AST Launches  2019

The Industry Patent Purchase Program Connecting You To Great Buyers At A Price You Set

SUBMISSION WINDOW OPEN: JULY 15

What is IP3 2019?

  • A well-recognized Fixed Price, Fixed Duration, Collaborative Patent Buying Program
  • A streamlined, time limited, rapid response sales model beneficial to Patent Sellers
  • A multi-year, unique fixed price program where Patent Sellers “name their price!”

Buyers are the World’s Leading Technology Companies – All are AST Member firms representing multiple industries including:

  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Semiconductors
  • Communications
  • Automotive
  • Health Technology
  • Social Media

Why Should I List My Patents in IP3 2019?

  • Seller Sets the Price! And no charges, commissions or payments required to participate or sell through this unique program
  • If interested, AST purchases your portfolio at the price you set. There is no negotiating!
  • A finely-tuned, smoothly running listing, evaluating, and acquiring process managed by experienced AST staff
  • Frequent communication during the program
  • NEW for 2019 – Listing is non-exclusive up until the final phase – Yes, your offering may be listed or sold elsewhere until the Exclusivity Period begins
  • Exclusivity Period merely 11 days in IP3 2019
  • In the past three IP3 programs, over 100 deals were done…the most in any comparable patent transaction marketplace program!

IP3 2019 Focuses on These 14 Technology Categories:

Advertising &
Content Distribution
Online advertising through Blogs, Emails, Newsletters, Social Media, Shares, Product reviews, Mobile Advertising, etc., as well as content distribution via various media...
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Advertising &
Content Distribution

Online advertising through Blogs, Emails, Newsletters, Social Media, Shares, Product reviews, Mobile Advertising, etc., as well as content distribution via various media channels including Internet TV, CATV, VoD, Streaming Media, P2P, Broadband, etc.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) &
Machine Learning (ML)
AI creates intelligent machines that work like human brains. ML studies algorithms and statistical models to perform tasks without any external inputs...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) &
Machine Learning (ML)

AI creates intelligent machines that work like human brains. ML studies algorithms and statistical models to perform tasks without any external inputs. AI & ML are applied in fields such as Gaming, Natural Language Processing, Vision Systems, Speech Recognition, Intelligent Robots, and Handwriting Recognition. AI & ML are included in products such as Virtual Assistant, Voice Recognition, Flying Drones, Media Streaming Services, Smart Home and Content Personalization.
Augmented (AR) &
Virtual Reality (VR)
Augmented reality (AR) is a type of interactive, reality-based display environment, which has capabilities of producing computer-generated display...
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Augmented (AR) &
Virtual Reality (VR)

Augmented reality (AR) is a type of interactive, reality-based display environment, which has capabilities of producing computer-generated display, sound, text and effects to enhance the user's real-world experience. Examples of AR devices include, Head mounted Displays, Smart Glasses, Smart Helmet, and APPs. VR technology most commonly uses VR headsets or multi-projected environments, sometimes in combination with physical environments or props, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations.
Automotive /
Mobility
Automotive deals with design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles and its parts. Mobility covers multi-modal transport...
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Automotive /
Mobility

Automotive deals with design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles and its parts. Mobility covers multi-modal transport systems, VANETs (Platooning), Autonomous Fleets, Vehicle Electrification, Ride Sharing or Carpooling Services, Vehicle Software, Vehicle Control and Diagnostics, Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles, Vehicle Electronics, etc.
Blockchain &
Financial Services
Blockchain is a growing list of records linked using cryptography with each record having a cryptographic hash of previous record, a timestamp, and transaction data...
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Blockchain &
Financial Services

Blockchain is a growing list of records linked using cryptography with each record having a cryptographic hash of previous record, a timestamp, and transaction data. Blockchain is managed by a peer-to-peer network and provides secure and permanent ledger type of transaction. It is used in many industries for safe and simple data processing. Financial Services cover transactions related to Distributed Ledger, Digital ID, Data Sharing, Inventory Record Keeping, IOT, Banking, Transaction Security, Insurance, etc.
Cloud Computing &
Web Services
Cloud computing covers on-demand availability of remote data storage, computing power and software. Web services covers the tasks performed...
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Cloud Computing &
Web Services

Cloud computing covers on-demand availability of remote data storage, computing power and software. Web services cover the tasks performed through the Internet. Examples of cloud computing include SaaS, IaaS (infrastructure as a service), Virtualization, Distributed systems, web services, PaaS (platform as a service), RaaS (recovery as a service), DaaS (device as a service), Social Networking, Online Storage, Email, E-commerce, Searching, etc.
Computer Software &
Hardware
Computer software relates to a set of instructions such as applications and the operating system. Computer hardware includes physical, tangible parts of a...
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Computer Software &
Hardware

omputer software relates to a set of instructions such as applications and the operating system. Computer hardware includes physical, tangible parts of a Computer, Server, Data Center, such as the Cabinet, Central Processing Unit, Monitor, Keyboard, Storage, Graphics Card, Sound Card, Speakers, Motherboard, etc.
Health Tech &
Healthcare IT
Digital health solutions and devices that may use databases, applications, mobiles, wearables, image processing, web services to facilitate connected diagnosis...
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Health Tech &
Healthcare IT

Digital health solutions and devices that may use databases, applications, mobiles, wearables, image processing, web services to facilitate connected diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of health. Example devices include personal EKG, fitness bands, wearable smart devices, portable monitoring and diagnostic devices, electronic medical record, healthcare software, hospital management, telemedicine, robotic surgery, personal health monitoring APPs and software, etc.
Internet of Things (IoT) &
Smart Home
IoT and smart home technology controls hardware devices and home appliances through the Internet. This technology includes Smart Appliances, Smart Lighting...
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Internet of Things (IoT) &
Smart Home

IoT and smart home technology controls hardware devices and home appliances through the Internet. This technology includes Smart Appliances, Smart Lighting System, HVAC Systems, Smart Security Systems, Environmental and Industrial Monitoring Systems, Wearable Devices, Logistics Management, Retails Industry, etc.
LED Lighting &
Optoelectronics
Optoelectronics covers electronic devices that source, detect and control light using components such as Photodiode, Solar Cells, LEDs and Laser Diodes...
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LED Lighting &
Optoelectronics

Optoelectronics cover electronic devices that source, detect and control light using components such as Photodiode, Solar Cells, LEDs and Laser Diodes. These devices can be found in many applications such as military services, telecommunications, automatic access control systems and medical equipment. LED lighting covers lights, luminaires, lighting devices, etc. that use LED as main source of light. It finds application in night lighting, art lighting, outdoor lighting, signage, lighting in electronics and automotive industries, etc.
Location-Based Services (LBS) /
Navigation
LBS use real time geo data to provide information, entertainment or security. Several applications include proximity-based marketing, travel information...
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Location-Based Services (LBS) /
Navigation

LBS use real time geo data to provide information, entertainment or security. Several applications include proximity-based marketing, travel information, roadside assistance, mobile workforce management, mobile apps, advertisements, geo-fencing, media streamlining, monitoring real time location, etc.
Medical Devices &
Imaging
Technology for clinical analysis and medical intervention. Example technology includes monitoring and diagnostic devices, sleep apnea and sleep therapy, diabetes...
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Medical Devices &
Imaging

Technology for clinical analysis and medical intervention. Example technology includes monitoring and diagnostic devices, sleep apnea and sleep therapy, diabetes monitoring and management, implants and prosthesis, spinal and orthopedics, magnetic particle imaging, photo acoustic imaging, endoscopic devices, tomography, echocardiography, surgical devices, radiography, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, cardiovascular, pulmonary and general surgery devices, etc.
Semiconductor Manufacturing &
Equipment
Semiconductor technology covers components, devices and processes used for fabricating components and ICs. Exemplary products include dicing...
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Semiconductor Manufacturing &
Equipment

Semiconductor technology covers components, devices and processes used for fabricating components and ICs. Exemplary products include dicing machine, probing machines, sliced wafer demounting, cleaning machine, wafer edge grinding machine, polish grinders, transistors, chips, FPGAs, ICs, etc.
Wireless &
Telecommunication
This technology relates to exchange of information over significant distances and refers to all types of voice, data and video transmission, Mobile Phones and Devices...
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Wireless &
Telecommunication

This technology relates to exchange of information over significant distances and refers to all types of voice, data and video transmission, Mobile Phones and Devices, Network technologies such as M2M communications, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, Adhoc-networks, LTE, LTE-Advanced, 3G, Wi-Fi, routers, base stations, protocols, conferencing, satellites, antennas, wireless ICs, broadband, telephones (wired and wireless), microwave communications, fiber optics, satellites, television broadcasting and telegraphs, communication software, billing and service plans, call centers, PBX systems, telecom monitoring, Bluetooth, NFC, RFID, etc.

How to Submit Patents for IP3 2019

Here Are The Documents You Should Review and Download:

Before moving forward with a submission, we strongly encourage you to review the IP3 2019 process FAQs, the Submission Terms and Conditions, and the Patent Assignment Agreement with an attorney.

IP3 2019 Timing of Events

July 15 – July 26

Submission Window is Open

July 15 – September 30

Submission Non-exclusive Review Period. Sellers must notify IP3 if the submitted patents are sold or encumbered during this period.

October 1 – October 11

Exclusivity Period. Sellers must sell to IP3 if their fixed price in their submission is met by October 11.

By October 11

Parties notified either of our intent to move on to the next stage (e.g., some further diligence) or our intent to pass on the opportunity. 

By October 21

Parties that are notified of IP3’s tentative intent to purchase must supply further information to IP3 regarding encumbrances, litigation, etc. and provide a signed agreement, banking information, and relevant tax-related information. 

By December 31

IP3 will further review the additional materials provided. Assuming IP3 remains interested in completing the transaction upon review of the above material, IP3 will return a fully executed agreement within about 10 days of receiving (and no later than December 31, 2019). Payment will occur within 30 business days thereafter. 

Patent Portfolio Pricing

We are often asked to provide pricing-related guidance for IP3 submissions. Below are links to articles that Submitters may find helpful that describe AST’s experience regarding prices paid for technology patents in past IP3 programs.

After reviewing all IP3 2019 materials, if you have questions, please contact us at ip3@ast.com

The AST Standard Patent Acquisitions Program

IP3 2019 is not right for every deal. If you were searching for a program where you set the bid deadlines and purchase prices are negotiated, please consider submitting your portfolio to our Standard Patent Acquisitions Program. For more information on the Standard Program, please click here.