To date, AST has acquired patent rights to over 2,500 assets worth over $420M for its Members.
AST uses a cost-sharing model and pools funds from several interested parties to acquire rights to patents at a cost lower than any individual company could acquire on its own.
AST Members include many of the world’s largest technology companies that are committed to proactively reducing the exposure to patent assertions from adversarial patent holders.
We work with our Members to identify and analyze patents of interest being sold. We then combine the funds of our interested Members to negotiate and purchase those patents.
With costs collaboratively spread among similarly situated Members, AST has historically acquired patent rights for less than one-quarter the cost of what Members could acquire on their own.