Unified addresses the risk and cost of NPE litigation by strategically protecting broad areas of technology, such as cloud storage or content delivery. Unified's unique solution partners large companies, SMEs and startups to proactively deter NPE activity. The resources that we use include monitoring, market intelligence, claims analysis and USPTO challenges. By protecting important areas of technology, or Zones, Unified mitigates NPE risk for its members' most important products and services.
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On February 5, 2015, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,
On February 3, 2016, Unified Patents Inc. petitioned for inter partes
On Friday, January 15, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
On January 11, 2016, Unified Patents Inc. petitioned for inter
Unified mitigates the risk and cost of NPE litigation by protecting broad areas of technology called Zones.
Unified partners with large companies, SMEs and startups to proactively deter NPE activity. Resources employed include monitoring, market intelligence, claims analysis and USPTO challenges.
By protecting Zones Unified helps to manage NPE risk for its members'
most important products and services.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Unified Patents
David brings almost 30 years of management consulting, software and business development experience to Unified Patents. Prior to joining Unified, David served as Vice President of Client Development at RPX Corporation where he played a major role in building out RPX’s client base starting in 2008.
Prior to RPX David was owner and principal of Cascade 10, LLC, providing strategic business planning and development services to clients in online automotive, financial services and real estate. Prior to starting Cascade 10, he worked at The Cobalt Group (now CDK Global)overseeing business development and strategy, as well as sales and service to automotive OEMs and dealers including GM, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota.
Prior to Cobalt, David worked at 2Bridge Software in San Francisco where he oversaw product management and secured pilot clients including Goldman, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo. In 1992, he co-founded Ledge Multimedia, a software consulting business subsequently sold to Dataware Technologies in 1995. Mr. Potts was a management consultant for ATKearney/JSA where he led projects for European aerospace companies including Aerospatiale, Thomson CSF and URENCO. He started his career at General Electric.
Mr. Potts has a BA in history from the University of Virginia and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Jonathan Stroud, a former patent examiner and litigator for Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, has litigated, examined, prosecuted, negotiated, and counseled clients through patent disputes, focusing on the patentability disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) and their complex interactions with other forms of litigation.
At the USPTO for five years, Mr. Stroud examined medical devices, such as minimally invasive surgical devices, stents, shunts, bone implants, heart valves, cutters, spacers, electrodes, and many other medical technologies. Mr. Stroud interned at the U.S. International Trade Commission for Judge Robert K. Rogers, where he focused on discovery disputes in administrative proceedings.
At Finnegan, he represented clients such as LG, Eli Lilly & Co., BMW, Bausch & Lomb, and Freedom Innovations on dozens of covered business method (CBM), post-grant (PGR), and inter partes reviews (IPRs) for both patent owners and petitioners, drafting petitions, responses, and motions. He drafted a CBM filed the first night of the proceedings’ availability that resulted in all claims being held unpatentable.
He now manages outside counsel, settlement and licensing negotiations, prior art analysis, legal strategy, and prepares, drafts, and files IPR proceedings for Unified.
He earned his J.D. with honors from American University Washington College of Law; his B.S. in biomedical engineering from Tulane University; and his M.A. in print journalism from the University of Southern California.
|Price||Free||$995||$35,000 and up|
|Pledge to notify before selling to an NPE|
|Annual Revenue of Company||< $20 M||< $20 M||No limit|
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|NPE patent prior art analysis|
|License to any patent acquired or licensed by Unified|
|Invalidity opinion letters of counsel|
|Lobbying for reducing NPE activity|
|Deterrence against future NPE activity|
|Patent landscape analysis|
|Patent market tracking|
|Zone Prior Art Repository|
|First right to purchase patents from Unified|
|Patent litigation/PTAB database and analytics|
|Free NPE insurance (Supplied through IPISC)|
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