By: Josh Sloat
Episode 6: Patent Monetization
Buying and Selling, with special guest host Louis Carbonneau
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the war games filled world of patent buying and selling. We are joined today by special guest host, Louis Carbonneau, Founder & CEO of Tangible IP. Mr. Carbonneau is a recognized expert in intellectual property with close to 30 years of professional US, Canadian, and international experience in all facets of intellectual property law and business. His firm is the largest brokerage firm in the world and has transacted over 4,500 patents in the past decade.
When we sat down with Louis, we hoped to be able to provide our listeners with a 101 style talk on the ins and outs of patent monetization. What we got was so much more and so very consistent with our mission of helping our audience see around corners and help their future selves. Louis begins with some excellent historical perspective and an overview of the state of the market, but really drives it all home with a plethora of forward-thinking strategies that make for more robust, defendable, assertable patents. Patents are a long game. The little things you do now can have tremendous impact over the next 15 or more years of your business journey and it’s vital that inventors and practitioners start keeping these strategies in mind, if they have any hope of crafting battle ready, commercial-grade patents.
Louis is joined today by our always exceptional group of IP experts including:
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If you haven’t listened to our episode on patent searching, we highly recommend you also give it some ears. In this episode, Louis talks a lot about the importance of searching as it pertains to drafting valuable patents, how it’ll help if you get IPR’d, and also help against infringers. It tees in wonderfully with the context and strategy bits Shelley covers in the prior episode. Be sure to check it out.
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Ashley Sloat, Ph.D.
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