Meaningful Returns

Oso-IP Bridges the Gap between IP and Meaningful Returns

What Oso-IP Seeks

We are actively looking for patent portfolios available for purchase or assertion that meet two criteria:

1) the patent portfolio must include a pending continuation application with at least a few years left of patent term, and

2) the patent portfolio must have high-dollar market applicability.

What Oso-IP Offers

For inventors/patent owners, we secure funding for patent portfolios that meet the above criteria, so that the inventors/patent owners receive upfront compensation and a back-end royalty-share.

For patent professionals who refer us inventors/patent owners and an Oso-IP deal results from the referral, a single referral fee is paid per portfolio/transaction, directly to one individual referrer, typically a function of any upfront compensation paid to the inventor/patent owner. 

extensive expertise

While we are versed in licensing and enforcing issued patents and portfolios of any size, we specialize in working with owners of pending patent applications to strategically procure issued patents that are actionable upon issuance. By getting involved earlier in the process, our team can leverage our prosecution expertise to set the stage for maximum returns during subsequent monetization.

flexible arrangements

We accommodate the different needs of patent owners by developing and executing tailored procurement, licensing and/or enforcement campaigns. We are sensitive to the different issues and concerns of a large corporate patent portfolio holder vs. a start-up patent holder and independent inventors. Further, we align our interests with patent owners by investing in the campaign in exchange for a financial stake in the results.

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About Us

Oso-IP’s mission is to leverage our access to capital and the technical/legal skillset gained from decades of experience to successfully monetize patents to the benefit of inventors and patent owners, whether they be individuals, start-ups, universities, or Fortune 500 companies. Oso-IP’s key differentiator includes expertise in early-stage IP opportunities that fuses talents of early recognition of winning technology, strategic procurement of enforcement-ready patents, and development/execution of licensing-centric business strategies from the ground up. Based on its past work, Oso-IP’s management has been repeatedly selected as one of the world’s leading 300 IP strategists by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine.


Our team has proven itself time and time again with innovators, both large and small.

John Abe, CEO, RightMagic, Inc

“My relationship with Kevin Zilka began as a client of his law firm over 10 years ago, where he helped us build a patent program for my start-up. Since then, our work together has transitioned into a business relationship whereby he financially backs my inventions and provides on-going venture guidance. His legal experience and access to necessary funds makes him an essential partner in my continued efforts to achieve a return on my research and development efforts.”

David Smith, President, Tynax, Inc.

“I have known and worked with Kevin Zilka for years through my global patent exchange, Tynax. Having brokered dozens and dozens of his teams’ patents, I personally saw the fruits of their ability to effectively position patents for optimal return on investment. His team is my “go to” recommendation when I have a client whose patent application is not quite ready for monetization due to a need for additional capital and/or expertise.”

Mark Greene, former CEO, VoiceDemand, Inc.

“I have witnessed firsthand Kevin Zilka’s ability to successfully procure and monetize IP. Through an investment of capital and management, his team was able to navigate our pending patent application through the Patent Office and achieve significant licensing results within a year of our engagement. Over subsequent years, his outfit followed through by continuing to grow our single asset into a world-class patent portfolio, identifying additional licensing opportunities, and achieving continued successful patent monetization.”

Matt Bromberg, former Co-Founder, Protean Networks

“Kevin Zilka is a no nonsense guy, who will give you an honest deal and an honest assessment of your IPs potential. True to his word, Zilka and company improved the value of our IP by nearly an order of magnitude, whilst assuming most of the development cost himself. If you are looking for an aggressive and timely approach to improving your IP’s legal standing you would be hard pressed to find a better team.”

Tal Givoly, Entrepreneur former Chief Scientist at Amdocs, Inc.

“I’ve known and worked with Kevin now for almost 20 years! (I’m shocked to say this). Truly positive relationship throughout! Kevin is among the elite penultimate professionals out there. Great integrity and outstanding human being, all around. Expert in patent and IP areas and commercialization, of course. However, I’d do anything with Kevin. Our relationship began as I was his client – and boy, did we get the right partner. We since expanded the relationship to be clients across other companies and then business partners in some endeavors. Great guy and you cannot go wrong working with Kevin. Wholehearted recommendation!”

Let’s get started at adding strategy and building value.

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