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Patent Strategies: Patent Sales and Other I.P. Transactions
Free Extracts from the Patent Strategies Course
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  • Video ~ Selling Your Patent
This voice narrated slideshow identifies what is involved in selling a patent, and what patent holders can expect when they embark on the process of approaching potential patent buyers.

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  • Video ~ Infringed Patents Sell


  • Video ~ Technology Transactions
This voice narrated slideshow identifies the key components of common technology transactions such as patent sales, licenses, distribution, OEM arrangements, technology transfers, strategic alliances, and intellectual property-backed financings.

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  • Video ~ Who's Buying Patents?
This voice narrated slideshow describes the profiles and motives of organizations that are actively acquiring patents in the market today.

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  • Video ~ Who's Selling Patents?
This voice narrated slideshow identifies various types of sellers of patents on the market today, why they sell, how they sell, their motivations and concerns.

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  • Video ~ Negotiating Patent Purchase Agreements


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  • Video ~ The License Back: Sell Patents, then Sell the Company?


  • Video ~ Unravelling Patent Sales


  • Video ~ Protecting From Aggressive Assertion of Patents Post-Sale


  • Video ~ Trading Patents in Stealth Mode
This voice narrated slideshow explains why both patent buyers and sellers often wish to remain anonymous in patent sale negotiations, and how intermediaries can play an important role in facilitating discreet, stealth mode transactions.

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  • Video ~ Why Patent Buyers Acquire IP via Shell Companies


  • Video ~ Nortel Patent Auction
General Patent Corporation CEO Alexander Poltorak, in an interview with Bloomberg TV about the Nortel Patent Auction, predicted a "patent war" among the winners and losers of the auction.

  • Video ~ News that Apple Consortium Acquires Nortel Patents
Apple and Research In Motion are part of a winning consortium of six companies buying bankrupt Nortel Networks' remaining portfolio of 6,000 patents and patent applications. The group includes Microsoft, EMC, Sweden's Ericsson and Sony.

  • Video ~ Google's Acquisition of Motorola Mobility
Google makes its smartphone ambitions clear with a £7.7 bn acquisition.

A patent assignment is the transfer of an owner’s property rights in a given patent or patents, and any applications for such patents. These transfers may occur on their own or as parts of larger asset sales or purchases. Patent assignment agreements provide both records of ownership and transfer and protect the rights of all parties.



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