Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 05, 2023
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Unless you have a plan for how to use your patents, they can wind up simply as expensive pieces of paper.  Instead, you can use patents as a significant source of revenue, whether from licensing, sale, settlements, or judgments.  Most patent owners, however, are unaware of this.  As a result, they leave the revenue that can be derived from those patent portfolios on the table.

And there are various ways that you can unlock the value of your patents, even if you do not have the capital do so.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The wide variety of funding mechanisms for financing patent monetization efforts that require little or no up-front investment from the patent owner.
  • How patent owners can leverage such funding to engage in licensing or litigation effectively against large infringers in ways that would not be possible without external financing.
  • Strategies for building patent portfolios that are designed from the outset for maximum monetization value.
  • The types of patent monetization campaigns that are most appealing to funders.
  • The types of expenses a funder will pay for in a monetization campaign.
  • The growth of markets for selling and licensing patents without litigation.

The panelists, which include a patent attorney, patent litigator, and patent monetization funder, all with extensive experience in managing and monetizing patent portfolios, will explain a variety of approaches for generating revenue from patent portfolios, in an interactive discussion based on the most common situations they encounter.  Bring your questions about the options that are available to you or your clients for an engaging conversation about the latest strategies for maximizing profit from patent portfolios.


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast



General knowledge in intellectual property monetization


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Robert Plotkin, Software Patent Lawyer & Founding Partner
Blueshift IP

Robert Plotkin has been a patent attorney specializing in growing strategic patent portfolios for over 25 years, with a particular specialty in obtaining patents for software and computer technology. He is the co-founder of the boutique patent firm, Blueshift IP, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Robert is an MIT-educated computer scientist and uses his combined expertise in patent law and computer science to maximize the value of his clients’ patent portfolios in the US and worldwide. His clients have profitably sold and licensed the patents he has obtained for them to major corporations worldwide. Robert is also a named inventor and owner of dozens of patents that he has monetized successfully.

Benjamin M. Stern, Partner & Co-Chair of IP Litigation Practice
20+ Years of Intellectual Property Litigation Experience with Emphasis on Patents

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Benjamin M. Stern is a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on patent litigation and has extensive trial experience representing multinational and entrepreneurial companies in federal and state courts nationwide, as well before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

With a strong background in both intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, Ben assists clients in protecting and enforcing their rights. Ben combines impressive courtroom experience with knowledge of complex technologies that allows him to translate sophisticated subject matter into understandable concepts for judges and juries. He has represented numerous companies in patent litigations, including in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware, and Northern District of California.

Ben has extensive technical experience in numerous industries, including telecommunications, software, semiconductors, consumer products, data storage systems, SMS messaging, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), speech recognition, video monitoring products, medical devices, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.

Russell J. Genet, Director
Longford Capital Management, LP

Russ is a Director at Longford Capital, responsible for investment sourcing, underwriting and monitoring. Russ has over 25 years experience representing clients in enforcing intellectual property rights in a wide array of industries. He has litigated complex intellectual property matters in federal courts throughout the United States and before the Federal Circuit. He has also prosecuted patent applications and represented clients in interferences, ex parte reexaminations, and inter partes reviews in the U.S. Patent Office.  Russ has been recognized by Chambers for Litigation Finance in IP, LawDragon as Global Leader in Litigation Finance, and as an Illinois Super Lawyer. Prior to joining Longford, Russ was a partner in the international law firm, Nixon Peabody LLP where he served as leader of the firm’s national IP Litigation practice group. Russ is a graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in electrical engineering, and Chicago-Kent College of Law.


Robert Plotkin, Software Patent Lawyer & Founding Partner

Blueshift IP


Benjamin M. Stern, Partner & Co-Chair of IP Litigation Practice

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP


Russell J. Genet, Director

Longford Capital Management, LP

  • Overview of patent monetization: options, benefits, challenges, and strategies
  • Designing you patent portfolio for maximum monetization value from the ground up
  • Key pitfalls to avoid when obtaining patents for monetization
  • Collaborating for success with your patent monetization team

Date & Time:

Thursday, October 05, 2023

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Patent Lawyers & Consultants
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers & Consultants
  • Technology Licensing Managers/Officers
  • Patent Portfolio Managers
  • VPs/Directors of Patent
  • Patent Managers
  • Patent Agents
  • Chief Patent Counsel
  • Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
  • Intellectual Property Managers
  • General/In-house Counsel
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Robert PlotkinSoftware Patent Lawyer & Founding Partner
Blueshift IP
Benjamin M. SternPartner & Co-Chair of IP Litigation Practice
20+ Years of Intellectual Property Litigation Experience with Emphasis on Patents
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Russell J. GenetDirector
Longford Capital Management, LP



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