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Inventors, research institutes, and technology companies around the world count on Bunsow De Mory LLP to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights by prosecuting and defending patent infringement and trade secret litigation in federal courts and the International Trade Commission, petitioning for and defending against challenges to patents, including Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and formulating and executing on patent license programs. In every forum, Bunsow De Mory takes on law firms 50 times its size and succeeds with a combination of legal, technical, and strategic expertise.

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.

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.

Mintz creates breakthrough legal strategies that help our clients solve problems and forge ahead. Leveraging our incredible depth of experience in the sectors driving innovation and growth — including life sciences, technology, energy & sustainability, and private equity — we help clients protect and monetize their intellectual property. Our robust teams of IP and transactional attorneys partner with companies to unlock the value of their innovations — from building competitive portfolios to successfully navigating pivotal IP deals.

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.

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

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.

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. Curiam’s team has decades of experience working on some of the largest and most complex litigations in United States history.

Fortress Investment Group, LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment manager with approximately $44.2 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2023 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.

With more than 1,500 legal professionals in 19 cities worldwide, international law firm Gowling WLG provides clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. 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.

Haley Guiliano handles high-stakes IP challenges. Our clients include start-ups and established businesses, across engineering and life science technologies. HG crafts and implements scaled solutions to support our clients' needs throughout the full lifecycle of IP; from securing rights to monetization. While HG is focused on meeting its clients' needs today, the firm is dedicated to developing the next generation of IP leadership to ensure long-term support for its clients' strategies.

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.

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 and delivering other strategic benefits. IPValue currently owns and manages the commercialization of over 10,000 patents representing the creative works of thousands of inventors.

Licks Attorneys is one of Brazil’s most respected law firms in litigation. Our commitment to clients is unprecedent in the country. We focus on complex litigation, often technology-driven disputes. Our lawyers have an outstanding track-record handling the most high-profile intellectual property and regulatory disputes in Brazil. Our practice shapes the development and direction of intellectual property and technology law.

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.

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.

With 130 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 14 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 as well as intellectual property, bankruptcy, insurance recovery, and white collar defense matters.

Prince Lobel attorneys handle matters of local, regional, national, and international reach, pairing the highest level of legal experience and skill with superior client responsiveness. Our bold thinking extends to the many commitments we make to our communities and to our firm’s founding principles of diversity and inclusion, by creating a diverse, dynamic, supportive, and collaborative place to work for all of our team members.

Quest creates shareholder value through investment and management interests in intellectual property assets, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, novel inventions and trade secrets. Through our business, shareholders have the opportunity to participate across a broad portfolio of dynamic assets in the burgeoning intellectual property space. Quest provides IP asset owners and stakeholders – including inventors, law firms, estates, small businesses and corporations – with a valued resource for protection, management and monetization of IP assets.

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 January 1, 2023, RPX has invested over $3.5B to acquire rights to more than 190,000 US and international patent assets on behalf of more than 450 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.

Taylor English Duma LLP is a full-service law firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value, the firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys managing their practices throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals.

Tech+IP Capital uses a unique mix of industry knowledge, Wall Street banking experience, and large-scale IP monetization experience, to create bespoke solutions for assets not best measured by EBITDA. With our depth of technical and IP expertise, we can assess the intrinsic financial value of intangible assets and design a bespoke monetization strategy for any context. Our team has an extensive history of executing Tech+IP M&A transactions and financings through changing market conditions.

West U Capital is a private investment firm dedicated to investments in intellectual property. We craft customized capital investment structures, incorporating debt, equity, and the direct acquisition of intellectual property. Founded by IP industry veterans and bolstered by top-tier talent, West U possesses the experience and expertise necessary for our bespoke investment approach. Our objective is to implement the optimal strategy for shared success.

Wi-LAN acquires and manages innovative patented technologies. Wi-LAN uses it patent, technology, and legal expertise to unlock the value of companies’ patent portfolios and has signed over 500 licenses and generated more than $1B in IP revenue. Wi-LAN operates in a variety of markets, including automotive, digital television, internet, medical, semiconductor, and wireless communication technologies.

BRONZE LEVEL

Adeia is a leading R&D and intellectual property (IP) licensing company that accelerates the adoption of innovative technologies in the media and semiconductor industries. Adeia’s fundamental innovations underpin technology solutions that are shaping and elevating the future of digital entertainment and electronics.

Saul Ewing is a full-service, national law firm with more than 400 attorneys and a team of top-notch business professionals, all working together to deliver practical, proactive advice and excellent client service. Our diversity of thought, focus on innovation, cross-serving practices, and culture of coaching create a collegial and supportive environment that inspires us to deliver inspired solutions.

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Kramer Alberti Lim & Tonkovich LLP is a premier patent litigation firm recognized as one of the most active and high-performing firms in the country. They are highly experienced, battle tested patent trial attorneys described as “Legal Lions” by IP Law360 for substantial trial victories, nationally known as among the best in the country having a long track record of winning cases, including a $174 million patent infringement verdict, the largest verdict in the history of the Sherman Division of E.D. Texas. The firm has the prestigious honor of being named to both the National Law Journal’s and the Texas Lawyer’s lists of winners of Top Verdicts.

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