JEFF BALLABON: Short Cove IP was founded by former US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee counsel and public affairs veteran Jeff Ballabon to focus exclusively on the practice and policy of intellectual property protection.
POLICY: Jeff has over 20 years of experience successfully managing high-stakes, sensitive and complex litigation, government relations, public relations and crisis communications campaigns. His clients have included media, energy, biotech, healthcare and defense companies, real estate developers, law firms, private investment funds, non-profits and political candidates and campaigns. He has headed policy and communications for high profile companies like CBS News and excels at the intersection of law, business, government, and media.
PATENTS: Jeff is uniquely positioned and qualified to lead the fight to protect patent integrity and intellectual property rights. Not only is he an established Washington insider, but has served as CEO of one patent monetization company, independent director of another, and as a leader in national intellectual property industry and policy groups, Jeff knows both the business and policy of patent protection intimately.
DR. BRUCE ABRAMSON: Dr. Bruce Abramson is an experienced technologist, economist, and attorney with a multidisciplinary practice representing clients in litigation, negotiation, growth, technology assessment, merger, and regulatory settings. His expertise includes valuing intellectual property and other asset classes; assessing damages and royalties; evaluating and deploying patents, products, digital copyrights, and technologies; devising growth strategies; drafting licenses, contracts, and patents; determining and predicting competitive effects and market responses; modeling and analyzing complex data; assembling and managing cross-functional teams; facilitating communication among engineering, management, and legal teams; marketing and cultivating client relationships; teaching, research, and public speaking; publishing books and articles on technology, business, and law.
He has served as an expert witness in numerous cases, testifying in several interrelated areas:
Damages, including but not restricted to patent damages;
Technology industry custom and practice in licensing, breach of contract, and business tort suits;
Infringement, licensing, and damages and policy in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other IP cases;
Technical aspects of selected soft-side technologies (software, Internet, business methods);
The interplay between antitrust and IP laws.
In each of these areas, his experience combines working with counsel to devise and/or refine appropriate theories with conducting and presenting the actual analyses.
Bruce is a frequent public speaker who has contributed to the scholarly literature of Computer Science, Management Science, and Law. His general-audience books, Digital Phoenix and The Secret Circuit, explain the interplay among new technologies, the businesses that deploy them, the laws that regulate those businesses, and the policies that guide those laws. To see Bruce in action, view his video presentation "Patent Strategy in the Modern Economy"
The Short Cove IP Approach
The Short Cove IP Approach: Substance. Strategy. Success.
SUBSTANCE: Short Cove IP approaches consideration of all matters with a focus on sound public policy, effectiveness and discretion. We only represent clients and causes with which we are philosophically aligned. As a result, we are not viewed as hired guns but instead granted total access and a seat at the table as serious public policy insiders and trusted partners with valuable private sector expertise.
STRATEGY: Unlike most professional services firms, Short Cove IP constructs strategies around goals rather than a static roster of available employees. Our leadership collaborates with clients to identify your most valuable deliverables and then reaches across public affairs disciplines and companies to recruit your team. Throughout the process, Short Cove IP leadership acts as the primary client contact and campaign manager.
SUCCESS: Our results speak for themselves: We succeed where others fail.