About Us

The Patent Investor is a web-based newsletter covering the business of patent monetization founded in 2014. The newsletter is uniquely and solely devoted to covering the patent monetization business unlike more mainstream business and legal publications. It is intended to be of interest to investors, inventors, entrepreneurs, attorneys and investment bankers who work with the growing number of patent monetization companies.

The Patent Investor is an independent subscription-based publication.  Its editorial content is researched, written and  edited by Dan Lonkevich.

Mr. Lonkevich previously worked as the senior editor for The DealFlow Report, a publication of The Deal Pipeline, a unit of The Street Inc., from November 2009 to January 2015.

Prior to working at The DealFlow Report, Mr. Lonkevich was a reporter for Bloomberg News in New York from March 2000 until January 2009. During his tenure at Bloomberg, he covered the insurance business, mergers and acquisitions and oil and gas companies.

Prior to that, he worked as an associate editor for The National Underwriter from 1996 to 2000. Before that, he was a reporter for Bestweek, a newsletter  covering the insurance business published by insurance rating company A.M. Best Co. He worked at A.M. Best from 1990 to 1996.

He has an MA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA in English from the University of Rochester.

His favorite quote is from the 17th Century English poet John Dryden: “I am a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down to bleed a while. Then I’ll rise and fight again.”