RPX Chosen to Form Broad-Based Licensing Syndicate as
Alternative to Traditional Licensing
Paris - February 10, 2012 - Alcatel-Lucent today announced
that it will offer access to its worldwide portfolio (which
includes approximately 29,000 issued patents) through a
licensing syndicate to be formed by RPX Corporation (NASDAQ:
Alcatel-Lucent's worldwide patent portfolio is relevant to a
broad range of technologies, including fixed line and
wireless communications, semiconductors, consumer
electronics, multimedia, optical, software, cloud computing,
applications and network security.
"We have chosen to undertake an innovative approach to
realizing the value of our world-class patent portfolio, and
while retaining ownership of our patents, we seek to expand
access to them for a diverse set of industries. For a
breakthrough arrangement of this scale, we have decided to
work with RPX, a known and respected expert in the patent
market," said Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen. "We
believe that RPX's model encourages an environment where
owners and users of intellectual property have the benefit of
transparency and fair pricing. We expect to generate
substantial proceeds from this arrangement."
Participation in this innovative licensing approach will be
open to a wide range of prospective licensees. Fees to
obtain perpetual, non-exclusive licenses under the program -
which will include licenses to both issued Alcatel-Lucent
patents and pending applications - will vary depending on
company size, portfolio applicability, technology areas and
other relevant factors.
RPX is the leading provider of patent risk management
solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition
syndication, patent intelligence and advisory services.
"Our mission is to help our client network of more than 100
companies control and manage patent-related risk, whether
through defensive patent acquisitions, direct licensing
transactions among operating companies, syndicated
transactions, cross-licensing agreements or other risk-
mitigation solutions," said John Amster, CEO of RPX.
"This program offers clients the option to eliminate risk
related to Alcatel-Lucent's worldwide patent portfolio."
About RPX Corporation
RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC) is a leading
provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying,
acquisition syndication, patent intelligence and advisory
services. Since its founding in 2008, RPX has introduced
efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational
alternative to litigation. The San Francisco-based
company's pioneering approach combines principal capital,
deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate
enhanced patent buying power. By acquiring patents, RPX
helps to mitigate and manage patent risk for its growing
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