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About Us

Who we are, what we do and why we do it.

InvestinIP.com Charter

  • To engage investors, policy makers, inventors, academia, bloggers, corporations, and research institutions regarding how we can better utilize our patent system, in a manner that is holistic and aligned with the Founding Fathers’ intent behind the Constitution’s Patent Clause
  • To promote the formation of an open and free-market patent exchange, to enable investments into a patent-backed, technology-classified asset class
  • To provide the entire investment community with access to patent monetization, and enable international collaboration behind the progress of science and technology

Education and Recognitions

  • University of Chicago Law School–Juris Doctor, 2005
  • University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign–Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 2002
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 59,788)
  • Admitted to the Illinois Bar, 2005
  • Illinois High School Association State Chess Champion, Senior Division, 1998

Author: Gautham (Gau) Bodepudi

Gau has been active in the patent space for nearly a decade–he is responsible for generating more than US $25M in licensing and brokering revenue. Gau has direct experience on all topics discussed in this blog, including topics covering patent prosecution, litigation, licensing, brokering, and portfolio management.

Gau actively acquires and monetizes patent assets on behalf of himself and investors. If you would like to learn more about potential investment opportunities, please contact us.

From his own words:

Why start writing? Why create a blog? What message would I like to convey?

Okay, here’s my story.

I started my patent career working as an associate at a law firm, drafting patents, litigating them, creating defensive strategies, etc. It was challenging, but I learned a great deal about patent fundamentals.

In my time in the defensive-litigation world, I came upon campaigns launched by “trolls.” I studied them, quickly gaining an understanding of the business model.

And then I found myself laid off in late 2009, during the economic downturn. I was a casualty of war.

I also found myself with a very expensive mortgage and no income to support myself. Worse yet, the job market wasn’t responding to my job requests.

I had no contacts in the industry, no funding, and I was bleeding cash, bad–what can I do to generate cash flow to sustain myself?

Reflecting on my skill set, I had learned cold-calling from a previous multi-level marketing attempt.  A few patent opportunities came my way and my cold-call attempts to retain business was thankfully successful. I retained a handful of individual-inventor clients that were interested in selling their patent assets to earn a return, and they were sold on my skill set.

Through a turbulent process, I was fortunate enough to close a major deal, which helped me survive and enable me to move on to other opportunities, where I learned the nuts-and-bolts of patent monetization.

In learning the skills for patent monetization, I realized that others had no idea what they were missing out on, and many did not really know what they were doing.

Patent monetization is a great field–the return potentials are huge.

So in late 2009, I began writing down my strategy techniques that I used to monetize patent assets–an attempt to teach others to also benefit from patent monetization.

As I generated content, I wondered to myself, how useful are these techniques for people, if they don’t even have access to patent opportunities to begin with?

The urge to share patent monetization and make it available to the general investment community were the seeds for this website and blog.

And why do I advocate so strongly for a patent exchange?

The culmination of the above experiences, including the opportunity to learn free-market economics at the University of Chicago (J.D.), and Constitutional Law from-the-then Professor Barack Obama, has enabled me to view our patent system from a fresh perspective, a perspective that I would like to share.

Hence, this website and blog are a platform for the advocacy of an open, free-market patent exchange.

I hope you find this blog and its contents helpful.

Please let me know what you think. Write me your comments, thoughts, questions, criticisms, and suggestions. This is for you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best,

Gau

Patent Exchange Coalition

Our goal is to establish a patent exchange and create a market in which investors can invest directly in technology, as an asset class.

This can serve to revitalize our patent system and make patent investments available to the general investment community, not just to an exclusive group of patent specialists.  Moreover, a patent exchange can unite the world’s various patent systems, to establish a global community centered around technological advancement.

Join us today