Seattle – Apriil 27, 2015: TIP Announces Sale of Media Targeting Patent Portfolio
TANGIBLE IP announced today the sale of a patent portfolio pertaining to Media Targeting and & Optimization technology belonging to Working Research, Inc. Despite the recent demise of many software patents since the US Supreme Court decision in Alice, the brokerage firm was able to demonstrate the applicability of this portfolio to the industry and convince a leading industry player to acquire the assets. Through its technical experts, Tangible IP developed detailed charts showing how the patents were being practiced by several key industry players.
Seattle – March 23, 2015: Tangible IP Announces Sale of Database Portfolio
TANGIBLE IP announced today the sale of a patent portfolio pertaining to relational database technology belonging to TMLN Royalty, Inc. (“TMLN”), formerly TimeLine. The specifics of the agreement and the identity of the buyer were not disclosed but the transaction was reportedly in the seven figures.
Seattle – February 23, 2015: Tangible IP Announces Record Performance for 2014
TANGIBLE IP closed the books on a successful 2014 fiscal year with sales that far exceeded industry average for all transactions it brokered last year. Taking in to account all patent sales completed in 2014, Tangible IP secured for its clients an average price per issued patent of $414,000, far exceeding the published industry average of $251,000 for similar transactions*.
*Source: Patent Value Quotient, published by IPOfferings.
This article first appeared in the 2015 edition of the IAM Yearbook: Building IP value in the 21st century, a supplement to Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), published by The IP Media Group. To view the guide in full, please go to www.iam-magazine.com
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Seattle – October 3, 2014: Tangible IP Beefs Up Its Management Team
TANGIBLE IP announced today that several senior and well respected industry experts have joined its management team. These additions will allow the firm to add varied and deep technical expertise to its core bench and to continue its growth in its flagship activities, i.e. patent brokerage and IP advisory services.
Seattle – September 9, 2014: Tangible IP Announces Sale of Video on Demand Patent Portfolio
TANGIBLE IP announced the sale of a patent portfolio pertaining to Video on Demand (VOD) belonging to Canadian company VVS Virtual Video Systems, Inc. (“VVS”). The financials of the agreement and the identity of the buyer were not disclosed.
Seattle – August 6, 2014: Tangible IP Secures License for Seller of Vehicle Inspection Patent Portfolio
Tangible IP announced the license of a patent portfolio pertaining to electronic vehicle inspections belonging to Seattle-based company Fleettrakker, LLC to industry leader Zonar Systems, Inc. The financials of the agreement were not disclosed. This license provides further validation to the scope and relevance of the Fleettrakker vehicle inspection portfolio at a time when the Department of Transportation is making the whole industry migrate to electronic reporting for commercial vehicle safety inspections, which are mandated by law.
Seattle – July 8, 2014: Tangible IP Sells Fluorescent Replacement LED Patent Portfolio
TANGIBLE IP announced the sale of another patent portfolio pertaining to LEDs, belonging to New Orleans, LA company Plastics Inventions & Patents, Inc., d/b/a Beyond Edison. The specific financials of the deal could not be disclosed but the sale was in the seven figures. With this latest transaction, Tangible IP once again shows that it is the gold standard in patent brokerage with over 2000 patent assets brokered since its inception and a per patent price average that is much higher than current industry standards.
Tangible IP Sells LED Lighting-Related Patent Portfolio
Seattle – June 2, 2014. TANGIBLE IP announced the sale of a patent portfolio pertaining to LED remote dimming belonging to Canadian operating company Gecko Alliance Group, Inc. (Gecko), which had become widely adopted by the lighting industry. The purchaser was member-based patent holding company Allied Security Trust (AST) who acquired the portfolio on behalf of some of its members. The financials of the deal could not be disclosed but the seller was able to retain a license back to the portfolio that will enable it to continue its normal business operations unencumbered. With this latest transaction, the premiere brokerage firm continues to lead the patent brokerage community with over 2000 patent assets brokered since its inception.
TANGIBLE IP announced the sale of a patent portfolio pertaining to lighting technology broadly used in households around the globe. The name of the seller or the specifics of the deal could not be disclosed. With this last transaction, the premiere brokerage firm has now reached the impressive milestone of having successfully brokered in excess of 2000 patent assets since its inception.
Tangible IP Announces the Sale of a Lighting-Related Portfolio
Seattle – July 22, 2013: TANGIBLE IP, LLC an international patent brokerage and Intellectual Property advisory firm headquartered in Seattle, with offices in San Francisco and Montreal, announced today that its Founder & CEO, Mr. Louis Carbonneau was recently appointed as Venture Partner by Cycle Capital Management of Montreal (Canada), a leading cleantech VC firm with $230M under management. Mr. Carbonneau had been a strategic advisor to Cycle Capital for two years on and this new role will allow Cycle Capital to benefit from his continued advice and support on all intellectual property related matters, both pre and post investment. Mr. Carbonneau will continue his day-to-day management of Tangible IP and of his technology law firm, The Point Law Group.
Louis Carbonneau Appointed Venture Partner by Cycle Capital
Seattle – June 4, 2013: TANGIBLE IP announced today that its Founder & CEO, Mr. Louis Carbonneau, was named again in 2013 as one of the World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists by the British publication Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). Last year, Mr. Carbonneau joined this elite club of IP Strategists around the world who have been recognized by their peers as being among the best in their trade.
Louis Carbonneau Named For Second Year in a Row as One of the World’s Leading IP Strategists
TANGIBLE IP announced the sale of a patent portfolio pertaining to low power consumption wireless video technology. The brokerage firm was retained after another other brokerage firm failed to bring a suitable offer to the seller, Wireless Imaging, LLC.
Tangible IP Announces the Sale of a Wireless Video Patent Portfolio
Louis will be a guest speaker at Merrill Corporation ‘s Annual M&A Conference on April 30th in Seattle, WA and on May 1st in Portland, OR. For more details, and to RVSP, click below:
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Louis will be returning as an adjunct professor to the University of Washington’s LLM program in Intellectual Property Law & Policy where he has taught IP Licensing since 2009.
Our CEO, Louis Carbonneau, recently gave an interview to the Montreal based daily newspaper Le Devoir on the lack of IP protection affecting many small Canadian technology companies.
On March 12, 2013, Louis gave a talk in Montreal on the latest trends and directions of the IP market as it pertains to startups. More information here.