Global Excellence 2021

Acquisition International - Global Excellence 2021 163 Acquisi International - Issu 3 2021 25 Jan21057 World-Class Expertise Crown Point Advisors is at the forefront of global prior art research, with some of the largest technology companies and law firms around the world consistently depending on the company to produce the results needed for their most significant cases. Andrew Hein tells us more about this niche offering. rown Point Advisors specialises in patent invalidity consulting in the litigation, portfolio licensing/acquisition, and post-grant fields. Over the past decade, Crown Point has advised the world’s largest companies and law firms on the world’s largest global patent litigation matters, across four continents, eleven countries, and in eight languages. The company specialises in United States, United Kingdom, German, and Chinese patent litigation and post-grant patent invalidity proceedings. In the high-tech patent space, the firm’s expertise is unparalleled and world-class. Crown Point Advisors was founded by Andrew R Hein in 2010 to provide what was lacking in the market: a prior art search company devoted to litigation and post-grant searches. Working as a litigator at the world’s best firms, including Skadden Arps and Sidley Austin, Andrew has experience of hiring other search firms and found their results insufficient and too unpredictable to win cases consistently. He formed Crown Point Advisors with a focus to win cases. “We are client-focused, detail-oriented, have significant litigation and technical knowledge, and understand what our clients need from us to achieve their goals,” explains Andrew, speaking of the firm’s unique selling points and how these ensure that it differentiates itself from competitors. “These values were our founding ones, and they haven’t changed.” Andrew and the team take immense pride in the fact that they are able to build and maintain long-term relationships with clients, many of whom have worked with Crown Point since its initial founding, and who now consistently depend on its advice for their critical matters. Guided by seasoned team leaders and technical experts, with an average of 13 years prior art search experience and a single-minded focus on winning, the firm relentlessly and intelligently spans the globe in search of precise and guaranteed results. Over the past decade, Crown Point Advisors has advised on nearly all of the world’s largest patent cases in the telecommunications standard, video standard, semiconductor, and mobile device fields. In the patent portfolio licensing and acquisition contexts, the firm advises clients on the validity of high-value portfolios, which are often focused on the key video and telecommunications standards, including GSM, 3G, 4G LTE, H.264, HEVC, and 5G. “In these cases, billions are at risk and companies’ existences are at stake,” he says. “The patent landscape and laws across the United States, Germany, and China are changing rapidly. We pore over these changes to adapt our engagement strategies and implementations so our clients can win.” Company: Crown Point Advisors LLC Contact: Andrew R. Hein Website: C