Under the radar, an IP financing revolution may be taking place. Recently, news emerged from China of what looks like one of the world’s biggest-ever specifically IP-based loans. On February 21 2014, Quanlin Paper, a company based in the Chinese province of Shandong, formally recorded at the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) that it had secured Rmb7.9 billion (approximately $1.3 billion) against a portfolio of 110 patent and 34 trademark rights. China Development Bank led the consortium which made the money available.

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