A few clicks below the radar, firms are making progress in the monetization of intellectual property, through pooled patent sale/license-back structures, a quasi-securitization technique that has been developing over the past two years - though only one or two known trades have actually closed.

Principals at Colorado-based boutique TAEUS, which specializes in intellectual property "engineering" and litigation, say that interest in sale/license-back structures has increased substantially over the last year. TAEUS currently has five deals in its pipeline, ranging from $100 million to $500 million in size.

Subscribe Now

Access to a full range of industry content, analysis and expert commentary.

30-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Access coverage of the securitization marketplace, including breaking news updated throughout the day.