2014 Patent Value Quotient Report Indicates that U.S. Patent Values Are Rebounding and Demand for Patents Is Strong Across All Technologies and Price Points

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Patent broker IPOfferings’ Patent Value Quotient for Calendar 2014 shows an increase in the average price paid per issued U.S. Patent from 2013 to 2014, and that there are buyers for U.S. Patents in all technologies from $10,000 to over $1 million.

The Patent Value Quotient™ for 2014 shows a rebound in patent prices after a decline from 2011 to 2012 and 2012 to 2013. The report of 32 patent transactions across all technologies shows that the Average Price Paid per Patent is up, while the Median Price Paid per Patent is down. Produced by IPOfferings LLC, a leading patent broker and IP valuation, transaction and consulting services company, the Patent Value Quotient for 2014 showed an Average Price Paid per Patent of $251,007 (an increase of 10% from 2013) and a Median Price Paid per Patent of $123,444 (a decrease of 27% from 2013). IPOfferings believes the dichotomy is because patents are selling over a broader price range, and the marketplace is continuing to adjust to recent patent litigation court rulings.

“We talk to sellers and buyers of patents every day – that’s our business – so we know that demand for quality intellectual property was leveling off and starting to improve throughout 2014. As a result, the numbers in the Patent Value Quotient were not a surprise to us,” reports Rich Ehrlickman, founder and President of IPOfferings LLC. “The 2014 Patent Value Quotient shows that demand for quality patents is strong across all technologies and at many price points. The patent valuations we provide to clients are consistent with the range of prices in the Patent Value Quotient.”

For the 32 patent transactions reported for 2014, the Average Price Paid per Patent ranged from a low of $10,000 for a portfolio of semiconductor patents to a high of $1,663,270 for a natural language portfolio. The report covered the sales of over 2,800 issued U.S. Patents, from four single-patent transactions to two 900+ patent portfolios. The Average Price Paid per Patent for 2014 was a 10% increase over the Average Price Paid per Patent reported in the Revised* Patent Value Quotient. The Median Price Paid per Patent for 2014 was a 27% decrease from the Median Price Paid per Patent in 2013.

The Full Year 2014 Patent Value Quotient will be officially released this week when the IPOfferings’ monthly e-letter, IP Marketplace, is issued. The 2014 Patent Value Quotient will then be available as a download at http://www.IPOfferings.com/patent-value-quotient.html.

  • The 2014 Patent Value Quotient was revised in April of 2014 when new data became available. The Average Price Paid per Patent that was reported in the original 2014 PVQ was $236,453. The Revised 2014 PVQ reported an Average Price Paid per Patent of $228,306. The Median Price Paid per Patent for 2014 was $170,000 in both reports.

Patent Value Quotient is a trademark of IPOfferings LLC.

About IPOfferings LLC
As both a full-service patent brokerage firm and a provider of IP valuation, transaction and consulting services, IPOfferings helps its clients – inventors, businesses of all sizes, universities, patent practitioners and other innovators – optimize the value of their intellectual property. This may include selling, licensing or acquiring patents or portfolios. IPOfferings also provides IP assessment and strategy expertise, and offers three patent valuation services.

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