Templum Markets and IPwe Launch Fortune Global 500 and SME Focused Patent Finance Market

Templum Markets and IPwe partner to offer innovators and investors a better way to unlock the value of patented intellectual property

NEW YORK and PARIS – Jan. 23, 2019 – Templum Markets, LLC, a registered primary issuance and secondary trading platform for smart securities, and IPwe, Inc., the world’s first global patent transaction platform, announce the launch of the Fortune Global 500 and SME focused patent finance market. Together, Templum Markets and IPwe are creating an entirely new financing framework, enabling companies ranging from the Fortune Global 100 to SMEs to efficiently finance their patented intellectual property, turning the hundreds of billions invested in obtaining and maintaining patents into a financeable asset class.

These patent finance offerings will appeal to credit funds, family offices and other qualified investors that are familiar with IP as well as those that are interested in exploring this non-correlated asset as an investment opportunity.  For corporate finance executives evaluating equity, debt and hybrid finance opportunities, these offerings provide a new way to unlock value at attractive terms on an underutilized segment of the balance sheet.  

IPwe laid the initial groundwork for this entirely new asset class by developing the artificial intelligence and Hyperledger-based tools needed to identify, research, maintain and transact in patents. Now, through the digital securitization of IPwe’s sponsored patent portfolios, Templum Markets is providing investors an additional entry point to this asset class. 

Each offering will be conducted as a private placement Rule 506 and the securities issued will be assigned a unique S&P CUSIP number. These securities will trade on the Templum Market’s ATS once applicable SEC resale safe harbor provisions have been satisfied. This ongoing series of issuances will be offered exclusively to qualified institutional and accredited investors at templummarkets.com.  

 “This partnership marks a turning point for the vastly untapped value of patents,” said Vince Molinari, CEO of Templum Markets. “We look forward to working with IPwe to offer investors the opportunity to access this non-correlated asset class and in providing investors an opportunity for efficient private market secondary liquidity. Combining our respective expertise, we are able to start building what we believe will turn into a [multi-billion dollar][significant] market opportunity.” 

“By partnering with Templum Markets, we are able to offer finance executives a new opportunity to obtain financing based on their significant investment in and the strength of their patent portfolio” said Erich Spangenberg, CEO of IPwe. “Today, a very high percentage of most companies’ balance sheets are intangibles and we think there are incredible macro and micro benefits that extend from bringing liquidity to the patent asset class. When you think of patent finance opportunities as an owner or investor, we want you to think of Templum and IPwe.”

Templum and IPwe stated that they anticipate the first patent-based financings will be brought to market in Q1 2019. 

Patent owners and investors can reach us at ipwe.com/ipwe-templum.

Templum and IPwe are hosting a series of events in New York, London, San Francisco and Shanghai over the course of 2019. If you are interested in attending, contact us at danielle@ipwe.com

About Templum Markets

Templum Markets provides a regulated private issuance and trading platform for smart securities. Delivering many industry firsts and playing an active role with global authorities to modernize securities laws and develop industry best practices, Templum Markets is transforming the efficiency of the financial markets. Templum Markets, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Templum, Inc. and a broker-dealer registered with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Templum Markets is the operator of an Alternative Trading System (ATS) for the secondary trading of digitized assets that are securities. For more, visit templuminc.com

Monica VanHorn

About IPwe

IPwe is leveraging the power of AI and Hyperledger to offer a fully automated transaction platform for patent analysis, transactions and related services.IPwe is the place to obtain information, transact and interact for the patent ecosystem. For more information, visit ipwe.com.

Michael Greisler

January 23, 2019

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