Kevin Zilka

Principal at OSO IP LLC
Ranked in Brokering, Defensive patent aggregation, IAM/IC, IP management consultancy, Legal, Licensing, Technology transfer
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The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

IAM Says

“Kevin Zilka is one of the best IP attorneys and he has an exceptional understanding when it comes to portfolio development, IP analysis, and licensing. Working with him is a truly value-added experience.”

Kevin Zilka's Profile

Kevin Zilka has more than 25 years of experience in the IP field. He is the founder and principal of Oso-IP LLC, and co-founder and principal of Zilka-Kotab PC. In these roles, Mr Zilka has managed thousands of patent assets for Silicon Valley Fortune 500 and start-up clients, represented clients in rigorous licensing negotiations, and propelled his firm into the top 100 patent firms in the United States.

Mr Zilka has advised on hundreds of patent enforcement, acquisition, licensing and other monetisation transactions. He has also leveraged his access to capital, his firm’s resources, and his technical and legal skill set to successfully monetise patents in a variety of contexts. He has closely advised numerous companies whose patent assets were monetised, yielding more than US$100 million in returns, and has invested in hundreds of third-party patent assets – many of which were licensed to Fortune 100 or 500 companies – delivering seven- and eight-figure returns. Mr Zilka has also compensated patent owners with millions of US dollars in royalty share payments in connection with the successful monetisation of their patents and consistently created significant patent value by turning unmarketable pending patent applications into premier patent portfolios that supported seven- and eight-figure transactions.

Mr Zilka is a named inventor on dozens of patents and numerous patent applications that were successfully monetised from conception to enforcement and licensing, generating significant US dollar sums. He founded a software company that brought products to market and managed an IP-driven eight-figure exit and has channelled millions of US dollars of patent licensing revenue to charities that enrich the lives of the underprivileged.

While Mr Zilka specialises in every stage of the patent procurement, licensing and enforcement process, his key differentiator is his expertise in early-stage IP opportunities that fuse his talents of early recognition of winning technology and strategic procurement of enforcement-ready patents with the development and execution of licensing-centric business strategies from the ground up.

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