CURRENT STATE OF NPE PATENT LITIGATION.
High-Tech Companies facing almost
3500 cases of NPE Litigation in 2015
Caused by NPEs
Successful at trial (PWC, 2015)
NPES ARE AN INVESTMENT & OPERATIONAL RISK.
20% decrease in R&D by Small Companies after a NPE suit
• Smeets, Rutgers, 2014
55% of unique NPE defendants make under $10 m
30% of startups receive a demand letter
• Chien, Santa Clara U., 2012
100% of VCs consider a patent suit a major investment deterrent
75% of VCs said assertions significantly impact startup operations
• Feldman, UC Hasting, 2013
UNIFIED CHALLENGES NPES.
Never gives money to an NPE
Invalidated more NPE patents than anyone else
Members are less likely to get sued
STARTUPS BENEFIT BY JOINING NOW.
Free NPE Licenses
Fewer demand letters and lawsuits
Shorter cases if you do get sued
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WHY IS IT FREE?
2/3s of NPE patents come from Startups
Most NPE purchases are done without competitive bidding
Pledge members give Unified 30 day notice before selling patents to an NPE
• Most NPE undervalue patents
• Allows Unified the opportunity to offer a higher amount
JOIN FOR FREE TO IMMEDIATELY BENEFIT.
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• Get free licenses
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• Lower your costs
• Deter troll threats