Subject: Re: EY invests in online patent exchange
From: Steven Work <steve@renlabs.com>
Date: 14 Sep 1999 22:23:24 -0700

Over 100,000 sw patents to date, pace increasing.  What's the real
value of these things?  SCW

"Tim O'Reilly" <tim@oreilly.com> writes:

> [...]
>
> > PASADENA, Calif. -- Patent & License Exchange, which 
> > operates the online patent market pl-x.com, said 
> > consulting firm Ernst & Young made an undisclosed 
> > first round investment in the company. In addition, 
> > the two companies have agreed to co-develop knowledge 
> > and risk management tools that will be featured 
> > on the pl-x.com site when it becomes transaction-enabled 
> > later this year. Services available will include 
> > automatic real options-based patent valuation, automatic 
> > patent validity insurance, and secure online transaction 
> > services. Pl-x.com was previously backed by individuals.
> > http://www.pl-x.com
> > http://www.ey.com
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Steven Work
Renaissance Labs
steve@renlabs.com
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