Don’t get caught in the gold rush psychology!

The news of the moment with Apple prevailing against Samsung will surely excite patent owners in the new mobile computing paradigm. However, it’s not quite a gold rush yet! The traditional practices of determining value, assessing the quality of the technology, claim construction, indication of use and other numerous factors, are still very much alive.

It is very unlikely that this event will raise the prices of mobile patents. Instead, it just confirms that the market is still alive and well for mobile and software space. This shows that possessing IP has real implications. Now is a good time for sellers to assess your portfolio’s value and strategic relevance. And buyers should note that proactive acquisitions may extend beyond your current product lines into areas where there may be a need to protect future revenue streams. Its best to be prepared.