Patent LicensingNorth Weber & Baugh LLP has successfully represented its clients in both offensive and defensive patent licensing negotiations. Our attorneys combine a deep technical and legal understanding in negotiating positive resolutions to patent licensing disputes. Our firm has engaged in over fifty patent licensing negotiations including disputes having parallel litigation. We have sat across the table from many of the largest multi-national companies in the world as well as numerous non-practicing entities.
The majority of our licensing practice focuses on defending our clients against patent monetization programs. We have been adverse to most of the well-known publicly traded companies that implement licensing programs to monetize their patents. This experience has provided us a strong understanding of the patents being asserted by these companies and corresponding infringement positions. In almost every case, we have also brought our clients’ patents to the table, shown that these patents are being infringed, which has resulted in a drastic reduction to a license payment or a complete walkaway. This experience and our familiarity with many of the products sold by companies that monetize patents allows us to efficiently and cost-effectively respond to infringement allegations and assert our clients’ patents during negotiations.
Our firm has developed multiple patent licensing programs including programs for a large Silicon Valley corporation and a top-tier University. We have built these programs from the ground-up and driven them to highly-successful completions.