2018 Patent Marketplace Trends: Fortress Looms Large with a Growing Stockpile of Patents and Cash
- December 28, 2018
Category: Patent Market, Patent Watch
Following its $3.3B acquisition by SoftBank at the close of 2017, Fortress Investment Group LLC took ownership of over 1,000 patent assets and unfurled a litany of suits asserting some of its newly acquired patents. This year also saw Fortress launch of a $400M IP fund focused on patent assertion. The following report takes a look at Fortress’s notable patent acquisitions in 2018, its new litigation against more than 25 operating companies, and its ongoing legal battle with Erich Spangenberg.