New Fixed Duration, Collaborative Buying Program Builds on Last Year’s Successful IP3 Patent Purchase Program From AST. IP3 2017 Gives Patent Owners Access to AST’s Full Membership – Some of the World’s Leading Technology Companies – for Each Installment of the Program. Patent portfolio submission window is open now through September 30.
Attention patent owners! AST, the leading provider of proactive patent defense solutions has announced the launch of the new IP3 (Industry Patent Purchase Program), a fixed price, fixed term, collaborative patent buying program. The new program provides patent owners access to all AST Members – dozens of the world’s most successful companies across multiple industries, including information technology, software, semiconductors, communications, automotive, health tech and social media companies such as:
AST’s IP3 2017 builds on the success of 2016’s, IP3, a first of its kind industry program designed to give sellers an easy way to access the secondary market by streamlining the process of selling patents with a fixed price, rapid response model. AST’s IP3 2017 still promotes the fundamental principles of last year’s Program with new modifications based on Member and market feedback. Now open to its full Membership, AST plans to make fixed priced purchasing programs an important part of its business, offering different installments of the Program to patent sellers, each one targeting specific patent areas and technologies. IP3 2017 focuses on the following technologies:
Internet of Things
Before moving forward with submission, we strongly encourage you to review the IP3 2017 process, the Submission Terms and Conditions, and the Patent Assignment Agreement with an attorney.
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Patent Assignment Agreement
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AST is the leading provider of proactive patent defense solutions. We offer a highly efficient, cost-effective and proven method of mitigating the risk of patent assertions and litigation by enabling our Members to collectively purchase assets available on the open market. Because we are an independent, not-for-profit cooperative, we provide a trusted and fully transparent way for Members to analyze patent purchase opportunities including triage, evaluation and acquisition services. AST’s Members currently include top global companies from a wide-range of industries including Ford, Google, Honda, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Philips, Sony, and Uber. For more information on AST please visit http://www.ast.com.