A New Age in Patent Liquidity:  New Opportunities for Entrepreneurs Welcome! James R. Klaiber February 15, 2012
Patents Are Big News: <ul><li>Smartphone Wars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Rockstar” consortium bids $4.5B for Nortel patents <...
Patent Liquidity - Who are the Players? <ul><li>Patent Pools </li></ul><ul><li>Patent Brokers and Online IP Platforms  </l...
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  1. 1. A New Age in Patent Liquidity: New Opportunities for Entrepreneurs Welcome! James R. Klaiber February 15, 2012
  2. 2. Patents Are Big News: <ul><li>Smartphone Wars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Rockstar” consortium bids $4.5B for Nortel patents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12B – for its patents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patent Reform - The America Invents Act </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes include “first-to-file,” post-grant review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100,000 Jobs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supreme Court issues 3 Patent Decisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Covered issues relating to assignments, inducement, and the presumption of validity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will likely issue 3 more decisions this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More patent activity than in the past 5 years </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Patent Liquidity - Who are the Players? <ul><li>Patent Pools </li></ul><ul><li>Patent Brokers and Online IP Platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tynax, Yet2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-Practicing Entities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities, individual inventors, small entities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large NPEs: Acacia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Patent Aggregators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defensive – RPX, AST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offensive – Intellectual Ventures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Live Auctions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ocean Tomo – ICAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment Bankers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchanges? </li></ul></ul>

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