We help clients license out significant patents and portfolios. Our lawyers have been involving in licensing and license planning for more than 25 years. We have crafted licenses involving tens or hundreds of millions of dollars and dozens of patents, down to small licenses where no money changed hands but where the deals were strategically significant.
We help clients decide whether licensing is preferred over selling or litigating their patents and, if so, work with them to craft either one-off licenses or entire license programs. In cases where many licenses are likely, we provide valuable input on the sequence of licensing, the timing, who to approach first, and the license model itself.
We work with clients to position their patents and portfolios to achieve maximum value from licensing, and use proprietary technology to expedite, simplify, and smooth the licensing process.
Our license advice takes into account current business practices to insure that a license plan is both realistic and “normal” when viewed from the perspective of the licensee, avoiding snags. We also take into account recent legal developments to craft solid licenses that avoid challenge and pitfalls and use fee models that stand up in court when licenses fail. We take into account significant tax issues.
We have significant connections into many companies who may be interested in licensing patents or purchasing them.