Asia’s patent brokers pick up the pace

By Jack Ellis

Selling patents on the open market in the United States is getting more difficult and less lucrative. Over in Asia, though, local brokers are busier than ever

Not so long ago, the Asia-Pacific region was seen as a backwater for patent transactions. Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese firms appeared focused on amassing patents in order to secure freedom to operate and stockpile assets for cross-licensing negotiations. For a variety of reasons, buying and selling patents did not feature prominently in their IP strategies, while the idea of generating income from licensing to third parties was low on the agenda – if it appeared at all.

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 is the only publication that places a business focus on intellectual property. Readers are given real insight into, and guidance on, managing intellectual property as a true business asset.

Marc Kaufman
Reed Smith LLP


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?


Register for more free content

  • Read more IAM blogs and articles
  • Receive the editor's weekly review by email
Register now  
Issue 88