We have been reporting news and developments regarding the Intellectual Property Exchange International, Inc. (IPXI). Yesterday, the IPXI released details of its first Unit License Right (ULR) contract offering, involving among other assets, a portfolio of Philips organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology patents. Purchasers of each ULR will be granted “the right to manufacture, use, sell, offer to sell or import five square meters of an OLED display for application in any display screen device.” So after many fits and starts, the IPXI, touted as “the world’s first financial exchange for licensing and trading intellectual property (IP) rights,” appears underway.
We have reported extensively on the pending Intellectual Property Exchange International (“IPXI”), the world’s first proposed exchange for licensing intellectual property. In an email blast sent Wednesday morning, Ian McClure, the Director at IPXI, indicated that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) concluded an eight-month business review of IPXI and issued a Business Review Letter (“BRL”) that highlighted IPXI’s benefits and efficiencies. Importantly, according to IPXI, the DoJ declined to take any enforcement position against the IPXI at this time, as it did not know if IPXI’s activities would raise competitive concerns after operating. The BRL noted several benefits to the IPXI model, including increased licensing efficiency, sublicense transferability and greater transparency.
We previously reported on the Intellectual Property Exchange International (“IPXI”), the “world’s first financial exchange focused on IP rights,” as well as its recent developments and sponsorships. The IPXI seems on course to commence operations this summer, or early fall. The article, published last week in IP Law360, provides an in depth look at this new market for monetizing IP assets, as well as some considerations for those contemplating the IPXI for their IP portfolios.
Gibbons published an IP Law Alert this summer describing the forthcoming Intellectual Property Exchange International (“IPXI”). Along with providing background information about how the IPXI will monetize patents, and the process for listing an IP asset on the IPXI, this post discussed the growing pains associated with starting a financial exchange pegged to IP.