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Unified patents (pledge) slideshare 4 1-16

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Unified patents (pledge) slideshare 4 1-16

  1. 1. STARTUPS DO NOT NEED TO BE A TROLL VICTIM
  2. 2. 88% NPE Litigation 12% (3438 cases) CURRENT STATE OF NPE PATENT LITIGATION. 2 High-Tech Companies facing almost 3500 cases of NPE Litigation in 2015 Caused by NPEs Successful at trial (PWC, 2015) 88% 26% http://unifiedpatents.com/2015-year-end-report/
  3. 3. NPES ARE AN INVESTMENT & OPERATIONAL RISK. 20% decrease in R&D by Small Companies after a NPE suit • Smeets, Rutgers, 2014 3 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
  4. 4. UNIFIED CHALLENGES NPES. Never gives money to an NPE Invalidated more NPE patents than anyone else Members are less likely to get sued 4
  5. 5. STARTUPS BENEFIT BY JOINING NOW. Free NPE Licenses Fewer demand letters and lawsuits Shorter cases if you do get sued Affix Secure to show NPEs your membership 5 Member
  6. 6. SOME OF OUR OVER 120 MEMBERS. 6
  7. 7. 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 7
  8. 8. JOIN FOR FREE TO IMMEDIATELY BENEFIT. Focus on your product • Get free licenses • Make your company undesirable • Lower your costs 8 Announce Membership • Deter troll threats https://rightsignature.com/forms/UPPledge-Agreemen-310b2c/token/d0c32c7a97a

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