Patent Prosecution

Patent Monetization

We help our clients obtain the maximum value for their patent portfolios.

Our expertise is in protecting and enhancing the value of technology and business through skillful IP planning and execution, and in assisting clients as they manage the profitability of their patent portfolios. We provide experienced planning and execution of strategies to gather a return on the value of innovations vital to ongoing business success. With extensive expertise in medical software and hardware, our team of patent lawyers has helped research-based organizations and businesses create hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. For example, one such client has a portfolio of hundreds of patents. To date, Quarles has been their integral partner in organizing and managing their commercialization plans, licensing strategy, licensing negotiations, and when needed, enforcement actions. The result is a portfolio that is 99 percent licensed, with revenues well in excess of $100 million attributable to the licensing efforts.

We have worked with many research and development-oriented clients since the inception of their successful technology transfer and licensing programs. We have also worked to develop IP strategies for participation in standards organizations and patent pools. Although these strategies can present significant business opportunities and reduced legal exposure, recent litigation histories show that a failure to steer clear of the numerous antitrust and related issues can have devastating consequences. Our expertise includes working with corporate clients to gain the business advantages of IP cooperation while avoiding potential legal pitfalls.

Regardless of the size of an entity's patent portfolio or individual licensing opportunities, our expertise allows us to provide advice at critical stages to grow and attain a highly profitable patent licensing program. Once a licensing program is established, we work alongside our clients as they manage the program efficiently and effectively. We are the sounding board that provides fresh perspectives, giving advice and guidance to research-and-development staff in the development of licensable technologies.