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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).

 

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.

 

CPA Global

CPA Global was founded in 1969 in Jersey, Channel Islands, and today employs over 2,000 IP people.  Their heritage began in patent annuities, expanding into Asia and the US in the 1970s, and grew services to encompass trademarks in the 1980s.  From 2000, the scope of their offer has grown dramatically. They systematically acquired leading software, service and information companies to build a unique breadth and depth of capability, spanning the entire IP lifecycle and with an unrivaled network that circles the globe.  In 2012, they were acquired by private equity firm Cinven. This heralded a new chapter in their development and has driven an accelerated growth strategy and strengthening of the business’ global footprint in mainland Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.  It also saw four acquisitions in three years: Silicon Valley-based developer of IP electronic document management systems First To File in 2013; IP service provider Patrafee in the Nordics (together with its IP Forecaster budgeting tool) in 2014; leading international search brand Landon IP also in 2014; and market innovators in information and analytics, Innography in 2015.

 

TechInsights

TechInsights is 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.

 

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.

 

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. Morningside’s secure, market-leading IP Platform lets you easily request quotes, place orders and manage all your IP projects at the click of a button, from anywhere in the world. Designed specifically with their IP clients’ needs in mind, the platform streamlines and centralizes the patent translation & foreign patent filing process. Now featuring IQ, the ground-breaking instant quoting tool that provides immediate, accurate quotes for patent translation & foreign patent filing.  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

 

Derwent

Derwent, A Clarivate Analytics Company, powers the innovation lifecycle from idea to commercialization – with trusted patent data, applications, and services including Derwent Innovation, Derwent World Patent Index, Derwent Patent Citation Index, and Derwent Data Analyzer. Their solutions are used to monitor technology trends and competitive landscapes, inform the freedom to operate analysis, secure patent rights, monetize and license assets and support litigation activities.  Derwent solutions are built for inventors, patent attorneys and licensing specialists at start-ups and the largest global innovators, legal professionals at the leading intellectual property practices, and patent examiners at more than 40 patent offices.  Derwent Innovation provides trusted patent data and tools to monitor technology trends and competitive landscapes, inform FTO opinions, prosecute patents, monetize and license assets and support litigation activities. Derwent World Patents Index provides curated patent content enriched with enhanced titles and comprehensive abstracts in English.   And our suite of IP Services provides a one-stop-shop to support all aspects of patent research, docketing, paralegal and other support functions.

 

Enhance Product Development

Enhance Logo on BlueEnhance 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.

 

Soryn IP Group

Soryn IP Group, LLC is a patent advisory and litigation finance firm dedicated to building value at every stage of the patent lifecycle. Through a unique combination of business, legal and financial acumen, we manage, monetize and finance the intellectual property of clients ranging from universities to billion dollar corporations. In response to today’s patent market dynamics, our team provides a host of patent-centric services to innovation intensive entities in all technology areas. A testament to our expertise, the Soryn advisory client roster includes Fortune 20 companies, elite universities and award winning technology companies in a host of fields, both in the U.S. and abroad.

 

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 the 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.

 

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.

 

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 their 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 un-paralleled in its ability to identify, secure, analyze and monetize intellectual property in a rapidly developing secondary market for patent assets.

 

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 their affiliate offices around the globe.

 

Ericsson

Ericsson 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.

 

Gray Reed

Gray Reed 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 valuation of corporate IP portfolios

 

Sterne Kessler

Sterne Kessler is an intellectual property specialty firm dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of IP rights for our clients. Our team of attorneys, registered patent agents, student associates, and technical specialists include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of intellectual property law. Most of our professionals hold an advanced-level degree, including more than 50 with a doctorate in science or engineering. Teaming with our IP professionals is a dynamic and extraordinarily capable team of managers and staff in a work environment with robust technical platforms, protocols, and systems for the highest levels of efficiency in delivering a full suite of services to clients.

 

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.