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You Won't Believe What They Sold! Lessons From 10 years of Patent Market Analysis

  • 15 Mar 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • MacArthur Park, Palo Alto, CA

LES Silicon Valley Chapter In-Person Event: Program & Networking

"You Won't Believe What They Sold!
Lessons From 10 years
of Patent Market Analysis"

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Location: MacArthur Park
27 University Avenue, Palo Alto (parking available)

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – Registration, Networking,
Heavy Appetizers & Cash Bar
5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. – Program
6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Networking, Dessert & Door Prizes


REGISTRATION FEES: The Silicon Valley Chapter is pleased to maintain its in-person meeting registration fees for LES members and non-members at the 2019 level.

You are cordially invited to attend the LES Silicon Valley Chapter’s in-person program and networking event at MacArthur Park in Palo Alto.

Mask Requirement and Participation Agreement.

Thank you to our Host:


What can we learn from 10 years of companies and NPEs patent buying and selling? Want to know what characteristics of patents cause them to increase in value? Who spends the most buying patents? What happens to those patents sold by Nokia, IBM, and Cypress Semiconductor? What is the price of a patent today and how has it changed? This is the 10th year that Kent Richardson and Erik Oliver, Richardson Oliver Law Group, have published their in-depth patent market analysis. Kent answers these questions and more.

Additionally, Kent will provide a quick introduction to the cross-industry open standard, SPIF, for easily and uniquely identifying patents. Now available on Google Patents, the SPIF standard simplifies one of the most tedious jobs in our field, clearly identifying patent assets from around the world.

Kent Richardson, Partner, Richardson Oliver Law Group
Kent counsels clients on a variety of patent and business matters, including patent buying, selling, licensing, valuation, prosecution, and operations. He provides data driven advice using his firm’s proprietary database of patent market information covering more than 230,000 patent assets. He has licensing and marketing patent portfolio experience, resulting in more than $600 million worth of patent license bookings. Kent has served as an expert witness on patent monetization and licensing practices in UK and US cases.

Before founding ROL Group, Kent was general manager of ThinkFire Services USA, Ltd’s Silicon Valley office. He has worked in various senior management roles with growth businesses such as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs at Sezmi, Managing Director at Constellation Capital, Vice President of Intellectual Property at Rambus and General Counsel at Numerical Technologies. He was also a private practice attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Kent has over 40 published articles and has lectured on patent strategy, intellectual property, and related business issues at Stanford, Santa Clara, Center for Intellectual Property, IPBC, and LES.  He is a member of the California Bar, and a US Patent and Trademark Office registered patent attorney. Kent holds five US patents. He has a JD and a BSc in computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada.

CLE: .45 minutes CLE credit available (California).


Mask Requirement:
For event entry, you will need to show (paper or digital) proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.  Do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive within the past 14 days, or been in close contact with anyone suspected of having COVID-19. 

Please wear a mask when not drinking or eating.

COVID-19 is an inherent risk when people gather.  You voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19, and release LES, its chapters, and the event organizers/speakers/hosts, from all liabilities and claims, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, relating thereto. This is a general release and waives all rights and protections under California Civil Code section 1542.

Participation Agreement:
When registering, LES requires all attendees to review the Participation Agreement accompanying the online registration form. All attendees will be asked to “Agree” when they register for an event.  Failure to Agree will prohibit you from attending the LES event.

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