About Us

AST’s Mission


We are an independent member-based, not-for-profit cooperative that helps companies who use innovative technologies mitigate the risk of patent assertions and litigation by securing rights from patents available on the open market. AST’s unique solution helps companies before adversarial patent litigation may occur.

Our proactive patent defense approach provides our Members with a highly efficient, cost effective and proven method of analyzing patent purchase opportunities and of ultimately completing defensive patent acquisitions.