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Techson IP Advisory and CLE Training Introduction

by: Tom Hochstatter, President

Techson IP has created an ever-growing catalog of onsite IP curriculum as part of its IP advisory practice to bring practical education and training directly to in-house IP professionals and/or in concert with their outside counsel.

These educational events are designed and available to be conducted in a series or as single or standalone lectures. All of these courses are currently, or can be, approved for state-specific CLE accreditation. Just coordinate with us and we’ll make it happen.

Techson’s team of instructors are its principals – each with decades of market-based, practical IP experience, thousands of patent research projects completed, multiple research and data platforms developed, and millions of dollars of successful commercialization transactions completed.

Our current library:

Holistic Patent Commercialization: And Why the Piecemeal Approach has Failed the Industry (and Patent Owners Especially)


Patent commercialization for most patent asset owners/assignees is typically a standalone or one-off effort among all of the various patenting activities within your enterprise. When you can tie it to all of the activities along the innovation supply chain and bring the various organizations and services providers together, you get much better economic and strategic outcomes for all parties.

Selling the C-Suite and Senior Management on Patent Commercialization: Socializing the Corporate Value, Risks and Costs Across Myriad of Stakeholders to Ensure Successful Commercialization Outcomes


There are dozens of legitimate groups within your enterprise that have “veto power” when approving or declining your patent commercialization campaign efforts. Whether headline-grabbing patent litigation settlements, or “patent troll” scare tactics or simple lack of knowledge inertia road blocks your monetization efforts, this course helps build a communication and action plan that specifically addresses each major constituency within the enterprise and moves everyone towards consensus. 

Reality-Base Patent Valuation Calculations for Commercialization Efforts: There is More to the Valuation Equation than Marketplace Benchmarks and Prospective Damages Models.


When contemplating patent commercialization efforts in the enterprise, most groups start with the economic exercise of determining “how much will we make” using a linear and highly isolated model that ignores many of the (reality-based) variables that affect prospective financial outcomes. This seminar outlines a wide-ranging set of variables in addition to financial metrics that will affect the economics and overall success of patent commercialization campaigns. 

Managing Patent Research: How to Guide Patent Researchers and Improve Client Outcomes


There are generally two discrete methods when conducting comprehensive patent research: 1) send the request through to counsel or your preferred patent research service provider and await their results, or 2) send the request and agree to work closely with counsel or your provider to help guide the effort and outcomes. Engaging your research provider throughout the process will ensure more comprehensive outcomes and higher quality results.

IPR Estoppel: Estoppel for Inter Partes Review Cases and the Skilled Searcher


IPR proceedings come with the risk of estoppel issues focusing on the legal standard of “...a skilled searcher performing a diligent search...” We take a look at issues and approaches to this standard gained from our experience as expert witnesses in such proceedings. Information will be useful to those tasked with both challenging and defending patents in court proceedings.