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May 2016

Negotiating with Intellectual Ventures (IV)? What about their other funds?

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So, what happens when you are negotiating patent peace with Intellectual Ventures (IV) and they cannot guarantee peace? We have a new article up discussing how to handle the licensing of Intellectual Venture’s (IV’s) smaller in-house funds (ISF & IDF) during a negotiation with IV: read it on IPWatchdog.

You can find a broader analysis of IV’s portfolio in Issue 77 of IAM Magazine, How Intellectual Ventures is Streamlining Its Portfolio.

“How Intellectual Ventures Is Streamlining Its Portfolio.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine (May 2016)

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We followed up on our 2013 paper investigating Intellectual Venture’s patent portfolio to understand what, why and when IV bought, sold and litigated patents. By comparing Intellectual Venture’s 2013 assets with its 2016 assets, it is possible to draw conclusions about what you can do to help yourself should IV come knocking.

“How Intellectual Ventures Is Streamlining Its Portfolio.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine (May 2016), available here.