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ICAP Patent Brokerage

November 11, 2015 09:34 ET

ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces the Departure of CEO Dean Becker

Next Becker Will Focus on Inventors' Rights Through Purchase and Enforcement Programs

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 11, 2015) - ICAP Patent Brokerage, the global leader in intellectual property brokerage, today announced a forward shift in organization as Dean Becker leaves his position at the company, while still maintaining an exclusive referral relationship. Becker, who has led the brokerage team for over ten years, is leaving ICAP IP to focus on purchasing, licensing, enforcement, and the defense of inventors' rights.

"Defending the rights of inventors through private and public patent sales, will continue to be a core value within ICAP Patent Brokerage," said Becker. "I am joining Equitable IP Holdings, LLC as Vice Chairman. Equitable is deeply committed to investing in and enforcing inventor rights."

ICAP PB has a long history of working on behalf of inventors to assist in the monetization of their efforts, having represented hundreds of individual sellers over the past decade. Dozens of portfolios from physician inventors and other innovators are represented in the upcoming Cardiovascular Medical Auction, and the work of Dr. Charles Jacobus (of Cybernet) will be featured in ICAP Patent Brokerage's first Inventor-Driven auction (both scheduled for December 10th, 2015).

ICAP Patent Brokerage will maintain its focus on driving patent "transaction market structure" to a more cost-effective market-based model, including private and public patent sales, sector-specific, inventor-driven and corporate auctions, such as the upcoming Foxconn Corporate Auction (scheduled for November 19th, 2015). The brokerage will also continue to expand its Mark-to-Market Valuation offering, which has garnered interest from key industry players since its announcement in late September.

"Our relationship with Dean is far from over," said Doug Rhoten, Chairman of ICAP Patent Brokerage. "Dean will continue to serve as a friend and advisor to the company."

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About ICAP Patent Brokerage

ICAP Patent Brokerage is the world's largest intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm, leveraging the talents of experienced patent brokers to match buyers and sellers for the sale of patents and other intellectual property assets. With multiple transaction platforms and unparalleled industry knowledge, including experience with trademarks, brands, intellectual property licensing, and UCC sales, ICAP Patent Brokerage is the global leader in the transaction of intellectual property.

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