This year’s Fixed Duration, Collaborative Buying Program Builds on prior years’ successful IP3 Patent Purchase Program from AST. IP3 2018 again Gives Patent Owners Access to AST’s Full Membership – Some of the World’s Leading Technology Companies – as well as Other Participating Companies – for Each Phase of the Program.
Attention patent owners! AST is an independent not-for-profit Member-based cooperative helping companies mitigate their risk of patent assertions and litigation. AST has launched the 2018 iteration of IP3 (Industry Patent Purchase Program), a fixed price, fixed term, collaborative patent buying program. This year’s program continues to provide patent owners access to all AST Members – as well as non-member operating companies who have joined this program as IP3 Buyers – with dozens of the world’s most successful companies across multiple industries, including information technology, software, semiconductors, communications, automotive, health tech, and social media companies such as:
AST’s IP3 2018 builds on the success of our prior years’ IP3 projects. IP3, a first of its kind industry program, gives sellers an easy way to access the secondary market by streamlining the process of selling patents with a fixed price, rapid response model. IP3 2018 continues to promote the fundamental principles of the program with enhancements based on AST Member and market feedback. We are making fixed priced purchasing programs an important part of our business, offering different implementations of the Program to patent sellers, each one targeting specific patent areas and technologies. IP3 2018 focuses on the following technologies:
AI / Machine Learning
Augmented / Virtual Reality
Automotive / Transportation Services
IoT & Connected Devices
Software / Web Services
Before moving forward with your submission, we strongly encourage you to review the IP3 2018 process, the Submission Terms and Conditions, and the Patent Assignment Agreement with an attorney.
Submission Terms and Conditions
Patent Assignment Agreement
Frequently Asked Questions
Submission Form (Available July 9)
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Opportunities to Buy
AST wishes to extend an invitation to Operating Companies, who are not currently AST Members, to participate in IP3 2018 as potential patent buyers. As an “IP3 2018 Buyer” you will have full access to the extensive information on each IP3 2018 portfolio listed on our proprietary fAST IP database. You will also have the benefit of collaborating with AST Members as IP3 2018 portfolios are identified, analyzed, selected, and purchased. IP3 2018 Buyers also will receive a license to all deals if they spend more than $150,000 if they are a large company with more than $1B in annual revenue or $75,000 if their company has below $1B in revenue.
If you are interested in becoming an IP3 2018 Buyer or have questions, please send us a message with your company contact information to RBinns@ast.com. We look forward to working with you
If you were searching for our Standard Program, where you set the bid deadlines and purchase prices are negotiated, please click this link: STANDARD PATENT PURCHASE PROGRAM