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Software IP Valuations are depressing. For the past few years, intellectual property valuations have been declining. This has been largely caused by several unfavorable Supreme Court judgements, such as in a line of cases starting with Bliski v. Kappos and tracing through Mayo, Myriad and finally Alice v. CLS Bank (

As IP Watchdog mentions in the article –

“the dollar value of patent sales are down 83% and the number of patents sold is down about 50%, and this is just in the last two years, but the most striking piece of data is that the average price per patent has gone down about 55%. So you a dramatic drop in value.”

The article goes on to explain that we have reached the bottom of the trough and the software IP market is poised for a rebound in 2015. The article advises investors to pick up good value in the present market and await higher valuations in the coming year.

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