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NYC September Event

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Wiggin and Dana LLP
450 Lexington Avenue
38th Floor
New York, New York  10017
United States
Contact: Janet MacLeod

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What's New in Patent Monetization?

Join us for light appetizers and drinks, and an expert panel discussion

September 28 
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wiggin and Dana LLP
450 Lexington Ave, 38th Fl
New York, NY10017


"Monetization" of patents—i.e., making money from a patent or patent portfolio—has evolved from a model that relied solely on traditional direct licensing to include a diverse and exciting array of new modes that can be used to potentially profit from patent assets.  Models for monetization include patent sales, creation of special purpose entities, joint licensing programs, licensing agents and a multitude of new structures.  Such new models have risks, financing needs, and have been the subject of controversy.  Our panel will include top representatives from a variety of organizations who will share their experiences and unique perspective on the many ways being used to monetize patent assets.


Register by September 26 for the Early Bird Discount!

Through September 26:
Members: $25.00
Future Members: $50.00
After September 26:
Members: $40.00
Future Members: $65.00

(Online registration is easy on your computer or smart phone!)


Joseph M. Casino, Partner

Wiggin and Dana LLP

Joe leads Wiggin and Dana’s Intellectual Property Practice. He has 20 years of experience as a lead counsel in patent litigation in more than 100 cases. He has also advised clients on complex licensing matters, patent monetization issues, patent portfolio development and worldwide intellectual property strategic counseling. Joe frequently writes and lectures on cutting edge patent issues.



Michael Gulliford, Managing Principal
Soryn Capital Partners

Michael Gulliford is the Founder and a Managing Principal at Soryn IP Group, an IP advisory and finance firm. Prior to Soryn, Michael was a partner in the patent litigation group at Kirkland and Ellis.  He has repeatedly been named to the list of the Leading IP Strategists in the World by Intellectual Asset Management and regularly speaks on the latest patent developments.  His most recent publications have appeared in Forbes, Intellectual Asset Management, and IP Watchdog.


Orin Herskowitz, VP of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer
Columbia University

In addition to his role as Vice President, Orin Herskowitz serves as Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures, which manages more than 350 invention disclosures emerging from Columbia’s research labs each year, leading to over 100 license deals and over 20 new start-ups annually. Mr. Herskowitz has served on boards or as the Principle Investigator for several innovation and entrepreneurship-focused initiatives, including the NYC Media Lab, PowerBridgeNY, and the Columbia Coulter Translational Partnership. Prior to joining Columbia, he spent seven years with the Boston Consulting Group's New York office.


Neill Taylor, General Counsel
Round Rock Research, LLC
Sound View Innovations, LLC

Neill joined Round Rock Research in 2012 as VP Law and General Counsel responsible for supervising and administering all legal affairs for the company as well as for Sound View Innovations (formed in 2013). Round Rock and Sound View are patent licensing companies that own and license substantial patent portfolios.

Before joining Round Rock, Neill was Corporate VP and Chief IP Counsel of Motorola Mobility, Inc., responsible for the intellectual property law and litigation functions in support of MMI’s Android smart phones, and the preparation, prosecution and legal support for MMI’s patent portfolio of approximately 24,000 patents and applications worldwide. Neill had a leading role in setting the strategy for and negotiating MMI’s $12.5B acquisition agreement with Google in August 2011.


Phil Hartstein, President & CEO
Finjan Holdings, Inc.

Phil Hartstein is President and CEO of Finjan Holdings, Inc.  (NASDAQ: FNJN), a cybersecurity company celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016. He oversees the direction and management of current assets and future investments as well as working with the company’s executive management team to implement the shareholder’s vision as a pubic technology company and advance the company’s position as a global leader in proactive behavior-based cybersecurity. Finjan’s IP assets cover landmark technologies that detect malicious code and protect end users from identity and data theft, spyware, malware, phishing, trojans and other online threats. To date, Finjan has licensed its intellectual property to major technology companies and generating income approaching $200 million through its licensing and enforcement programs. More recently, the company has extended its innovative history in cybersecurity to launch businesses in both mobile security application development and risk advisory services and has seen early returns from its investment in next-generation cybersecurity technologies through Jerusalem Venture Partners (the “JVP” fund). 


Registrations cancelled by September 26 are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations after September 26 are non-refundable; however, substitutions are allowed.  Call Dana Whitley at (703) 234-4054 for assistance with cancellations or substitutions.


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