by Dennis Crouch
The folks at IP Offerings have released a summary of publicly available US patent sales from 2012. The 35 transactions on the list included 6,985 patents assigned at a total value of $2.9 billion. The average price per patent was $422 thousand with a median of $221 thousand. IP Offerings also reports that the average transaction price is $374 thousand per patent.
It is nice to have these numbers, but the reality is that the vast majority of patent sales (and licenses) are done out of the public eye and without distributing any public information regarding price or terms. It is hard to know whether these numbers are typical.
ht: IP Watch