The AST Membership Advantage

Why AST?

Data

As a member of AST, you will have access to fAST IP, the most comprehensive database of patent assets for sale in the world.

Data

As a member of AST, you will have access to fAST IP, the most comprehensive database of patent assets for sale in the world.

Many have analogized fAST IP as the “Zillow® for Patents”. Containing over 250,000 assets, each categorized by technology and product impact, and over 30,000 supporting documents, this online tool offers an operating company a way 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 bid facilitated by AST.

Analytics

AST provides its Members with quarterly and annual reports offering insight into the secondary market for patents.

Analytics

AST provides its Members with quarterly and annual reports offering insight into the secondary market for patents.

Reports are made exclusively available to AST Members and answer commonly asked questions, such as “Who are the top buyers and sellers of patents?”; “What is the general trend in the patent market”; “What is summary of recorded patent deals?”. In addition, AST also offers Members bi-monthly 1:1 discussions to review specific patents that are currently available on the secondary market.

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.

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.

By leveraging AST data and analytics, AST Members participate in syndicated patent purchases. In so doing, AST Members make their own decisions whether to join a syndicated purchase and how much a defensive license is worth to them. Upon acquiring a set of patents, licenses are granted to participating AST Members. Once granted, the acquired patents are resold into the secondary market – consistent with AST’s “catch and release” model.

Community

As an AST Member, you will be among other thought IP leaders from operating companies based in Europe, North America and Asia.

Community

As an AST Member, you will be among other thought IP leaders from operating companies based in 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 AST Members are  ASSA ABLOY, Avaya, Cisco, Dolby, Facebook, Ford, Google, Honda, IBM, Intel, Lyft, Microsoft, Oracle, Philips, SAP, Sony, Spotify, Twitter, Uber, and Verizon.  AST holds quarterly business/board meetings – as well as regional networking events giving Members the opportunity to interact with counterparts.

Membership Fees

Annual membership fee is calibrated according to an operating company's gross revenue

If your annual worldwide revenues are:

Your annual AST contribution would be:

USD

USD

<$1B

$100K

$1B-$4B

$150K

$4B+

$200K

A copy of our Participation Agreement may be found by clicking here.
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