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Aequitas Technologies LLC

Founder and CEO

One of the world’s most successful patent licensing experts, Dooyong Lee pioneered the patent licensing industry for inventors and patent owners 20+ years ago. He has built four “contingency” licensing companies (i.e., fees and expenses payable upon success) and generated $1.2+ billion for 250+ clients.

Before founding Aequitas, he was the CEO of Acacia Research Group. During his eight-year tenure, Acacia increased annual revenue from $4 million to $251 million, net income from -$6 million to $60 million, and market cap from $110 million to $2.1 billion.

Before building licensing companies, he was a corporate licensing executive. He spearheaded transformative process re-engineering efforts at AT&T/Lucent Technologies, whose annual licensing revenue increased 5x in six years to $500+ million.

He is a two-time recipient of the Bell Labs Exceptional Contribution Award and is the inventor of the ubiquitous “estimated wait time announcement” feature in call centers worldwide.

Licenses
Revenue
Lawsuits
Clients

Our Business

We help inventors and patent owners collect damages/royalties from infringers. In a typical arrangement, we become an exclusive licensing agent and take responsibility for licensing and enforcement at our expense. Upon successful monetization, we share the net proceeds 50/50 with a client after reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs.

We currently manage 20+ licensing/litigation campaigns. We have obtained numerous seven- to eight-figure settlements and verdicts (including two eight-figure verdicts in 2022 alone).

We are not a law firm and do not provide legal advice.

Why Us?

Over the last 20+ years, our CEO has managed 1,000+ infringement lawsuits and has negotiated/approved 2,000+ license/settlement transactions. He has dealt with all major high-tech and med-tech companies worldwide and is familiar with various litigation, licensing, and negotiation strategies/tactics.

Our CEO also has 12 years of extensive corporate licensing and R&D experience at AT&T/Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. He has in-depth insights into how large companies (i.e., prospective licensees or defendants) operate and deal with infringement allegations.

Clients

Our clients are individual inventors, patent-holding companies, and small operating companies. We perform rigorous due diligence on new matters and accept less than 5%.

Success Stories

  • After performing due diligence on a client’s patents, we filed several continuations and obtained new claims with better infringement coverage. We negotiated an eight-figure settlement within ten months of filing a lawsuit against a Fortune 500 company. In another case, we beat all inter partes reviews and obtained an eight-figure verdict.

Representative Licensees

Adobe
Alcatel-Lucent
Amazon
Apple
AT&T
Bank of America
Becton Dickinson
Biomet
BMW
Boston Scientific
C. R. Bard
Cisco
Citigroup
Comcast

Cox Cable
Dell
Disney
eBay/PayPal
Edwards Lifesciences
EMC
Facebook
Fujitsu
Garmin
General Electric
General Motors
Google
Hewlett-Packard
Hitachi

HTC
Huawei
IBM
Intel
Johnson & Johnson
LG Electronics
Linkedin
Medtronic
Mercedes-Benz
Microsoft
Netflix
Netgear
Oracle
Philips



Redhat
Samsung
SAP
Shell Oil
Seimens
SK Hynix
Smith & Nephew
Sony
Stryker
Symantec
Texas Instruments
Toshiba
Verizon
Yahoo

 

Core Team

Anuj Arora

Anuj Arora

Jack Liu

Jack Liu

Joe Nguyen

Joe Nguyen

Kimberly Bode

Kimberly Bode

Contact Us

Info

949-381-5373

Address

17875 Von Karman Ave. Suite 150

Irvine, CA 92614