E-marketplaces are clearly no longer limited to the Kapaza’s and Ebay’s. For companies holding intellectual property rights it can be interesting to post their patents on these new and emerging IP marketplaces dedicated to intellectual properties and patents. There is for example IP Marketplace of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, that is supported by the European Patents Office - EPO.
At IP Marketplace you can put your patents, patent applications, utility models, design and trademarks – so called IP rights – up for sale or out-licensing. You can also use IP Marketplace when searching for IP rights to buy or in-license, or when you are looking for partners for innovation projects that builds on patentable knowledge.
An second example is the recently started Brilliant - VITO Innovation Plan, limited, however, to VITO technologies. On the more traditional marketplaces, such as IP Marketplace, you can look for licencees on the basis of your own developed technologies and patents. We are also keeping an eye on the possible restart of Google's similar initiative (Patent Purchase Promotion). Recently it became known that Google bought 28% of the "thousands" of patents that were offered on that platform. Read: Google tries to keep patents out of the hands of trolls. For more information or questions, you are welcome to contact Sander De Vrieze