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The 2017 brokered patent market – the fightback begins

By Kent Richardson, Erik Oliver and Michael Costa

Whisper it softly but the signs first glimpsed in 2016 are becoming stronger – the brokered patent market in the United States may just be in the first stages of a recovery

“This market keeps on getting worse,” said the patent broker in a meeting we had in June of this year. “The case law keeps on coming out against patent owners, the prices keep dropping. This job keeps getting harder.” I replied: “Our data says that you did pretty well last year.” “Right,” the broker conceded. “Last year was our best...

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Issue 87