The entire community of patent monetisers, strategists, analysts, owners, investors and pundits will be watching closely for word of how this initiative works out. If it succeeds, will we see corresponding models for use in FinTech, food and agriculture, biotech and beyond? IAM will no doubt be among the first to bring news and comment. Meanwhile, it is good to speculate on one tantalising hypothetical question. Knowing that IP3 will indeed have some articulate critics among patent family owners, what sort of scheme would they have created, left to themselves, for the assessment, evaluation and sale of their patent families?
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Would you sell your family?
The IAM Blog is always a good place to find news, views and talking points on intellectual property strategy topics, particularly in the hyperactive area of patents. We have just been taking a look at a recent post, "Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM and 14 others team up with AST to launch new patent buying initiative" by Richard Lloyd; you can read it in full here. In short, it runs like this: