reliant on intellectual property to protect markets and drive revenue. Most typically, Soryn’s capital is used to fund operating expenses, enforcement litigation, or the IP licensing business function. The Soryn team is comprised of seasoned IP and investment professionals, allowing the firm to directly source opportunities less travelled by traditional alternative asset managers.
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Generating revenue from a patent portfolio involves much more than finding “valuable” assets. Litigation finance firms are willing to underwrite monetization efforts, but need to have a compelling case. At CAsE Analysis we specialize in helping you build that case, acting as your strategic business partner through identification of infringed assets, advising on the development of damages cases and continuations/re-exams, and overall monetization strategy.