LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the new report “The 2018 Brokered Patent Market” released by Richardson Oliver Insights (ROI), the secondary patent market increased to $353 million from just shy of $300 million in 2018. The report, which can be downloaded for free here, marks the seventh annual market paper by the group.
“ROI’s brokered patent market report continues to be one of the year’s most read and anticipated pieces amongst IAM’s subscriber base of global IP executives and professionals”, says Joff Wild, Editor in Chief of IAM.
With data on market pricing, top sellers and buyers, litigation rates, and more, the comprehensive report shows a staggering drop in asking prices for patent portfolios, the continuing domination of software patents in spite of Alice, and how litigation threats from sold patents continue to rise. Some of the key market players with repeat transactions are AT&T, Didi, Google, HPE, IBM, Intel, Intellectual Ventures, and Uber.
As more information makes the market accessible for a broader group of participants, the patent brokers welcome the new report: “This year's ROI market report continues to bring great value to its readers through deep analysis and greater market transparency," says Ian Watson, CEO of the brokerage firm Quinn Pacific.
According to Kent Richardson, CEO of ROI, there are clear, positive trends in the market: “Since we started tracking the market in 2011, we have seen more than $16.7 billion worth of patent assets offered on the market. As market information becomes more accessible, more companies participate and close deals.”
About Richardson Oliver Insights
Founded in 2017, ROI is a leading provider of secondary patent market data. Led by industry veterans and thought leaders in the heart of Silicon Valley, ROI combines proprietary market data and analytical experience to help patent buyers find the right patents at the right price, help patent sellers optimize their sales offerings, and help patent strategists to make data-driven decisions. Founders Kent Richardson, CEO, and Erik Oliver, COO, have helped customers complete more than $115M in patent transactions, and have authored over 80 publications and presentations. IAM has included them in the top 300 IP strategists in the world for the past 10 years running. For more information, visit roipatents.com.