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

WATCH FOR THE RETURN OF IP3 IN SUMMER OF 2020!

What is IP3 ?

  • 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:

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

Why Should I List My Patents in IP3?

  • 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
  • IP3 2019 was the fourth iteration of AST’s Industry Patent Purchase Program, a fixed price, fixed term, collaborative patent buying program that provides patent owners access to dozens of leading technology companies
  • In IP3 2019, over 1,300 submissions were received which almost doubled the number of total submissions compared to IP3 2018

Technology Categories for IP3 2020:

Advertising &
Content Distribution
Online advertising through Blogs, Emails, Newsletters, Social Media, Shares, Product reviews, Mobile Advertising, etc., and 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., and 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 with no 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 with no 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 combined 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

Computer 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.
Industrial &
Manufacturing
Industrial covers various technologies related to industrial manufacturing such as automation, robotics, equipment...
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Industrial &
Manufacturing

Industrial covers various technologies related to industrial manufacturing such as automation, robotics, equipment, assembly, control systems, applications and software solutions for management of industrial processes, electrical and mechanical processes and procedures, 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.
Retail &
E-commerce
Retail technology covers all aspects of the shopping experience through online and offline channels. E-commerce website, store management solutions, customer experience...
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Retail &
E-commerce

Retail technology covers all aspects of the shopping experience through online and offline channels. E-commerce website, store management solutions, customer experience and tracking, payment solutions, point of sale equipment, etc. are examples of the technologies included. It also includes order management and fulfillment, inventory tracking and management, warehouse management and automation, and retail hardware (displays, signage, 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 2020

Here Are The Documents You Should Review and Download:

Before moving forward with a submission, we strongly encourage you to review the IP3 2020 process FAQs, the Submission Terms and Conditions, and the Patent Assignment Agreement with an attorney.

IP3 Pricing Trends & Analytics

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

 

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

The AST Standard Patent Acquisitions Program

IP3 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.