China’s multi-billion dollar IP financing market may not be all it seems
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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