A new website will give patent holders a limited-time opportunity to offer their patents for sale to some of the world’s largest companies. According to a press release from Allied Security Trust (AST):
IP3 creates a patent marketplace that brings together a pool of significant money from [participating] companies … to purchase patents in a format that allows sellers to set their own price for their patent assets and reduces the time and complexity usually associated with patent transactions. IP3 builds on the success of Google’s innovative 2015 Patent Purchase Promotion (PPP), and seeks to attract the submission of high quality patents from patent owners across a wide array of industries during a limited time period.
Participating companies include Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, Ford, Honda , Hyundai, Kia Motors, Verizon, Cisco, Arris, leading cable service providers, and others. Technologies that the group is particularly interested in include enterprise software, communications, networking, semiconductors, content delivery and cloud computing.
The IP3 portal (ip3ast.com) will be open from May 25, 2016 to June 8, 2016. AST expects that all transactions will be completed by the end of September 2016.