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Abe & Partners

ABE & PARTNERS is a Japanese law firm that is always ready to provide optimal strategies for their clients meet their business goals. They share the perspectives of their clients by fully understanding their business goals, businesses, and the environments in which their companies work. ABE & PARTNERS thoroughly and comprehensively investigates all legal (the latest laws and regulations, precedents, and legal practices) and technical matters from client perspectives and proposes specific solutions that minimize risks and maximize benefits for their clients.

Acacia Research Corporation

Acacia Research Corporation is an industry leader in patent licensing. By partnering with patent owners, Acacia applies its deep legal and technology expertise to patent assets to unlock financial value. An intermediary in the patent market, Acacia facilitates efficiency and delivers monetary rewards to the patent owner.  Founded in 1993 by Bruce Stewart, Acacia and its patent partners have signed more than 1200 licensing agreements with many of the world’s largest companies. Consistent with its innovation heritage, Acacia has returned more than $727,000,000 to our patent partners. The Acacia team is unparalleled in its ability to identify, secure, analyze, and monetize intellectual property in a rapidly developing secondary market for patent assets.


Founded by experienced AmLaw 100 corporate attorneys and intellectual property litigators, AddyHart specializes in handling complex intellectual property litigation from discovery and claim construction to settlement and trial.  Led by founders Meredith Martin Addy and Robert P. Hart, our team of attorneys is deeply versed in intellectual property litigation. We have proven records of success in cases before the U.S district courts, at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in the Court of Federal Claims, and in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other Circuits.  Our attorneys have a wealth of experience as both outside and in-house counsel in multi-million dollar patent disputes. Our lawyers include former AmLaw100 management and former senior in-house IP counsel. We have proven experience in IP and business law across a range of sectors, including in software, in avionics and electronics, in the automotive space, in pharmaceuticals and bioengineering, and in entertainment.


Anaqua is a privately-held company headquartered in Boston Massachusetts with offices across Europe and Asia. Our software and services help corporations and law firms gain a true competitive advantage from their intellectual property. Over fifteen years ago IP leaders from Ford Motor Company and British American Tobacco identified an important gap within enterprise software solutions. Managing IP with patchworks of commercial and homegrown systems left them with unreliable data that increased their costs and exposed them to risk. They took matters into their own hands by collaborating on a new web-based, unified system for intellectual property – a comprehensive software platform capable of managing and automating the full IP lifecycle of patents, trademarks, designs, trade secrets, and contracts. That collaboration was the beginning of Anaqua – the world’s first web-based unified platform for intellectual property.


At Ankura, we believe collaboration creates success. We invest in our people and culture and develop unique perspectives. Our clients trust our diverse teams with critical challenges and opportunities.  Where industries, disciplines, technologies, and trends intersect and when transformational moments and events overlap – Ankura is there. We spring into action, putting our world-class expertise to work – developing and executing creative, end-to-end solutions, and providing the expertise and skills our clients need at critical moments. Integrating seamlessly across our firm, we bring every applicable resource to each challenge – supercharging our ability to protect, create, and recover value for our clients. By analyzing data and trends, navigating events, and delivering expert support, we provide a strategic anchor for our clients when they need it the most. Our multidisciplinary expertise comes together with efficiency and speed, allowing us to generate solutions in real-time.


AWAis a leading intellectual property firm with 19 offices across Europe and Asia in Belgium, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. We provide clients with strategic advice and durable solutions to secure innovations, protect brands, and develop solid intellectual property portfolios.  AWA’s full-service offering includes prosecution, dispute litigation, aftermarket services, legal advice, strategy, and commercialization. Our IP professionals are experts in patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, and domain names – all as passionate about your inventions and brands as you are.  AWA was founded in 1897 by the Swedish engineer Anders Wilhelm Anderson. His initials form our company name and remind us of our proud history and the experience we bring to all our clients.

Barash Law

Barash Law is an intellectual property and business law firm founded by Eyal H. Barash. Eyal is a registered United States patent attorney and has nearly two decades of patent law experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, food, agricultural, semiconductor, and imaging arts. His clients range from publicly-traded pharmaceutical companies to emerging startups and enterprises in between. For startups and other early-stage ventures, Eyal acts as general counsel and manages and develops intellectual property portfolios, negotiates license agreements, and leads due diligence activities when looking to partner intellectual property assets. For more mature firms, Eyal often acts as a consultant where he specializes in drug repositioning including 505(b)(2) strategies for small molecule pharmaceutical development.

Black Hills IP

Founded in 2011, Black Hills IP set out with the mission of empowering IP professionals with the most efficient support possible. Like others in our field, we found U.S. and international IP systems to be complex, error-prone, and time-consuming. IP attorneys all share one common goal: to promote innovation. So why not bring this same mindset into our own day-to-day operations? With growing workloads, fast-approaching deadlines, and limited funds, legal teams in corporations and law firms rarely have the time to rethink their critical back-office operations. We understand that. Our goal is to help our customers focus on the big picture while we team up to take care of the meticulous details in the background.

Burford Capital

Burford Capital is the largest and most experienced provider of commercial legal finance in the world. We set the industry gold standard. Burford has worked with hundreds of law firms and corporations, including 91 of the world’s 100 largest law firms. Our team has grown from five people at the end of 2009 to over 125 people today, including some 60 lawyers, in offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore and Sydney. Since September 2020, Burford has been a founding member of the International Legal Finance Association, the global voice of the commercial legal finance industry.

Carmichael IP

Carmichael IP has the highest win rate of any law firm at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) for patent owners, according to independent published rankings showing the firm prevailing on 97% of claims over the last five years.  Founded by former Administrative Patent Judges from the PTAB, the firm specializes in IPRs and other AIA proceedings before the PTAB.  The firm also conducts strategic prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Most of the firm’s attorneys obtained advanced degrees and/or engineering experience prior to attending law school.


CAS is a global organization of expert scientists, technologists, and business leaders with a successful and extended history of delivering scientific information opportunities. A division of the American Chemical Society, CAS specializes in scientific information solutions. We employ hundreds of scientists who analyze the literature to extract, organize, and connect the valuable details within. Spanning countless disciplines and speaking over 50 languages, our science team has amassed a wealth of knowledge that they use to uncover insights, identify trends, and provide expertise. Whether you are trying to advance your research, repurpose existing technology, or make strategic investment decisions, CAS can help you get there faster while minimizing risk.  From our market-leading products, like SciFinder and STN®, to solutions tailored to your specific needs, we are ready to partner with you.

Center For Individual Freedom (“CFIF”)

Founded in 1998, the Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) is a constitutional and free-market advocacy organization with the mission to protect and defend individual freedoms and economic liberty in the legal, legislative and educational arenas.  CFIF seeks to focus public, legislative and judicial attention on the rule of law as embodied in federal and state constitutions. In addition, CFIF seeks to foster intellectual discourse by bringing together independent thinkers to examine broad-ranging issues of individual freedom and economic liberty in our global society.


Clarivate is a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation. We offer subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise that cover the entire lifecycle of innovation – from foundational research and ideas to protection and commercialization. Today, we’re setting a trail-blazing course to help customers turn bold ideas into life-changing inventions. Our portfolio consists of some of the world’s most trusted information brands, including the Web of Science™, Cortellis™, Derwent™, CompuMark™, MarkMonitor™ and Techstreet™.


ClearstoneIP was founded by patent attorneys to pioneer the industry standard for digital freedom-to-operate management. The Clearstone FTO platform provides efficient workflows centered around critical collaboration between and among key stakeholders in the patent clearance process, including in-house counsel, R&D, business units, and outside counsel. The result is accelerated innovation with effectively managed and mitigated patent infringement risk, all while building an institutional patent knowledge base. The founders’ collective 40 years of patent industry experience, together with ongoing feedback from thousands of global users, enable FTO management best practices in the market’s only purpose-built, end-to-end patent clearance management platform.

Curiam Capital

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. Curiam’s financing allows lawyers to free themselves from the conflicts and compromises that can complicate contingent-fee arrangements. Curiam’s investments are generally non-recourse. That means that Curiam gets an agreed-upon return only if the litigation is successful.  The majority external funder of Curiam Capital is Michael Platt. Mr. Platt co-founded and is the CEO of BlueCrest Capital Management, a private investment partnership and formerly one of the world’s largest hedge fund managers.

Dennemeyer IP Consulting

Dennemeyer IP Consulting helps organizations all over the world to identify and exploit the maximum potential of their Intellectual Property assets. Viewing IP from a business perspective, Dennemeyer’s consultants support their clients in securing their innovations and turning them into valuable and robust IP rights, calculating the monetary value of their IP portfolio, mitigating their IP risks, leveraging IP cost-saving potentials and transforming their IP department into a powerhouse. For more information, visit dennemeyer.com/consulting/ or follow the company on LinkedIn.

Enhance Product Development

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Enhance Product Development is a product design firm offering a full suite of services for inventors, entrepreneurs, and start-ups.  Enhance’s core competency is in industrial design, engineering, and prototyping, marketing, and licensing.  Their innovative team has the creative vision and knowhow that is the difference that makes the difference.  From complicated multi-phased projects to simple product concepts, their extensive background and capabilities create an environment where products flourish and achieve their potential. Having been involved in licensing for over a decade, Enhance has extensive experience with what licensees are looking for and have developed their design packages and method of establishing a licensing deal with one goal in mind: attracting a company to take your invention and pay you a royalty


offers services, software, and infrastructure in information and communications technology for telecommunications operators, traditional telecommunications and Internet Protocol (IP) networking equipment, mobile and fixed broadband, operations and business support services, cable television, IPTV, video systems, and an extensive services operation.  Founded in 1876, Ericsson is now one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world.  Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – by providing hardware, software, and services to enable the full value of connectivity.


For over a decade, the leading law firms have used FedArb’s panel of more than 60 former Article III federal judges and 30 distinguished neutrals to successfully mediate and arbitrate hundreds of high profile complex civil cases–typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. FedArb’s panelists also work as special masters and with law firms on internal investigations, mock trials and on corporate monitoring assignments. FedArb provides around-the-clock administrative services and requires its neutrals to honor the parties’ deadlines, saving clients time and money.

Foresight Valuation Group

Foresight Valuation Group is an intellectual property (IP) valuation, strategy, and economic consulting firm. We help our clients understand the value of their intellectual property by thinking strategically about how to manage and extract value from their innovation.  Our principals and affiliates have been involved in analyzing and commercializing cutting edge innovation for some of the world?s most prominent technology companies. As IP experts based in Silicon Valley, we help organizations across a range of industries manage and grow their IP as a strategic business asset.

Fortress Investment Group

Fortress Investment Group LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment manager with approximately $40.9 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2019. Founded in 1998, Fortress manages assets on behalf of over 1,750 institutional clients and private investors worldwide across a range of credit and real estate, private equity and permanent capital investment strategies. Founded as a pure private equity firm in 1998, Fortress has transitioned into a highly diversified, global investment manager. As of June 30, 2019, Fortress employs 902 asset management employees and 204 investment professionals, at their headquarters in New York and its affiliate offices around the globe.

Gray Reed

Gray Reed is a full-service law firm with 11 organized practice groups including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil and gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. Their intellectual property attorneys develop comprehensive strategies and solutions for the myriad of intellectual property issues facing all businesses and institutions of today.  They have both an intellectual property litigation team that represents parties who are alleged to have infringed the patent, trademark or other intellectual property rights of others, as well as a team of IP attorneys who assist their clients in obtaining patents, trademark and copyright registrations throughout the world, structuring and negotiating IP-related licensing arrangements as well as the valuation of corporate IP portfolios.

Harfang IP

Harfang IP acquires, develops, manages and licenses valuable patent portfolios related to wireless technologies.


”IP.com is a team of inventors, lawyers, data scientists, engineers, patent examiners, and data analysts, driven to help you bring new ideas to market faster. IP.com delivers the most comprehensive and intuitive tools for IP discovery, enabling efficient and unbiased investment decisions that add bottom-line value.


IPlytics is the first solution on the market to bring together comprehensive, highly indexed technical standards information, declared SEPs, patent pools, global patents and standards contribution data, to provide industry-leading analysis on the past, present and future of standards-essential technology. Unlike other tools that are overly complex, IPlytics provides fast, intuitive access to patents and standards to empower the user to strategically align patent portfolios to protect innovations and proactively engage in continuous strategic portfolio development as it relates to SEP assets, for initiatives such as licensing, acquisitions and joining patent pools, or simply to understand the respective positions of the competition. The next technology revolution will connect everything making it even more challenging to understand how technologies and IP rights overlap. IP professionals need to rethink – even revolutionize – how to approach both patent and standards data, to provide business-ready insights for actionable decision making across the organization. Just last year IPlytics has released a first AI based features allowing to assess a patent’s essentiality for a given standard such as 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi or HEVC/VVC.

Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation

Jeff Kichaven is “Ranked in Chambers (USA) 2021” as one of the country’s top mediators.  “Who’s Who Legal 2021” honored Jeff as a “Global Elite Thought Leader” in mediation, one of only seven in the country and 25 in the world.   He has been a full-time mediator with a nationwide practice for 26 years. I love mediating patent cases,” Jeff says with a smile.  “They’re factually complex, legally uncertain and emotionally intense.  The challenges are great, and the sense of satisfaction when people make clear, strong decisions in a calm, informed environment – and settle their cases – is exhilarating for everyone.  To get there, I blend a friendly personality and soft demeanor with a rock hard, rigorous analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the issues.”

Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies

Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies is a legal consulting firm that delivers highly strategic approaches to complex intellectual property issues and opportunities.  Their areas of practice include Full IP portfolio audits and review of IP alignment to corporate strategy; Strategic advice for converting a patent portfolio into a profit generator; Design of IP strategies to maximize the value of investment; Amicus briefs and patent policy advocacy; Comprehensive due diligence investigations of potential partners; Growth visioning and planning for small and mid cap pharma and biotech companies; Guided pharma and biotech investment consulting for venture capital and investment banking groups; Expert guidance to small and mid cap companies to avoid costly IP missteps; Innovative support in freedom to operate issues; Strategic fixes to difficult or losing IP litigation; Assistance during intractable patent prosecution; Navigation through IP and Hatch-Waxman regulatory obstacles for drug developing and manufacturing companies to secure maximum proprietary terms.

LexisNexis IP

LexisNexis IP (formerly Reed Tech), A LexisNexis Company, has withstood the test of time, adapting to the latest technology and meeting the needs of its customers for nearly 50 years. As part of the LexisNexis® family, Reed Tech serves its clients in the public and private sectors with the expertise and capacity required in the technology-focused fields of content management and Intellectual Property services.

Reed Tech offers a robust suite of services for all facets of information capture, transformation, management and distribution, including large volumes of technical documents, offering products and services that include Intellectual Property Solutions, Life Sciences, Website, and Social Media Archiving and Content Managing Services (CMS). With continued work for organizations such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Patent & Trademark Office, Reed Tech is a recognized leader in content management services.


Marconi is a global leader in creating and managing platforms to license the technologies which are revolutionizing our world. Our talented team of experts works with the world’s most innovative companies to transform how patent licensing is done. Efficiently connecting inventors and manufacturers across different industries, we reduce risks and costs for all involved, helping cutting edge products that people love be brought to market.  Avanci believes that sharing technology in the Internet of Things era can be simpler. Our one-stop solution is designed to enable the success of the ecosystem, bringing efficiency, convenience and predictability to the technology licensing process. Since 2016, Avanci has been driving innovation forward by making connections through our marketplace. Those with essential patents can share their innovations, and companies creating connected products for the IoT can access the patented wireless technology they need to be successful – in one place, with one agreement and for one fair, flat rate. In 2020, the World Economic Forum named Avanci a Technology Pioneer for its work in accelerating innovation for the Internet of Things.


a href=”https://www.maxval.com/”>MaxVal is a Silicon Valley-based tech-enabled IP solutions provider known for its cutting-edge products and automated solutions. Since 2004, MaxVal has been providing technology-enabled solutions and expert services by partnering with patent counsel and patent operations teams to optimize patent lifecycle management with high levels of customer service.

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes.  With extensive reach across four continents, we are the only integrated law firm in the world with approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centers—New York, London and Hong Kong—the backbone of the global economy.  We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry.  Our diverse teams of lawyers are recognized by our clients as strategic partners with deep commercial instincts and a commitment to creatively anticipating their needs and delivering excellence in everything we do.  Our “one-firm” culture—seamless and integrated across all practices and regions—ensures that our clients receive the best of our knowledge and experience.

McKool Smith

With 135 trial lawyers across offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Marshall, New York, and Washington, D.C., McKool Smith has established a reputation as one of America’s leading trial firms. The firm has secured 12 nine-figure jury verdicts and 14 eight-figure jury verdicts, obtaining more VerdictSearch and The National Law Journal “Top 100 Verdicts” than any other law firm in the country. These courtroom successes have earned McKool Smith critical acclaim and helped the firm become what The Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” McKool Smith represents clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy, insurance recovery, and white collar defense matters


Metroconsult is a European-based consulting firm specialized in intellectual property services, including patents, trademarks, domain names, designs, copyrights and software. Our mission is to assist our international clients in protecting and maximizing the value of their ideas and creativity in Europe.  Founded in 1987, the company is now composed of a qualified team of European patent and trademark attorneys who take care of developing projects tailored to the specific needs of companies in Europe.  Only those who have European roots are able to provide the best assistance to their international clients to protect the results of their creativity and to assist them in any litigation necessary to assert their IP rights in Europe.  The Metroconsult team works with its clients to ensure that patent, trademark or design applications are filed and prosecuted in the best possible way and, once granted, provide an effective title of protection and possibly an opportunity for a financial return for the owner, through licensing activities.


Founded in 1996, Minesoft is a global patent solutions provider, offering online products and services for Patent Research, Monitoring and Analysis, Patent Knowledge Management, Archiving and Competitive Intelligence, Intellectual Property (IP) Document Retrieval, and Engineering and Technology Research.  Minesoft solutions are designed to help you to exploit the commercial value of IP and scientific information throughout the innovation process. Minesoft serves many Fortune 500/FTSE 100 companies around the world, as well as specialist IP, patent attorney and search firms.


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.  Our clients trust us to provide the best legal services. Their confidence is grounded in how we collaborate with them every day. When you engage Mintz, we immerse ourselves in your business. And we strive to be the leading legal counsel in your industry — dedicating ourselves to developing the canny, insider insight needed to create successful, nimble strategies. Solutions that will position you to compete above the rest, today and down the winding road. With each engagement, we work to earn our reputation for excellence. And our can-do culture consistently attracts new talent equally driven to outdo.

Morningside IP

Morningside IP is a recognized leader in global patent filing and one of the largest intellectual property translation companies in the world. With a single instruction, Morningside can prepare high-quality patent translations and file applications in over 150 jurisdictions. Find out why over 1/3 of the Top 100 PCT filers in North America rely on Morningside for their patent translation & foreign filing needs.

Munck Wilson Mandala

Munck Wilson Mandala is a technology-focused law firm with offices in Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, Los Angeles, California, and is currently opening an office in Miami, Florida.  Listed as an Inc. Best Workplace in 2020 by Inc. Magazine and a Texas Regional Powerhouse by Law360 in 2021, the firm offers full-service counsel in the areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property portfolio development, corporate transactions and securities, real estate, and employment law. Munck Wilson Mandala represents clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.

Papst Licensing

Papst Licensing is a patent monetization company that is operating worldwide. Since 1993, PAPST LICENSING has monetized several hundred patents in the field of electrical engineering and precision mechanical engineering. Papst Licensing has since then executed more than 170 license agreements with well-known corporations around the world. PAPST LICENSING has the know-how to track down patent infringements, analyze markets and products, conduct license negotiations, and monitor compliance with license agreements. Their goal is not to prohibit the use of the patent but rather to conclude a license agreement. If negotiations fail, PAPST LICENSING is in the position to fund and effectively complete court proceedings.

Patent Designs

Patent Designs is a patent drafting firm offering utility, design, trade dress, and trademark drawing services. We offer much more than your average patent drafting company, with a dedicated team of Coordinators, Drafters, and Checkers, we pride ourselves on producing the highest quality product that complies with rigorous internal standards, as well as those established by the USPTO.  Patent Designs has been operating as a drafting service in the IP industry for over 25 years. We are a well organized and well-trained team that is committed to quick turnarounds, paying close attention to detail, and providing exceptional customer service. Patent Designs is also continually searching for and adding team members who specialize in graphic arts, technical illustration, and CAD drafting. This enables us to provide our clients with an extensive variety of drafting services.

PCT Learning Center

Founded in 2008 by Gary Smith, former Director of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) at The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland, PCT Learning Center is the leading source of PCT training in the United States. Instructors are current or former WIPO and/or USPTO staff with Expert familiarity in the covered topics. To date over 4000 lawyers and paralegal support staff at Law Firms and Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States and Canada have attended PCT Training courses. A variety of topics incorporating the latest published updates are covered including ePCT/DAS, PCT-SAFE, and all related PCT topics (fees, timing, amendments, Chapter II, etc.). In 2019, Hague Industrial Design registration training was added. Look for Madrid Protocol training starting in 2020! All of your international filing practice training needs met thru a single source.

Practicing Law Institute

Practising Law Institute is a non-profit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, founded in 1933. PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques which are critical to the development of a professional, competitive edge.

The PLI Patent Bar Review Course is the Nation’s #1 Patent Bar Review and is geared to one thing and one thing only – ensuring you pass the PTO Exam! All course materials are 100% Exam-Focused and updated continually to all current USPTO rules tested on the Exam. Interactive testing software, Patware, leads the field in computer-based testing and closely tracks the computer-based Exam. MORE LIVE LOCATIONS than anyone else throughout the United States, and available in MORE HOMESTUDY FORMATS (CD-ROMs, DVDs & CDs).

Porter Hedges

Founded in 1981, Porter Hedges is a full-service Houston-based law firm with an office in Oklahoma City.  We provide the highest quality work across a range of industries, with particular preeminence in the energy sector. As leading practitioners, we are committed to excellence across our firm and favor an efficient, value-minded approach to serving our clients. We develop practical and integrated solutions to complex challenges that we approach with a business-oriented mindset.  Our clients range from some of the world’s largest public companies to smaller, mid-size, private businesses.  Our firm reflects our clients’ approach to business – entrepreneurial, collaborative, and practical.

Powell Gilbert

Powell Gilbert is one of the largest, most innovative and highly regarded IP litigation and advisory teams in the United Kingdom.  With extensive litigation experience and lawyers who have strong scientific and technical backgrounds, they are uniquely positioned to address the complex and commercially critical IP matters faced by their clients.  They work with knowledge, technology and brand-based industries, from start-ups to multinationals, across a broad range of sectors including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, electronics, telecommunications, medical devices, energy technologies and consumer goods. Their experience ranges from acting in the earliest and most complex biotechnology patent cases, to advising on some of the largest telecoms disputes and enforcing trademark rights against counterfeits in the luxury goods sector.  Since being founded in 2007, they have been involved in many of the leading and highest-profile cases in the UK Patents Courts and have a wealth of experience gained from co-ordinating European litigation strategies. Their depth of experience and proven track record means that they are ideally placed to advise clients on European IP litigation strategy.

Proactive Patents

The Third-Party Preissuance Submission (3PS) initiative included in the America Invents Act (AIA), was the catalyst for the inception of Proactive Patents. This patent quality initiative, which enables third-parties to anonymously submit relevant art prior to allowance, immediately resonated with our founder Raff Gostanian. Raffi recognized a business opportunity, but quickly realized that existing patent software fell short of the claim analysis required to effectively provide this service. Today, Proactive Patents provides a broad range of patent services powered by our claim analytics. We offer a unique blend of intellectual property and technical expertise to maximize the value of our clients’ patent portfolios while eliminating unnecessary costs.


At Qualcomm, we invent breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates. You interact with products and technologies made possible by Qualcomm every day—5G-enabled smartphones that double as pro-level cameras and gaming devices, connectivity solutions that keep you connected even in remote areas, 5G that makes cities safer with smart infrastructure, and the technology that powers the smart, connected factories that manufactured your latest purchase. Our work is behind and inside the innovations that deliver significant value across multiple industries and to billions of people every day.  We invented the breakthroughs that make 5G possible. We’re taking on some of the world’s biggest challenges to positively impact society for the benefit of the greater good. You’ll see us where 5G is transforming entire industries and enabling new ones, improving the ways we work, live and play.  Our portfolio includes products for processors, modems, platforms, RF systems, and connectivity, plus products based on the end-use application of your design. We offer a full range of purpose-built, pre-packaged software, hardware, and tools that help you get your invention to market faster.


Relativity makes software to help users organize data, discover the truth and act on it. Their newest solution, Relativity Patents, brings the world’s leading legal platform to patent search and analytics. Run searches yourself, or have the Relativity team run them for you and deliver high quality results in 1-2 days. Relativity has more than 300,000 annual users in 48+ countries, serving thousands of global organizations in legal, financial services, and government, including the U.S. Department of Justice and 199 of the Am Law 200.

Rogitz & Associates

Rogitz and Associates has been serving the San Diego community with patent law services for over 30 years. We provide patent strategic planning and execution for high technology companies who expect their inventions to have high value. This takes more than understanding and patenting a particular technology.  Effective patent strategy seeks to cover not just a technology, but, where possible, a market niche.  Not all patent attorneys understand this. We do.  We also provide litigation support.  We render opinions as to infringement and patent validity, and we serve as expert witnesses in patent cases.  We have a broad network of litigation firms with nationally known trial attorneys who act as litigation counsel for our clients involved in patent disputes.

Ropes & Gray

Ropes & Gray a global team of 1,400 professionals, whose top-notch skills, varied backgrounds and unique perspectives can help them meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and reach their goals. An international presence, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul.  Ropes & Gray has always focused on providing clients with the highest quality advice on their most critical legal and business needs. We’re a thoroughly contemporary firm that can bring 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s global, networked, 24/7 environment. Our collaborative approach means that our clients have ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.

RWS IP Services

RWS IP Services is the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management and intellectual property services. They help our customers to connect with people globally by communicating business critical content at scale, and enabling the protection and realization of their ideas and innovations. They work with 90 of the top 100 global brands, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 18 of the top 20 patent filers worldwide.  This patent quality initiative, which enables third-parties to anonymously submit relevant art prior to allowance, immediately resonated with our founder Raff Gostanian. Raffi recognized a business opportunity, but quickly realized that existing patent software fell short of the claim analysis required to effectively provide this service.

Shook Hardy Bacon

For more than a century, the world’s leading companies have turned to Shook, Hardy & Bacon to obtain favorable results under the most contentious circumstances. Our clients expect more than wins. They engage Shook both inside and outside the courtroom to protect their business investments and maximize opportunities for growth. At Shook, we believe that legal excellence begins and ends with relationships founded on creative and practical solutions. Our attorneys approach every challenge with integrity, tenacity, and collegiality to achieve the best results for those we represent.


Similari is an AI-based insights platform that revolutionarily changes the way corporates innovate and gain value from their intellectual property. It is the first of its kind solution that converts vast IP data into an automated actionable and accessible insights that empower companies to innovate better, improve business decisions, avoid legal risks and optimize portfolio costs. Similari allows companies to stay up to date with competitive intelligence data while connecting the dots through innovation cycles in a simple and approachable user experience. Similari’s platform enables IP professionals to become the nexus of strategic and competitive information in their organization. It allows R&D teams to monitor new technologies and concept developments among their technology landscape and gain valuable intelligence with no effort. And it increases the scope of services provided by lawyers and patent attorneys, placing them as a strategic advisor for their clients. Similari uses state of the art artificial intelligence solution that learns its user preferences and adjusts the technology definition accordingly.  Similari is trusted by leading enterprises in the U.S and EMEA and supported by a team of global IP thought leaders.

Skiermont Derby

Skiermont Derby is a litigation boutique with trial lawyers in Dallas and Los Angeles. The firm has extensive experience litigating all types of IP claims, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and rights of publicity and privacy—often in combination with related claims for violations of antitrust and unfair competition laws. Skiermont Derby has achieved success in patent infringement jury trials in diverse venues such as Chicago and East Texas, including verdicts for willful patent infringement. The firm’s courtroom successes in high-stakes litigation have earned it numerous award and accolades based on peer and client feedback, and IP Law360 describes Skiermont Derby as a firm “capable of competing with – and beating – the best big firms at the highest level.” Beyond our role as trial lawyers, we understand clients need trusted advisers who have a deep understanding of their objectives. Sometimes a ‘win’ for a client means finding a creative way to avoid a dispute altogether, while other times it means turning a dispute into a new business opportunity, or simply finding a way to control legal costs. But for some intellectual property disputes, the only way to win is to succeed in the courtroom—and Skiermont Derby was formed more than a decade ago to be on the shortlist of firms that clients call when they need experienced IP trial lawyers.

Skiermont Derby

Skiermont Derby is a litigation boutique with trial lawyers in Dallas and Los Angeles. The firm has extensive experience litigating all types of IP claims, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and rights of publicity and privacy—often in combination with related claims for violations of antitrust and unfair competition laws. Skiermont Derby has achieved success in patent infringement jury trials in diverse venues such as Chicago and East Texas, including verdicts for willful patent infringement. The firm’s courtroom successes in high-stakes litigation have earned it numerous award and accolades based on peer and client feedback, and IP Law360 describes Skiermont Derby as a firm “capable of competing with – and beating – the best big firms at the highest level.” Beyond our role as trial lawyers, we understand clients need trusted advisers who have a deep understanding of their objectives. Sometimes a ‘win’ for a client means finding a creative way to avoid a dispute altogether, while other times it means turning a dispute into a new business opportunity, or simply finding a way to control legal costs. But for some intellectual property disputes, the only way to win is to succeed in the courtroom—and Skiermont Derby was formed more than a decade ago to be on the shortlist of firms that clients call when they need experienced IP trial lawyers.

Soryn IP Capital Management

Soryn IP Capital Management is an IP-centric finance and advisory firm headquartered in New York City. Our three core strategies allow us to invest in a diversity of IP-centric opportunities in a risk-adjusted manner. The Private Credit strategy targets companies with valuable IP who often have limited access to traditional sources of capital.  Our extensive experience in IP markets, and deep understanding of the challenges facing IP owners, allows us to work in partnership to pursue value-creating opportunities. The Legal Finance strategy targets IP owners that are forced to litigate in order to resolve licensing disputes or alleged theft of intellectual property and trade secrets.  The Specialty IP Finance strategy focuses on investment opportunities where returns are generated via the performance of our partner’s underlying IP or a contractual agreement relating to IP


Stout is a global investment bank and advisory firm specializing in corporate finance, valuation, financial disputes, and investigations. We serve a range of clients, from public corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries. Our clients and their advisors rely on our premier expertise, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled responsiveness on complex matters. Our dedicated team of Intellectual Property professionals are trusted advisors with decades of experience providing expert analysis, transaction execution, consulting, and testimony regarding all forms of IP and intangible assets.

Tangible IP

Tangible IP is the global leader in the sale and acquisition of high-quality patents with over 3000 patents successfully brokered. We are routinely retained by Fortune 500 companies, SMEs, and inventors alike to assist them in either selling or acquiring patent assets.  We work with buyers who are interested in approaching patent owners and acquiring portfolios without having to disclose their identity to the seller. Tangible IP is also only one of a handful of firms worldwide which is entitled to list the portfolios it brokers on the ubiquitous IAM Marketplace, thus providing an added advantage to patent owners who list their assets with us.

Teak IP Services

Built as the ultimate concierge service, Teak s ideal for Intellectual Property firms, departments, and professionals. Their business model illustrates their proven approach to outsourced IP services. This model gives you the best of both worlds: the experience, expertise, and local service of U.S. professionals, with the cost, quality, and flexibility of offshore personnel. Working together, we’ll create a tailored solution to address your specific needs.


TechInsights has been a trusted patent and technology partner to the world’s largest and most successful companies, including 37 of the top 50 U.S. patent holders. By revealing the innovation others cannot inside the broadest range of advanced technology products, we prove patent value and enable business leaders to make the best, fact-based IP and technology investment decisions. TechInsights provides a range of specialized services and products through two integrated divisions: IP Services and Technology Intelligence.  For over 30 years, TechInsights has been publishing technology analysis, enabling its customers to advance their intellectual property strategies. Their library of reports is the world’s largest database of reverse engineering analysis on semiconductor and consumer products.

Techson IP

Techson IP was founded in 2015 in Austin, Texas by attorneys and patent research industry experts to create elite research solutions and IP Advisory.  Techson proudly serves over 125 clients, including the Fortune 500 and Am Law 100 law firms, with high-end research services including: M&A IP Due Diligence, Freedom-to-Operate, Prior Art / Invalidity, Patent Landscaping, and Patentability research services.

Unified Patents

Unified Patents is a 200+ international membership organization that seeks to improve patent quality and deter unsubstantiated or invalid patent assertions in defined technology sectors (Zones) through its activities. Its actions are focused broadly in Zones with substantial assertions by Standards Essential Patents (SEP) holders and/or Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs). These actions may include analytics, prior art, invalidity contests, patentability analysis, administrative patent review (PTAB), amicus briefs, economic surveys, and essentiality studies. Unified works independently of its members to achieve its deterrence goals.  Unified uses the subscription fees collected for each Zone to provide a wide range of services. Unified conducts patent analytics and provides those analytics to subscribed members. Unified also monitors ownership data, secondary-market patent sales, demand letters, post-grant procedures, and litigation to track activity and risks in each Zone. Unified also files post-grant procedures against patents it believes are unpatentable or invalid.

Volpe Koenig

Volpe Koenig is a full-service intellectual property law firm serving a diverse roster of U.S. and global clients across a varied mix of industries, technologies and business sectors. With almost 50 attorneys, agents and technical advisors, the firm provides strategic intellectual property counseling  to protect valuable portfolios and assets. Volpe Koenig helps clients better understand the continually shifting IP legal landscape to provide our clients peace of mind knowing that their intellectual property assets are secure.  Our attorneys possess the necessary technical backgrounds and education, practical industry experience, or research experience, working within a wide range of technologies – including electrical, mechanical, computer, civil engineering and life sciences. This blend of technical proficiencies and legal capabilities allows Volpe Koenig to take a proactive approach in our services and strategic advice.