Patent Sales – Timing and Process
Patent sales is a complicated process at the best of times. The needs of the buyer and those of the seller, as well as a dynamic market that is influenced by many high tech players negotiating, asserting or litigating each other, as well as the current disposition of the courts all have a bearing on the effectiveness of a patent sales strategy.
The average timeline for a patent portfolio sale is six to twelve months, though we have experienced completed transactions in a matter of a few weeks, as well as several years !
The patent sale process is not as complex as a technology business M&A transaction but there are some specific differences that create their own particular challenges.