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Erik Oliver

“The 2017 Brokered Patent Market – the Fightback Begins.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine (January 2018)

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In our sixth annual report on the secondary patent market, we find stabilization and even recovery. Years of negative results for patent holders have created a community feel that does not comport with the market data. Sales increased to just under $300M from $165M last year.

“The 2017 Brokered Patent Market – the Fightback Begins.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine (January 2018), available here. PDF version The Brokered Patent Market – The Fightback Begins Back – IAM87 – Richardson, Oliver, Costa.

“The Patent Markets.” Richardson et. al. Advanced Patent Law Institute 2017 (December 2017)

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This panel will discuss the current state of the secondary patent market, who’s buying, who’s selling, and at what price? It will look at what happens to patents after a sale, including the chance of winning on a bought patent. It will examine both standalone sales and the relatively invisible marketplace in which patents contribute significant value to a deal, including M&As, technology spinouts, JVs, tech-transfers, and exclusive field-of-use licenses.

“The Patent Markets.” Richardson et. al. Advanced Patent Law Institute 2017 (December 2017), event details here.

“The Patent Enforcement Iceberg.” Lemley et. al. Stanford Law School (December 2017)

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We surveyed 30 leading technology companies to discover how much many unseen patent assertions they face in a year. Unseen patent assertions are invitations to take a patent license where there is no litigation. We use the data to extrapolate the costs to these companies.

“The Patent Enforcement Iceberg.” Lemley et. al. Stanford Law School (December 2017), available here.