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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 August 4, 2015, in an inter partes review (“IPR”) filed by Unified
On July 17, 2015, the PTAB instituted Unified Patents’
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.
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.
|Membership Tiers||Pledge (<20M)||Enterprise (>20M)|
|Price||Free||$35,000 and up|
|Pledge to notify before selling to an NPE|
|Annual Revenue of Company||< $20M||No limit|
|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|
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