Joff Wild So Starboard Value was correct. The AOL patent portfolio is worth $1 billion. In fact, it's actually worth a little bit more than that: today it has been announced that Microsoft has agreed to pay $1.056 billion for the 800 patents and will license another 300. In February Starboard, which owns over 5% of AOL, wrote to the company’s board...

Want to read more?

Register to access two of our subscriber-only articles per month

Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the IAM experts

Already registered? Log in

What our customers are saying

IAM explores how businesses can leverage IP rights as real assets beyond their traditional use. As the magazine addresses IP management issues without overly dwelling on legal matters, I consider it an eminently useful reference for innovative business executives.

Dr Frank Cuypers
Consulting actuary
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Benefits

Subscribe to receive access to the full range of premium business intelligence, insights and analysis, as well as our IP directories, guides and daily news.

Why subscribe?