Intellectual property has since been used as collateral in many transactions. The stats gathered by Relecura, Inc. (a California-based patent research and analysis company) are pretty telling.
In the top financing entities giving IP-backed loans between 2011 and 2016, we find Bank of America with the largest market share (16.87%); JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley follow with 12.72% and 6.80% of the market-share, respectively: Relecura.
Relecura also reports some of the world’s biggest IP-backed financing transactions… see Relecura. It is fascinating to note that one the biggest patent-based lending transactions took place in China in 2014. Chinese company Qualin Paper used its portfolio of 110 patents and 34 trademarks to secure a 1.3 billion U.S. dollar loan from a consortium lead by China Development Bank.