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Markets require liquidity so that buyers stand a reasonable chance of finding what they are seeking and sellers stand a reasonable chance of selling what they want to sell. Typically, this is achieved at least initially with market makers -- super buyers and super sellers (who can be the same entity).

Now if I think about the intersection of an IP marketplace with super-buyers and super-sellers, the obvious candidates would be businesses in the patent portfolios business. That's probably the place to begin research into existing markets and values and players.

I think Universities likely qualify as super sellers/licensors of IP, but obviously the ability/capacity for them to liquidate valuable IP at scale and/or bring IP to commercial markets is a real problem. Perhaps with the right "market" we might see more innovations/IP make it into market.

I think you're right with where to begin and I have secured meetings with the market incumbents for my IP, but it's been done via cold LinkedIn connects over the course of 6 months and to date I have not secured the type of deal that would make me forgo everything else (law practice, opportunity costs, etc...).

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