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The 2017 brokered patent market – the fightback begins

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

01 December 2017

Inside the 2016 brokered patent market

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

01 December 2016

Meet this year’s US Patent 1,000

Last issue, we revealed the companies that own the 100 largest portfolios of active US patents. Here, we expand the list to name each of the 383 entities that hold portfolios of over 1,000 assets, representing over 57% of all US patents currently in force

23 May 2016

The largest US patent portfolios are shrinking

The most valuable patents you can own are still those issued in the United States; but overall, the owners of the 100 largest portfolios of active US patents are rolling back their filing activity in the country

01 April 2016

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

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

01 December 2015

The 1,000 club – the entities that own over half of all in-force US patents

Last issue, we revealed the companies that own the 100 largest portfolios of active US patents. Here, we expand the list to name each of the 369 entities holding portfolios of over 1,000 assets, representing over half of all US patents currently in force

01 June 2015

Patent kings – the dominant players in the US patent landscape

There has been plenty of movement in the latest edition of IAM and MDB Capital Group’s annual listing of the world’s largest portfolios of active US patent assets. But it remains the case that a handful of companies still rule the roost

01 April 2015

The brokered patent market in 2014

The life of a patent broker has never been easy. Over the last year it has become even harder, with prices dropping and deal flow slowing

01 December 2014

The dominant players in the US patent landscape

The second edition of the US Patent 100, which names the entities with the largest active US patent portfolios, looks very different from the first list published this time last year

01 April 2014

The brokered patent market in 2013

While the brokered patent market in the United States is going from strength to strength, there is still little analysis of this obscure business. A review of 222 deals offers welcome insight into what is becoming a lucrative market

03 December 2013

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