Philip W. Kline
284 Partners, LLC
Philip Kline has extensive experience in IP valuation and monetization, including assisting clients in negotiation IP licenses. He has represented a broad range of clients, including charitable foundations, small companies, and multi-national corporations. Mr. Kline has valued IP in a variety of contexts, including damages quantification, bankruptcy, tax planning, and tax disputes. Mr. Kline has assisted in the quantification of damages resulting from numerous causes of action, including patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, theft of trade secret, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, breach of contract, and false advertising.
Mr. Kline’s experience also spans a variety of industries. He has worked extensively in the wireless telecommunications space, assisting both licensors and licensees in assessing whether proposed royalty rates for standard essential patents are fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory. He has also worked on engagements pertaining to medical devices, consumer electronics, industrial networking, and transportation.
Mr. Kline has held, and continues to hold, a variety of leadership positions in industry organizations. He is currently chair of the American Bar Association (ABA), Intellectual Property Law (IPL) Section’s Monetization and Valuation of IP Committee. He is also the ABA IPL’s liaison to the Licensing Executive Society’s Intellectual Property Valuation and Standards Committee.
Mr. Kline has been named one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists by Intangible Asset Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of Illinois and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) – a designation started by the Licensing Executive Society. Mr. Kline holds a B.A. from The University of Southern California in Economics and International Relations, Magna Cum Laude.