2019 Mid-Year Review: IV Assets Continue to Flow to NPEs, to OpCos, and into the Courts

  • June 18, 2019
  • Category: Patent Market, Patent Watch

The first half of 2019 saw Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) continue to rapidly peel off patents, including to NPEs, with IV—according to publicly available documents—sometimes retaining an economic interest in the assertion of its divestitures. Meanwhile, new litigation involving former IV assets continues to crop up, with over ten new NPE campaigns filed in the past six months involving IV divestitures. RPX has published a comprehensive report identifying the top NPE assignees of IV divestitures since January 1, 2016, with brief summaries of NPE litigation campaigns resulting from notable transactions. The most recent version of that report can be downloaded from RPX Insight here.

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