Court recommending settlement in the Opdivo patent case
Settlement

In June 2020, Kyoto University Distinguished Professor Tasuku Honjo filed a lawsuit against Ono Pharmaceutical. He demanded payment of approximately 26.2 billion yen over distributions from the Opdivo patents. After that, in September 2021, the court recommended a settlement to both sides with a proposal. Now, the parties are discussing it. For more information on […]

Frequently asked questions about patent monetization
FAQ

We answered four questions that are frequently asked in relation to patent monetization. So, if you are interested in selling your patents, please take a look. How can you monetize your patents? Why are your patents not selling? What price can you sell your patent for? What kind of review will a buyer do before […]

What kind of review will a buyer do before buying your patents?
Due Diligence Review

When a buyer is interested in your patents for sale, they will conduct an investigation (Due Diligence Review) to decide whether the patents are really worth purchasing. In this review, the buyer usually investigates the following items, obtaining information from the seller. Title: Does the seller has the title of the patents? Legal status: For […]

What price can you sell your patent for?
Patent valuation

When selling a patent, how much should you offer as the asking price? You may offer whatever amount you want. Having said that, you might want to know the market price.  Asking Prices in the 2020 market The following table shows the asking prices for deals handled by patent brokers in 2020. It shows the […]

Why are your patents not selling?
Why are our patents not selling?

Unfortunately, not just any patent can be monetized. In fact, there are many patents that are put up for sale, but no one wants to buy them. So what kind of patents can you sell?  1. Patent infringed by some company One is a patent where some company is using the patented technology, i.e., infringing […]

How can you monetize your patents?
Patent Monetization

There are several ways to monetize your patents. 1. Selling your patents You may sell your patent rights to another party. You can also sell a part of your patent right and share it with the other party. So, if you find someone who wants to buy your patent, you can sell it directly to […]

UNIQLO’s patent dispute case shows that it is still not easy for SME to monetize a patent
UNIQLO checkout machine

On May 20 2021, it was reported that FAST RETAILING CO., LTD., which operates UNIQLO, lost a patent case against an IT company Asterisk Inc. Asterisk owns a patent (JP6469758) for technology of reading data from RFID tags attached to the products, which is used in self-checkout machines. Then, they required Fast Retailing to pay license fees for […]

US IRS’s request may motivate Japanese government to increase value of Japanese patents
Tax payment

Reportedly, US authorities are pressing Japanese companies to pay taxes on profit from intellectual properties such as data and brand value gained in America.  US pushes Japan Inc. to pay taxes on IP profit from America When the idea of such market approach is advanced, patent may also likely become part of the discussion before […]

IPwe特許取引プラットフォームの日本語ユーザーインターフェースがリリースされました
IPwe platform

本日、IPwe特許取引プラットフォームの日本語ユーザーインターフェースがリリースされました。IPweプラットフォームは、AI(人工知能)とブロックチェーンを使った世界初の特許取引プラットフォームです(詳しくは、こちらをご覧ください)。 この度の日本語ユーザーインターフェースの提供により、IPwe特許取引プラットフォームが、日本のお客様にとって、より使いやすいものとなり、お客様が特許資産をより有効に活用し収益を向上させるのにお役に立てば幸いです。   当社は、IPwe特許取引プラットフォームの日本のお客様をサポートをしておりますので、お気軽にお問い合わせください。

IPwe in Patent Information Fair & Conference in Japan
IPwe in Patent Information Fair

IPwe made a joint appearance with Toshiba at Patent Information Fair & Conference which was held in Tokyo on November 6-8, 2019.  We WATANABE Research & Consulting do marketing in Japan for IPwe. In this fair, we introduced the IPwe platform. It is the first artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain enabled patent transaction platform.  IPwe and Toshiba […]