The next IP3 buying programme will target IoT, AI and blockchain patents https://t.co/aEMP4tvt4V
Tranlin Paper, once the poster child for Chinese IP finance, now looks more like a cautionary tale https://t.co/w45kFYfR6E
New IP3 patent buying programme targets assets in AI, blockchain, IoT and automotive https://t.co/aEMP4tdSdn
Details of the latest iteration of IP3, the patent buying programme hosted by AST designed to give IP owners a quick and efficient way of selling their assets, were announced this morning with this year’s version open to non-AST members and focused on some of the hottest tech areas. On the shopping list for this year’s programme are patents in eight different categories...
Chinese company which raised $1.3 billion in IP-backed financing has Virginia factory site foreclosed
It would appear that the recipient of the largest ever IP-backed loan has come full circle to cautionary tale. Tranlin Paper, based in China’s Shandong Province, borrowed well over a billion dollars from the China Development bank in 2014 on the strength of its IP portfolio. It planned to invest part of the sum in a US-based paper mill which promised to provide 2,000 jobs. On the...
Reports of a new Fortress fund point to continued success in the market but raise questions for Softbank
According to a recent news report Fortress IP is putting together a $400 million “patent troll” fund in what looks like a significant capital raising exercise. Beyond the amount they’re looking to raise, however, details in the story are relatively scant and it’s not clear if the new fund signals a shift in investment strategy by the group led by RPX...