Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 08, 2013
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent analysis and transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, is pleased to announce the availability of the MIPS Patent Study. The patented MIPS technology has broad applicability to mobile device chip architecture, memory, processor design, and manufacture.
GTT Group’s MIPS Patent Study provides a detailed look at the patent monetization efforts conducted by MIPS and analyzes the degree of patent risk for unlicensed parties related to the transfer of patent assets to Bridge Crossing. On April 11, 2013, MIPS Technologies sold 498 patents to Bridge Crossing LLC, a consortium between Allied Security Trust (“AST”) and ARM. The gross proceeds of the sale amounted to a deal worth $350 million, with select AST members paying a little over 50% of the purchase price. The sale, which was a culmination of efforts that began in 2010, happened in conjunction with the sale of MIPS Technologies operating company and 82 additional patent properties to Imagination Technologies for $100 million.
The MIPS Patent Study highlights the structure of the MIPS patent transaction to Bridge Crossing and the level of patent risk exposure to unlicensed parties. The study includes: (1) a detailed history of the monetization efforts made by MIPS from 2010-2013; and (2) patent analysis of the Bridge Crossing purchase, including detailed patent analysis and risk exposure analysis.
The technology patented in the 498 assets is heavily focused on chip architecture and memory, as well as technologies at the heart of processor design and manufacture. The MIPS Patent Study provides a detailed breakdown of the technologies covered within the patent portfolio and a detailed analysis on each patent. The patent analysis includes market applicability and highlights the strongest patents within the MIPS portfolio.
“The MIPS Patent Study is essential for the patent business and risk assessment manager that is either a provider or user of mobile core logic products,” commented Michael Lubitz, GTT Group’s CEO and Chairman. “The MIPS sale of its operating business to Imagination Technologies and a significant portion of its patent portfolio to Bridge Crossing, LLC occurred with significant press, but there is limited understanding of the potential applicability of the patent assets now owned by Bridge Crossing and how the transactions came about. The MIPS Patent Study offers subscribers key insight into potential applicability of the patents and related risk exposure. The study will serve as an excellent starting point in determining whether to purchase a license and at what price.”
For additional information related to the study including subscription information, please contact Dan Buri at GTT Group. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.
About Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. is a patent transaction advisory and consulting firm, which combines core competencies in patent valuation with its global network to deliver unparalleled results. GTT Group’s services include Patent Valuation, Patent Brokerage, Patent Acquisition, Patent Licensing Support, Wireless Related Standards Review, and Patent Research & Strategic Analysis. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Portland, Oregon, with representation in North America, Asia, and Europe.
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