Larry M. Goldstein
Larry Goldstein is an independent US patent attorney based in the United States and Israel. He is one of the members of the external IP strategy team at GreyB, and has been associated with GreyB for the past two years in the evaluation of patents.
Larry is an expert in the review of patent quality, particularly concerning possible infringement and the value of patents for out-licensing. He is also an expert in aggregated patent licensing through patent pools, having created the essentiality evaluation procedure for the W-CDMA 3G patent pool.
He has organized seminars, and delivered many talks, throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States, on topics such as Wideband CDMA technology and wireless communication systems, technical standards and technical standards bodies, licensing patent rights and license contracts, alternative methods of monetizing Intellectual Property (i.e., licensing, brokering, securitization, public offerings, patent pools, and patent auctions), and the definition of FRAND (“Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory”) in patent licensing cases. Larry was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in an article entitled, “WiMAX Patent Pool is Planned”, about the effects of a WiMAX patent pool on licensing patent rights for 4G cellular communication. He has served as an expert witness in multiple litigations on behalf of Nokia Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, and Samsung Electronics, on issues related to FRAND licensing and patent claim essentiality.
Larry is a co-author of a book on the W-CDMA technology patent pool, entitled Technology Patent Licensing: An International Reference on 21st Century Patent Licensing, Patent Pools and Patent Platforms (Aspatore Books – Division of Thomson Reuters, Boston, July, 2004). The book was reviewed in the Journal of the Licensing Executives Society: les Nouvelles, in March, 2005. This book, a pioneering work in the field of patent pools and corporate aggregations for patent licensing, discusses the details of creating a patent claim essentiality procedure, compares the various methods of patent licensing, compares the procedures for obtaining antitrust clearance letters in the three main technology jurisdictions (Europe, Japan, and the United States), and presents the various documents required to establish and launch a patent pool.
Larry holds a B.A. from Harvard College, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, He is admitted to the bar in Illinois and in Israel, and is a patent attorney registered with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.