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Monetizing IPR Challenges: Is there actually anything wrong with it? An interview with Lee Cheng, Chief Legal Officer and SVP of Corporate Development at Newegg - Part I

Monetizing IPR Challenges: Is there actually anything wrong with it? An interview with Lee Cheng, Chief Legal Officer and SVP of Corporate Development at Newegg - Part I

It is no secret that Hayman Capital has recently become the source of much controversy in the realm of patent litigation. Hayman Capital, with the help of IP Navigation Group led by CEO Erich Spangenberg, has been making a great deal of money through Intellectual Property Right (IPR) challenges. With so many people focusing on the fact that money is being made, it seems that the conclusion being drawn is that Hayman and Erich are simply up to no good. But is this really the case? 
Monetizing Patents and Patent Reform: Why IPR Challenges are a necessary function. An interview with Lee Cheng, Chief Legal Officer and SVP of Corporate Development at Newegg - Part II.

Monetizing Patents and Patent Reform: Why IPR Challenges are a necessary function. An interview with Lee Cheng, Chief Legal Officer and SVP of Corporate Development at Newegg - Part II.

In Part I of the interview, Lee discussed the fundamental reasons why the controversy surrounding the monetization of IPR Challenges by Hayman Capital and Erich Spangenberg, is not fully warranted. In this final portion of the interview, Lee further discusses the need for IPR challenges, the monetization of patents, the need for patent reform in the Pharma industry and Newegg’s priorities for the year.