Minimize the hassles – but not the returns.
It’s a matter of preference: hands-on or hands-off.
The reality is, for some enterprise patent holders commercialization can be a distraction. What’s more, there are considerable costs to consider when prosecuting, maintaining, and commercializing a large number of patents.
When a hands-off approach is preferred, patent owners can minimize hassle – without minimizing returns – by divesting significant groups of patents into a licensing company operated by IPValue.
You’re likely wondering how it works.
Here’s how. Under this model, financial returns from commercialization of the transferred patents typically take the form of a back-end share of net proceeds to the original patent owner. Or, for more immediate returns, the original owner can choose to trade share for creditable up-front advance payments from proceeds. Anything is possible; we just need to understand your needs.
In either case, although the original patent owner grants ownership and control to the licensing company, our experience in structuring patent transfers from major enterprises – including Micron, NXP, Cypress, and Sanyo – protects the original owner’s long-term interests.
Additional benefits of the patent transfer approach include:
Immediate cost savings
The licensing entity covers maintenance and prosecution expenses of divested patents, which are potentially significant
Although the original patent owner typically receives cash through a share in returns from the licensing entity, we can adjust specific terms to best accommodate the owner’s goals and constraints