Patent Payoffs Fuel Rush Of New Start-ups

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Treating patent portfolios as assets that can be used to build a revenue stream is a far cry from the early days of Silicon Valley, when microchip makers agreed to license one another’s patents without much fuss.

That pattern was broken in the mid-1980s by Texas Instruments Inc. , which launched a patent licensing campaign that brought the company hundreds of millions of dollars in fees…

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