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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:
Treatise  Treatise Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms - Patent Licensing: Strategy, Negotiation, and Forms (1st Edition)
Web Segment  Web Segment Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Software Licensing - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Patent Monetization Tactics - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Analysis of a Patent License Agreement - Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Breakout Session - Licensing - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Analysis of a Technology License Agreement , Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Software Licensing - Software Licensing, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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
Transcripts  Transcripts Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Analysis of a Technology License Agreement , Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Software Licensing - Software Licensing, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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 - Licensing - Breakout Session - Licensing, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Software Licensing - Software Licensing, Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Analysis of a Technology License Agreement - Analysis of a Technology License Agreement , Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, New York, NY
Advanced Patent Licensing 2017, Thursday, October 05, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Sunday, October 08, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Specimen Provisions from Technology License Agreements - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Software Licenses: The Cure for Lazy Patents (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Patent Licensing and Selling: Strategy, Negotiation, Forms; Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier, Chapter 17 (PLI–11/16, Second Edition) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 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, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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, Wednesday, September 27, 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, Monday, October 02, 2017
Strategies for the New Patent Law Frontier (November 2017) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Software Licenses (PowerPoint slides) - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Specimen Provisions from Technology License Agreements - Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advanced Patent Licensing 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, New York, NY
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018, Chicago, IL
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, New York, NY
Advanced Patent Licensing 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018, San Francisco, CA
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Advanced Licensing Agreements 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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