Introducing: RPX Corporation

By: Ian McClure

The business model of this defensive IP aggregator is not only unique, but it is inspiring for those of us that spend most of our professional time working with and protecting the IP of operating companies.  Commencing business just one year ago last month, RPX celebrated its birthday with the recent announcement that HTC Corp., a Taiwanese mobile phone company, has become the 20th company to subscribed to RPX's membership. How it works: RPX offers operating companies a unique opportunity to defend against offensive patent ... Read More

Categories: IP Market Players

Monetizing IP: Investing in Defensive IP Aggregators

By: Ian McClure

The success of "patent trolls" has been the root of a new anti-patent troll model implemented to defeat the patent troll movement and instill value in precious IP. RPX, a San Francisco-based start-up, is a "defensive IP aggregator". It is a firm that buys up free-market patents in an effort to safeguard tech companies from expensive patent lawsuits. The firm sells memberships to companies based on the company's operating income, and then turns around and buys patents on the market that relate, ... Read More

Categories: Monetizing IP, Patent Prospects, Portfolio Potential