AVID Public Relations

Maximizing public relations success where technology & intellectual property intersect.

Ways We Meet Organizations’
Unique IP Public Relations Needs:

Many public relations firms focus on supporting technology companies. Others serve law firms.  AVID PR is the only firm optimized for maximizing clients’ success in their public relations activities, where their technology and intellectual property intersect.

Our team is uniquely suited to meet the public relations needs of defensive patent management organizations, corporate IP teams, IP law firms and defensive patent management organizations.

  • Developing and effectively communicating messages regarding the value and differentiators of IP assets
  • Announcing IP acquisitions, sales, key licensing, as well as patent grants and copyright registrations, among others
  • Supporting speeches, roundtable discussions, testimony and amicus briefs to industry and government with coverage in key media
  • Projecting the value and key differentiators of a patent management organization to potential partners, licensees and aggressors regarding IP assets, cross licenses, etc.
  • Supporting public responses to demand letters, threats of assertion and other protective actions
  • Driving awareness of IP law firms’ specializations, capabilities, experience and other differentiators to assist in new client business development
  • Supporting defensive prosecution of patentability and validity challenges
  • Gaining awareness of published defensive publications and the context for their creation and value

Some Business, IP and Industry Trade Media We Work With:

At AVID PR, we are uniquely capable of amplifying IP-oriented media and influencer relations coverage in business, IP industry and technology media. We design and execute tailored campaigns that maximize clients’ IP-related credibility and industry thought leadership.

Media Relations

Positioning & Messaging

Influencer & Analyst Relations

IP Executive-as-Brand

Speaking Opportunities

Media Training

Social Media

Agency Overview

Our team has decades of success in driving thought leadership campaigns supporting organizations’ IP activities.

  • We work with organizations to ensure that their value and activities receive significant exposure with the IP, business and industry trade audiences which matter the most.
  • Our team drives campaigns that foster IP executives’ credibility as industry thought leaders, while ensuring that their legal activities are well understood — and accurately and positively reported by the media.
  • We frequently serve as a bridge between the in-house IP team and corporate communications, seamlessly working to ensure that the IP team’s activities are effectively communicated, while completely aligning with overall corporate messages and strategy.
  • IP clients our team has supported include: Open Invention Network and IBM, among others.

We Understand Technologies

To understand and effectively project intellectual property activities and values requires an extensive knowledge encompassing a range of technologies. We do. They include:

  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

  • Cloud, Cloud Apps, AWS

  • Cyber Security

  • Embedded Systems / Sensors

  • FinTech

  • Industrial Automation & Robotics

  • Industrial Motion & Control

  • Mobile Systems & Apps

  • Open Source

  • Power / Utility Systems Systems and Software

  • Retail Technology & E-Commerce
  • Semiconductors — Analog, Digital and Mixed Signal

  • Systems, Application and Development Software
  • Telecommunications Service & Equipment (CO, CPE and Enterprise)

Leadership

Ed Schauweker
Ed SchauwekerPrincipal
Mr. Schauweker is the founding principal of AVID Public Relations. He has more than 15 years of IP public relations experience, supporting in-house intellectual property teams and defensive patent management organizations.
Stephen B. Andrews
Stephen B. AndrewsSenior Vice President
Mr. Andrews brings more than 20 years of communications, media, management consulting and project management experience to AVID Public Relations, where he serves as senior vice president for the agency, supporting IP and technology groups.

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