A patent portfolio often represents untapped value to the people who invested the research and resources to develop the proprietary, patented ideas, technologies and innovations that comprise the results of their efforts.
At Sbaiti & Company, we have the experience and finesse to turn ideas into issued patents, and turn issued patents into a revenue stream for patent holders through licensing and, if necessary, litigation.
Our firm also provides clients with thorough, detailed patent assessment services related to portfolio or business valuation. Our attorneys conduct patent portfolio audits, provide due diligence opinions, and produce competitive patent analyses and opinions. With these services, we help our clients reduce potential patent liabilities, and identify opportunities for protecting or improving their patents and portfolios.
We Skillfully License and Litigate to Monetize Patents
Our lawyers have achieved impressive outcomes for clients seeking to monetize patents–outcomes that give us a depth and breadth of experience few can boast. Attorneys at our firm don’t dabble in this discipline, they have spent the last twenty years licensing and monetizing patents and patent portfolios.
Perhaps most significantly, patent plaintiffs who invent, but do not actually produce the goods or services covered by their patents nonetheless find themselves in the position of having to sue businesses that produce goods and services in the market. This by itself raises significant challenges for approaching a jury—demanding unique trial skills that do not necessarily translate from having only represented producing businesses.
The Small Firm Advantage
The key advantage we offer our patent clients is that we can credibly threaten to take a matter to trial, and we know how to efficiently take a case from nothing to trial-ready in a short period of time. Winning a patent trial requires someone who understands trial as well as patent law and technology. Few firms can boast the trial experience we can on both sides of the docket or the patent expertise we can offer.
Our firm takes a lean and mean approach to all litigation, which is especially powerful in patent litigation matters. The fact is that we take on matters and streamline them—and can scale-up any time we need to by bringing on additional hands when we need them (which is not very often).
A key reason for our success is that our patent litigators are actively involved in every stage of our clients’ litigation. They quickly become experts with the facts and subject matter of each case to the point where they can nimbly maneuver through the case.
Another reason for our success is our scalable case management model–a flexible approach that prevents opposing parties from overwhelming our attorneys with asymmetric motion practice or voluminous discovery exchanges. We often find ourselves, outnumbered, but we have never been outgunned.
The Fee Advantage: We Focus on Producing Value for Our Clients
At Sbaiti & Company, we price our hourly fees highly competitively—one might say that for the value we produce, there is no competition.
For certain litigation opportunities, we are a willing to bet on ourselves in litigating complex patent matters by investing with our clients and taking matters on a contingency fee basis.
This has two advantages: First, you only pay for results, not activity. You can rest assured that our interests are aligned with yours because we cannot bill for time spent on things that are not likely to result in a successful outcome.
Second, it means you get a true picture of how good a case you really have. We are picky about the cases we take on—we won’t invest in matters we have a high degree of confidence we can be successful in. This way, no one wastes their time or resources on marginal or questionable matters.