Intellectual Property: Explosive Growth Potential: Can You Play The Game?
Clay Mahaffey, CFA
Major technology companies have recently paid out really big bucks for intellectual property (IP) assets recently. Microsoft (MSFT) has acquired 146 companies since going public in 1986. Five of these acquisitions were worth over one billion dollars: Skype (2011), aQuantive (2007), Fast Search & Transfer (2008), Navision (2002), and Visio