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Mark S. Holmes

Mark S. Holmes

PatentBridge LLC
CEO
Menlo Park, CA, USA


With over a billion dollars in patent deals under his belt, Mark Holmes is the founder and CEO of PatentBridge LLC, a privately held technology development firm in Silicon Valley that specializes in bringing to market select patented technologies covering extraordinary software and Internet-related breakthroughs. PatentBridge has sold a single patent for more than $4,000,000.

Mr. Holmes is also the CEO and Co-Founder of RavenWhite Security, Inc. which was selected at the RSA Conference as one of the top 10 security startups worldwide.

He was 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 (Retirement Systems of Alabama).

Mr. Holmes has advised such technology savvy entities as Visa, Sony, Applied Materials, University of California at Berkeley as well as many startups and was named to the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. He served as co-chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) from 2006 to 2011.  

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, Patent Licensing Today 2014: Marketing Money Without Getting Sued, Intellectual Property Law Institute, and Patent Law Institute. 

He 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, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Patent Law Institute, Washington State Patent Law Association, Oregon Patent Law Association, Hawaii State Bar Association, Practising Law Institute and other organizations.
Mark S. Holmes is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms (Second Edition) - Patent Licensing: Strategy, Negotiation, and Forms (1st Edition)
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advanced Patent Licensing 2017
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Mark S. Holmes, Ch. 17: Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier, Practising Law Institute, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation & Forms (2nd Edition) (November 2016) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Specimen Provisions from Patent License Agreements; Excerpts reprinted from Practising Law Institute, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation & Forms (2nd Edition) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mark S. Holmes, Ch. 17: Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms (2nd Edition) (October 2013) - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Specimen Provisions from Technology License Agreements - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Software Licenses (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier (November 2017) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Mark S. Holmes, Ch. 17: Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier, Practising Law Institute, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms (2nd Edition) (November 2017) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Specimen Provisions from Patent License Agreements; Excerpts reprinted from Practising Law Institute, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms (2nd Edition) - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018
Ch. 17: Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier, Practising Law Institute, Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms (2nd Edition) (October 2013) - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Analysis of a Patent License Agreement, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Monetization Tactics, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing - Breakout Session - Licensing, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Software Licensing - Software Licensing, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b—Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Breakout Session No. 1b—Analysis of a Technology License Agreement, Thursday, March 08, 2018
A Deeper Look at Deal Dynamics & Terms: Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - A Deeper Look at Deal Dynamics & Terms: Analysis of a Patent License Agreement, Monday, September 17, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing - Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing - Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Patent Monetization Tactics - Patent Monetization Tactics, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Analysis of a Patent License Agreement, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing - Breakout Session - Licensing, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Software Licensing - Software Licensing, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b—Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Breakout Session No. 1b—Analysis of a Technology License Agreement, Thursday, March 08, 2018
A Deeper Look at Deal Dynamics & Terms: Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - A Deeper Look at Deal Dynamics & Terms: Analysis of a Patent License Agreement, Monday, September 17, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing - Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing - Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Breakout Session No. 1b—Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Software Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018
A Deeper Look at Deal Dynamics & Terms: Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Software Licensing - Software Licensing, Thursday, March 08, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1b—Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Breakout Session No. 1b—Analysis of a Technology License Agreement, Thursday, March 08, 2018
A Deeper Look at Deal Dynamics & Terms: Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - A Deeper Look at Deal Dynamics & Terms: Analysis of a Patent License Agreement, Monday, September 17, 2018
Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing - Breakout Session No. 1a—Licensing, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, New York, NY
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, January 28, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, New York, NY
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Thursday, May 09, 2019, Chicago, IL
Advanced Patent Licensing 2019, Friday, September 13, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, New York, NY
Advanced Patent Licensing 2019, Friday, September 13, 2019, San Francisco, CA
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2019, Monday, March 04, 2019, Atlanta, GA
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