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IAM Magazine - Feb. 18, 2019
Congress needs to pass legislation to clarify the morass of decisions about what is/isn't patent-eligible.
IP Watchdog.com - Nov. 2, 2018
Director Iancu has made excellent strides in the right direction.
IP Watchdog.com - Feb. 19, 2018
Envisioning what Director Iancu should say to his Patent Office team on his first day in office... People have been asking me about my new job: Are …
IP Watchdog.com - Jan. 29, 2018
What’s abundantly clear – and disastrous for both the patent system and the public – is that the PTAB’s Kafkaesque rules for complaining about anything outside of …
IP Watchdog.com - Nov. 28, 2017
I was dismayed recently when I received my invitation from Unified Patents to their conference where the keynote speaker was David Ruschke, Chief Judge for the Patent …
IP Watchdog.com - Sep. 28, 2017
The next several weeks will see much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth about Allergan’s transaction with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Our point is …
Last year we published our inaugural top 40 market makers – our ranking of the main movers and shakers in the global patent transactions and investment market. The list is back again this year, in the latest issue of IAM, with the same aim – lifting the veil on those who really drive the deals eco-system; but, not surprisingly for a market that is experiencing so much flux, there are plenty of new faces. Read more »
From the IAM blog
June 24, 2014
by Richard Lloyd
Making contact - One of the big attractions of the IPBC remains the excellent networking opportunities. The IAM blog never misses an opportunity to connect with senior members of the IP community, so on Tuesday morning I sat down for breakfast with Gerald Holtzman, president of Personalized Media Communications, a business which has generated $300 million in licensing revenues, with $225 million coming since 2011.
“Having joined PMC in the mid-90s (previously he was a lawyer in private practice), Holtzman has clear views on the state of the IP market. He rejects the most commonly accepted monikers such as NPE, PAE and troll – quite simply, he says, he’s a patent owner. Although he despairs of many of the challenges that rights holders face in trying to monetise their assets, he was supportive of the recent decisions handed down by the US Supreme Court and the rise of inter partes reviews. “I want the world to be rid of bad patents,” he insisted. As he then turned his attention to networking for the rest of the day, he would probably have found many who agree. Serious players of whatever kind hate bad patents. RL
"Meet the IP Market Makers"
Intellectual Asset Management – July 2014
One of the earliest patent monetisation-focused businesses, Personalized Media Communications (PMC) remains a strong force today. This is in no small part thanks to Gerald Holtzman. Read more »
“Valuations Soar on Smartphone Patents and Stocks”
August 9, 2011
What hath the Nortel auction wrought? Never before has it been so apparent that the right patents in the right hands (at the right time) are valuable financial assets. Read more »
Personalized Media Communications, which develops, owns and licenses a seminal portfolio of electronics patents, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted it a patent for digital rights management (DRM). Read more »