About BOCA Advisory Services Inc.
BOCA specializes in creating joint ventures and partnerships to monetize patents through litigation, licensing or sale. Where litigation funding is required, BOCA can obtain investment on behalf of its clients either through funds advised by BOCA or through its many contacts with investors who specialize and understand the inherent risks associated with patent litigation funding.
BOCA also provides strategic advisory and consulting services involving intellectual property and patents.
Michael J. Cannata
Founder & Managing Director
Michael J Cannata has been involved in the monetization of patents since founding BOCA Advisory Services Inc in 2002. On behalf of one of the funds advised by BOCA, Michael managed the i4i investment and the patent litigation against Microsoft resulting in a US$290 million judgment in favour of i4i and a permanent injunction issued against Microsoft. The judgment was appealed by Microsoft and became the largest damages award ever upheld by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Microsoft then appealed the decision to the US Supreme Court who upheld the lower courts decision in one of the most significant patent cases ever heard by the Supreme Court.
Michael is also co-founder of Patent Monetization Inc, a cleantech patent brokerage and patent consulting business. Michael is an entrepreneur with the experience of five technology start-ups behind him. As founder and chief executive officer of Brokercom Inc, a financial services software company, Michael created value for shareholders through an M&A transaction with Open Text Corporation, where Brokercom's strategic patent asset was the key driver for the acquisition. After the acquisition, Michael assisted in developing an IP protection program and a patent licensing program for Open Text. As president of Cybermation Inc, a systems management software company, Michael's executive leadership skills were recognized as the company was named one of the 50 Best Managed Private Companies in Canada in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Mr Cannata has sat on a number of public and private company boards and is a named inventor on five US patents. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 Michael was named to Intellectual Asset Magazine's IAM250 list of the world's leading IP strategists.
BOCA has an extensive network of trusted associates that are all experts within the patent monetization value chain. These trusted associates include specialists in patent analytics, prior art searching, economic analysis, infringement analysis, brokerage, licensing, expert witness testimony, patent litigation and patent prosecution and re-examination.