Universities often do not enforce valuable intellectual property claims because of a perceived financial barrier-hiring top-tier legal representation would cost millions of dollars, out-of-pocket. A University may not want to risk that financial downside to pursue a claim that has an uncertain upside. There are two ways, however, that Universities can solve this problem. First, Universities can hire top-tier law firms that represent intellectual property owners on a full contingency basis. These law firms can cover all legal fees and costs associated with an enforcement action. Second, litigation funding sources are eager to fund good intellectual properly enforcement programs. Using a litigation funding source, a University can select a law firm of its choice to enforce its intellectual property, while the outside funding company pays legal fees and costs. This session will cover the nuts and bolts of each approach, the pros and cons, and best practices.