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Abstract

This article provides an overview of the evolution of the intellectual property marketplace, describes existing mechanisms by which intellectual property value is transacted, and hypothesizes future marketplace mechanisms. A discussion of intellectual property value is also presented. Specifically, analyses of value indications as evidenced by the public and private equity markets are described. Finally, two future critical issues for intellectual property practitioners relating to intellectual property value are described: class action shareholder litigation and royalty stacking.

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