Could the portfolio be a "Rembrandt in the Attic" (or a lot of them)? Again, how extensive has the licensing of the patents been? At least one analysis has pointed out that there is quite a bit of term left on some of the BlackBerry patents. And, in early 2013, Intellectual Asset Management reportedly gave the BlackBerry Patent Portfolio a relatively high rating based on quality and quantity of patents and BlackBerry supposedly has been spending "$1.5 billion to $2 billion" on R&D a year. Here is the Envision IP analysis (and update) of the BlackBerry Patent Portfolio. ThinkFire will release its analysis of the present BlackBerry Patent Portfolio soon. Anyone need a shield or something to trade?
Besides the valuation issue, it will be interesting to see if the BlackBerry patents are eventually used by so called “patent trolls” to hold up other entities since BlackBerry (Research in Motion) was such a famous “victim” of NTP and has been an outspoken critic of "patent trolls." (the sword). Again, anyone need a shield? We shall see how the game plays out.
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