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Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
Experiences from Global Patent Transactions
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Experiences from Global Patent Transactions

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Presentation at Technomart Taipei Sep 2012

Presentation at Technomart Taipei Sep 2012

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  • 1. Experiences from Global Patent Transactions(Who is buying, who is selling, challenges and opportunities for Taiwan and China companies)
  • 2. TYNAX Business Patents Sales Patent Acquisitions Divestments Technology Transfers Licenses Strategic Alliances Other Technology- Related Transactions
  • 3. TYNAX.COM
  • 4. Matching supply and demand globallyProprietary tools enable efficient search and match
  • 5. Patent buying process Buyer defines areas they are interested in Keywords, patent classes, technology descriptions TYNAX create confidential search, internal and external databases Typically 1000s of patents Filter, qualify, refine, select Negotiate with seller PPA (Patent Purchase Agreement) Time : 3-12 months
  • 6. Why do companies buy Time critical Defensive reasons Offensive reasons Business development Strategic
  • 7. Scale Over 500,000 patents listed and growing fast… Operations in more than 10 countries. Broker affiliates in more than 20 countries Around 150 technology topics covered.
  • 8. Extensive Technology Coverage Information technologies Communications Networking Software Medical/biotech Semiconductor Wireless
  • 9. TYNAX Clients Fortune 100 Multinationals Small, Independent Developers Successful Startups Failed Startups VC Investors Universities Research Laboratories Private Equity Firms Government Organizations Patent Licensors
  • 10. Lessons learned First lesson: The global market is big, fragmented, immature and not very liquid Lesson two: Patent transactions are complex and no two are the same. Lesson three: It is a professional market, buyers and seller need and use trusted third parties. Lesson four: Professional relationships and trust are critical success factors. Lesson five: Time and opportunity drive success and value
  • 11. 2011 a banner year, 2012? Nortel 4.5BN transaction Google-Motorola transaction 12.5BN (17.000 patents) Google – IBM (2000) Not just US, Europe, Asia also (Apple) Hot sectors:  Telecom  Medical device  Ecommerce  LED (On TYNAX now +500 portfolios)  Social networking
  • 12. 2012 observations Facebook vs. Yahoo Microsoft $1BN transaction More companies making patents available= more supply=IP is becoming an asset More buyers:  Product companies  Enforcement companies  Private Equity investors= Fast growing market: 2012: $200BN
  • 13. 2012 observations A recent Trend: Operating company acquires patent portfolio with NPE> Nvidia-IV jointly buys 500 wireless patents Over 40 NPE is existance.See Patent Monetization Landscape= Fast growing market: 2012: $200BN
  • 14. Patent Monetization Landscape
  • 15. Trends and Observations in Taiwan Vibrant SME category companies (vs Korea/Japan) Focused on Mainstream technologies (e.g. consumer, mobile) File US patents vs other countries (US patents account for 80% of portfolio value) Early to market, Time to Market advantage
  • 16. Opportunities for Taiwan Combination of mainstream technology-early to market= Good opportunities for Taiwanese companies TYNAX see higher success rate selling patents from Taiwan companies than other countries.
  • 17. A Taiwanese Patent Transaction Profile SMEs Patent Porfolio in Mobile Video Graphics Technology. 2 US patents, 6 patent applications, plus TW and CN patents/ applications family Seller not able to commercialize technology Monetize through sale of portfolio. Price range$250k-500k. Typical transaction takes 6-9 mos.- This transaction completed in under 4 mos. Listed mid-Nov 11. Buyer interest: Dec11. Price nego: done 2 weeks end Dec11. .
  • 18. A Taiwanese Patent Transaction Profile (contd)- PPA signed: end Jan12- Documents checklist issued- Closing Documents preparation/ Due Diligence Feb12 Transaction closed: early Mar12 Typical transaction takes 6-9 mos.This transaction completed in just over 3 mos. A record!
  • 19. Lessons from A Taiwanese Patent Transaction A global patent transaction: Taiwan/US/ Sporevery doable. Good documentation and up-to-date filing will speed up process. Price nego confined to US patents. Knowledge of potential infringements helped process. Sell continuation patents as a part of portfolio instead of separate portfolio Patent family sold together. Ie Taiwan/ China counterparts.
  • 20. China Opportunity China companies need to become international companies Financial climate create major opportunities for China $$$$ value IP and technology assets are available to a degree never seen before Asset prices are driven down by supply= Unique opportunity to move up the value chain for China companies (OEM to ODM)
  • 21. China challenges China structural challenges (financial, legal, cultural, technical) Knowledge gap Experience gap Qualification gap = Big need for training and education
  • 22. TYNAX China Initiatives I
  • 23. China Initiatives II Publishing Handbook in IP management 经全国统一考试,可获中国企 业联合会企业管理岗位证书和 中国人力资源和社会保障部就 业资格两部证书
  • 24. China Initiatives III Launch of online patent analysis tool
  • 25. China Initiative IV Localized website (www.tynax.cn)
  • 26. THANK YOU! hp@tynax.comwww.tynax.comwww.tynax.cn

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