Inside the 2016 brokered patent market

By Kent Richardson, Erik Oliver and Michael Costa

Although conditions are tough, the brokered patent market remains viable and robust; and while prices may have bottomed out, new buying opportunities are emerging

After five years of analysing and reporting on the patent market, the only constant appears to be change. Although asking prices have stabilised, sales are down, bringing the value of the brokered market down to $165 million from $233 million last year. However, the launch of both IAM Market and the Industry Patent Purchase Programme (IP3) has introduced new buying opportunities. At...

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Issue 87