In 1993, we founded our parent company (Intellectual Property Development, Inc.)
to acquire and commercialize patents and pending patent applications through licensing
or sales. Because every such acquisition carries with it some possibility of future
patent infringement litigation, we developed a meticulous due diligence process
for assessing the scope and validity of the intellectual property for each of the
investment opportunities that we reviewed.
Over the years, we used this same expertise to create a unique methodology for analyzing
ongoing patent infringement litigation. In 2003, we founded IPD Analytics, LLC (“IPD”)
as a subsidiary to specifically concentrate on delivering these analytical services
to clients in the financial community.
Our one-of-a-kind process involves deep fundamental research into patent infringement
lawsuits that may affect the market value of public companies. Our process enables
our clients to understand the most important aspects of a particular lawsuit. Our
process also promotes a greater degree of accuracy when predicting the outcome and
timing of significant court decisions that may have a binary effect on a company’s
Our research also allows our clients to understand the competitive value of particular
patents and patent portfolios that may not necessarily be involved in ongoing litigation,
but may play a role in defining a company’s market position in the industry.