One of the leading benchmarking outfits deriving IP (intellectual property) and intangible asset valuations over the years has been industry-leading financial products and IP-related services provider, Ocean Tomo. Their report published early last month showed that as of January 2015, intangible assets grew an additional 4% from previous calculations performed a decade ago, hitting a record 84% of implied intangible asset value for the S&P 500, meaning that more than ever before the vast majority of a company’s valuation resides firmly in their IP. High profile deals like the Lenovo (OTC: LNVGY) acquisition of Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Motorola Mobility unit late last year, which amped up Lenovo and made the company one of the biggest players in the smartphone market, as they captured the entire range of devices from DROID to Moto X, as well as 2k patents and several patent cross-license agreements, shows just how hot the IP market is these days.
The long-running patent disputes between Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung (OTC: SSNLF) is another key indicator here and the recent granting of several smartwatch patents to Samsung, with diagrams showing a round display smartwatch filed last year, puts Samsung in a position to contend directly with the Apple Watch and more fashionable Moto 360 in the rapidly emerging wearables category. TechNavio recently forecast that the global smartphone market is on track to realize an 8.1% CAGR through 2019 and this thriving environment creates a huge number of opportunities for keenly-focused players like Silicon Valley-based IP specialists Inventergy Global (NASDAQ:INVT), which leverages the immense experience of its veteran management team (that has handled over $15 billion in IP and tech transactions between them for global companies), to locate, acquire, and license significant tech patents.
With smartphones sales posting their highest ever growth at the end of 2014, up 20.3% in Q3 (66% of entire mobile market) according to Gartner, as low-cost Android smartphones and China’s booming market (460 million units in FY 2014, or 35% of global market) helped propel units shipped to all new highs, the launch last month of Inventergy Global’s new collaborative Mobile User Device licensing initiative for the company’s extensive 3G/LTE mobility patent portfolio, consisting of over 500 assets acquired from Panasonic (OTC: PCRFY), comes into strikingly sharp focus. The new licensing initiative provides standardized rates and terms to mobile equipment manufacturers and includes key patents that cover technical standards compliance technologies, known as SEPs (Standards Essential Patents). This superb initiative grants the company an increasingly diverse continuum of opportunities with mobile phone and device manufacturers, for a wide variety of IP licensing deals.
The execution this month of a successful series of definitive stock purchase agreements with institutional investors and accredited investors (set to have closed yesterday), valued at $2.15 million ($0.46/share), goes a long ways towards supporting the enhanced application of the company’s IP licensing strategy and the $2 million license arrangement announced in February of this year with a mid-tier IMS/VoIP telecom, should give investors further evidence of INVT’s momentum and methodology. Especially when you look at their reorganization of wholly-owned subsidiary eOn Communications Systems last month, with a decided emphasis on turning the subsidiary into a leaner and more profitable operation that can act as a revenue stream in support of INVT’s core patent licensing programs, as well as monetization and patent asset acquisition activities.
Not interested in being yet another patent troll, Inventergy is a serious IP licensing partner that is dedicated to creating mutually symbiotic arrangements. The company is more than just a shrewd developer of IP value with over a century of combined industry experience among its management, focused on structured IP licensing and value creation strategies. INVT is a true investment operation, meaning they put their own skin in the game and are in it for the long haul, representing an extremely attractive proposition for clients in the current environment.
With both the expertise, tech savvy and network of key, connected relationships within the industry needed to get the job done, Inventergy can act as an external source with the muscle to do what most companies simply cannot do themselves, fully realize the value of their intangible assets. Few companies today can boast similar prowess, as well as genuineness, when it comes to extracting the full potential of a company’s IP assets and INVT can help companies really go beyond typical R&D or legal protection, acting as a one-stop-shop ally for market leaders looking to harness their IP assets.
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