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The Emerging Global Marketplace for Intellectual Property (IP)

The Emerging Global Marketplace for Intellectual Property (IP)

Increased focus to maximize the return from investments in R&D is driving increased participation in the IP marketplace across the value chain. This research service provides an overview of the IP markets value chain and dynamics of the global IP marketplace. The study analyzes existing and emerging business models employed by market participants. The study also covers key issues concerning IP markets and recent developments in this space across the globe.


  • Executive Summary
    • Efficient IP Marketplace has Huge Potential to Improve R&D Efficiency
    • Research Objectives and Scope
    • Why Marketplace for Intellectual Property (IP) is so Important?
    • Contribution of IP-intensive Industries to the US and EU Economies is Witnessing Upwards Trend
    • Key IP Markets Related Developments in the Recent Past
    • Key Issues Concerning IP Markets and Attributes of an Efficient IP Marketplace
    • Classification of IP Markets Value Chain
    • Sale, Licensing, Buy, Assertion, Defensive IP Pooling are Leading Transaction-based Business Models in the IP Marketplace
  • IP Markets Value Chain - Established Business Models
    • Public and Private Funded Entities Engaged in R&D are Leading IP Developers
  • IP Developers (Licensing Focused)
    • Licensing Focused IP Developers such as Qualcomm get Majority of their Revenues through Licensing of IP Rights
    • Communications, Networking, Semiconductors, and Sensors are Key Focus Areas of Major IP Developers (Licensing Focused)
    • Companies in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Space are Key Clients of Major IP Developers (Licensing Focused)
  • IP Sellers
    • IP Sellers - Business Model and Recent Important Deals
  • Patent Licensing & Enforcement Companies
    • Patent Licensing & Enforcement Companies - Business Model and Key Companies
    • PLEC - Key Company Profiling
    • Intellectual Ventures is Aiming to become a Dominant Company in the IP Marketplace by Offering Diversified Services/Solutions
    • Intellectual Ventures - Key Technology Focus Area and Major Clients
  • IP Facilitators/Intermediaries
    • IP Facilitators/Intermediaries - Business Model and Key Companies
    • IP Auctions, Patent Ratings and Patent-based Indices are New Business Models Adopted by IP Facilitators/Intermediaries
  • IP Defensive IP Pools/Patent Funds
    • Defensive IP Pools - Business Model and Key Companies
    • Defensive IP Pools - Key Company Profiling
    • RPX Offers Multiple Services/Solutions to Mitigate Patent Risk and Cost Reductions in Corporate Legal Departments
    • RPX Invested about $2 Billion in Patent Acquisitions to Strengthen its Defensive Patent Pools
  • IP Markets Value Chain - Emerging Business Models
    • IP Spinout Financing - Business Model and Key Companies
  • IP Backed Financing
    • IP Backed Financing - Business Model and Key Companies
  • IP Exchange and Trading Platforms
    • IP Exchange and Trading Platforms - Business Model and Key Companies
    • Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI) is Leading in the IP Trading Space
    • IPXI's Business Model Makes IP Licensing Process Transparent and Efficient
  • IP Insurance
    • IP Insurance - Business Model and Key Companies
  • Appendix
    • Acronyms

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