What are the Common Alternatives for “Monetizing” IP?
The Market for IP “Commercialization” is populated with organizations representing a spectrum of IP “strategies.”
|Mass Patent Aggregators||Patent aggregators aim to benefit their membership by taking IP off the market, and thereby providing a kind of insurance against a nuisance of unspecified value.|
|IP Brokerages||Offering catalogs of hundreds or thousands of patents, IP brokerages aim to achieve a quick sale, and to minimize their investment of individual patents. The serious research and analysis that informs perception of value is avoided, and generally left to bargain-hunting buyers.|
|Litigation-Centric Organizations||The allure is a network of contingency relationships enabling a patent owner to feel empowered via quick litigation. Ultimately these firms are playing a numbers game in which patents they undertook no risk to develop are subjected to all-or-nothing litigation as soon as possible.|
These are all popular paths that might be appropriate in certain circumstances — for example, where the IP owner is looking for an early “cash out” opportunity. However, they each tend to reflect a two-dimensional thinking born from a “Licensing is Plan B” mindset, in which short-term considerations prevail.
More remarkable however, is that their big-picture effect on the IP Marketplace is a distinct tendency to de-value individual patent portfolio estates.
In the end, the time-honored maxim holds true: you reap only what you sow.
The Best Path to Achieving Maximum Value, And Funding the Next Generation of Innovation …
Alliacense is a multi-disciplinary organization focused intensely on the big picture:
- Identifying Fundamental IP Assets
- Investing in the Careful Protection of IP Assets
- Guiding the Further Development of IP Assets to Achieve Maximum Demonstrable Applicability to Important Trends in Global Product Markets
- Communicating the Value of Access to Well-Managed IP Assets
- Closing Transactions Via its Network of Global Licensing Business Decision-Makers
Key to success at Alliacense is the strategic integration and disciplined orchestration of all these competencies under a single roof.