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Patent Monetization. Ragnar Olson Global IP Law Group, LLC. Patent Value – Phase I . Patent Valuation. Market Area Digital Media (Streaming/Gaming) Wireless Infrastructure (4G) Smartphone Functionality Social Networking Patent Filing Factors Filing Dates - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Patent Monetization

Ragnar OlsonGlobal IP Law Group, LLC1Patent Valuation2Patent Value Phase I Market AreaDigital Media (Streaming/Gaming)Wireless Infrastructure (4G)Smartphone FunctionalitySocial Networking

Patent Filing FactorsFiling DatesIssued Patents = Current Claim CoverageDisclosure/Open ContinuationsWorldwide CoverageAccess to InventorsReexamination

Patent Valuation3Patent Value Phase II InfringementClaim ChartsIndependent/Dependent ClaimsReverse Engineering

Financial AnalysisIndustry Growth RatesRoyalty RatesPenetration Rates

EncumbrancesLicensed/Available Market

Patent Valuation4Monetization OptionsLitigation




Ways to Monetize5Litigation Often Exclusive Monetization Avenue of Law Firms

High Risk/High Reward

Slow Many Years

Highly Adversarial

Willingness to Participate

Ways to Monetize6LicensingProvides Ongoing Revenue

Still AdversarialCarrot v. Stick

Creates Significant DJ Risk

Difficult Without Litigation

Ways to Monetize7SaleLower Risk/ Lower Reward

Variety of OptionsPrivate Sale Public Auction

Lower DJ Risk/Friendly Transaction

Ways to Monetize8HybridSome Upfront Money

Backend Participation

Acquiring Party Has Full Litigation Decision

Sellers Willingness to Participate

Repurchase ClauseActive Patent Companies9

Privileged & Confidential Attorney-Client Communication

Current Patent Suits10

Patent Acquirers 11BuyersStrategic BuyersOperating CompaniesDefensive or OffensiveWill Pay a Premium

Aggressive Non-Practicing EntitiesLicensing CompaniesHybrid Option

Defensive Non-Practicing EntitiesAcquire Patents on Behalf of MembersNo Assertion May Sell Patents Back Into Market

Global IP Law GroupResultsIn early 2009, we formed an innovative law firm dedicated to monetizing patent assets through sales, licensing, and litigation. Our partners developed their expertise at elite law firms and an innovative investment bank, and we have a strong mix of corporate and law firm experience (large and small), and have extensive entrepreneurial experience.

Steve Steger Brinks Hofer; Mayer Brown; Accenture; Brunswick; Ygomi

Ragnar Olson Drug Enforcement Administration; Ocean Tomo

David BertenKirkland & Ellis/Bartlit Beck; founded Competition Law Group in 1999

Graham Gerst Kirkland & Ellis; U.S. Department of Justice

Cindy AhnKirkland & Ellis; Third Wave Technologies (General Counsel)

Since formation, the firm has more than 100 agreements pending or closed, with a total value in excess of $5 billion.


12Contact Information13Thank YouRagnar Olson, PartnerGLOBALIP LAWGROUP, LLC123 N. Wacker DriveSuite 2350Chicago, Illinois [email protected]:312.241.1503Cell: 312.343.4103