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“Litigation and IPRs: More Dangerous Than You Thought?” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2017)

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Part five of the six-part IPWatchdog examination of the 2016 market has ROL Group looking into the risk for companies from patent assets on the market. We look into what types of packages are more likely to lead to litigation, and when in a patent’s lifetime are you more likely to expect trouble.

“Litigation and IPRs: More Dangerous Than You Thought?” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2017), available here.

“Patent Sales Rates Decreased in 2016, but Patent Market Remains Viable and Robust.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2017)

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In this fourth installment in the six-part series of the 2016 market report from IPWatchdog, the ROL Group team helps shed light on the market trends that patent buyers and sellers should keep in mind when evaluating patents.

“Patent Sales Rates Decreased in 2016, but Patent Market Remains Viable and Robust.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2017), available here.

“2016 Patent Market Report: Patent Prices and Key Diligence Data.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2017)

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In this publication from IPWatchdog the ROL Group team takes a look at what patent buyers and sellers should expect from the current market. We offer comprehensive pricing analysis to determine whether your estimations for patents are in the ballpark.

“2016 Patent Market Report: Patent Prices and Key Diligence Data.” Richardson et. al. IPWatchdog (April 2017), available here.

“LES Silicon Valley – Patent Market Overview.” Richardson. LES – Silicon Valley Chapter (March 2017)

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Review of current trends in the 2017 patent market, and who and what should you expect to see buying and selling IP. ROL Group delivers its answer based on our up-to-date analytics on the market.

“LES Silicon Valley – Patent Market Overview.” Richardson. LES – Silicon Valley Chapter (March 2017), event details here.

Presentation slides available here.

“Patent Market 2017: Buyers, Sellers, Motivations & Prices?” Richardson et. al. Stanford Management 532 (February 2017)

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What are the driving forces behind the patent market in 2017? We examine the current trends and companies shaping the patent market for this year, as well as the various winning IP proliferation strategies outlined by noteworthy companies.

“Patent Market 2017:  Buyers, Sellers, Motivations & Prices?” Richardson et. al. Stanford Management 532 (February 2017), available here.

“Inside the 2016 Brokered Patent Market.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine Vol 81 (January 2017)

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In our continuing series of annual publications on the activity in the secondary patent market, we see that the only constant is change. Although asking prices have stabilized, sales are down, bringing the value of the market down to $165 million from $233 million last year. However, the launch of both IAM Market and the Industry Patent Purchase Program (IP3) has introduced new transaction opportunities. At the same time, the impact of negative patent decisions is becoming apparent as non-practicing entities (NPEs) pull back from the market. For the first time, purchases by corporations have exceeded NPE purchases. Even the biggest NPEs have been affected, with RPX succeeding Intellectual Ventures (IV) as the new buying leader. Further, the data shows that the US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice has crushed much of the nascent financial technology (fintech) patent market and affected software package sales rates. Finally, we received better litigation data this year, and it appears that the litigation risk from sold patents is much higher than previously reported – you may want to reconsider your risk models and membership of defensive aggregators.

“Inside the 2016 Brokered Patent Market.” Richardson et. al. IAM Magazine Vol 81 (January 2017), available here PDF.

“Patent Market 2016 – Importance of Aggregators to Manage Risk and Market Data.” Oliver. Unified Patents Conference at Santa Clara University Law School (November 2016)

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Patent market trends for 2016 and how do defensive aggregators play in that market to help manage patent risk.

“Patent Market 2016 – Importance of Aggregators to Manage Risk and Market Data.” Oliver et. al. Unified Patents Conference at Santa Clara University Law School (November 2016), event details here.

Presentation slides available here.