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May 22

The best chance to get top dollar for the Lycos patents is probably long gone. http://t.co/ZrFovPGboD

May 22

Buyers might find some quality in Lycos #patent portfolio but the company's timing looks off http://t.co/ZrFovPGboD

May 22

BlackRock's deal with Jawbone indicates that major investors are beginning to see opportunities in IP financing. http://t.co/8n51HjVTlU

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22 May 2015
Lycos patent sale may be happening two years too late

The news this week that Lycos is looking to dispose of some of its patents afforded tech bloggers the opportunity to remind their readers that yes, one of the iconic internet search brands of the before-Google era still exits. For those in the patent community the reaction may have been equally mystified – something along the lines of, they still have anything worth selling? And, have...

22 May 2015
World’s largest asset manager enters the IP financing game with wearables loan

BlackRock – the world’s biggest investment firm with over $4.6 trillion of assets under management – is loaning wearable technology company Jawbone $300 million against its intellectual property and other intangible assets. According to a Bloomberg report - quoting regulatory filings in California and people involved in the deal - the loan from BlackRock is secured by...

21 May 2015
PWC’s annual litigation report shows just how stacked the US patent system is against the small inventor

If you’re a regular patent market observer there’s probably not too much to surprise you in PWC’s latest patent litigation report. Covering 2014, it shows that the overall number of cases in the year was down, but that was already apparent from studies previously put out by the likes of Lex Machina, RPX and Unified Patents. That said, there is a discrepancy in the numbers...

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