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Secondary Patent Market: Buyers, Sellers, Pricing, and Trends

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Mr. Richardson will present findings and projections on the brokered and secondary patent market including who is buying/selling patents, how much are they are paying, what technologies are hot, and what are the trends.

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Secondary Patent Market: Buyers, Sellers, Pricing, and Trends

  1. 1. Business Sense • IP MattersBusiness Sense • IP Matters 1 Secondary Patent Market: Buyers, Sellers, Pricing, and Trends Erik Oliver & Kent Richardson October 18, 2017 Contact Information: +1 (650) 967-6555 kent@richardsonoliver.com Copyright 2017 ROL
  2. 2. Business Sense • IP Matters How We Feel Versus What the Data Says Broker: “This market keeps on getting worse. The case law keeps on coming out against patent owners; the prices keep dropping. This job keeps getting harder.” Kent: “Our data says that you did pretty well last year.” Broker: “Right. Last year was our best year ever…” ?!?! Attorney-Client Privileged & Confidential 2
  3. 3. Business Sense • IP Matters $0 $2 $4 $6 $8 $10 $12 $14 2011-Q1 2012-Q1 2013-Q1 2014-Q1 2015-Q1 2016-Q1 2017-Q1 2018-Q1 How Big Is the Patent Market? 3 $12.5 billion in patent packages • 110 thousand plus patent assets • 119 technology categories Copyright 2017 ROL Unsold Sold All the Asking Prices Summed
  4. 4. Business Sense • IP Matters What’s the Asking Price of a Patent? $252,367 4Copyright 2017 ROL
  5. 5. Business Sense • IP Matters Caveats – Sure There Are a Few 5Copyright 2017 ROL
  6. 6. Business Sense • IP Matters $0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 $K Listing Year Average Asking Prices ($K) USMean AssetMean Asking Prices Are Stabilizing 6Copyright 2017 ROL
  7. 7. Business Sense • IP Matters What’s Hot in the Patent Market Today 7Copyright 2017 ROL

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