Robert Blumberg appointed as Director of Intellectual Property for Amber Kinetics
April 2016. Effective immediately, Robert Blumberg has been appointed by Amber Kinetics as Director of Intellectual Property. In this capacity, Mr. Blumberg will oversee matters pertaining to intellectual property strategy and will direct development of the Company’s...
Soquel Group celebrates 10th year in operation
November 2015. In November 2015, Soquel Group will celebrate its 10th year of operation. Along the way Soquel Group has been recognized as the “Go-To” Law Firm for patent prosecution by Google. During its ten years, Soquel Group has obtained over one thousand (1000)...
Soquel Group selected by leading-edge cyber-security company Illusive Networks to build IP portfolio
June 1, 2015 Soquel Group has been selected by leading-edge cyber-security company Illusive Networks to help them build a strong and durable intellectual property portfolio. Illusive focuses on deception technology that effectively prevents targeted attacks. ...
Soquel Group Opens Israel Branch
March 2015. Since its inception in the fall of 2005, Soquel Group has had a presence in Israel. Now Soquel Group has incorporated and started an Israel office to better serve the Israeli tech community. The mission of Soquel Group Israel is help its clients protect...
Soquel Group Named as “2013 Go-To Law Firm at the Top 500 Companies” for Intellectual Property
March 2013. American Lawyer Media, publisher of American Lawyer, has named Soquel Group as a 2013 Go-To Law Firm at the Top 500 Companies. Based on a recommendation from Google, American Lawyer Media selected Soquel Group as a patent agency that delivers exceptional...
Robert Blumberg to cover Intellectual Property for UCSC Industry Experts Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
Robert Blumberg will present an overview of Intellectual Property, focusing on patents, for the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) Entrepreneurship Industry Expert Seminar Series. The Series brings industry experts to UCSC to cover essential topics,...
Robert Blumberg to present America Invents Act for Santa Cruz Inventors Association Special Meeting
Robert Blumberg will present an overview of the America Invents Act at a special meeting of the Santa Cruz Area Inventors Association on July 9. The America Invents Act, enacted by the US Congress on September 16, 2011, is a comprehensive reform of the current patent...
Westinghouse Solar Appoints Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mark Kalow to Board of Directors
Westinghouse Solar, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of solar power systems, today announced the addition of RFK Jr. and Mark Kalow to their Board of Directors, expanding the size of the Board to eight members. Westinghouse stated that it expanded its Board to...
Extensive Mobile Technology Patent Portfolio Purchased by Google
In a competitive bid, Google purchased an extensive mobile technology patent portfolio created by Soquel Group for Modu Ltd. Soquel Group functioned as an in-house patent agency for Modu from its inception in 2006 through its sale in 2011, building a portfolio of over...
Robert Blumberg to speak as part of University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) Research to Revenue speaker series
Robert Blumberg will give two presentations as part of the Research to Revenue speaker series being co-sponsored by UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering and the Center for Entrepreneurship. The talks, targeted towards professors, graduate students and researchers, will...
Mark Kalow to moderate Financial Roundtable panel at upcoming 6Sight Conference
Mark Kalow will be moderating the Financial Roundtable panel at the upcoming 2010 6Sight Conference to be held Wednesday November 17th at the Sainte Claire Hotel, San Jose, CA
Mark Kalow elected to Board of Directors of Dogfish Software
Mark Kalow has been elected to the Board of a Seattle start-up, Dogfish software. Dogfish was founded by members of the American Greetings/Photoworks engineering team. Dogfish provides a range of engineering services, including UI/UX development, and database...
Works with Rope Partner to Patent Wind Energy Device
On behalf of client Rope Partner, Soquel Group filed a patent on a device to better enable rope access technicians to maintain and repair wind turbines. Working from fixed ropes, technicians currently face a variety of hurdles when repairing wind turbines. The new...
Implements Cloud Access Docket Management
Soquel Group has implemented a cloud-based docket management system that tracks actions associated with ongoing patent and trademark cases, and stores and manages related data items. The new system provides Soquel Group staff instant access to data, ensures that no...
Brokers Sale of Telecom Portfolio
Soquel Group today announced the sale of a portfolio of DSL and wireless patents by a leading telecom vendor. Soquel Group acted as broker for the sale, preparing a complete buyer's package including a comprehensive evidence of use analysis, and negotiating the terms...
Sponsors and Awards Most Commercial Prize
At the annual Jack Baskin School of Engineering's Senior Design Contest, held this year on June 11, 2010, Soquel Group sponsored and awarded the Most Commercial prize to a senior student engineering team.
Obtains Innovative E-Commerce Patent for SHOP.COM
Working with Soquel Group, SHOP.COM has obtained a patent for its innovative eGifts gift-giving technology that allows consumers to send a personalized set of gift choices to a recipient. "This patent further expands our intellectual property portfolio," said Ken...
Protects Next Generation Online Media Licensing Service
For an industry leader, Soquel Group drafted a series of patents to protect the next generation of an industry leading online media licensing service. The patents cover methods and system that streamline and offer improved ease-of-use for media licensing.
Soquel Group and NextSpace to offer “Most Commercial” prize at upcoming engineering student competition
Soquel Group and NextSpace have teamed to offer a “Most Commercial” prize at the upcoming UCSC Jack Baskin School of Engineering senior student design competition. The prize will be judged by representatives of NextSpace and Soquel Group.
Mark Kalow Chairs 6Sight Session On Financing Of Digital Media.
Managing Director Mark Kalow reprised his annual 6Sight session in which a panel of influential financers discussed the revenue and profit potential of digital imaging and video technologies.
Analyzes Digital TV Portfolio for Major Vendor.
For a leading vendor of digital TV technology and systems, Soquel Group analyzed a portfolio of core MPEG-2 and DTV patents. The legacy portfolio, dating from the mid-1990s, covers key functions and capabilities omitted from the MPEG-2 specifications, many of which...
To assist Allen Hershey, MD in licensing medical device for minimally invasive hip replacement
Soquel Group will assist Allen Hershey, MD, to license his patent-pending Shark Tooth Starter Broach for performing minimally invasive hip replacement surgery.
Meets aggressive filing goals for new wireless technology firm.
For a well-funded wireless startup, Soquel Group jumpstarted their ambitious IP development program by drafting and filing over fifty applications prior to their initial product announcement at the 2008 Mobile World Congress.
Supercharges Digital Media Patent Portfolio
Acting as in-house patent agency, Soquel Group worked with the R&D department of a leading digital media licensing company to develop their patent portfolio. In the first year, working with the Company’s executive management, Soquel Group identified and...
Evaluates high-profile ecommerce patent to prepare client for Ocean Tomo auction
Soquel Group assisted its client in evaluating an ecommerce patent auctioned by Ocean Tomo. Soquel Group established a bidding range, identified monetization strategies, and reviewed the bidding package.
Completes & files third patent under inventor program
Working with serial inventor, Bruno Delean, Soquel Group drafted and filed the third patent under its inventor program. The latest patent covers gesture recognition technology that enables remote control of household devices like televisions and light fixtures. Under...
Brokers sale of online auction patent portfolio
As brokers for the sale of a patent portfolio, Soquel Group prepared a prospectus, identified and contacted strategic purchasers, negotiated the sale, and managed the closing.
Drafts core technology patent applications for online video broadcasting
Prior to introduction of a new online video service, Soquel Group prepared and filed fundamental technology patent applications.
Performs revenue analysis as basis for patent licensing program
Soquel Group projected the licensing revenue potential for a portfolio of geographic information system (GIS) patents. Soquel Group also evaluated and recommended pricing models.
Maps competitive patent terrain for online video services
In preparation for a round of financing, Soquel Group prepared an extensive patent map that segmented relevant technology spaces, identified major patent-holders and identified “hot-spots.”
Patent brokering leads to company acquisition
Soquel Group’s activities in the brokering the sales of a patent portfolio led to the sale of the company. Soquel Group obtained multiple offers which increased the company sale value by over 50%.
Evaluates IP assets for potential acquisition
For a major company pursuing an aggressive growth-by-acquisition strategy, Soquel Group evaluated and valued the IP assets of several potential acquisition targets.
Mark Kalow joins PureDepth board
PureDepth, Inc. (OTCBB:DMDO), a world-leading developer of display technologies and the developer of Multi-Layer Display(TM) (MLD) technology, announced today that it has added Mark Kalow, a Soquel Group Managing Director, to its Board of Directors.
Soquel Group Speaking Engagements
Soquel Group speaks at leading industry conferences. In the past month, Soquel Group managing directors Mark Kalow and Robert Blumberg spoke at the leading industry conferences for digital imaging. At the Infotrends Digital Imaging '05 conference on September 29 Mr....
Soquel Group Launches Website
The Soquel Group, operating since 2003, today launched its newly conceived website. Leading design firm, Godfrey & Associates worked closely with the company to define its brand and to develop an effective website.
Soquel Group to License eMotion Patent Portfolio
eMotion announced the availability for licensing of its patent portfolio through an arrangement with the Soquel Group. “eMotion has a uniquely rich history in digital asset management. This latest patent joins a group of patents that represent technology innovation that can provide tremendous value to hundreds of organizations,” said Robert Blumberg, Managing Director of Soquel Group.