At the halfway point in 2016, at least five NPEs affiliated with the principals of patent monetization firm IP Valuation Partners LLC (IPVal), Adam Baumli, Jason Bourgeois, and Jonathan Szarzynski, have launched litigation. A new campaign filed this past week by ePt Records, LLC joins campaigns started earlier in the year by Aurelian IP Management, LLC; eHierarchy LLC; PositionTech LLC; and Retrospection Marketing LLC. Having added new portfolio managers to its team and new LLCs to its stable of Texas entities, several of which have recently received patent rights, it looks as if this year IPVal may surpass its seven campaigns of 2015.
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