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Patents Fuel the American Dream

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Yahoo Lines Up Bids for About 3,000 Patents

Yahoo has set mid-June deadline for preliminary bids and hired Black Stone IP to run auction   http://www.wsj.com/articles/yahoo-lines-up-bids-for-about-3-000-patents-1465347136

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FT Lex: Technology intellectual property: patently obvious

More companies should think about monetising their innovations    https://next.ft.com/content/12a14cd6-261b-11e6-8ba3-cdd781d02d89 (paywall)  

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Black Stone IP Continues Expansion with Acquisition of Greyhound IP’s Patent Analytics Operations

San Francisco (June 15, 2015)—Black Stone IP LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of the patent analytics business operations of Greyhound IP LLC, a purchase that bolsters Black Stone IP’s position as the leading boutique advisory bank focused on valuing and trading intellectual property (IP) and technology assets.Read full press release

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Black Stone IP Investigates Royalty Rates for MPEG-H 3D Audio

San Francisco (August 10, 2015) - Black Stone IP's Research Practice releases a preliminary summary report of MPEG-H 3D Audio licensing rate investigation, after completing a thorough analysis of underlying standards' patent landscapes, comparable licensing rates, and other relevant research.View Summary Report

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Black Stone IP Releases Royalty Consideration for MPEG-H 3D Audio Standard

San Francisco (September 1, 2015) – Black Stone IP’s Research Practice releases an executive summary report on MPEG-H 3D Audio Main Profile estimated licensing rates, after further investigation and industry feedback to preliminary report. Full report can now be purchased from Black Stone IP.Read Executive Summary

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ViXS Completes Third Party Valuation of Its Intellectual Property

San Francisco (December 11, 2015) – BSIP is proud to announce our participation with ViXS - ViXS completes Third Party Valuation of Its Intellectual Property.Read full press release

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Black Stone IP’s Vice President of IP Strategy, Ian McClure, was quoted in Forbes magazine

His article - “Accountability in the Patent Market: A Duty to Monitor Patent Risk from the Boardroom” - was recognized as a leading piece of thought leadership related to corporate governance and IP matters, and was quoted as stating:“Because over 96% of companies in the United States make less than $10 million in annual revenues, a patent litigation costing the average $2.5 million could be a ‘bet the company’ event. When so much shareholder value is at stake, the level of accountability should meet the level of the risk. [Boards] have a fiduciary duty to shareholders to monitor excessive patent risk-taking by the company.”McClure and BSIP CEO, Elvir Causevic, have together authored another recent article “Board Accountability for Patents”, in the Intellectual Asset Management magazine Issue 74, which focuses on corporate governance strategies for IP in the M&A context and related to other material corporate events.Read full article

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