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Announcement: Dominion Harbor and Hawkeye Ventures, LLC Announce $50.0 Million Patent Acquisition Investment Fund

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STRATEGIZE

Dominion Harbor offers a full spectrum of IP transaction and advisory services, including comprehensive patent strategy development.

OPTIMIZE

Dominion Harbor will help your company optimize its intellectual property competitive strength, differentiation and financial value. Your IP should have an ROI and we’ll show you how.

TRANSACT

When a Fortune 500 or Global 2000 firm wants to buy, sell, license, or invest valuable intellectual property they know they can count on Dominion Harbor’s proven expertise to transact high value opportunities.

FINANCE

We have access to millions of dollars for your patent asset investments and patent acquisitions. Dominion also operates the world’s first IP Bank for Startups – Monument IP Bank.

ABOUT US

As the world’s premiere IP transaction and advisory firm, with close to $1 billion in revenues generated for clients, DHE can offer:

•       Unmatched transaction expertise.

•       A full spectrum of IP transaction and advisory services.

•       Broad industry relationships and unrivaled access to highly-targeted and credentialed licensees . 

•       A proprietary AI analytic engine that arms clients with actionable IP market and deal intelligence.

•       An IP Dream Team of the world’s leading IP strategists with singular depth and breadth of experience.

•       Access to hundreds of millions of dollars in patent acquisition and investment capital.

By the Numbers

$1.0 Billion

generated for clients

Patent assets transacted

Credentialed licensees with whom we have relationships

$400M

In patent acquisition & investment capital

The Team

David Pridham

David Pridham

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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David Pridham serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Dominion Harbor Group. David has over fifteen years of extensive and varied experience in counseling clients on the protection of intellectual property assets. David’s experience includes managing IP licensing campaigns, overseeing litigation strategy and implementation, directing patent prosecution strategies, developing defensive IP strategies and corporate IP programs. David’s clients have generated over $600MM in revenues from campaigns that David has managed. Over the last fifteen years David has negotiated over five hundred intellectual property agreements including license agreement and patent purchase agreements.

David co-founded IP Navigation Group and served as the Chief Executive Office during his tenure before deciding to form Dominion Harbor Group to redefine Patent Value Optimization. While serving as the C.E.O. of IPNav, David managed an extensive workforce geared at the monetization of intellectual property. At IPNav, David devised some of the more prominent IP monetization strategies from recent years including the Constellation, PACid, TQP and Cushion campaigns. Prior to joining IPNav, David served as the corporate secretary and general counsel for Firepond, Inc. At Firepond, David managed all of the corporate legal affairs and was intricately involved in developing Firepond’s IP strategy. To date, the Firepond patent portfolio has generated over $250M in licensing revenue as a direct result of David’s strategy. David served as a clerk for a Federal District Court Judge after graduating from George Mason University School of Law. Prior to law school, David graduated from Providence College where he received a dual degree in Philosophy and Political Science. David’s extensive experience in all aspects of patent protection and in the development of IP protection strategies are a valuable asset to Dominion’s clients.

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Matt DelGiorno brings twenty years of experience in patent enforcement to Dominion Harbor. He began his career litigating dozens of patent cases as an attorney with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. He held the honor of clerking for former Chief Judge Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He continued his career as director of IP litigation at the largest fabless semiconductor company in the world where he managed an eight figure litigation budget and had day-to-day responsibility for a four-year litigation campaign against Qualcomm that yielded more than a billion dollars in licensing revenue. Most recently, Matt worked as Executive Vice-President at one of the most successful IP Licensing groups where he negotiated more than a hundred patent acquisition, sale, and license agreements.

He graduated summa cum laude for both his Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering. Matt obtained his JD at the University of Virginia School of Law and has front line experience in every aspect of patent law, from acquisition to prosecution and reexamination and complex litigation to licensing. Matt’s strong technical background and extensive patent experience are a powerful combination with proven success at maximizing the value of our clients patent portfolios.

Brad Sheafe

Brad Sheafe

Chief Intellectual Property Officer

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Brad Sheafe brings over two decades of experience in intellectual property, ranging from criminal investigations to patent assertion, prosecution and investment. Additionally, Brad has real-world operational experience having served in executive roles, including being the president of both public and private software companies generating IP of their own. Brad is a named inventor on several utility and design patents. Brad has successfully navigated the dynamic patent landscape managing the pre- and post-grant prosecution for portfolios earning over $200M in revenues. He led the team that successfully defended an inter partes reexamination on one patent that ended up generating over $50M in licenses. Brad also defended 11 of the earliest inter partes reviews resulting in favorable settlements and has demonstrated unparalleled success with the USPTO.

Prior to joining Dominion Harbor, Brad worked as an executive vice-president at IPNav where he engaged in all aspects of IP management, including portfolio evaluation, licensing efforts and litigation strategy. Additionally, Brad oversaw every facet of patent prosecution for a wide variety of clients, ensuring that their prosecution strategy meshed with their overall monetization strategy and that every client’s investment in prosecution resulted in high-value assets and not merely trophies. Brad brings a unique perspective and background to Dominion Harbor and the operational aspects of patent monetization strategies. After graduating magna cum laude from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Brad started his professional career with seven years as an officer in the USAF, separating as a captain to take a Special Agent position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In the course of his over eleven year FBI career, Brad served as a senior cyber-crime specialist with broad-based investigative experience, leading complex investigations both domestically and overseas as well as serving as a senior SWAT team leader. As a result, Brad brings a rare combination of strategic insight and tactical know-how to ensure that all aspects of a client’s IP portfolio achieve their maximum potential and value.

Tom Hochstatter

Tom Hochstatter

Chief Strategy Officer

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Tom Hochstatter serves as the Chief Strategy Officer. He has 30 years of Executive Leadership experience in technology sales, marketing, product development and business/corporate development – split among the Fortune 500: Boeing, IBM, Microsoft, Yahoo! and numerous start-ups. Most recently, Tom was the CEO of idealAsset and he comes to Dominion Harbor via their acquisition of idealAsset in 2016. idealAsset was founded inside of Fluid Innovation Group in 2013 on the premise that IP transactions were too hard and that it was time to ignore convention; thus, the “match.com for IP” was born.

Previously, Tom concurrently served as CEO of Fluid Innovation were he joined in 2007. Fluid Innovation is an Innovation Accelerator firm that has invented, built, spun out, or sold numerous IP technology solutions to make IP commercialization more scalable and efficient. His work has led to two technologies being sold via M&A, one spun out into an independent company – all while facilitating more than $40M in IP transactions worldwide. A second such technology solution was Enlyton were he co-founded, incubated and then spin out via an Venture Capital raise in 2012. Enlyton is a semantic search solution designed for complex search industries and used by market leaders in patent analytics and artificial intelligence. Tom is also the Founder and Managing Editor of IPWire which was part of the Dominion Harbor’s 2016 acquisition. IPWire is a leading IP industry reporting and analysis blog with a collection of 4,500+ IP transactions; it boasts thousands of loyal followers. Check out the Twitter feed @ipwire. Outside of Dominion Harbor, Tom sits on the Board of Directors of the ROHI Foundation – a faith-based organization dedicated to serving the underprivileged along the Texas/Mexico border. He is named as co-inventor on numerous issued and pending patents and he’s been named to IAM Magazine’s esteemed Top 300 Global IP Strategist multiple years running. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Washington University. He is married with 3 grown boys and lives in Austin, Texas – attempting to “Keep it Weird”.

Patrick Anderson

Patrick Anderson

Senior Vice President of Licensing

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Patrick Anderson utilizes over a decade of legal experience in all aspects of patent enforcement to provide targeted insight and actionable advice to clients seeking to leverage an IP portfolio. By leveraging his experience working throughout all phases of a patent lifecycle–from disclosure & prosecution through enforcement & trial–Patrick adopts a holistic approach that strategically considers all monetization approaches to recommend the best options given the relevant circumstances. Patrick formed his own law firm in 2007, specializing in counseling small businesses with respect to strategic portfolio creation through a combination of internal and external IP growth. His practice expanded to include development and execution of monetization strategy. Most recently, Patrick worked as President of a successful licensing advisory services company, advising clients with respect to hundreds of IP transactions.

Patrick graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law, following a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. A broad technical background, solid legal foundation, and extensive experience backed up by a proven track record provide Patrick with a powerful combination of skills to be leveraged to boost the value of our clients’ patent portfolios.

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Senior Vice President of Licensing

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Robert Kelly is a senior vice president of licensing at Dominion Harbor. He has extensive experience in complex licensing transactions and management of large scale IP monetization campaigns. Robert has counseled numerous clients covering a wide range of technologies, including cloud computing, semiconductor manufacturing, wireless encryption standards, and optical networking. Through his involvement, those clients realized an aggregate $200M in gross licensing revenue.

Prior to joining Dominion Harbor, Robert was a Director of Licensing at IP Navigation Group where he advised clients with respect to patent acquisitions and patent licensing. As part of that role, Robert led teams of technical and financial analysts, instructed client counsel, and conducted licensing negotiations in order to maximize client revenue from licensed IP. Prior to IP Navigation Group, Robert founded his own IP monetization practice and managed the launch of a full service electronic discovery company based in Dallas, TX. Robert obtained his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He also holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and a B.S. in Accountancy (Magna Cum Laude) from Arizona State University.

Mitch Kline

Mitch Kline

Senior Vice President of Licensing

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As a Senior Vice President of Licensing at Dominion Harbor, Mitch Kline counsels clients on the management and protection of their IP assets, and orchestrates licensing campaigns on their behalf. Mitch commands extensive experience monetizing patents in diverse technical fields, including semiconductors, database software, networking, wireless communications, cloud computing, power management, and location-based services. He has participated in, and managed campaigns resulting in multi-million dollar licenses, and performed diligence on portfolios from Fortune 1000 companies. Additionally, Mitch has worked with prosecution counsel to bring more than ten Inter Partes Review proceedings to successful resolution.

Mitch began his career within the Bridgestone Americas intellectual property department, where he worked with a legal team to manage Bridgestone’s international patent portfolio. His passion for IP licensing led him to become a patent analyst at a tier 1 licensing shop, providing legal and technical support for licensing campaigns and patent litigation. Prior to attending law school at Case Western Reserve University, Mitch received a bachelor’s degree in honors physics from The University of Western Ontario.

Ben Brownlow

Ben Brownlow

Senior Vice President of Licensing

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Ben Brownlow has extensive experience counseling clients on monetizing their IP assets in various technology areas including network security, database software, power management, location-based services, and medical devices. Through his efforts, clients have realized millions of dollars in gross licensing revenue.

Ben formerly worked as a Senior Patent Analyst with IP Navigation Group, where he performed initial portfolio evaluation and infringement analysis on a variety of technical areas, as well as managed litigation against Fortune 1000 defendants. Most recently, he joins Dominion Harbor from a leading international investment bank, where he provided securities law guidance to research analysts and investment bankers on a variety of issues. Ben earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law as well as a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jake Mace

Jake Mace

Vice President of Licensing

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Jake Mace draws upon his diverse background in science, web development, and electrical engineering to manage commercialization campaigns ranging from electronics and wireless devices to e-commerce and web technologies.

Prior to joining Dominion Harbor, Jake earned his master’s degree in molecular biology from Cornell University and worked as a high school teacher and a professor at several colleges. In his spare time, Jake studied web design and electrical engineering, which led to the creation of multiple e-commerce websites for several clients and the opening of a successful online store for custom electronics. Feeling the need to be challenged further, Jake began studying patent law and earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law (now Antonin Scalia Law School).

Actionable Patent Intelligence

Announcing IPedia Reports – available now for 60-day free trial.  Email us to get on board.

Dominion Harbor has created a data-driven IP analytic platform which provides actionable intelligence for IP decision-making. With IPedia, Dominion is unrivaled in its capacity to analyze patent portfolios of 50,000 patents or a single patent – not only for intrinsic quality but for real-world commercial value.

Actionable Intelligence

 

What sets us apart are actionable results – not just more pretty charts. Our objective is not to overwhelm you with information, but to arm you with intelligence  so that you can act confidently to optimize the outcome of your IP commercialization efforts.

Scoring with Purpose

 

IPedia uses dozens of data sources – both patent & non-patent specific  – along with highly-refined proprietary algorithms to determine the most accurate and dependable patent quality and commercial value scores – leading to insightful asset & portfolio comparisons.

Prioritize Your Portfolios

 

Now use reliable qualitative intelligence to organize and rank your IP assets. Then focus only on what’s important with the ability to confidently identify those assets capable of maximizing ROI – and those that aren’t.

Match and Market

 

After arming you with the insight to optimize your IP assets in today’s complicated market, IPedia then identifies your best commercialization opportunities. These matches focus your team, minimizing fruitless negotiations and maximizing ROI.

Client References

“We’re quite purposeful in our curation of patents within a given space, we’re thoughtful about keeping complimentary technologies together and it’s always our intention to make sure access is widely available. This includes offering smaller portfolios to the market through sales to Dominion Harbor.”

Cory Van Arsdale

Sr. VP of Global Licensing, Intellectual Ventures

“My patented encryption technologies are embedded into billions of wireless devices globally and Dominion Harbor was successful in getting fair compensation for their license.”

Guy Fielder

Inventor/Founder/CEO, PACid, LLC

“I’ve worked with David and the Dominion Harbor team for a number of years now and I have always found them competent, professional and with the client’s best interests ahead of all others.”

Grant Moss

CEO, Adapt IP Ventures