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The team behind one of the biggest patent deals of all time is starting a new venture

The $4.5 billion sale of bankrupt Nortel’s patent portfolio to a consortium of some of the world’s biggest tech companies back in mid-2011 was a watershed in the world of IP monetisation. The team that helped to get that deal done is relaunching with a new service offering for rights holders.

$96,000: the average price for a patent package under the Allied Security Trust-led IP3 purchase scheme

Defensive aggregator Allied Security Trust has released data on its Industry Patent Purchase (IP3) patent-buying programme, which closed earlier this year. The figures give a useful insight into current asking prices for patents covering a range of technologies and markets.