Today we are excited to announce a partnership with IPweto offer qualified investors on the Templum platform a new way to invest in patented intellectual property.
Patents are an often underutilized segment of a company’s balance sheet that only in recent years has become a proper asset class. While the World Intellectual Property Organization estimates that there is about $180B in annual licensing and acquisition transactions, only 2% of patents are licensed or sold/acquired annually and only 5% ever make in their way into a commercial product. This means there is a tremendous opportunity for patent finance offerings, which may be appealing to credit funds, family offices and other qualified investors who are familiar with IP as well as those who are interested in exploring this non-correlated asset as an investment opportunity.
IPwe brought innovation to patent financing through AI-based and Hyperledger-based tools needed to identify, research, maintain and transact in patents. Now, they’re teaming up with Templum to digitally securitize their patent portfolios and offer them to qualified institutional and accredited investors through private placements on our platform.
“Today, a very high percentage of companies’ balance sheets are intangibles and we think there are incredible macro and micro benefits that extend from bringing liquidity to the patent asset class. When you think of patent finance opportunities as an owner or investor, we want you to think of Templum Markets and IPwe,” said Erich Spangenberg, CEO of IPwe.
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