Intellectual Property Prospector

The Intellectual Property Prospector identifies United States and Foreign companies of any size filing for bankruptcy or reporting other financial difficulty and profiles their ownership of intellectual property.

The Intellectual Property Prospector is compiled weekly and delivered every Monday.

Prospector Profile Selection Criteria

The Intellectual Property Prospector features companies that meet strictly defined, predetermined criteria and is designed to support the efforts of firms and individuals interested in identifying opportunities in the specific area of intellectual property, which includes patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, among others.

In order to appear in the Intellectual Property Prospector, a company must report ownership of intellectual property assets, as well as meet one of the following conditions:

  • An event which indicates financial distress; e.g., default, distressed exchange offer,
        preferred dividend omission, debt at deep discount, restructuring, low rating, audit
        concerns, covenant problems, and loss/deficit.
  • Chapter 11, 7, or 15 bankruptcy filing
  • Section 363 Sales


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    The conditions for inclusion in the Intellectual Property Prospector are selected by the editors, because, in their opinion, the occurrence of such an event or the existence of such a circumstance is a likely indicator of current or prospective financial or operating difficulty. There are, however, other reasons why such facts or circumstances may exist. The inclusion of a profile suggests the possibility of financial distress or the possibility that the company may be of interest to firms and individuals interested in identifying intellectual property for some other reason. Inclusion should not be construed to represent analysis of the condition of the company or its intellectual property or a definitive determination that the company is in difficulty.

    Intellectual Property Prospector is a publication of Beard Group, Inc., P. O. Box 4250, Frederick, MD 21705, (240) 629-3300, ISSN 1935-3901. Copyright 2007-2008. All rights reserved. Publisher: Christopher Beard.