Promote Technology Adoption and Increase Commercial Opportunities

Designed to give technology leaders the ability to monetize the emerging portions of their patent portfolio and give innovators the ability to access the newest technologies 

Founders contribute the rights to license their patents to the pool
Members use these patent licenses to access the newest technologies
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IPwe’s Smart Pools are designed for technology leaders — Founders — and companies that want freedom to innovate — Members


Companies that want freedom to innovate and to shorten their innovation-to-product cycles in emerging technology areas 

  • Enhance your IP profile
  • Mitigate risk
  • Build on fundamental technology
  • Pay an extremely low annual fee based on revenue

Technology leaders that enable the adoption of emerging technologies by contributing the rights to license their patents—without granting ownership  

  • Monetize patents in your portfolio
  • Get a fair return on your IP investment
  • Unlock new revenue streams at no additional cost
Smart Pools

Why Our Members
Love Us

Freedom to Innovate
Establishing Freedom to Innovate means ensuring that your products and services do not infringe on Intellectual Property rights
Low Membership Fees
Our members pay a yearly subscription that starts at $100 for SMEs
Risk Mitigation
Quickly gain freedom to innovate by building on Founders' existing technologies, dramatically reducing risk and deterring patent abuse

We are thrilled to be a part of this initiative by IPwe to enable SMEs to democratize access to innovations through the power of blockchain technology

Hussein Hallak, Founder and CEO
Hussein Hallak

We are thrilled to be working with IPwe to enable ePlay Digital to protect, democratize, manage risk, and innovate our sports and entertainment worlds with advanced metaverse, web3, and blockchain technologies

Trevor Doerksen, CEO
Trevor Doerksen

We are grateful and excited to be part of IPwe’s Blockchain Smart Pool. We believe that this initiative provides the necessary elements for growth and adoption in the blockchain space through the coopetition of all stakeholders involved.

Alexis Nicolaou, Board Member
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Why Our Founders
Love Us

2 Week Set Up Time
In comparison to the typical year-long setup process that traditional patent pools entail, IPwe’s Smart Pools are launched after 2 weeks
Adoption of Their Technologies
Because early-stage technologies do not fit traditional pooling and licensing models, adoption is key to your business model
Unlock New Revenue Streams at No Cost
90% of the revenue generated from Smart Pools goes to the Founders meaning that you can encourage adoption of your technology while monetizing your patents

Widespread adoption of a standard is only possible with the involvement and commitment of standards bodies, industry partners, manufacturers and intellectual property rights holders. Based on several relevant patents, the Digital Link Smart Pool offers a unique framework in the field of interactive packaging – not only granting the freedom to operate but also offering defensive benefits to protect brand owners

Laurent Tonnelier, President
Laurent Tonnelier

The LiDAR Smart Pool is a tremendous opportunity for innovative companies like skanSense. The process was simple and the first contact with IPwe to launch took less than two weeks. I will be working closely with the IPwe team to select key players In the LiDAR ecosystem, such as SMEs and larger innovators, and engage them in the Smart Pool as Founders and Members. LiDAR technology is entering a critical phase of adoption with applications in multiple industries and I look forward to leading this effort.

Cristina P. Magnusson, Founder and CEO

We are elated to become a Founder of IPwe’s Digital Link Smart Pool. This new venture, using our most relevant patents, together with MOBILEAD, will facilitate access to the brand ecosystem, enabling SMEs and enterprises to secure QR Code reading with the most efficient digital technology from ATT

Jérôme Pichot, Founder
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Frequently Asked Questions

I heard other patent pools do not allow patent owners to take patents with them that they contributed/pledged when they leave the patent pool. Is that true here?

No, IPwe is unique in this respect. IPwe’s Smart Pools allow Founders to take their patents with them if they decide to leave the Smart Pool. Therefore, there is no risk to the Founders.

Do I have to contribute my own patents to join as Member?

No, the licenses to patents are provided by the Founders only. There is a thorough screening prior to this to ensure all patents contributed are high quality

Can I use the patents for my own offerings?

Yes, as well as giving you Freedom to Innovate, patents can be leveraged to expand and develop your own offerings

Can I view other Smart Pool Members?

Yes, our platform provides a community section to view and connect with other innovators in your space. We encourage collaboration and growth through our platform

How do I know which patents are relevant to my product offering?

Our advanced artificial intelligence automatically searches through your required needs and matches this with relevant patent claims

How does 'blockchain’ technology power Smart Pools?

Each patent on our platform is tokenized as an IPwe Digital Asset to streamline the licensing process, cutting costs and time for all parties involved

I work with open source, why do I need patents?

Open-source technology often has built-in additional features from third-party developers that are patentable

Are there additional costs?

IPwe's Smart Pools have been designed to be simple and hassle-free, we provide a blanket license to all patents available- taking away the need for additional licensing costs or hidden fees

Is there an exit fee?

No, we want our early adopters to understand the value of our platform without the pressure of committing to fees further down the line

Do Smart Pools require exclusivity from other patent pools?

No, IPwe's mission is to promote and encourage innovation with cutting-edge technologies so business leaders can better manage intangible assets. We provide the best means to promote innovation but will not set out further obstacles with an exclusivity requirement