What We Do

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.


About Us

Company Overview

Founded:                         2012
Funding :                         Yearly Subscription Fees       
Current Subscribers:    60+ companies ranging from startups to $30+ billion corporations



Kevin has more than twelve years of intellectual property experience as in-house and outside counsel, much of it spent defending technology companies from attacks by NPEs. Most recently, Kevin served as Intuit’s Head of IP Litigation. Prior to Intuit, Kevin was a patent litigator with Kaye Scholer LLP and Howrey LLP where he represented clients in various technology areas. He began his career as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Kevin has a JD from George Washington University Law School and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA..


Shawn is responsible for running Unified’s operations, membership recruitment and marketing. He is Chairman-elect of Licensing Executives Society (LES) US / Canada - High Tech Sector (HTS). Most recently, Shawn was VP of Licensing and Business Development at Intertrust Technologies, Inc. responsible for patent and technology licensing programs with over $500 million in revenue. Prior to that he served as EVP at Nextreaming (KOSDAQ) and co-founded Envivio (NASDAQ; ENVI). Shawn has a JD/MBA from Boston University and a BS in Mathematics from UCLA..