“A Patent’s Journey From IAM Market to Facebook v Blackberry.” Oliver et. al. IAM Media (July 2020)

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Five years since IAM Market was launched, analysis by Hannes Forssberg Malm and Erik Oliver of Richardson Oliver Insights shows that assets listed on the platform have been put to good use by those who acquire them.

“A Patent’s Journey From IAM Market to Facebook v Blackberry.” Oliver et. al. IAM Media (July 2020), available here.

LOT Network Report 2020

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What do IBM, Continental and Olympus all have in Common? They’ve all taken steps to maximize the value of their patents, they’ve reduced the risk of PAE litigation and they joined the LOT Network in 2020.

Richardson Oliver Law Group, Cipher, and LOT Network have just launched a report that discusses the 2.7 million assets under the LOT protection umbrella that companies like IBM and Continental have opted into.

LOT Network Report 2020: Why the largest patent portfolio in the world reduces PAE risk delves into the following key points:

  • Patent assertion entity risk,
  • LOT Network today,
  • The LOT Network portfolio,
  • and a look into what the future holds.

“LOT Network Report 2020.” Seddon et. al. LOT Portfolio Webinar and Report (October 2020), available here.

“Unpacking the Royalty Stack.” Oliver et. al. IAM Media (June 2020)

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Just how much device makers are on the hook for in patent licensing payouts is one of the most debated questions in the IP community. While a complete answer may remain elusive, an analytical approach can help manufacturers assess their risk.

“Unpacking the Royalty Stack.” Oliver et. al. IAM Media (June 2020), available here.

This article first appeared in IAM Issue 100, published by Law Business Research – IP Division. To view the issue in full, please go to www.IAM-media.com.

Podcast: Startups and Patent Portfolio Building – IP Counsel Cafe

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When do startups and younger companies need to start building their patent portfolios?  When do you transition from trade secret to patent?  Will a patent portfolio help you secure funding?  What are investors looking for? How can a startup continue portfolio building during an economic downturn?  Karina Levitian has advised startups as in-house and outside counsel.  She leads this discussion with Kent Richardson of Richardson Oliver Group LLP.

Listen here for Episode 8.

Webinar: Marketing and selling patents in the current environment (May, 2020)

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Marketing and selling patents in the current environment – hear from the experts

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With the current economic uncertainty, selling patents may be the non-dilutive cash injection your organization needs. You know there is considerable monetary value in your intellectual assets, and you know patent sales are the best ways to realise that value for at least part of your portfolio. Perhaps you are unsure of how to best prepare them for sale. Or maybe you are wary of undertaking this considerable endeavour, and with good reason – only 30% of patents on the market ever sell. With many hundreds of patent packages available at any given time, how can you ensure that your offering stands out as attractive and viable to serious buyers? Industry veterans from buyers, sellers, and brokers discuss topics like identifying and packaging patents, and pricing.

Key points:

  • What is selling
  • Setting price
  • Selecting patents for sale
  • Packaging and presenting patents
  • Closing

Panelists:

  • Kent Richardson, CEO, Richardson Oliver Insights
  • Brandon Antonio, Managing Counsel, Patent Transactions Group, Intel
  • Kurt Brasch, Head of Patents, Uber
  • Ed Fish, Managing Director, TechIP

Register for the webinar here.

“A Rapid Analysis of Intel’s Connected Devices Patent Portfolio.” Richardson. IAM Media (March 2020)

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Late last year, Intel resurfaced the sale of a connected devices patent portfolio that was sidelined during the $1 billion sale of the majority of their smartphone modem assets to Apple (which included a pile of cellular wireless related patents). Intel has opened the sale to operating companies, defensive aggregators and even NPEs (non-binding indications of interest are due from bidders at the end of this month). We were asked to review the remaining portfolio and determine how it fits with the buying needs of participants in the secondary patent market.

“A Rapid Analysis of Intel’s Connected Devices Patent Portfolio.” Richardson. IAM Media (March 2020), available here.

“How the Threat of Unsold Rights, the Rise of the In-House Dealmaker and a Revolution in Analytics Are Re-Shaping the IP Deals Market.” Lloyd. IAM Media (December 2019)

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The current issue of IAM carries the latest annual survey on the brokered patent deals market from the team at Richardson Oliver Insights. Since we first started running this analysis in 2013 (subscribers can see the first piece here) some things in the deals space have stayed the same while a lot, not surprisingly, has changed. One thing that has remained constant is the quality of the insights from ROI with the survey becoming a must-read for anyone involved in IP transactions.

“How the Threat of Unsold Rights, the Rise of the In-House Dealmaker and a Revolution in Analytics Are Re-Shaping the IP Deals Market.” Lloyd. IAM Media (December 2019), available here.

The 2019 Brokered Patent Market Report is Now Available

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Our full 2019 Brokered Market Report is now available for download here. Download and learn the latest about the brokered patent market. Key take-aways include:

  • The average asking price of a US patent was $280,000, up from last year
  • 48% of all transacted deals in 2019 were bought by NPEs
  • $300 million worth of brokered deals closed in 2019

“ROI’s brokered patent market report continues to be one of the year’s most read and anticipated pieces amongst IAM’s subscriber base of global IP executives and professionals” – Joff Wild, Editor in Chief of IAM

This article first appeared in IAM Winter, published by Law Business Research – IP Division. To view the issue in full, please go to www.IAM-media.com.

“The 2019 Brokered Patent Market.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine (Jan 2020).

Our 2019 Brokered Market Report is available for free download here.

“U.S. Patent Sales by Universities and Research Institutes.” Love et al. Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (August 2019)

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In addition to licensing or litigating patent rights, universities have the option to sell their patents outright to third parties. In this chapter, we explore the extent to which universities and other nonprofit research institutes currently participate in the secondary market for patents.

“U.S. Patent Sales by Universities and Research Institutes.” Love et. al. Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (August 2019), available here.