Gaston is the founding member of Markman Advisors. Markman Advisors is a leading consultancy on patent-related matters for patent owners and the investment community. With Gaston and his partners each recognized in IAM’s IP Strategy 300 as leading global IP strategists, Markman Advisors continues to operate on behalf of some of the world’s most sophisticated technology companies, research universities, hedge funds, and boutique litigation funders.
In addition, Gaston and his partners maintain an active intellectual property litigation practice, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in significant patent, trademark, and copyright disputes in federal courts nationwide and before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. With first-chair patent litigation experience in dozens of patent cases, Gaston espouses a pragmatic approach to the opportunities and challenges presented by both patent monetization and litigation funding activities.
A frequent speaker and writer on litigation finance and patent monetization issues, Gaston is also a weekly columnist on AbovetheLaw.com, where he writes about a wide variety of topics of interest to the IP legal community.