A surge in NPE activity is beginning even as corporate buying is declining – time to hug your defensive aggregator.
After 10 years analysing the patent market, we have some very direct advice this year. If you are in-house counsel, to borrow a line from Samuel L Jackson: “Hold onto your butts.” These next few years are going to be tough. If you have not already signed up with a defensive aggregator such as Unified Patents, RPX, the Open Invention Network, the License on Transfer (LOT) Network or Allied Security Trust (AST), we recommend dusting off your defensive strategy and re-evaluating it.
This article first appeared on IAM-Media, published by Law Business Research, available here.
Download the PDF version: “The 2020 Brokered Patent Market.” Richardson et. al. IAM Media (November 2020)