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Mark S. Holmes

Mark S. Holmes

PatentBridge LLC
CEO
Menlo Park, CA, USA


The founder and CEO of PatentBridge is Mark Holmes. Mr. Holmes is a registered patent attorney experienced in all aspects of patent brokering and patent licensing. He has negotiated numerous patent deals, both inbound and outbound, as well as represented patent owners in the brokering of their patents. For half a decade from 2006 to 2011, Mr. Holmes served as co-chair Silicon Valley Chapter of LES (Licensing Executives Society).

Mr. Holmes has advised some of the largest companies and academic institutions in the world such as Visa, Sony, Applied Materials, Intergraph (in its settlement of Intergraph vs. Intel), University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley Lab), Biosite, Fairchild Semiconductor, Rigel Pharma and Yamanouchi Pharma, as well as sole inventors. He has been on both sides of the table -- as buyer and seller -- which has given him a unique understanding of both perspectives and the negotiating tactics employed by each party to the deal.

Mr. Holmes earned his engineering degree from Brown University. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Computer Society. Before founding PatentBridge, he served as counsel to Townsend & Townsend & Crew, formerly the largest intellectual property law firm west of the Mississippi.1

Mr. Holmes is the author of the book Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation & Forms, Practising Law Institute, New York (2000 supplemented annually). Please click the button entitled "Book" at the top of the screen for more information.

Mr. Holmes lectures nationally on the pressing issues facing patent owners in the commercialization of their intellectual property. In the past few years, he has spoken nationally over 50 times on the commercialization of intellectual property for such bodies as Renaissance Weekend, Practising Law Institute, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Patent Law Institute, Washington State Patent Law Association, Oregon Patent Law Association, Hawaii State Bar Association and other organizations.

He also serves as co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Advanced Patent Licensing annual program in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, where he speaks on software and patent deals.

He was a speaker on patents at the 2003, 2004 and 2008 Annual Meetings of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) and served on the meeting committee for the 2004 LES Winter Meeting in San Francisco. Since 2002, Mr. Holmes has been a member of the faculty of the Practising Law Institute’s “Advanced Licensing Agreements” annual two-day programs in San Francisco, Chicago and New York where he speaks on software licensing and the analysis of a complex technology deal.

He is the author of numerous articles and sits on the Board of Editorial Advisers for the Intellectual Property Counselor, published by West Publishing.

Mark S. Holmes is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing - Software Licensing, Open Source Issues and Cloud Computing, Monday, February 27, 2012
Analysis of a Technical License Agreement - Analysis of a Technical License Agreement, Monday, February 27, 2012
Program Overview - Program Overview, Tuesday, October 23, 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
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
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
Program Overview - Program Overview, Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Software Licensing - Software Licensing, Friday, January 30, 2015
Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Analysis of a Technology License Agreement, Friday, January 30, 2015
Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Analysis of a Patent License Agreement , Monday, October 26, 2015
Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Monetization Tactics , Monday, October 26, 2015
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 2015, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms: Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier; Chapter 17 (PLI—10/13, Second Edition) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Software Licenses (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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 2015, Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Ch. 17 Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier; and Examples; Reprinted from the PLI Legal Treatise, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiations, Forms 2nd Edition (Order #47893) - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, October 23, 2015
Patent Monetization - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, October 23, 2015
Specimen Provisions from Patent License Agreements; Excerpts reprinted from the PLI Legal Treatise, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiations, Forms, 2nd Edition (Order #47893) - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Friday, October 23, 2015
Selected Provisions of a Technology License - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Software Licenses (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms: Patent Sales; Chapter 18 (PLI–10/15, Second Edition) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms: Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier; Chapter 17 (PLI–10/15, Second Edition) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Intellectual Property Law Institute 2015, Saturday, October 24, 2015, San Francisco, CA
Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Monday, November 02, 2015, San Francisco, CA
Web Segment  Web Segment Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Monday, October 26, 2015
Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Patent Licensing Today 2015: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Monday, October 26, 2015
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Analysis of a Patent License Agreement , Monday, October 26, 2015
Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Monetization Tactics , Monday, October 26, 2015
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Monetization Tactics , Monday, October 26, 2015
Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Analysis of a Patent License Agreement , Monday, October 26, 2015
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Monday, March 07, 2016, New York, NY
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Thursday, April 14, 2016, Chicago, IL
10th Annual Patent Law Institute, Thursday, May 05, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Thursday, September 29, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Licensing Agreements 2016, Monday, March 07, 2016, New York, NY
10th Annual Patent Law Institute, Thursday, May 05, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Patent Licensing Today 2016: Making Money Without Getting Sued, Thursday, September 29, 2016, San Francisco, CA
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