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Apple must pay $308 million for a patent infringement on iTunes, a jury ruled. Apple has appealed.

Business Insider - Mar. 22, 2021

Apple Told to Pay $308.5 Million for Infringing DRM Patent

Bloomberg - Mar. 19, 2021

The Fed. Circ.'s Secret Merger Of Alice Steps 1 And 2

IP Law360 - Jun. 17, 2020

At the Federal Circuit: Patents Are Being Found Eligible Exclusively Under Step One

"Rolling the Dice on Eligibility"

IAM Magazine - Feb. 18, 2019

Congress needs to pass legislation to clarify the morass of decisions about what is/isn't patent-eligible.

"A Patent Dream Come True"

IP - Nov. 2, 2018

Director Iancu has made excellent strides in the right direction.

"The Message USPTO Director Iancu Should Deliver to the Office"

IP - 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 …

"If it Looks Like a Kangaroo, Hops Like a Kangaroo…"

IP - 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 …

"PTAB Chief Judge Ruschke Must be Beyond Reproach"

IP - 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 …

"It’s Time to Stop PTAB Gamesmanship"

IP - 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 …

"The 40 individuals who drive the global patent market named in the latest issue of IAM"
October 5, 2015

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 Wins Patent for Digital Rights Management”
August 5, 2011

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 »

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