Ip trademark licensing broker
Our dedicated team of brokerage professionals assists clients who are seeking to sell patents or acquire IP assets on a success-fee basis with no upfront cost. We serve a range of Fortune companies, start-ups, and individual inventors—helping them all extract value from their intangible assets.
Our combination of legal, business, and technical skills with our vast network of contacts and a long term, relationship driven perspective has consistently delivered results for our clients. From sales, to patent acquisition, to patent licensing, we custom tailor each engagement to meet timelines and revenue goals. While we often represent, large, highly valuable patent portfolios, we also help smaller patent portfolio owners maximize their value.
As IP brokers, our engagements can take many forms, but most fall into four basic areas. Patents are a complicated asset whose value depends upon a number of factors including the strength and breadth of the claims, whether or not the invention is being practiced today or the likelihood that it will be in the future , and the size of the impacted market and related revenues.
There are also several factors that can decrease the value of a patent including encumbrances such as licenses, similar prior art, or issues with the prosecution history. A thorough understanding of these factors from a business, legal, and technical perspective will ensure that we realize the maximum value of your assets.
Red Chalk Group provides professional intellectual property brokerage services, which overcome the traditional barriers to patent transactions including:. These engagements combine our consulting and patent brokerage practices, and typically involve the following activities:.
Clearly defining the technology of interest and disaggregating the technology into its most basic elements Performing extremely detailed prior art searches, iterating until all possibilities have been exhausted Assessing the identified art using technical experts Completing the appropriate due diligence on the patents Developing a negotiating strategy and negotiating with patent owners while maintaining the confidentiality of the buyer, if required. Alternatively, for those looking to buy assets, Red Chalk Group has the unique capabilities required to identify the owners of desirable assets, value the assets, and negotiate aggressively for their sale.
Whether addressing strategic issues or tactical needs, we have assisted numerous companies in developing and executing their patent purchasing programs. These programs are generally driven by the need to:. The broker should have a network of connections in various market segments which can be used to help market the patent being sold. Potential buyers may include industry peers, competitors, entrepreneurs looking to commercialize the technology, but also defensive patent aggregators, and patent licensing companies.
A competent broker should be able to explain to the inventor or patent owner the spectrum of values that may be assessed to a patent depending on the situation or motivation of the buyer in the market. In addition, in bringing buyers and sellers together, an intellectual property broker may provide any or all of the following services:.
The estimated number of patent brokers varies greatly. Further research is required to estimate the number of patent brokers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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