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It is in the best interest of management and investors of these companies to examine their IP position and analyze their exposure, particularly if they are planning to enter new markets, are facing impending litigation or are approaching an exit event.
It seems that not a day goes by without a commentary about "unicorns," a Silicon Valley-coined term used to describe a startup (pre-exit) with a valuation exceeding $1 billion. The number of unicorns, the vast majority of which are U.S. software companies, has recently crossed the 150 mark, according to the TechCrunch unicorn leaderboard.
Innography released U.S. patent purchase trends for 2015 through July from the company's Patent Market Tracker, a standalone data set and analytics service. The results show roughly a 10 percent yearly increase over the last several years. Here's what they found in patent sales and purchasing trends.
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) of Peoria, IL, develops and markets a wide range of heavy machinery designed for use in construction and mining projects.
'The most important trend is that patent sales in the U.S. continue to rise.'