My name is Will and I lead PPI, a top tier patent transaction firm in Silicon Valley. Over the years, we have individually reviewed the claims in 10,000+ patents, done deals with every major buyer in the patent space, and become a global leader in patent transactions.
Personally, I am an inventor on over 60 patents and applications, a Founder of several Silicon Valley StartUps, an engineer who has built countless inventions (including original robots, power conservation software for mobile devices, a social commerce platform, infectious disease defense technologies, ballistic protection equipment, and pico-projectors, to name a few), and a patent prosecutor registered before the USPTO with over 9 years serving Silicon Valley companies both large and growing. I am fortunate to have monetized the majority my own inventions, and have the battle scars to show for it. Founding a Silicon Valley StartUp is an experience like no else, and gives me unique insights to the innovation community.
This blog intends to shed light on the patent industry, particularly the transaction industry which remains cloaked in secrecy, and its role in modern innovation. The blogs will separate into tracks that handle topics for novices and those more experienced in the space. We are going to have fun. Heaven knows, the patent industry could use a laugh or two.
Thank you for reading.