January 24–27, 2022
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Sean Thompson

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Sean is the Director of IP Investment Strategies and General Counsel for Parabellum Capital, where he is responsible for Parabellum’s investments in the intellectual property space. He also serves as the firm’s General Counsel.

Sean writes and speaks frequently on issues relating to patent litigation finance. He is a member of the IAM Strategy 300 and has been recognized as one of 100 global leaders in legal finance by LawDragon.

Sean is an experienced IP litigator, having represented both patent owners and accused infringers. Before joining Parabellum, Sean was senior litigation counsel at a leading patent licensing firm. Prior to that, he was patent litigator at WilmerHale, where he represented some of the largest technology and pharmaceutical companies in the world. While at WilmerHale, he litigated cases involving patents directed to a wide range of technologies, including semiconductors, unmanned aerial vehicles, and pharmaceutical processes. Sean began his career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Sean earned his joint J.D./LL.M. from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell Law Review. He received his B.A. from Boston College and his M.S. from the London School of Economics.

Sessions with Sean Thompson

03:00 PM EST
January 24, 2022

The PTAB as the First Hurdle to Patent Monetization: How Patent Owners and Litigation Financers Deal with this Omnipresent Threat

From increasing damage awards into the billions of dollars, to a new hot patent court for plaintiffs in West Texas, to increased financing available from litigation funders to growth in competitor lawsuits with large entities looking to monetize their own portfolios, there is a changing face of patent litigation as we head into a post-pandemic world. Of course, the PTAB…

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Sean Thompson
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