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Tim Pohlmann on Founding IPlytics & Hosting The SEP Couch

Tim Pohlmann on Founding IPlytics & Hosting The SEP Couch

Tim Pohlmann is the founder and CEO of IPlytics, which provides software analytics tools for standard essential patents (SEPs).  Tim is also one of the world’s leading economists that focuses on the subject of SEPs, and was recently commissioned by the EU Commission to provide empirical studies for their work regarding SEPs.

Tim’s podcast, The SEP Couch, features discussions with a very diverse group of industry leaders, prominent attorneys, academics, and policy makers on the subject of SEPs).

On this episode, Tim and Eli discuss:

  • The SEP Couch Podcast, including Eli’s favorite interviews with Carlos Olarte and Kirti Gupta

  • How, as an economist, Tim became interested in patents, and specifically SEPs

  • Founding IPlytics, the evolution of patent data, and keeping customers engaged

  • Advice for starting and growing a software company in the legal/patent space

  • Incentivizing through SEPs and the ideal system for innovation related to standards

  • Weighing transaction costs & role of actors purposefully increasing those costs

  • The limits of data and media simplification

  • Lobbying on SEPs issues

  • Lexis Nexis’ acquisition of IPlytics

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The podcast listened to by sophisticated in-house counsel, judges from around the world, IP policymakers, senior USPTO officials, and top patent dealmakers and attorneys to stay ahead of the curve by understanding the personalities and forces shaping IP.
Eli Mazour’s love of talking to people – along with his belief in the importance of America’s patent system – led him to start Clause 8. Clause 8 features conversations that provide strategic insights about how to best deal with various patent-related issues. Some of the previous guests include America’s great innovators, federal judges, USPTO Directors, top IP staffers on Capitol Hill, and Carole Baskin’s attorney from the documentary Tiger King.
It's the #1 podcast about IP and is in the top 2.5% of all podcasts according to Listen Score. The podcast has been covered and cited in many publications, including Bloomberg, Law360, Courthouse News Service, Above the Law, IAM, and Original Jurisdiction.