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The Business Journals: The role of intellectual property in ‘unicorn’ valuations

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.


FierceBigData: Patent Market Tracker shows US patent purchase trends for 2015

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.


IPWatchdog: Despite Financial Troubles Caterpillar Still Acquiring More U.S. Patents than its Rival

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) of Peoria, IL, develops and markets a wide range of heavy machinery designed for use in construction and mining projects.


Legaltech News:  U.S. Patent Sales Increasing Despite Challenges

'The most important trend is that patent sales in the U.S. continue to rise.'

6 U.S. Patent Sales Increasing Despite Challenges

According to a recent study, the volume of U.S. patent sales has increased about 10 percent between 2014 and 2015.