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RIM ands Nokia could well be the next big companies to bring large patent portfolios to market, says Peter Holden, head of the IP investment group at Coller Capital. In an exclusive video interview conducted at the IP Business Congress, Holden stated that interest in patent-based acquisitions has sustained over the year since the Nortel auction and that sectors outside of telecoms are now also attracting significant attention from buyers.
Holden explained why he believes that that their experience of working with a host of other asset classes means that mainstream players on Wall Street and the City of London are well-positioned to get involved in IP, but did say that when it comes to understanding the intricacies of portfolios themselves they will have to work with experienced IP advisers – as is already happening.
With the market becoming ever-more crowded, sellers need to make their IP assets stand out, Holden stated. The portfolios that are acquired are likely to be the ones which can demonstrate a monetisation track record, or significant potential, he said.
Patents, IP business, IP finance