The AST Membership Advantage
AST Members enjoy access to fAST IP, the most comprehensive database of patent assets for sale in the world. Containing over 125,000 assets, each categorized by technology and product impact, and over 30,000 supporting documents, this tool can allow an operating company to quickly and efficiently triage patents for sale and determine which ones may be of interest. Because AST puts no restrictions on the use of this information, Members may source patents for their own purchase, or through a cooperative AST bid.
The current AST Members are from Europe, North America and Asia. Members are in Information Technology, Semiconductors, Consumer Electronics,
Social Networking, Communications (both wired and wireless), Medical Information Systems, Lighting and LED applications, Automotive and other high tech areas.
Among the AST Members are ASSA ABLOY, Cisco, Dolby, Facebook, Ford, Google, Honda, IBM, Intel, Lyft, Microsoft, Oracle, Philips, Salesforce,
SAP, ServiceNow, Slack, Sony, Spotify, Twitter, Uber, and Verizon.
When a low cost defensive license is desired, AST puts together buying consortiums. Each Member makes their own decision about whether to join and how much
a defensive license is worth to them. Licenses, once granted, are fully vested and remain with the licensee even if they leave AST.
Other benefits of AST Membership include access to comprehensive analytic data on litigations and reassignments, and networking events among Members.
As a member of AST, you will have access to fAST IP, the most comprehensive database of patent assets for sale in the world.
AST provides its Members with quarterly and annual reports offering insight into the secondary market for patents.
Patent Risk Mitigation
AST was formed over 10 years ago as a way to efficiently mitigate patent risk via a “catch and release” business model.
As an AST Member, you will be among other thought IP leaders from operating companies based in Europe, North America and Asia.
Annual membership fee is calibrated according to an operating company's gross revenue
A copy of our Participation Agreement may be found by clicking here.
If you are an operating company and are interested in learning more about AST Membership, please fill out the membership query form below.