Patent Monetization: Legal and Business Strategies

Evaluating Key Patents, Analyzing Options, and Implementing a Monetization Plan

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Course Materials

This CLE course will provide guidance to patent counsel to understand the steps for identifying key patents and weighing the available options for monetization. The panel will offer best practices for implementing a monetization plan.


While few companies can garner the $900 million price tag that Nortel will be getting from Google for its patent portfolio, patent monetization can provide a patent owner a significant source of revenue. However, monetizing patents is difficult, expensive and can pose risk.

To leverage the value of their patents, patent owners must understand the requirements to create and develop the necessary infrastructure for monetizing the patents, to identify and value the key patents, and to determine the strategies to optimize monetization.

Listen as our authoritative panel of patent attorneys examines the steps for identifying key patents, weighing the available options for monetization and offers best practices for implementing a monetization plan. The panel will also examine legal issues commonly encountered and how the courts have addressed those issues.



  1. Building the patent portfolio
    1. Determining goals
    2. Risks of patent monetization
    3. Identifying key patents
    4. Valuation of patents
    5. Determining what to protect
  2. Seeking protection
  3. Monetization strategies
    1. Determining a target
    2. Key considerations
      1. Ability to commercialize
      2. Value of depriving competitor of technologies
      3. Licensee’s or acquirer’s portfolio
      4. Economic impact
    3. Selling
    4. Licensing
    5. Pooling
    6. Litigation


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the risks of monetizing patents?
  • How can patent owners/companies monetize their patent assets without putting their core business in jeopardy?
  • What options are available to leverage the value of a company's patents for monetization?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Randy J. Pritzker
Randy J. Pritzker

Wolf Greenfield

His legal experience covers the full spectrum of IP issues, including patent and trademark portfolio management,...  |  Read More

Michael A. Albert
Michael A. Albert

Wolf Greenfield

He co-chairs the firm's Litigation Group and focuses his practice on patent litigation. He also litigates in the areas...  |  Read More

Joseph J. Cote, Jr.
Joseph J. Cote, Jr.
Managing Director
Cote Associates

He assists clients in the acquisition, sale or licensing of their IP, including patents, technology, know-how, and...  |  Read More

Phil Stern
Phil Stern
Chief Executive Officer

He leads the company’s Patent Transaction Practice, having developed the analytics and methodology for our...  |  Read More

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