The future of patent monetization is … outsourcing?
BlackBerry announced the outsourcing of a significant part of its patent licensing efforts on Wednesday to a unit of the U.S.-based Marconi Group. I guess with the privateering model under attack around the world, legal process outsourcing or LPO monetization is the next steps in evolution. I wonder, though, in practice how safe Blackberry will be from being dragged into litigation as a necessary party or collaterally attacked by licensees. It will be interesting to watch how this evolves.