The Intellectual Property Fund Landscape: An Executive Briefing

Presented by

Raymond Millien, The PCT Companies; Abha Divine, Techquity; David Ruder, RPX

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As the value of intellectual property assets has become more widely recognized within corporations, in boardrooms and even in mainstream media, it has rapidly emerged as a viable new asset class that has attracted certain investors. As such, the market has seen the introduction of various intellectual property-centric private equity funds ranging from entities that acquire pools of patents for defensive reasons to entities that invest in companies with valuable intellectual property assets. Three of the world’s leading strategists according to IAM magazine, Raymond Millien of PCT Companies, Abha Divine of Techquity Capital Management, and David Ruder of RPX Corp. will lend their expertise and insight on the following: * How do IP and private equity mix? * Who are the investors? * How are investments identified? * What are the various IP investment vehicles? * How are funds attempting to seek ROI for their investors?

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The PCT Companies ( is the nation’s only integrated provider of Intellectual Property-based public policy, strategic management, monetization, and analytics advisory services. Its professionals are internationally recognized for providing unmatched diversity and depth of experience to a broad range of clientele such as corporations, law firms, investors, individuals, government agencies and research institutions. Headquartered in Washington, DC with a satellite office in Beijing, PRC, PCT is comprised of a family of companies including: PCT Capital, LLC – an IP advisory and asset management firm; PCT Federal Services, LLC – an IP consulting firm servicing government agencies; and PCT Government Relations, LLC – a bipartisan, public policy advisory firm focused on issues involving IP, innovation and technology.