Based on more than two decades of practical experience, Patent Kinetics helps patent owners, inventors and investors get a financial return on their substantial investments in R&D. We specialize in patent strategy, implementation, evaluation and enforcement mainly in the electrical and mechanical technology domains.We prefer to begin working with clients as early as possible in the patent application and prosecution processes to help increase the likelihood of eventual monetary success. .
We also do a fair amount of pro bono work and mentoring. For additional information, see our What We Do and Business Model pages. More information about Robert Weber can be found on his LinkedIn page.
Example projects and outcomes
Patent Kinetics recently helped an inventor and patent owner get representation by contingency-fee litigators who then filed a complaint against a party that was allegedly infringing the inventor/patent owner's intellectual property. The case was settled quickly through mediation for an amount satisfying to the inventor/patent owner. Specific financial details have not been made public.
Earlier, in his role as Vice President, Corporate Development and Licensing, Open Security Solutions, LLC, Weber was instrumental in licensing an patent portfolio concerning information security and anti-piracy techniques to a well-known patent licensing and assertion company. A suit alleging patent infringement was filed in the Eastern District of Texas naming a dozen well-known companies as defendants. This litigation was resolved favorably to OSS and its licensing partner in 2009.
Contributions to the Intertrust patent portfolio
From 1996 to 1999 Weber was SVP, Business and Technology Strategy at InterTrust Technologies. Weber is a named inventor on more than 25 issued US patents and several foreign counterparts, all but one relating to information security and Digital Rights Management (DRM). His DRM-related US patents address, generally speaking, DRM techniques and business models, rights-enabled email, DRM-related backend clearinghouse functions, the use of watermarking to carry DRM control information, and data structures for DRM. He was a major contributor to the Intertrust portfolio that was eventually licensed to Microsoft for nearly a half billion dollars more recently characterized in the Wall Street Journal as a one in a generation billion dollar licensing opportunity.