IPOfferings represents businesses that want to acquire patents, not just those wishing to sell or license their patents and other intellectual property. Such entities often want the acquisition done discreetly and confidentially – especially if the acquiring business is a large one. If word gets out that the buyer is a large corporation, it could inflate the seller’s asking price making the patent acquisition more expensive. Additionally, keeping patent acquisition plans confidential prevents a company from inadvertently letting the competition in on its new product development strategy!
We identify prospective patent acquisitions by company, strategy, product and/or technology. We identify patent owners based on the buyer’s acquisition requirements, then prioritize those patents after technical analysis, legal evaluation and appraisal. At that point, we contact the patent owners and commence acquisition negotiations. Throughout the process, IPOfferings keeps the buyer’s identity in strict confidence. We can even set up a separate entity, usually an LLC (Limited Liability Company), to take ownership of the patent or other form of intellectual property so the seller never knows the identity of the actual buyer. For such patent acquisition projects, IPOfferings works on an hourly basis plus a small success percentage.
Patent acquisition can include acquiring a specific patent, or a broad range of related patents to create a portfolio. Companies that have decided to exploit a specific technology or expand their product offerings into a specific applications often find it prudent to make as many patents acquisitions as possible related to those technologies and applications. This minimizes the likelihood of patent infringement claims and reduces the number of competitors that will appear to challenge them the acquiring company market share.
Whether your patent acquisition need is for a single patent or several patents, IPOfferings will put together a patent acquisition proposal detailing exactly the services we can provide and what your investment will be. Contact us at 561-302-3797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.