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. .
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.
Bob Weber Short Biography
Bob Weber is an intellectual property professional, inventor, serial entrepreneur, senior executive, and management consultant. Presently, he is Managing Director, Patent Kinetics, LLC, a company that helps entrepreneurs and patent owners build and monetize valuable patent portfolios. Weber is an inventor with 29 issued US patents and a number of foreign counterparts assigned to Intertrust Technologies where he served as SVP Business and Technology Strategy, 1996-1999. The Intertrust portfolio was characterized in the Wall Street Journal as a “once in a generation billion dollar licensing opportunity.” (Intertrust is presently a joint venture of Sony and Philips.) Weber has also been a Principal Consultant at Northeast Consulting Resources, Inc. At NCRI, his consulting practice focused on the intersection of business and technology strategies; clients included a number of Fortune 500 companies. Weber divides his time between Silicon Valley and Boston. He serves on the Advisory Board of the IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs Network (“ENet”), has organized and moderated ENet’s “Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs” annual meetings, and has served as ENet’s Vice Chair, Programs, 2005-2007. Weber also served on the organizing committee for the very successful ConnectedThings2015 and ConnectedThings2016 IoT conferences produced by the MIT Enterprise Forum. Weber has also been a member of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society since 2010 and presently serves on the chapter’s Advisory Board. His academic work focused on computerized text analytics for social science purposes.
Contributions to the Intertrust patent portfolio
Weber is a named inventor on 27 issued US patents and several foreign counterparts, all relating to information security and Digital Rights Management (DRM). His DRM-related US patents address, without limitation, 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.
More information about Robert Weber can be found on his LinkedIn page.