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LES Houston Chapter: The Market Value of Patents, A Discussion of Recent Transactions and Trends
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LES Houston Chapter: The Market Value of Patents, A Discussion of recent transactions and trends

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: HESS Club
5430 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas  77056
United States
Contact: Chris Johnson
(713) 487-8835

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LES Houston Chapter presents:

The Market Value of Patents, A Discussion of Recent Transactions and Trends

Discussion and Networking Reception

Program Description

The market value of patent assets peaked around 2012, after the patent-litigation wars around LTE and smartphone technology led to bidding wars between telecommunications market players. Since then, a number of events have occurred that depressed the market prices of patent assets significantly, including Congress's enactment of the America Invents Act, which established new ways to invalidate patents, and a string of court cases that make it more difficult to assert patents in the United States. However, it appears that the market might be shifting slightly better. We will look at trends in the marketplace, including asset price trends, major transactions, and the interest of financial sponsors investing in this asset class.

Texas CLE Credits: 1.25 hours approved


Thursday, September 20, 2018

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 


5430 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX  77056 

Heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer will be served.


Through September 17:

LES member: $30.00

Non-member: $40.00

Full-time student/post-doc: $10.00

Faculty/staff of LES nonprofit educational institution member$10.00


After September 17:

LES member:


Full-time student/post-doc: 

Faculty/staff of LES nonprofit educational institution member: 



Chris Johnson
Economic Analytics Consulting, LLC



Chris Johnson is a Principal with Economic Analytics Consulting, LLC. Mr. Johnson has over 15 years of experience providing consulting services to a range of public and private companies. Mr. Johnson’s core strengths include economic and financial analysis. Much of his work involves predicting economic actions based upon a variety of assumptions and quantifying the impact of such behaviors. This work is often performed in the context of economic analyses, expert witness services in litigation matters or valuation analyses.

Mr. Johnson conducts economic analyses such as economic impact and feasibility studies that focus on understanding and quantifying the impact of a stimulus, or change, on a local economy. Mr. Johnson has also been designated as an expert in Federal and State Courts and has experience in areas such as the analysis of intellectual property damages, lost profits analyses, quantification of contract damages and class action damages. Mr. Johnson has provided valuation services in the context of litigation matters and for management’s strategic planning and financial reporting. He has valued intellectual property, businesses, options, warrants, preferred stock and other complex financial instruments.





Brent Reynolds
Houlihan Lokey, Financial Advisory Services

Brent Reynolds is a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services practice, and has over a decade of experience assisting clients through evaluation of intellectual property and related technology in support of strategic decisions and commercial transactions.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Reynolds was the head of a start-up hedge fund that focused on trading around public companies with exposure to intellectual property litigations and risks. Prior to this position, Mr. Reynolds performed IP advisory services at Ocean Tomo and Charles River Associates. Mr. Reynolds has also assisted with financial planning and analysis at AES, Corp., a multinational power company.
Mr. Reynolds has advised clients on a variety of topics around intellectual property and technology, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic management, monetization, asset transactions, portfolio valuation, litigation valuation, enterprise valuation, economic damages in the context of IP disputes, licensing negotiation support, and technology transfer agreements.

These engagements included assistance in diverse industries including, oilfield services, coal, wireless communications, communications security, software, electricity, robotics, advanced materials, and many others. Mr. Reynolds has a specific interest in the application of advanced technologies in industrial applications, including topics such as oilfield digitization, industrial automation, and big data applications in the energy and power industries.
Mr. Reynolds holds a B.A. in Finance and an MBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School. He is a CFA charterholder.


Andrew Dennis
Managing Director, OTC
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Andrew P. Dennis graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Following undergraduate education, he entered into the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he earned his doctoral degree studying gene transcription and the involvement of the proteasome degradation machinery. During his doctoral education he was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Department of Defense and the Dean’s Award. Andrew has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles through his work as a graduate student.

Andrew’s financial and business interests in healthcare led him toward a career in the technology transfer field within the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, where he has served in several roles, most recently as Managing Director of the OTC. In this role, he oversees the OTC’s licensing and commercialization efforts of new inventions by OTC staff members. In addition, he continues to negotiate license agreements, form start-up companies, develop commercialization strategies amongst inventors and institutional research programs, and facilitate the development of business relationships with our healthcare industry partners, all with the goal of driving cancer care forward.






The HESS Club is located in the Galleria area at 5430 Westheimer, about one mile west of Loop 610 between Yorktown and Chimney Rock. HESS is a low, freestanding building behind the much taller, white building.

Turn at the the blue HESS sign on the north side of Westheimer at a short street named Westheimer Way, just east of the large brown building.

Turn left at the HESS sign and drive through the portico of the HESS Club to an open air parking area.

If it is raining look for the underground parking area off Westheimer Way just before reaching the HESS portico. Enter HESS from the north end of the underground parking lot.

The Houston chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after September 17th.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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