Posts Tagged: Ashley Keller


Industry Reaction to the Federal Circuit’s Decision in Aqua Products v. Matal

First-take reaction to Aqua Products v. Matal from a distinguished panel of experts. Todd Dickinson: "I don’t think that I’ve ever seen such a collection …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 21

A patent without enforcement value has no licensing value

Enforcement of patents through litigation occurs when licensing has failed to result in an arms length negotiated resolution. In other words, patent owners resort to litigation when …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 5

Have We Gone Too Far to Eradicate Weak Patents?

Asking whether the industry has gone too far to eradicate weak patents misses the point entirely, and to some extent will allow those who want the patent …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 8

Doing the Math on Patent Trolls: The U.S. patent system is a most efficient government program

Patents and the innovators who own them do not “cost” the U.S. economy tens of billions of dollars each year. This claim has been repeatedly and …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

If patent laws were correctly calibrated to spur innovation the efficient infringer would pay

Ashley Keller: "However, when you do infringe a patent, even if it was efficient for you to do so, the upshot should be you have to pay. …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 9

The America Invents Act Five Years Later: Reality, Consequences and Perspectives

At exactly 11:42am on September 16, 2011, President Barak Obama signed the America Invents Act into law. As President Obama put his pen down he said: “All right guys, …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 22

Partner-up: Risk-sharing provides patent holders better monetization opportunities

Lenders and investors like Gerchen Keller and Fortress, among others, have provided capital to or are partnering with private and public NPEs. These business are well suited …
By Lillian Safran Shaked
3 years ago 0

Patent and Trade Secret Wishes for 2016

This year our panel has a diverse variety of wishes. We see the usual wishes relating to patent eligibility and the abstract idea exception, with a reference …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 4

The Evolution of IP Litigation Funding and Insurance Markets

If patent owners do not have the financial resources to pursue infringers the patent becomes nothing more than a wall decoration – a very expensive wall decoration. And …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Mildly bullish on patent market heading into 2016

Ashley Keller: ''I am mildly bullish, because we’re coming from such a low point that it is likely to improve from here. We just talked about …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 13

The difficult environment for monetizing patent rights

Ashley Keller: ''I think the market is challenging right now. I wouldn’t say it’s deteriorating—it’s more stable than it’s been—but I …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Debt vs. Equity – The Financing of Patent Monetization

Of course, if the debt provider is doing their job properly the valuation of the assets is to provide a safety net in the event of default. …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 4

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