Acquiring patent portfolios of failed or failing technology companies

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January 24, 2012
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
200 Bay Street, Suite 3800
Toronto, Ontario

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Recently, the market raised its level of awareness and began to more fully recognize the intrinsic value of patents. This recognition was highlighted during the Nortel patent auction when Rockstar Bidco LP, a consortium of convenience comprising tech giants Apple, Microsoft, RIM and others, acquired Nortel patents for the staggering amount of $4.5 billion. Chris Hunter will draw on his experience with the Nortel auction to discuss considerations for the acquisition and disposition of patent portfolios in the current economic market


Christopher Hunter
Partner, Norton Rose

Christopher Hunter represents clients in the acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of all forms of intellectual property. His practice focuses on providing strategic advice to clients concerning their intellectual property portfolios, and providing litigation support for infringement and misappropriation actions. Chris also regularly negotiates and drafts agreements, including licences, joint development agreements and various other technology-related agreements. As a registered patent and trade-mark agent, he drafts and prosecutes patent applications for electrical, mechanical, business method, software and information technology-related inventions.


Cost for lunch: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty-five dollars ($25) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.

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