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January 2013

Turning the Spotlight on the Brokered Patent Market

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We look at 186 patent sales packages – consisting of a total of 5,394 issued US patents and 7,595 total patent assets worldwide – offered by brokers and other sellers over the past three years. Analysis includes average asking prices ($344K per asset), time to close is about 180 days, and 16% actually sell.

Turning the Spotlight on the Brokered Patent Market, IAM Magazine, Issue 57 January/February 2013

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“Turning the Spotlight on the Brokered Patent Market.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine (January 2013)

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Although sales of brokered patent packages reach an estimated $153 million a year, lack of data makes this a tricky market to evaluate. We attempt to illuminate this information void with our review of 186 patent packages consisting of a total of 5,394 issued US patents and 7,595 total patent assets worldwide. Here is our detailed report on the 2013 brokered patent market.

“Turning the Spotlight on the Brokered Patent Market.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine (January 2013), available here.