Quest Patent Research Corp. (OTCQB: QPRC)
Quest Patent Research Corp. (OTCQB: QPRC) is a New York City-based intellectual property (IP) asset management firm operating through majority-owned and controlled operating subsidiaries to deliver financial, strategic and legal resources for IP monetization. Quest currently owns, controls or manages over 115 patents across 11 intellectual property portfolios (https://www.qprc.com/portfolio). The company generates revenues from patent licensing fees of its IP property portfolios and from licensed packaging sales.
Quest creates shareholder value through investment and management interests in intellectual property assets, such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, novel inventions and trade secrets. Through its business, shareholders have the opportunity to participate across a broad portfolio of dynamic assets in the burgeoning intellectual property space.
Invention, protection and commercialization of IP require a deep understanding of dynamic technologies, market fundamentals, competitive landscapes and engagement strategies. Often, IP asset owners/stakeholders lack the requisite resources, experience and/or capacity to access the latent value of their IP assets and opportunities. Quest seeks to bridge this gap, partnering with asset owners – such as inventors, businesses, corporations and law firms – to help them fully realize the value of IP assets through:
- IP Valuation
- Structured Licensing Programs
- Patent Prosecution
- Partial or Full Liquidity
- Portfolio Evaluation
- Portfolio Maintenance
- Legal Advisory
- Attorney/Investor Referral
- Patent Acquisition/Liquidation
At Quest, each partnership is treated as its own entity, with its own focused management comprised of Quest employees and seasoned industry associates. Many of technologies are placed in a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest, benefitting from the broader expertise of the company's leadership.
Quest's management team delivers a wealth of experience in strategic business management, intellectual property, finance and marketing. The company's internal resources, in tandem with its external network of financial, legal and managerial professionals, can develop creative solutions to the myriad of challenges involved in monetizing IP. Quest's structured diligence and deployment procedures mitigate risks, maximize returns and deliver value to IP owners and shareholders alike.
Quest CEO and President Jon Scahill was the founder and managing director of the Urban-Rigney Group, LLC, a private consultancy specializing in new business/new venture development, operations optimization, and strategic analysis. Prior to launching his consultancy business, Mr. Scahill held numerous positions in sales and marketing, technical management, and product development in the consumer products/flexible packaging arena. Mr. Scahill holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester, an MBA from Rochester's Simon Graduate School of Business, and a JD from Pace University Law School. He is a registered patent attorney admitted to practice in New York, Florida, the District of Columbia and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Quest Chief Technology Officer Timothy Scahill recently completed a merger and buyout of Managed Services Team LLC, an IT Managed Services provider. Prior to Managed Services Team, he was president of Layer 8 Group Inc., which merged with Structured Technologies Inc. to form Managed Services Team LLC. In his roles he was responsible for business strategy, acquisition, execution, as well as financial management. Mr. Scahill's entrepreneurial acumen and proven record of successful management with sole discretionary responsibility, demonstrate the scope of his capability and his value to delivering results. He successfully completed his term on the boards of the Upstate New York Technology Council and Pariemus Rochester. Mr. Scahill completed a six-year term as secretary, executive council and a seat on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. He has served as president of the Western New York chapter of The Entrepreneurs Organization and continues to serve on the board as accelerator chair. Mr. Scahill is currently performing Cyber Intelligence, Security and Information Assurance work for an undisclosed organization.
Peter LaFauci is president of CFO Solutions, a Rochester, NY-based consulting firm offering knowledge-based financial and accounting solutions for emerging to medium-size companies. Mr. LaFauci is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of proven success in developing, leading and executing strategy in both publicly and privately held companies within the advertising, software development, internet, manufacturing and emerging technologies sectors. Peter possesses strong research and analytical skills as well as interpreting, summarizing and communicating financial and business information to others. Mr. LaFauci is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University.