How Napster Transformed a Copyright Shutdown to a $70m Price Tag

How Napster Transformed a Copyright Shutdown to a $70m Price Tag

Last week saw the conclusion of a $70 million sale of Napster – the online music store and subscription service – to the UK based, virtual reality music concert start-up, MelodyVR. This sale has generated prolific attention in the music industry particularly around the turnaround of Napster, whose trading history is riddled with Intellectual Property […]

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Squirrel IP Asset Acquisition Opportunity

Squirrel IP Asset Acquisition Opportunity

Acquisition Opportunity This is a unique opportunity to acquire the IP assets of Squirrel, voted the UK’s #1 money saving app. Rob Horton and Jo Milner of R2, Joint Administrators of Squirrel Financial Wellbeing Limited (in Administration) (“Squirrel” or the “Company”) have instructed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the intellectual property […]

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APTA BIOSCIENCES IP Asset Acquisition Opportunity

APTA BIOSCIENCES IP Asset Acquisition Opportunity

  Acquisition Opportunity Metis Partners presents an exciting opportunity to acquire the intellectual property (“IP”) assets of Apta Biosciences Limited (“Apta” or “the Company”), a biotechnology developer of medical diagnostics and therapeutics, utilising synesthetic molecules as an alternative to antibodies.  Highlights  Ground-breaking synthetic alternative to antibodies, with multipurpose application Numerous opportunities for future development, including […]

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‘A ‘New Normal’ Needs a New IP Narrative and Lenders Are Listening!’: Webinar in Partnership with Catax

On the 21st July we partnered with R&D tax specialists Catax to create a webinar providing a unique insight into how businesses can gain an invaluable cash injection by presenting IP as collateral to attract the attention of lenders, or through using tax relief to fund growth and innovation. Our founder Stephen Robertson used his twenty years of experience to […]

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cloudBuy IP Asset Acquisition Opportunity

cloudBuy IP Asset Acquisition Opportunity

  Acquisition Opportunity Metis Partners presents an exciting opportunity to acquire the intellectual property (“IP”) assets of cloudBuy Limited (“cloudBuy” or the “Company”) a dynamic care marketplace, e-commerce, e-procurement and digital marketplace solutions provider.    Highlights and Opportunities Proven SaaS-based e-commerce, e-procurement and digital marketplace solutions, including care marketplace. Software utilised by major global organisations. […]

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DISC HOLDINGS LIMITED IP ASSET ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY

DISC HOLDINGS LIMITED IP ASSET ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY

Acquisition Opportunity This is a unique opportunity to acquire the IP assets of Disc Holdings Limited (in Administration) (“Disc” or the “Company”), a cutting edge payment platform utilising a blockchain hyperledger with smartphone application.  Highlights and Opportunities A unique and highly innovative blockchain-based payment application (“app”) that is smartphone-enabled. Opportunity to capitalise on the burgeoning […]

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Friday Funnies

If you love our Friday Funnies as much as we do, see below for some of our sources of laughter: Friday Funnies- Pub Jokes 17/07/2020 ‘Poor old fool,’ thought the well-dressed gentleman as he watched an old man fish in a puddle outside a pub. So he invited the old man inside for a drink. […]

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MOTOB.COM DOMAIN NAME ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY

MOTOB.COM DOMAIN NAME ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY

Acquisition Opportunity Metis Partners has been appointed as agent to sell the “motob.com” domain name. This is a unique opportunity to acquire this premium domain name. Companies operating in the following sectors who may be interested in this opportunity include the Motorbike, Electric Vehicle and Telecommunications industries.   MINIMUM OFFER LEVEL : £15,000   Please […]

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SOLD: HOUSE OF HOLLAND LIMITED IP ASSET ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY

SOLD: HOUSE OF HOLLAND LIMITED IP ASSET ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY

  Acquisition Opportunity This is a unique opportunity to acquire the IP assets of House of Holland Limited (in Administration) (“House of Holland” or the “Company”), a prominent British fashion house with a foothold in both luxury and high street markets, extensive licensing potential and a significant celebrity following.   MINIMUM OFFER LEVEL: £80,000   […]

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SOLD: OMNIFONE PATENT ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY

SOLD: OMNIFONE PATENT ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY

Acquisition Opportunity This is a unique opportunity to acquire the extensive patent portfolio owned by Omnifone Limited (in Administration) (the “Company”), one of the pioneers of digital music services and mobile social networks.   Highlights and Opportunities Expand or launch a patent licensing programme around a global technology giant as a core licensee Enable a […]

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Forget the Palm Beach Bear Trap – Golf Broadcasters are Caught in a Metaphorical Bear Trap

Forget the Palm Beach Bear Trap – Golf Broadcasters are Caught in a Metaphorical Bear Trap

In recent weeks, the murmurs of annoyance amongst the audience of the telecasts of PGA Tour golf events have reached a crescendo roar. With a litany of advertisement breaks, over-saturation of sponsorships and a lack of actual golf being shown, golf fans have voiced their disenchantment with the broadcasting of the sport they love on […]

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Spotlight on… Emily Muir

Spotlight on… Emily Muir

What better way to introduce you to our new Corporate Recovery Manager, Emily Muir, than with a quick-fire Metis Q&A!   What brought you to Metis Partners? Having worked in the insolvency industry, Metis Partners are immediately recognized as a market leader in Intellectual Property valuation & advisory services. I was attracted to the variety […]

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A Tale of Two Cities and Football Naming Rights

A Tale of Two Cities and Football Naming Rights

Football is undeniably a global product, capable of churning out obscene amounts of profits for those with pockets deep enough to invest in the beautiful game. The World’s most popular sport has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years, a period characterised by significant commercialisation, resulting in a game almost unrecognisable from its traditional roots. […]

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SOLD: INOCHI PROJECT IP ASSET SALE

SOLD: INOCHI PROJECT IP ASSET SALE

Acquisition Opportunity A unique opportunity arises for you to purchase the IP assets of Inochi Project Plc (in Liquidation), a developer of a mobile app game. The Game The Inochi game enables players to create and battle interchangeable robotic Animechs in 3-D Pokemon-style combat with players battling the Rust King and his army in order […]

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IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON SPONSOR BAKER BOTTS

IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON SPONSOR BAKER BOTTS

ENSURING SECURE STRATEGIES Law firm Baker Botts specialises in IP protection and corporate finance and it emphasises the importance of IP strategy marching in step with wider strategy No business with serious ambitions can afford to neglect the importance of Intellectual Property and of protecting that IP. Neil Coulson, IP partner with law firm Baker […]

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IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON NEW SPONSOR CATAX

IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON NEW SPONSOR CATAX

Energising Growth   Research and Development can be a costly process but, with the right professional advice, businesses can get back much of the cost, as we discover talking to consultants Catax.   Innovation and business development are thriving in the UK, but they usually require significant investment from businesses which can be difficult to […]

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IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON WINNER M SQUARED

IP100 – SPOTLIGHT ON WINNER M SQUARED

Pushing Boundaries M Squared is operating at the cutting edge of scientific research and is turning the results of its work into commercial success… M Squared is a photonics and quantum technology company, whose laser systems are pushing the boundaries of quantum science, to improve healthcare and the scientific understanding to halt climate change. The […]

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The Role of IP Rights in Green Technologies Innovation

The Role of IP Rights in Green Technologies Innovation

When it comes to climate change, intellectual property (“IP”) can be a matter of ‘life and death’! In 2013 the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) joined the fight against global climate change by launching an on-line marketplace for green technology called WIPO GREEN; a platform aimed at accelerating the development and diffusion of green technologies […]

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SOLD: RIBBON IP ASSET SALE

SOLD: RIBBON IP ASSET SALE

M and M Direct Limited (“M and M Direct” or the “Company”) has appointed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the Ribbon brand. HIGHLIGHTS & OPPORTUNITIES  Boho-inspired womenswear brand with a 20-year proven track record of sales and profitability Whimsical on-trend brand concept targeting women aged 18 to 30 and girls aged […]

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