Matthew Rappaport is the co-founder and President of IP Checkups®, a boutique patent analytics and strategy firm. Since developing a proprietary methodology for assessing the relationships between competitive patent portfolios in 2003, Mr. Rappaport has rapidly built IP Checkups into a pre-eminent source for quantitative and qualitative analysis and interpretation of patent portfolios.
Mr. Rappaport has provided competitive patent landscape analyses, IP portfolio strategy and development services, custom patent searching and analysis and created customized patent databases for large corporate clients, a variety of mid-sized biotech, pharma, medical device and cleantech companies, start-ups, venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds. Through its patent-centric approach to competitive technology markets, IP Checkups enhances companies’ understanding of the intellectual assets that underlie key products and R&D initiatives.
Matthew leads interdepartmental workshops that help companies improve IP strategies and identify white space and design around opportunities to help companies generate superior returns on investment in a variety of fields.
IP Checkups created a best-in-class clean technology patent database in 2007 that categorizes more than 1.5 million patents into 165 cleantech technology areas. In 2005, Mr. Rappaport developed a patent focused investment fund that correlates the strategic management and development of patent portfolios to public equity prices. The fund has consistently outperformed its benchmark, the Russell 2000 index since its inception.
Most recently, IP Checkups introduced a fully automated competitive patent intelligence service and software platform, PatentCAM™ directed towards affordable and easy management and monitoring of competitive patent information. PatentCAM is the platform that supports IP Checkups’ proprietary databases including the LED PatentEdgeTM directed to light emitting diode technologies and markets, and the ABC PatentEdgeTM directed to advanced battery and capacitor technologies and markets.
Mr. Rappaport has been a speaker at numerous conferences dealing with patent analytics, patent strategy, and the importance of patents to investors. He is a member of the IAM 300, Intellectual Asset Magazine's list of the world's leading IP strategists. He also serves as the industrial liaison to the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at the University of California.