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$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.

Semiconductor patents have been among the most heavily transacted IP assets in recent years

Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek became IAM Market’s 21st vendor last week. It is the second Taiwanese organisation to sign up (after Foxconn affiliate MiiCs) and the fourth chip industry representative (after Intel, NXP and Rambus).