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John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman is the author of "Protecting yourself against future patent litigation". INTRO: If you are reading this, it’s likely you are now involved in a patent litigation. It may be that this is your first patent litigation, and everything is new territory for you. Worse, it could be that this is another patent litigation and you’re frustrated, as you know it takes away valuable time, it’s disruptive to the business, and takes money. You may have fewer options than others in your same situation because the plaintiff is an NPE (Non-practicing entity), in which case, a countersuit is not possible. It is also very likely, if you’re reading this paper, that you have already engaged a law firm to help you with your case. This paper deals with companies in this predicament and how to enhance their position through various approaches to reduce risk.

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Do Investors Care About IP Anymore? When IP Is a Consideration in Devising Investment Strategies

It's been two decades since Intellectual Property (IP) and its development became a defining element in investment strategies for parties on both sides of the negotiation table. In the late 1990's, investors wanted their dot-com startup companies to have patents, as it would help the company appear innovative. Even after the dot-coms went bust, investors regarded IP as upside protection; meaning, if the company went under, the IP portion of the portfolio could keep the deal from being a complete loss. Investors, like Venture Capitalists (VCs), who got burned by multiple failed investment efforts, turned their interest towards start-up companies with a strong balance sheet versus those with no revenue potential. For example, if pre-investment research showed that the start-up had a Freedom to Operate (FTO), then IP became a more important consideration on an investor's check list.

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ipCapital Group's 16th Annual Thought Leadership Conference

March 18th - 20th, 2020
Join ipCG for one and a half days focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in intellectual property (IP) development and management. Speakers will address their AI project efforts, and discuss strategies for use, benefits, pitfalls, and outcomes - plus what is on the horizon - in this exciting and potentially disruptive area. As is customary for ipCG’s events, ample time will be allocated to roundtable discussion and Q&A on the topics presented with the attendees.

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John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal Partner, and Bruce Story, Senior Advisor are among 300 of the world’s pre-eminent IP strategists named in the latest edition of IAM Strategy 300 - The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

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ipCapital Group's 16th Annual Thought Leadership Conference

The New Frontier: AI in Intellectual Property

 

March 18th - 20th, 2020 | Bonita Springs, FL
Hyatt Coconut Point Resort

Registration is OPEN: please click here to register for this event.

Join ipCG for one and a half days focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in intellectual property (IP) development and management. Speakers will address their AI project efforts, and discuss strategies for use, benefits, pitfalls, and outcomes - plus what is on the horizon - in this exciting and potentially disruptive area.

As is customary for ipCG’s events, ample time will be allocated to roundtable discussion and Q&A on the topics presented with the attendees.

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