The brokered patent market in 2015 – driving off a cliff or just a detour?

By Kent Richardson, Erik Oliver and Michael Costa

Asking prices are down, but the brokerage business is not in as poor health as it may first appear – especially for a select handful of players

We started writing these articles four years ago (see “Turning the spotlight on the brokered patent market”, issue 57, “The brokered patent market in 2013”, issue 63 and “The brokered patent market in 2014”, issue 69), because we believed that the entire patent market would benefit from more transparency. Real, data-driven information about pricing, technology areas, deals terms, the diligence process and other elements relating to the buying process can make buying patents less intimidating and enable companies to start participating in a market that is otherwise clouded by obscurity. We want to use the information that we have collected to help grow the market.

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