FIRST PRINCIPALS, INC (FPI)
is a full-service technology transfer firm. FPI specializes in licensing,
commercialization, and valuation of intellectual property. We leverage our
extensive network of contacts and sophisticated systems and tools to provide
a range of technology assessment and proactive technology marketing
programs, customized to meet each client’s objectives. Clients include large
corporations and startup companies, universities, non-profit organizations,
and other research institutions.
FPI’s approach is focused to maximize the value of clients’ intellectual
- Assessing the potential of a technology relative
to its total competitive environment
- Extracting revenue from under-performing patents
and identifying non-core applications
- Establishing beneficial collaborations leading
to growth, divestiture, and/or new funding
Founded in 1998 by seasoned licensing executives
Fortune 100 companies, FPI works closely with organizations from Cleveland and
throughout the world. Examples of clients include:
- Honeywell Aerospace
- Chinese University of Hong Kong
- National AIST (Japan)
- Sandia National Laboratories
- University of
Engineered a seven-figure patent
sale in the field of Surgical Robotics and a sale of printed circuit board
technology patents was engineered for one of the world’s biggest computer
Implemented a revenue
generation initiative involving "patent mining" and commercialization on
behalf of a telecommunications technology giant
Assessed a portfolio of 425
semiconductor-related patents of $2 billion telecom client to identify
highly-licensable patents and $1M in savings in patent renewal fees.
Orchestrated development funding for a novel
anti-cancer drug: a NY-based venture capital firm committed more than $10
million to fund research and acquire the clinical research company that
discovered the drug.
At First Principals, we
appreciate the value of teamwork. Our partnerships with companies both in
the US and abroad provide allow us to provide you with world-class,
ANGLE Technology Ltd.
– primarily involved in developing technology policies, managing
technology parks, and lending commercialization assistance in
the US and UK.
- partners with former Soviet Scientists to bring advanced novel
technologies to US commercial markets by creating new companies, providing
access to capital and management, and launching their products into the
Group, LLC - in partnership with 5iTech,
provides access to the full range of technology transfer services from
evaluation to licensing to startup. Provides foreign companies with
Turnkey Access to US markets.
(Asia) Co. Ltd. - PIACL is a technology
management consultancy that delivers IP management, technology transfer,
and commercialization capability in China and Hong Kong.
(International Merger and Acquisition Professionals)
assists clients with
the sale of mid-size companies and provides access
to strategically oriented buyers and sellers, as well as alternative
sources of financing to its members.
For more information, contact us
by phone, fax, or e-mail.