Many individual inventors and companies possess valuable patents with largely unrealized potential. WiLAN possesses the skills and experience to unlock this potential and provide returns to inventors and companies that have made significant investments in R&D.Through this expertise, which is applicable to any market segment, WiLAN rigorously assesses your patents to identify all economically viable ways of generating value on your behalf.
Within a partnership arrangement, WiLAN offers a turn-key solution to owners of valuable patents who seek a reasonable return on their R&D investment. WiLAN implements the licensing program on your behalf, providing all the financial resources and technical expertise necessary. We engage with potential licensees on behalf of our partners, so partners can focus on their business, and let us manage their patents.
Potential partners simply need to provide WiLAN with access to their patent portfolios and details regarding current license agreements (if any). WiLAN will assess the portfolio to identify patents that could form the basis of a licensing program. Once a program has been identified, WiLAN will propose a financial arrangement to the partner that usually involves the ongoing sharing of royalties generated from the licensing program.
WiLAN has signed over 40 such partnerships including agreements with global corporations such as Panasonic and British Telecom.