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Mark S. Holmes

Mark S. Holmes

PatentBridge LLC
CEO
Menlo Park, CA, USA


Mark S. Holmes

With over $500,000,000 in patent deals under his belt, Mark S. Holmes is the founder and C.E.O. of PatentBridge LLC a privately held technology development firm in Silicon Valley that specializes in bringing to market select patented technologies covering extraordinary scientific and industrial breakthroughs. Recently PatentBridge sold a single patent for more than $4,000,000.

Mr. Holmes was named to the IAM Strategy 250 - The World's Leading IP Strategists -- and has advised such technology savvy entities as Visa, Sony, Applied Materials, University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley Lab), Biosite, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intergraph (in its settlement of Intergraph vs. Intel), Rigel Pharma and Yamanouchi Pharma as well as startups.

He has negotiated numerous patent licenses, as well as represented patent owners in the sale of their patents. Having been on both sides of the table -- as licensor and licensee … buyer and seller -- he has a unique understanding of both perspectives and the negotiating tactics employed by licensors and licensees as well as buyers and sellers.

Mr. Holmes possesses first hand business startup experience from being the co-founder of a successful telecommunications startup which was sold in the late 1990s to a portfolio company of the Alabama state retirement fund (RSA).

He is also an active angel investor with Band of Angels, an advisor to technology startups, and serves as co-chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES). 

He is a registered patent attorney, holds an engineering degree from Brown, is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and wrote the book Patent Licensing: Strategy, Negotiation & Forms.

He co-chairs the Advanced Patent Licensing program of the Practising Law Institute (PLI) and speaks on software and technology licensing in the PLI Advanced Licensing program in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. He lectures nationally on the pressing issues facing licensors in the commercialization of their intellectual property. In the past few years, he has spoken nationally over 40 times on the commercialization of intellectual property for such bodies as Renaissance Weekend, Practising Law Institute, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Washington State Patent Law Association, Oregon Patent Law Association, Hawaii State Bar Association and other organizations.

Mark S. Holmes is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Analysis of a Technical License Agreement - Analysis of a Technical License Agreement , Monday, February 27, 2012
Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing - Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing , Monday, February 27, 2012
Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Analysis of a Patent License Agreement , Tuesday, October 23, 2012
What's Hot in Patent Licensing Law - What's Hot in Patent Licensing Law , Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Program Overview - Program Overview , Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing - Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Analysis of a Technology License Agreement , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Breakouts: LICENSING & COPYRIGHT - Breakouts: LICENSING & COPYRIGHT , Monday, October 20, 2014
Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Analysis of a Patent License Agreement , Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Monetization Tactics , Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Program Overview - Program Overview , Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Treatise  Treatise Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms - Patent Licensing: Strategy, Negotiation, and Forms (1st Edition)
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Selected Provisions of a Technology License - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Software Licenses (PowerPoint Slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms: Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier; Chapter 17 (PLI–10/13, Second Edition) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Licensing in the U.S. (PowerPoint slides) - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2014 , Monday, September 15, 2014
Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms: Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier; Chapter 17 (PLI—10/13, Second Edition) - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2014 , Monday, September 15, 2014
Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier; and Examples (Contains excerpts from Patent Licensing: Strategy, Negotiation, and Forms, PLI) - Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Monday, November 03, 2014
Patent Monetization - Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Monday, November 03, 2014
Specimen Provisions From Patent License Agreements (Contains excerpts from Patent Licensing: Strategy, Negotiation, and Forms, PLI) - Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Monday, November 03, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Breakouts: LICENSING & COPYRIGHT - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2014 , Monday, October 20, 2014
Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Tuesday, November 04, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014: Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing - Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 - Breakouts: Analysis of a Content/Technical License Agreement - Analysis of a Technology License Agreement , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Breakouts: LICENSING & COPYRIGHT - Breakouts: LICENSING & COPYRIGHT , Monday, October 20, 2014
Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Monetization Tactics , Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Analysis of a Patent License Agreement , Tuesday, November 04, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014: Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing - Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 - Breakouts: Analysis of a Content/Technical License Agreement - Analysis of a Technology License Agreement , Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Breakouts: LICENSING & COPYRIGHT - Breakouts: LICENSING & COPYRIGHT , Monday, October 20, 2014
Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Analysis of a Patent License Agreement , Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Monetization Tactics , Tuesday, November 04, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, February 12, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2014 , Thursday, October 30, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Monday, November 17, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Patent Licensing Today 2014: Making Money Without Getting Sued
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015 , Wednesday, January 28, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015 , Monday, March 09, 2015 , New York, NY
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015 , Thursday, April 23, 2015 , Chicago, IL
Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Friday, October 23, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015 , Wednesday, January 28, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued , Friday, October 23, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
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